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Boy remanded on car-jacking

A 15-year-old boy, who allegedly held a meat cleaver to a taxi-driver’s throat during a car-jacking in Dublin, has been remanded on continuing bail pending directions from the DPP.

Gardai arrested the boy, who cannot be named because he is a minor, after a taxi driver (36) was allegedly robbed at knife-point and his BMW car was seized in Terenure in the early hours 
of May 18.

It was driven across the city until it collided with another taxi in Cabra. However, no injuries were caused in the collision.

Air attacks on pro-Russians

Ukraine’s new president-elect has promised to negotiate an end to a pro-Russia insurgency. Yet he described the separatists as “Somali pirates” and authorities in Kiev launched an air strike against the militants occupying a major eastern airport.

The air strikes against the separatists in control of Donetsk airport appeared to be the most visible government military operation yet since it started a crackdown on insurgents last month.

White House
in CIA gaffe

The Obama administration accidentally revealed the name of the CIA’s top official in Afghanistan in an email to thousands of journalists during the president’s surprise weekend trip to Bagram Air Field.

The officer’s name — identified as “chief of station” in Kabul — was included by US embassy staff on a list of 15 senior American officials who met with President Obama during the visit.

The list was sent to a reporter who then sent it out to the White House “press pool” list, which contains as many as 6,000 recipients.

40 killed in train collision

An express train has ploughed into a parked freight train in northern India, killing at least 40 people and reducing cars to heaps of torn and twisted metal, officials said.

Six of the cars on the Gorakhpur express train derailed, with one car with unreserved seating taking the brunt of the impact and accounting for most of the 40 deaths, police said.