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Man faces trial over burglary

A YOUNG man accused of a burglary at a Dublin sports and leisure centre has been sent forward for trial.

Christopher Tuohy (20) is facing trial by judge and jury in the Circuit Court after the DPP ruled that the matters were too serious for the District Court.

Tuohy, of Old Church Avenue in Clondalkin, appeared before Blanchardstown District Court charged with burglary.

The alleged incident took place at Clondalkin Sports and Leisure Centre, Old Nangor Road, Clondalkin, on November 14, 2012.

FRENCH PROTEST AT GAY MARRIAGE

Tens of thousands of people have protested against France's new gay marriage law in central Paris.

The law came into force more than a week ago, but organisers decided to go ahead with the long-planned demonstration yesterday to show their continued opposition as well as their frustration with President Francois Hollande, who had made legalising gay marriage one of his keynote campaign pledges in last year's election.

MEAD DENIES VAN OUTEN SPLIT

Lee Mead has insisted that rumours of a split from wife Denise Van Outen are untrue.

The West End star said that things were "on track" with his wife but said that life with three-year-old daughter Betsy was sometimes tough.

He said: "Things are good and on track. Like any couple with a young child, it's tough, but we're in a great place right now and any rumours to the contrary are just not true. We're together and very happy."

11 KILLED AS BUS SKIDS OFF BRIDGE

Myanmar state media say a bus travelling from Yangon to Mandalay skidded off a bridge, killing 11 people and injuring 16 others, including an American citizen.

State newspapers reported yesterday that the accident occurred on Saturday when a tire on the bus blew, causing the vehicle to skid and plunge off the bridge into a stream below. They said the bus was carrying 27 people.

The US embassy in Yangon confirmed an American was among the injured but gave no other details.


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