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Man faces trial on tax charges

A 51-YEAR-OLD Co Louth man is to stand trial accused of not paying tax for eight years following an investigation by the Criminal Assets Bureau.

Leonard Hardy, of Mount Pleasant, in Dundalk, had been charged on August 30 at Dublin District Court with eight counts of failing to file returns from 2002 to 2009.

Detective Garda Paul O'Grady, of the Criminal Assets Bureau, had told the court he had arrested Hardy the previous day at Dublin Airport.

He made no reply to each charge and the DPP has directed that he is to face trial on indictment -- meaning his case will be heard in the Circuit Court.

Hardy has not indicated how he will plead.

CIA plot to kill Castro revealed

A CIA document outlining a Mafia-connected plan to assassinate Fidel Castro for $150k (¤115k) is among thousands of Robert F Kennedy documents made public for the first time.

The National Archives and Records Administration and the John F Kennedy Presidential Library in Boston released 2,700 pages of documents Kennedy compiled as attorney general from 1961 to 1964, offering a glimpse into Cold War decision-making.

Teen (16) killed in border blast

A US border patrol agent opened fire on a group of people throwing rocks from across the Mexican border, killing a teenage boy.

Agents in Nogales, Arizona, had responded to reports of two suspected smugglers near the border. The agents watched the two abandon a load of narcotics, then run back to Mexico, according to the border patrol.

Cargo reaches space station

Astronauts have plucked a commercial cargo ship from orbit and attached it to the International Space Station, marking the reopening of a US supply line to the orbital outpost following the space shuttles' retirement last year.

Space Exploration Technologies' Dragon cargo ship positioned itself 33 feet away from the $100bn research complex, which has been dependent on Russian, European and Japanese freighters for supplies.