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Attack teen is 'back on track'

SENTENCING of a 17-year-old girl who attacked two gardai following an early morning drink and drugs binge has been adjourned until April by Judge Clare Leonard at the Dublin Children's Court.

Judge Leonard noted that the teen, accompanied to her case by her father, has not re-offended since her trial last October and has been taking part in an educational course.

Judge Leonard said to the teen: "It looks like you are coming back on track and a line could be drawn if you keep it that way."

She adjourned the case for an updated probation report to be obtained. The girl had been found guilty of assaulting Garda Ciara Lennon and Garda Kerry O'Sullivan at Harcourt Terrace Garda station on a date last April.

Case on cards for Kardashians

The Kardashian sisters have been sued by a California company that created a prepaid debit card endorsed by the reality show stars.

Kim, Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian pulled out of the endorsement deal in November under criticism over the card's fees.

The company's lawsuit claims they broke their contract and cost the company at least $75m (€58m) in losses.

Israel bulldozes historic hotel

Israeli bulldozers demolished a vacant historic hotel in an Arab neighbourhood of east Jerusalem, clearing the way for a new Jewish housing development that has drawn heavy Palestinian and American criticism.

It bodes poorly for a new US attempt to restart peace talks later this week.

The Palestinians accused Israel of "playing with fire" and undermining peace efforts.

Eight arrested in disguise plot

Hong Kong immigration officers have arrested eight people suspected of helping a Chinese passenger in his 20s sneak into Canada disguised as an old man.

The man sought asylum after arriving in Vancouver on October. He is suspected of travelling to Hong Kong with genuine travel documents, then swapping them for fake papers and donning his disguise before boarding the flight to Canada.