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In Brief: Woman (32) to pay stab victim

A woman who stabbed a doorman after watching her sister perform at a Dublin's Got Talent competition has been ordered to pay compensation to the victim.

Lindsey Hoey (32), of Upper Gardiner Street, Dublin, used a pink penknife to stab Ron Wynne in the hand and wrist outside Hush nightclub.

Hoey had gone to Moran's Hotel at the Red Cow, Dublin, to support her sister.

She pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to assault causing harm on October 1, 2010.

She received a three-year suspended sentence on the condition that she pays €1,500 to her victim.

Protein link with breast cancer

A protein plays a key role in the link between drinking alcohol and breast cancer.

Women with higher levels of the molecule in their breasts are more likely to develop cancer if they drink too much, research suggests.

Scientists in Mexico say their discovery could lead to a test showing which individuals are most at risk.

The protein, an enzyme called CYP2E1, is believed to be involved in breaking down ethanol, or alcohol, in the body.

Shoe bomber gives evidence

A man who trained to be a shoe bomber a decade ago says Osama bin Laden told him shortly after the September 11, 2001 World Trade Center and Pentagon attacks that he believed a follow-up terrorism attack could doom the American economy.

Saajid Badat recounted his meeting with the al-Qa'ida founder in a videotaped testimony played for a federal jury in Brooklyn.

Badat (33) was convicted in London in a 2001 plot to down an American Airlines flight from Paris to Miami.