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Fleeing suspect hit by motorist

A suspect in an attempted burglary was hit by a car as he fled a Dublin house after being disturbed by the home owner.

Gardai in Blackrock are investigating the attempted burglary at a house on Newtownpark Avenue at around 5.50pm on Saturday.

The suspects were disturbed by the house owner, and as one of them fled across the road a car collided with him. His accomplices came back and assisted him into a car.

However, a man was later admitted to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

GardaĆ­ arrested a 36-year-old man yesterday afternoon in connection with this investigation.

Boris considers motorist ban

Car-free Sundays could be introduced to central London, Boris Johnson suggested, after being inspired by cycling alongside thousands of Indonesians in Jakarta.

The London mayor took part in a mass cycle alongside the recently-inaugurated President Joko Widodo.

Every Sunday, several main boulevards of Jakarta are closed to all traffic except cyclists from 6am.

Extremists burn mixed classroom

Suspected Jewish extremists set fire to a classroom in an Arab-Jewish school in Jerusalem, targeting a symbol of co-existence in a city on edge over a recent surge in violence.

The premises were empty when assailants torched a classroom used by first-graders at the Hand in Hand school, where Palestinian and Israeli children study together in Hebrew and Arabic.

"Death to Arabs" had been scrawled on the wall of the schoolyard. A police spokesman said the slogan pointed to far-right Jewish attackers.

Lewis schooled in stage fright

Homeland star Damian Lewis has disclosed his acting career was nearly over before it began when he forget his lines during a school production.

Appearing on Desert Island Discs, he told host Kirsty Young that being on stage felt "instinctive", but admitted it had not always been the case and aged 11 he had forgotten the whole third act of Gilbert and Sullivan's Princess Ida.


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