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Boy obstructed gardai at arrest

A 16-YEAR-OLD boy has pleaded guilty to obstructing gardai as they tried to arrest his brother.

The north inner city Dublin boy admitted breach of the peace and obstructing gardai. The teen was ordered to pay €60 to charity.

Dublin Children's Court heard that gardai had been arresting the boy's brother.

"The accused approached and attempted to obstruct the arrest and was extremely abusive," said Garda Conor Cahill.

Fare-dodging teen is fined

A TEEN has been ordered to pay €40 to charity after he admitted trying to board a Dart train without a ticket.

At the Dublin Children's Court, Judge William Early also ordered the boy (16), who had no prior convictions, to pay €5 to Iarnrod Eireann.

Defence solicitor Gareth Noble said that the boy had bought a single ticket to get to Malahide station but did not have enough money for return ticket, to get home.

Garda Brian Morrison said that he spoke to the teenager who had been put off the train. However, as it pulled away the teenager jumped back on board. It halted when the garda signalled the train driver to stop.

Pothole crash kills 38 on bus

A CRASH between two speeding buses, who were driving round potholes in the road, has left 38 people dead.

Police in Papua New Guinea said 18 others were taken to hospital. They said the two 25-seat buses were overloaded when they collided in Morobe province.

A spokesman said: "It is one of the saddest days in the history of road accidents." he said.

Road conditions through the Pacific island nation are poor and speeding is common, leading to frequent and serious crashes.

9ft wide home is sold for $2m

THE "skinniest house in New York" has been sold for $2.1m (€1.45m)

The red, 9.5ft wide, 42ft long brick home in Greenwich Village was built in 1873 on land used as an alley between homes.

The two bedroom, two bath home last sold in 2000 for $1.6m (€1.1m).