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Boys mugged at Luas stops

A 16-YEAR-OLD boy who mugged two teenagers at Luas stops has been further remanded in custody at Dublin Children's Court.

The teen, who has spent about half his life in care, pleaded guilty yesterday to robbery of the boys, who were aged 14 and 13, at the Charlemont and Ranelagh Luas stops on January 9 last.

The court heard that his victims were in fear and they gave the robbers their phones, which have not been recovered.

Teen sold drugs in park

A teenager has been remanded on bail pending sentence after he admitted dealing in cocaine and ecstasy tablets in a Dublin park.

Judge Aingeal Ni Chonduin heard at the Dublin Children's Court that then 15-year-old boy was caught with €250 worth of cocaine, ecstasy tablets worth €225 and smaller quantities of diazapam and lorazepam, at a park in Clondalkin on April 25, 2008.

Garda Michael McNulty told the court that €430 in cash was found on the teenager when he was arrested. The judge ordered the teenager to pay €1,000 to the Children in Hospital charity.

The case was adjourned until July.

Seinfeld star has bad spell

They misspelled Julia Louis-Dreyfus' name on her Hollywood Walk of Fame star, but the Emmy-winning star of Seinfeld and seemed tickled by the typo.

The mistake? The star read 'Luis' instead of 'Louis', and there was no hyphen between Louis and Dreyfus.

"Right when you think you've made it, you get knocked down," she said. "It's an ideal metaphor for how this business works."

Picasso sold for record $106m

A 1932 Pablo Picasso painting of his mistress has sold for $106.5m (€81m) a world record price for any work of art at auction.

Nude, Green Leaves And Bust, which had a pre-sale estimate of between $70m and $90m, was sold at Christie's auction house to an unidentified telephone bidder. There were nine minutes of bidding involving eight clients in the sale room and on the phone.