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Youths avoid mugging trial Fish good for women's eyes Longoria talks about divorce

TWO youths accused of mugging a Pakistani national at knifepoint in Dublin last year have escaped trial after the victim said he did not want the case to proceed.

The Dublin Children's Court heard the man had been walking along the Luas line at Smithfield on June 23 last, when he was approached by the youths aged 15 and 18.

Garda Ruth Collins said it was alleged they grabbed the man who got away but was then chased -- and the youths were accused of producing a knife.

In court the man said he did not want the case to proceed because "there was no loss of money".



Fish good for women's eyes

Women who regularly eat fish and omega-3 fatty acids greatly reduce their risk of suffering a chronic eye disease, according to new research.

The Women's Health Study makes the claim over age-related macular degeneration which causes loss of central vision.

The authors, whose report will appear in June's issue of Archives Of Ophthalmology, conducted a 10-year study of more than 38,000 women.

The authors found women who had the most omega-3 had a 38pc lower risk of developing macular disease.



Longoria talks about divorce

Eva Longoria is opening up about her divorce from basketball player Tony Parker in the April issue of Allure magazine.

The Desperate Housewives star says talking about the break-up from the San Antonio Spurs player makes her "want to cry" but she's trying to make the transition "as gracefully as possible".

Longoria, who turned 36 today, filed for divorce from Parker last November. The two were married in 2007.