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Syringe used to stab in row Plane attacked in runway raid Missing sailor named by US

A homeless man who recklessly stabbed another man with a syringe after a row broke out while he was begging is to be sentenced in October at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court .

Stephen Morgan Jackson (25) of YMCA, Aungier Street in Dublin, pleaded guilty to recklessly causing harm to Sean Fagan outside the Foggy Dew pub in Temple Bar.

Jackson had a syringe in his hand and the syringe was stabbed into Mr Fagan's thigh drawing blood.

"It was not intentional of the accused to stab Mr Fagan and he wasn't holding the syringe as a weapon but to use to take his heroin," said Elva Duffy, defending.

Judge Patricia Ryan accepted the stabbing was "reckless rather than intentional" and adjourned sentencing until October.

Plane attacked in runway raid

Brazilian authorities said robbers stopped a small plane on the runway just before it was to take off and stole money and documents from the aircraft.

The group of about eight men broke through security at an airport in the northeastern city of Caruaru and rammed a pickup truck into one of the plane's wings as it was taxiing.

The men opened fire, then forced the pilots to give away the money and documents.

Missing sailor named by US

The US Defence Department released the name of a sailor who went missing last week in Afghanistan and is presumed to be in the hands of the Taliban.

The Pentagon listed Petty Officer 3rd Class Jarod Newlove as "whereabouts unknown", but did not confirm that he was captured.

The Taliban said militants captured the US sailor (25) after a firefight.