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Stay away from cousin, boy told Rain triggers fatal landslides Dad sex-abuse trial to resume Dog stuck in hot car honked horn

A 16-YEAR-OLD boy has been told that he will be "locked up" if he continues to associate with an older cousin who brought him joyriding.

The boy, who has Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, pleaded guilty at the Children's Court to travelling as a passenger in a stolen car, on June 8 last, in Clondalkin, Dublin.

Judge Staines noted that a probation report had already been sought in relation to a separate case due back for sentencing in September. She put this case back to the same date.



Rain triggers fatal landslides

Work crews raced to drain fast-rising reservoirs on opposite sides of China today, following torrential rains that triggered deadly landslides.

The death toll from the landslides in western China this week rose to 37, with 37 people still missing, the official Xinhua News Agency reported.

Meanwhile, the waters in a reservoir near the far western city of Golmud began to subside, an official at the Qinghai province water bureau said.



Dad sex-abuse trial to resume

THE Central Criminal Court trial of a 73-year-old man who has been accused of sexually abusing three of his children was expected to resume today.

The Dublin man has pleaded not guilty to sexually assaulting a son from the age of three to six and sexually assaulting and raping two daughters between the ages of four and 11.

The offences are alleged to have occurred in locations across the country including Dublin, Wexford and Cork between 1995 and 2002.



Dog stuck in hot car honked horn

A veterinarian has claimed that a dog which was trapped in a car on 32C day in eastern Pennsylvania honked the horn until he was rescued.

Nancy Soares claimed that the chocolate Labrador was brought to her Macungie Animal Hospital last month after he had been abandoned in the overheated car for about an hour.

Soares said Max was very warm and panting heavily but had suffered no serious injuries.


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