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Jogger beaten for kick at dog

A 16-YEAR-OLD Dublin boy has admitted taking part in a vicious gang attack on a jogger who was set on because he kicked an angry dog.

The teenager pleaded guilty to assault causing harm to the man on January 21 at Kilbarron Road, Kilmore, in north Dublin.

The man, who is in his 30s, had been jogging when a dog started biting at his heels. He gave it a kick, at which three youths including the boy started shouting at him.

They caught up with the jogger who received "a number of blows to the face".


THE trial of a man accused of human trafficking will not start hearing evidence until Tuesday.

Song Bo He (32) of Blackhall Street, Dublin 7, has pleaded not guilty to conspiring with others to organise and facilitate the entry into Ireland of illegal immigrants or asylum seekers.

The jury was sent away while legal argument takes place. They are due to begin hearing evidence on Tuesday and the trial is expected to last two weeks.


A taxi driver described as every woman's worst nightmare has been convicted of two rapes.

Terence Collins (59) was found guilty of two counts of rape and one of sexual assault by penetration in Bournemouth yesterday.

Collins forced a 14-year-old girl into the back of his taxi before raping her during the incident in 2010.

Two years later, he raped and sexually assaulted a 20-year-old woman after she got into his vehicle following a night out with a friend.


Oprah Winfrey was the featured speaker at Harvard University's commencement yesterday.

Winfrey and Harvard President Drew Faust addressed attendees during afternoon exercises, which served as the annual meeting of the Harvard Alumni Association.

Forbes listed Winfrey as the 11th most powerful woman in the world last year. She has a net worth of $2.7bn (€2bn).