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Teen in threats as dogs seized

A TEENAGER who threatened to wreck a woman's home because he thought she had his dogs impounded by the council,must do a Leaving Certificate course to avoid a custodial sentence.

The boy (17) has been released under supervision for nine months on condition that he attends an educational course.

The south Dublin boy had pleaded guilty at the Dublin Children's Court to threatening to "smash in all the windows in the house" of a neighbour, on August 22 last.

He mistakenly believed the victim complained to the council about his dogs, which where seized because he did not have licences for them.

Youth denies drug dealing

A YOUTH has denied selling crack cocaine to undercover gardai three times during an investigation into street drug dealing.

The then 17-year-old boy had been charged at the Children's Court with three counts of supplying the drug, at Dublin's South Circular Road, last March.

The teen, now aged 18, pleaded not guilty yesterday and was remanded on bail to appear again in February when his trial will be held.

$30m raid on Holocaust fund

Two funds to help cash-strapped Holocaust survivors were raided for more than $42m (f30m) with the help of several people who were supposed to administer them, US government authorities said, as they charged 17 people.

The money was allegedly stolen from the Conference on the Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, a non-profit group that disburses funds provided by the German government to individuals and organisations.

Arafat's hoard to go on show

Yasser Arafat had a knack for turning ordinary objects into symbols, including the black-and-white check headdress that came to represent the Palestinian quest for a homeland.

Now, six years after his death, thousands of objects -- including photographs, pistols, the trademark sunglasses and military-style suits he favoured -- are being gathered for display in a museum being built at his former West Bank headquarters.