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Bail granted in explosives case

A MAN charged with conspiracy to cause an explosion outside an Armagh police station in April has had bail approved by the Special Criminal Court.

David Murphy was remanded in custody to appear before the court again in October.

Mr Murphy (30), with an address at Ashling Park, Cox's Demesne, Dundalk, Co Louth, is accused of "unlawfully and maliciously" conspiring with others to cause on explosion, of a nature likely to endanger life or cause serious injury.

A detective inspector from the Special Detective Unit told Mr Justice Paul Butler the charge relates to an incident at Crossmaglen Police Station on April 3.

A car containing an explosive device was left outside the police station.

Man led gardai on city chase

A MAN who led pursuing gardai and the garda helicopter on a high-speed chase through the city centre has received a two-year suspended sentence.

Naeem Salem (22) of Castlefield Court, Clonsilla, but originally from Palestine, said he panicked on seeing gardai because he had no insurance and sped off.

He pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to nine counts, including dangerous driving, reckless endangerment and having no insurance at various locations across the city on February 8, 2009.

iPhone thief app-rehended

A man accused of snatching an Apple iPhone from a woman's hand in San Francisco was arrested just nine minutes later -- because the device tracked his every move.

The iPhone was being used to test a new, real-time global positioning system tracking application and the woman holding it was an intern for the software's maker, Mountain View-based Covia Labs.