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Teen girl denies bottle attack

A teenage girl has denied using a bottle as a weapon during an alleged gang attack in Dublin two years ago.

The girl (17) was remanded on bail at the Children's Court yesterday pending a hearing in March.

She denies engaging in a breach of the peace, assault and possessing the bottle as a weapon during the incident in Lucan, Dublin, in December 2007.

The court heard that the girl received injuries during the alleged incident and two others have also been charged.

Seven bodies found in cars

Mexican authorities have found seven corpses in two abandoned cars along with written messages referring to drug cartels.

The bullet-riddled bodies of three men were inside a car left beside the highway between the resort communities of Acapulco and Zihuatanejo yesterday. police in the Pacific coast state of Guerrero said.

Earlier the bodies of four young men were found in an abandoned car near a hotel in Guerrero's capital, Chilpancingo. A police report said the men appeared to have been asphyxiated by plastic tape covering their faces.

Boiling water hurled at carer

A TEENAGER who threw a kettle of boiling water on a care worker has been sentenced to six months' probation.

The boy (17) pleaded guilty at the Children's Court to assaulting his care worker, on December 30, 2008. The incident happened in a residential care home in Dublin, where the boy is residing.

The court had heard that the boy had a disagreement with the care worker and had picked up a kettle of boiling water and then hit him on the back with water. The care worker was uninjured.