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Boy (15) bailed after mugging

A JUDGE has said that there was no alternative but to give bail to a 15-year-old boy accused of mugging a man in Temple Bar in Dublin.

Judge Colin Daly heard at the Dublin Children's Court that detention centres for the boy's age group did not have a place to hold him.

The teenager and another boy, aged 17, were arrested at the weekend and charged over a robbery of a 20-year-old man in Temple Bar, on June 6 last.

Counsel defending said the boy will be pleading not guilty.

The teenager was ordered to appear again next month.

WARNING AFTER ZOO VISIT ILLNESS

PARENTS have been urged to clean their children's hands after visits to petting zoos after officials found that there have been a number of illness outbreaks in children visiting farm attractions.

Public Health England (PHE) said that between January and March there have been 12 outbreaks of diarrhoeal illness associated with petting farms affecting around 130 people.

Dr Bob Adak, of PHE, said: "It's important to remember that contact with farm animals carries a risk of infection because of the germs they naturally carry."

TRANSGENDER GIRL WINS CASE

A SIX-YEAR-OLD transgender girl will be able to return to school after winning the right to use the girls' bathroom.

The New York-based Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund announced the ruling in favour of Coy Mathis.

Kathryn and Jeremy Mathis claimed their daughter had been discriminated against at Eagleside Elementary School in Fountain, US.

Coy's parents said they were told that she had to use the bathroom in the teachers' lounge or in the nurse's office.

12 TROOPS KILLED IN THE LEBANON

LEBANESE soldiers stormed a complex holding gunmen loyal to a radical Islamist cleric and arrested dozens of his supporters.

The army said 12 soldiers had been killed in the city of Sidon while security sources said 18 died and 20 of Assir's supporters were killed.

It would make it one of the deadliest outbreaks in Lebanon since the two-year Syria conflict began.


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