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In brief: Teens charged on takeaway raid

TWO 18-year-old youths have been charged over a raid at a fast food takeaway in Dublin.

Jordan O'Shea of Phibsborough Road, and Atillio Bouros, with an address at Upper Dorset Street, Dublin, were charged at the Children's Court with robbery of €300 from Benny's takeaway, on Bolton Street, on the night of May 19 last.

The teens made no reply when charged.

Judge Timothy Lucey heard it would be alleged that during the incident one of the youths produced a knife and the other was holding a glass bottle as threats were made.

The pair, who were juveniles at the time, have not yet entered pleas to the charges.

They were remanded on bail to appear again next month for a hearing to determine their trial venue. Legal aid was granted.

Double murder of coast guards

TWO US coast guards were shot dead at a commun-ications station on an island off Alaska in what officials said appeared to be a double murder. They have yet to identify a suspect.

The victims were found at their work areas inside the Kodiak Island station early yesterday by another coastguard member.

Officials believe a third person was involved in the shooting.

Roth is leading man in Cannes

RESERVOIR Dogs star Tim Roth will lead the jury charged with picking out emerging talent at this year's Cannes Film Festival.

Roth, currently starring in US television series Lie To Me, will help pick the winner of the Un Certain Regard prize which is designed to recognise films with "an original aim and aesthetic". The prize runs in parallel with the festival's main award - the Palme d'Or.

Seven torture victims killed

The tortured and bound bodies of seven men were dumped in a Pacific port city along with messages signed by a drug gang.

Each victim's head was covered with a black plastic bag and had a bullet wound in the back of the neck. Police found posters with threatening messages from the New Generation gang, an ally of Mexico's powerful Sinaloa Cartel.