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Chinese driver stabbing trial

A YOUTH will face a hearing in October over a robbery in which a Chinese takeaway delivery man was stabbed and had beer bottles smashed over his head.

The 17-year-old boy pleaded not guilty to assault causing harm and attempted robbery in west Dublin, on October 29 last. Judge Catherine Staines yesterday set the case for a full day in the Children's Court on October 20 next.

The court heard the driver was set upon by a large group of youths as he tried to reverse out of the estate, after going to the wrong address.

It was alleged he was hit seven or eight times with a bottle, stabbed in the chest and had his nipple sliced.

Held traveller allowed home

A Somali-American man whose travels to Yemen caught the attention of the FBI and landed him on the US no-fly list, leaving him stuck in the Middle East for months, will be allowed to return to the United States.

Yahya Wehelie (26), of Virginia, was stuck in Egypt for more than two months but is now expected to arrive in New York today.

FBI agents were questioning him about his time in Yemen, Mr Wehelie said. He went to Yemen nearly two years ago at his parents' urging to learn Arabic and gain some direction in his life.

Rapper arrest over girl fans

Rapper Too Short was arrested after he was allegedly involved in a fight that broke out when security told him he could not bring underage girls backstage.

The performer, whose real name is Todd Shaw (44), faces three counts of misdemeanour battery. Police in Boise, Idaho were called after reports of a fight.

Three employees at the concert venue told police they were punched and kicked by Shaw and another man, Michael Walton (38) who appeared to be Shaw's associate.

Children killed as boat sinks

Four girls died when their pleasure boat sank in the Nile river south of Cairo.

The girls were apparently on a church-organised trip along the river near the south Cairo neighbourhood of Tora. Three other girls were rescued.