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Man admits to death threat

A WEST Dublin man has pleaded guilty to threatening to kill a woman with a knife in an incident near his home.

Christopher Tuohy (20) is also alleged to have damaged a man's car in the incident earlier this year.

The case against him was adjourned at Blanchardstown District Court for hearing of the full facts on a later date.

Tuohy, of Old Church Avenue, Clondalkin is charged with threatening to kill or cause serious harm to a woman at a neighbouring house on January 5.

He is further charged with possession of a knife as well as causing criminal damage to two car windows.



German prosecutors have charged a German-Syrian dual national with spying on exiled dissidents in Germany for Syria's intelligence services.

The federal prosecutor's office said it filed espionage charges at a Berlin court against the 37-year-old man, whom it identified only as Samer C, in line with German privacy rules.

Prosecutors allege that the suspect worked for Syrian intelligence from March 2011 to February 2012, snooping on Syrian dissidents living in Germany.



Singer Marc Bolan's son is suing a music publisher for more than $2m (€1.5m), claiming the company did not renew its contract to use the glam rocker's hits, including Bang A Gong (Get It On) and Jeepster.

Roland Seymour Feld has filed the suit against Westminster Music in a Los Angeles court, alleging copyright violations.

Mr Feld says the copyrights to his father's songs expired at the end of 1999, making him the sole owner and administrator of the songs, as the rocker's sole heir.



Ryan Gosling's latest film, Only God Forgives has deeply divided critics.

The Canadian actor concedes that the blood-spattered crime thriller set in Bangkok's underworld of boxing clubs and brothels may not appeal to everyone.

"The film is kind of like a drug," the former child star told reporters.