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Teen attacked care worker

A TEENAGER, who caused more than €4,000 worth of damages and attacked a care worker during a rampage in a children's home, has been placed on probation for a year.

The Dublin Children's Court heard that on a date in January, the 17-year-old boy broke into a filing cabinet where he found a knife before he turned on care staff and "threatened them to stay away from him".

Gda Darren Farrell also told the court in evidence that during an earlier incident, last November, the teenager had caused €4,285 worth of damage at the 
children's home.

The youth, who pleaded guilty to criminal damage and assault charges, broke a TV and a bannister, and smashed holes into walls.

India collapse toll reaches 60

The death toll in a building collapse in southern India has risen to 60 as hundreds of workers are close to clearing the massive ruins of the 11-storey structure.

Twenty seven people have been rescued since the weekend from under the enormous heap of broken concrete slabs and twisted girders in one of the worst building collapses in India in decades.

US warns of airport threat

the US Embassy in Uganda warned yesterday of a specific threat by an unknown terrorist group to attack the country's only international airport.

Citing information obtained from Ugandan police. the statement urged US citizens traveling through 
Entebbe to "review 
their plans in light of this information".

Show drops rape suspect

A pop hopeful who had been questioned about a rape allegation prior to trying out for The X Factor has been dropped from the contest.

The unnamed man, in his 20s, went to an audition for the ITV show last month attended by panellists Simon Cowell, Cheryl Cole, Mel B and Louis Walsh.

Programme bosses have now decided he will go no further in the show and his performance will not be broadcast when the series is screened later in the summer.