Saturday 16 December 2017

Youths kicked victims in head

Two youths who took part in an unprovoked and vicious attack in which the victims were kicked and stamped on while on the ground will be sentenced next October.

Lee Walsh (18) of Brookview Drive, Tallaght, and a 17-year-old male, who cannot be named because he is a juvenile, pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to assault causing harm on June 2, 2013.

During the assault at City West Road, Tallaght, Walsh hit the victim in the back of the head with a drink can causing him to fall to the ground.

Walsh and two others then started attacking the victim by stamping on his head and body.

Teen (19) flies around world

An American teen may have become the youngest person to fly solo around the world.

Matt Guthmiller (19), completed the more than 46,670k journey in a leased single-engine airplane when he touched down in El Cajon, California.

Guthmiller, of South Dakota, made about two dozen stops in 14 countries during the journey that began May 31, according to his mother, Shirley, who greeted her son after his 16-hour final leg flight from Hawaii.

BBC strike to hit games

Thousands of BBC journalists, technicians and other workers are to stage a 12-hour strike next week to coincide with the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games, in a row over pay.

The move follows overwhelming votes in favour of industrial action in protest at an offer of €821 for those earning less than €63k a year and €630 for employees on higher wages.

Dinosaurs 'flew before birds'

Feathered dinosaurs may have learned to fly before the evolution of birds, a new fossil find suggests.

The long tail feathers of Changyuraptor, a "four-winged" dinosaur from north-east China, would have provided stability for a safe landing.

Measuring four feet long and weighing nine pounds, Changyuraptor, which lived 125 million years ago, was the biggest dinosaur of its type yet discovered.s were unusually long and have led scientists to wonder if the creatures were capable of flight.

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