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IKEA seeks court injunction

IKEA is to seek a High Court injunction today preventing the Mandate trade union from using the furniture giant's logo on union-recruitment leaflets.

Inter IKEA Systems BV says the retail, bar and administrative workers' union is infringing its registered trade mark by using its "iconic" logo on leaflets which have been handed out to customers at the recently opened Ballymun store in Dublin.



Girl (16) raped by three men

Three men who took part in the gang rape of a 16-year-old girl, whose ordeal was photographed on a mobile phone, will be sentenced today.

Last year, Bolton Crown Court heard the victim, who cannot be named for legal reasons, went to an address in Rochdale, Greater Manchester, after being called on her mobile.

While there she drank Jack Daniel's whiskey and was possibly drugged with sleeping pills before she was sexually assaulted.

Ajmal Afridi (19) raped the defenceless girl twice along with Imitaz Syed (20) and Tayab Hussain (19) who each raped the girl once.



Probe into zebra deaths

Officials at a US zoo said they have launched an investigation into the deaths of two zebras.

Officials at Utah's Hogle Zoo said zookeepers found the first animal, Taji, dead in his exhibit area. A necropsy conducted that day identified no obvious cause of death. Staff found the second zebra, Monty, in distress and began treatment on Wednesday. He was later put to sleep.



Boy sent naked pics of ex (13)

A 14-year-old boy in the US state of Washington was arrested after police said he sent a photo of his naked 13-year-old ex-girlfriend by mobile phone to other students.

Police said the image was forwarded to dozens of students.

A Thurston County prosecutor said that the Chinook Middle School student and two other teens could face child pornography charges. If convicted, they could serve up to a month in detention.


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