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Teen accused of robbing man

THE case of two teens who allegedly pepper-sprayed and robbed a Brazilian man has been adjourned to give the DPP more time for directions.

A 16-year-old boy, who cannot be named because he is a minor, and Daniel Clarke (18), of Dolphin House, Dublin 8, are charged with robbery of the Brazilian national, at the South Circular Road, on March 11.

Detective Garda Nathan McKenna told Judge Timothy Lucey at the Dublin Children's Court yesterday that more time was needed to get directions from the DPP.

Clarke was remanded on continuing bail to appear again on May 10.

The 16-year-old was further remanded in custody with consent to bail, and will appear again at the Children's Court next week.



Roth set to pick Cannes prize

RESERVOIR Dogs star Tim Roth will lead the jury charged with picking out emerging talent at this year's Cannes Film Festival.

Roth, currently starring in US TV series Lie To Me, will help pick the winner of the Un Certain Regard prize which is designed to recognise films with "an original aim and aesthetic".

This year's festival will open with American director Wes Anderson's new film Moonrise Kingdom.



'Cure for gays' ads banned

ADVERTS which suggested gay people could be cured have been banned in London.

The posters, by Christian group Core Issues Trust, stated: "Not gay! Post-gay, ex-gay and proud. Get over it!" and were due to run for two weeks on buses in the UK capital.

But following a huge public outcry which labelled the Core Issues campaign homophobic, London mayor Boris Johnson last night ordered the adverts to be ditched.



Cohen's ex harassed him

A JURY in Los Angeles has found Leonard Cohen's former business manager guilty of harassing him.

Kelley Lynch repeatedly broke a restraining order by calling and emailing Cohen.

Cohen (77) admitted that he had "an intimate relationship" with Lynch, but broke ties with her after he realised millions of dollars were missing.


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