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Boy (14) held on garda attack

A 14-YEAR-OLD Dublin boy, who drank two litres of vodka before he allegedly attacked a garda, has been linked to 30 other offences since December, a court has heard.

The young boy has been charged at the Dublin Children's Court with throwing missiles, criminal damage to a garda car, breach of the peace and being intoxicated in public. He also faces connected charges for violent behaviour in a north Dublin garda station and assaulting an officer.

He had been remanded in custody for psychological, educational and behavioural assessments.

Judge Anthony Halpin was told that it will take another two weeks to complete the assessments and the boy was agreeable to staying in custody.


It's marriage, episode II for George Lucas.

The Star Wars creator married longtime girlfriend Mellody Hobson in a ceremony at Skywalker Ranch, north of San Francisco.

It's the second wedding for Lucas (69), who was married to film editor Marcia Lucas from 1969 to 1983.

It's the first marriage for Hobson (44), an investment firm president and an analyst for CBS News. The two have dated since 2006.


The US has blocked the sale of an €8.8m Picasso painting at the request of Italian authorities, who have charged the painting's owners with fraud and embezzlement.

Compotier et tasse (Fruit bowl and cup), a Cubist painting from 1909, had been offered for private sale in New York.

But the US Department of Justice seized the work.


Novelist Jane Austen is the leading candidate to replace Charles Darwin on the £10 note, outgoing Bank of England governor Mervyn King has revealed.

The author of Pride And Prejudice and Sense And Sensibility has been picked the "contingency candidate" to appear on notes.

It follows a row over the choice of Winston Churchill to appear on £5 notes in place of prison reformer Elizabeth Fry.