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Golf club boy in Traveller threat

A TEENAGE boy armed himself with a golf club to attack members of the Travelling community.

The 16-year-old pleaded guilty at the Dublin Children's Court to producing the club as a weapon with intent to cause injury, at Mounttown Road, in Dun Laoghaire, in the early hours of October 2 last.

After his arrest, the teenager, who was drunk, told gardai that if released he would "kill the f****** knackers". The court heard he was upset because his friend had been hurt previously. Sentencing was adjourned for a report by social workers.

9/11 conman must pay ¤1m

A painter who worked at New York's World Trade Center on September 11 and cheated a compensation fund by faking a disability has been found liable for nearly ¤1.5m damages.

Mario Mastellone is serving a jail sentence after falsely claiming he was crippled in the 9/11 attacks in 2001. He had been awarded ¤725,000, but was sued by city authorities.

His claim was debunked when a video of him limbo dancing at a wedding was discovered.

Celebs' emails hacked -- FBI

FBI agents are investigating a series of computer hacking attacks on celebrities.

Spokeswoman Laura Eimiller said dozens of celebrities had been targeted by the hackers, who stole personal information from email and other computer accounts.

She declined to provide further details, but several websites including TMZ have identified one of the victims as Scarlett Johansson.

Hero rabbit dies saving family

A pet rabbit woke its owner when the house was on fire, allowing the woman to get herself and her daughter out of the burning building. But the rabbit died from smoke inhalation.

The woman, from Ketchikan, Alaska, was woken by the rabbit scratching her chest and she saw the house was full of smoke.

She rushed to get her daughter out of the home, but the rabbit was left behind in the confusion and perished.