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Man accused over BMW parts

A DUBLIN man is facing trial charged with handling stolen BMW parts in the west of the city.

John Francis Mongan (26), who denies the alleged offence, was remanded in custody after asking a judge to revoke his bail.

Judge David McHugh adjourned the case for the preparation of a book of evidence at Blanchardstown District Court. Mr Mongan, with an address at Ballyowen Lane, Lucan, is charged with handling stolen property.

The case will now be sent to Dublin Circuit Criminal Court. Judge McHugh remanded the defendant in custody to appear in court again on November 30.

Volcano victims 'killed by rocks'

Police said it's been determined that almost all of the people killed on a Japanese volcano died of injuries from being hit by volcanic rocks that flew out during its eruption.

Rescuers have retrieved 47 bodies from the summit area of Mount Ontake since Saturday's eruption.

Doctors concluded that all but one of the bodies showed signs of having been hit by volcanic boulders and rocks. They said the other victim died of burns from inhaling hot air.

Facebook sorry to drag queens

Facebook has apologised to transgender and drag queen users whose accounts were deleted for violating its policy on using real names.

Christopher Cox, Facebook's chief production officer, said several hundred accounts had been flagged by a user as fake.

He accepted that many people had endured a "painful" experience and said they will be able to use their stage names on Facebook.

Glastonbury tickets all gone

The first batch of tickets for Glastonbury 2015 has sold out in just 14 minutes.

A total of 15,000 coach and admission packages for the next year's festival were snapped up in less than a quarter of an hour.

The full price of a Glastonbury 2015 ticket is £220 (€280) plus a £5 booking fee.

Bookmakers William Hill have installed Fleetwood Mac as favourites to headline.