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Teen in court over car theft

A 16-YEAR-OLD boy stole and wrote off his grandmother's car, a court heard.

The boy, who is currently serving a five-month sentence for other offences, appeared at the Children's Court yesterday charged with stealing the car on June 20 last.

Coolock Garda Ronan Murphy told Judge Conal Gibbons it was alleged the boy took a spare key and "hopped into the car". Garda Murphy added that the car, worth €4,000, was "written off".

Judge Gibbons remanded the boy to appear again next week at the Children's Court.

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Clinton warns Iran on 'nukes'

IRAN must respond to a report by the UN atomic agency alleging that it is secretly developing a nuclear weapon, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said.

Mrs Clinton said: "Iran has a long history of deception regarding its nuclear programme, and in the coming days we expect Iran to answer the serious questions raised by this report."

The International Atomic Energy Agency showed satellite images, letters and diagrams to 35 nations yesterday in Vienna to underpin its case that Iran is working on developing a nuclear weapon.

Iran rejected the report as based on material fabricated by the US and its allies.

Boy accused of McDonald's raid

A 16-YEAR-OLD boy with learning difficulties will stand trial over a botched robbery at McDonald's.

The teenager was charged at the Children's Court with robbery at Malahide Road, in Coolock, on June 13 last.

Garda Ronan Smith told the court that an employee said the boy approached, pointed what appeared to be a handgun at him and took the till.

The boy "dropped the till as he was running away".

The case was sent to the Circuit Court.