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Knife-wielding teen in custody

A DUBLIN youth who brandished a knife while threatening to kill members of his family has been remanded in custody pending sentence.

Christopher Warburton (19), from McKee Park, has pleaded guilty to making a threat to kill on January 21 last year.

The teenager, who has a history of not turning up for his hearings, had skipped court on June 5 and a bench warrant was issued.

Two days later he was arrested and brought before the Dublin Children's Court where bail was refused after the judge heard the teenager had skipped court on nine occasions since May last year.

The teenager was further remanded in custody to appear again tomorrow.

TOP CYCLIST'S GENE ILLNESS

Scientists have solved the riddle of an illness affecting one of Britain's leading para-athletes.

They have identified a single genetic mutation responsible for cyclist Tom Staniford's condition, which prevents him storing fat under the skin.

Despite being super-lean, the former national paracycling champion suffers from type 2 diabetes, a disease usually linked to being overweight.

AIR-ALERT FIVE CLAIM ASYLUM

Scottish authorities say that five passengers from an EgyptAir flight that was diverted to Britain over an apparent threat to destroy the aircraft are now seeking asylum.

The New York-bound flight was forced to make an emergency landing in Scotland on Saturday after a threatening note was found in the plane's lavatory.

Typhoon fighter jets escorted the plane to Glasgow's Prestwick Airport, where the flight was met by police, but no arrests were made and the flight was cleared to carry on its journey to the US

BABOON KILLED AFTER ESCAPE

A baboon was shot dead yesterday when it escaped from an English zoo.

The baboon was killed after it climbed over the perimeter fence at Knowsley Safari Park in Merseyside.

The adult male was forced out of its enclosure by a group of other males as it tried to protect its mate.


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