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Sunday 17 December 2017

Youth on garda attack charge

A YOUTH is facing trial for attacking two gardai after he was arrested for a burglary.

The 17-year-old boy is accused of trespassing with intent to steal, at a house in Tallaght, Dublin, on June 27 last. He also faces related charges for criminally damaging a cell, assaulting two gardai and engaging in violent and indecent behaviour at Tallaght Garda station on the same date.

At the Dublin Children's Court, Garda Stephen Gillespie confirmed that all the charges arise out the same incident.

Judge Denis McLoughlin ordered the boy to appear again in September when he will be expected to enter a plea.

He noted that the house was a vacant at the time of the alleged burglary and made an order for the prosecution to provide disclosure of their evidence to the defence, which will include the clean-up bill for the cell.

The boy was remanded on bail.

Chanting man stops US flight

Officials say a man who was loudly chanting on an Alaska Airlines flight from Seattle to Hawaii made the other passengers uncomfortable and prompted the crew to return and drop him off with law enforcement at Sea-Tac Airport.

An Airlines spokeswoman says the man was removed without incident and the flight resumed.

The spokeswoman didn't know what the man was chanting or why.

Nine troops die in Ukraine

Russia is letting separatist rebels use its territory to attack Ukrainian border posts, a top security official said as clashes in southeastern Ukraine killed nine more government troops.

National Security Council Secretary Andriy Parubiy also said Russia was massing troops near the Ukrainian border - a statement that could not be verified.

Gangs tempted by yoga classes

a small group is trying a new tactic to curb the violence: teaching yoga in one of Chicago's most dangerous neighbourhoods.

Teacher Tameka Lawson says yoga's meditative focus could help cooler heads prevail the next time violence or vengeance looms.

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