Wednesday 13 December 2017

Youth held for carrying knife

A DUBLIN youth who claimed he needed to carry a knife for his own protection has been detained for seven months.

The 17-year-old, who has been in care of the HSE, pleaded guilty at the Children's Court to possessing the knife, at Conyngham Road, in Dublin, on January 11.

Judge Bryan Smyth heard that the teenager had been "at risk in the community" when he was caught carrying the weapon.

"He did not return to the facility the HSE provided for him," said defence solicitor Gareth Noble.

TV's House to end 8-year run

Medical drama House is ending its eight-year US run this season.

The show's producers, including Emmy-nominated British star Hugh Laurie, said it was a "painful" decision but that the time had come to bring House to a close.

The drama stars Laurie as Dr Gregory House, a brilliant but troubled physician with a gift for unravelling medical mysteries. The season finale date was not announced.

15 bodies found in mass graves

A suspected member of the Zetas drug cartel led Mexican authorities to mass graves at two ranches in the Gulf coast state of Veracruz where marines unearthed 15 bodies.

The navy said its personnel detained Francisco Alvarado Martagon on Tuesday when he tried to drive a vehicle without licence plates past a military checkpoint near the city of Acayucan.

Once in custody, Alvarado Martagon confessed to being a head lookout for the Zetas, the navy said.

Sporty Murs splits trousers

Olly Murs let rip when he started showing off his training tips for people signing up for a charity run.

The singer, who came second in the sixth series of the X Factor, was filming a warm-up routine to help runners doing the Sainsbury's Sport Relief Mile when he tore his trousers.

Red-faced Murs, who co-presents X Factor spin-off show The Xtra Factor, told viewers: "So when you do it make sure you're not wearing tight trousers, make sure you've got a nice pair of loose shorts on."

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