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Brother faces sex abuse trial

A DUBLIN man accused of repeatedly raping and sexually assaulting his sister over a six-year period has been sent forward for trial.

The man, who is in his 30s, is also charged with incest.

He was further charged when he appeared before Blanchardstown District Court last week with additional counts of rape, carnal knowledge of his sister and sexual assault.

He denies the charges.

The alleged incidents took place at a house in west Dublin and at his home in north Dublin on unknown dates between 1999 and 2005.

PUPIL PLOTTED SCHOOL BLAST

A teenager who planned to blow up his school will be charged with attempted aggravated murder after six bombs were found in his bedroom.

Grant Acord (17) planned to attack his school in Oregon in a plot "forged and inspired" by the 1999 mass shooting at a high school in Columbine, Colorado, said Benton County district attorney John Haroldson.

Acord will be charged as an adult and also faces six counts of manufacturing and possessing a destructive device after investigators found the bombs in his bedroom, Mr Haroldson said.

CZECH PM IN PLANE DRAMA

A Czech government plane's cockpit windshield cracked when prime minister Petr Necas was onboard heading for Russia. The plane landed safely in Moscow and nobody was injured.

The prime minister's office says the incident occurred near Minsk, the capital of Belarus.

Necas was heading a government delegation flying from Prague to Moscow for talks with Russian leaders.

FLEEING SUSPECT RAN INTO JAIL CELL

A clueless suspect fled from police in Clayton, Missouri – straight into county police headquarters, it was reported.

Officers could only laugh as the man ran around before hitting a dead end at the holding cells and surrendered. "It looked like he was cutting out the middleman and going straight to the jail," an officer said. The man was fleeing a routine police traffic stop.


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