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In Brief: Knife charge teen on trial

A TEENAGER is to face trial for robbing a woman in Dublin at knife-point.

The 15-year-old, from the capital, had been charged at the Dublin Children's Court with robbery at Fumbally Lane on September 29 last.

Garda Brendan Whitty told Judge Ann Ryan that it was alleged the boy approached the woman "and produced a knife".

It was claimed he robbed her of her possessions, an iPhone to the value of €400 and her handbag.

It was also alleged he attacked a shop worker with a hurley in another incident.

Judge Ryan held that the case should go forward to the Circuit Court. The teen, who is on bail, was ordered to appear in January when he is to be served with a book of evidence.



Paedo nabbed in Australia

A FORMER Catholic brother and convicted paedophile has been arrested after Australian authorities filed 252 new charges against him.

Former St John of God brother Bernard Kevin McGrath (65) was nabbed in Christchurch after he voluntarily returned to New Zealand from Sri Lanka.

A judge released him on bail today.

Police say they've probed a large number of sexual assault claims by former students of Kendall Grange school for boys in Morisset, north of Sydney.

McGrath served jail time in NZ after sexually abusing boys in the 1970s.



Ex-Nazi guard deport battle

US authorities are continuing a battle to deport an ex-Nazi concentration camp guard.

Anton Geiser, now 88, has been living in Pennsylvania for more than 50 years.

The Justice Department began legal proceedings in 2004.

Mr Geiser's lawyer will be appealing against a deportation order next week.



Young's Sandy benefit gig

NEIL Young is set to hold a benefit gig for those affected by Superstorm Sandy which hit the New Jersey shoreline in October.

The singer and his band, Crazy Horse, will hold the concert for the American Red Cross' storm relief effort in Atlantic City.


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