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Sick judge left hospital for case

a High Court judge has told members of a jury in a rape trial that he was brought back in from hospital to direct them.

At the Central Criminal Court, sitting in Dublin, Mr Justice Paul Carney told the jury in the trial of a Limerick man charged with rape offences that he would deal with any questions from them over the telephone.

Mr Justice Carney said: "I've been brought back in from hospital to reprocess you," before telling the jury they can now return a majority verdict on which at least ten, or more, jurors agree.

Boy-in-wall couple held

A US judge has denied bail for a man and woman charged with child cruelty and false imprisonment after police found the man's 13-year-old son hidden behind a false wall in the couple's Atlanta home.

Reports say the couple made their first court appearance on Sunday. They were arrested when police found the boy after he used a mobile phone to send his mother a text message.

Police say the mother told them she reported her son missing to child welfare officials four years ago.

Knife woman shot by police

A Palestinian woman stabbed and hurt an Israeli civilian before being shot and injured by Israeli security forces in the West Bank.

The Israeli military said the attacker was taken for medical treatment, and Israeli media reports said she was seriously hurt. The Israeli was treated at the scene.

Tensions between Israelis and Palestinians have soared in recent months, mostly because of Palestinian fears that Israel is trying to change the status quo at a sensitive holy site in Jerusalem by allowing Jews to pray there.

3 charged over pitch invasion

Three men have been charged over a pitch invasion stunt which caused a Tottenham Hotspur match to be temporarily suspended.

Nathaniel Thompson (23), Helder Gomes (22) and Daniel Jarvis (26) were arrested after the bizarre scenes during the London club's Europa League match against Partizan Belgrade.

Two of them appeared to attempt to take "selfie" photos on handheld devices.