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Man (58) sees off mugger

A DUBLIN youth who pulled a knife on a 58-year-old man during a mugging but ran scared after the victim fought him off has been remanded on bail pending sentence.

The 17-year-old pleaded guilty yesterday to attempted robbery at the Royal Canal Bank Walk, in Dublin 7 on April 5 last year.

The court heard that the man had gone out for a walk and had noticed the teenager following him and was ready for him.

He refused to give the teen his phone and began kicking at the boy who fled but was arrested a short time later hiding in bushes.

BAGHDAD CAR BOMBS KILL 33

Iraqi officials say several parked cars packed with explosives have detonated in mostly Shia areas of Baghdad, killing at least 33 and wounding dozens more.

Iraq has been hit by a wave of bloodshed that has killed more than 300 people in the past two weeks alone.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but the attacks bore the hallmarks of al-Qa'ida's Iraqi arm.

CHELSEA BRINGS HOPE OF WATER

Chelsea Clinton is carrying out some of her father's globe-trotting work in Myanmar, where her mother blazed a diplomatic trail.

She represented former President Bill Clinton's Clinton Global Initiative yesterday at a ceremony bringing its Children's Safe Drinking Water initiative to the south-east Asian nation.

Myanmar would have been denied such help a few years ago because it was shunned by the US for its military junta.

But as secretary of state, Hillary Rodham Clinton helped nudge an elected Myanmar government toward democratic reforms, making a groundbreaking visit in 2011.

NAIL BOMB AT MARKET HURTS 7

A nail bomb inside a rubbish bag exploded at a street market in Bangkok, injuring seven people.

Police colonel Narongrit Promsawat said the explosion slightly injured the seven and damaged stalls at the market.

It happened in a residential area in front of a barber shop and across from Ramkhamhaeng University.


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