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In Brief: Girl on phone theft charge

A 15-YEAR-OLD girl from Romania who has been living in Ireland without her parents has been charged with pick-pocketing in Dublin city centre.

The girl appeared at Dublin Children's Court accused of stealing a mobile phone on Leeson Street on September 23.

It was alleged the girl approached a woman and "dipped her pocket and took her mobile phone".

She was chased by passers-by who held her until gardai arrived, the court heard.

The girl was granted bail and ordered to appear again on October 30, when she is to enter a plea to the charge.

Apple urged to blur radar site

Taiwan has asked Apple to blur a map image of its new early warning radar station that detects incoming aircraft and missiles.

Its defence ministry said Apple should follow its rival Google in using only low-resolution satellite pictures to show sensitive buildings.

Rollercoaster sold off in bits

An Ohio amusement park is selling off pieces of a troubled rollercoaster that has been demolished.

Kings Island is selling plaques with a piece of track from the Son of Beast coaster, pieces of the wood structure and bolts. Billed as the world's tallest and fastest wooden coaster in 2000, the ride was closed following accidents.