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Teen jailed for gardai assaults

A teenager who assaulted two gardai at a garda station and threatened to kill them has been sentenced to two years detention with the final year suspended.

The teen punched the gardai after they tried to remove a concealed mobile phone resulting in one garda falling back and cutting his head open off the cell door.

The youth also placed his finger, with an open bleeding wound, into the mouth of one of the gardai resulting in the garda receiving anti-viral medication for six months.

The 17-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court, to assaulting Garda Anthony Quan and Sergeant Cathy O'Neill at Balbriggan Garda Station on January 29, 2011.



$5m cocaine kingpin caught

A drug trafficker reputedly responsible for shipping tons of cocaine has been captured, officials said.

The US had offered a $5m reward for Colombian Maximiliano Bonilla Orozco.

The drugs baron, said to have brought in cocaine worth millions through central America and into the US, was caught in Venezuela.

"He's one of the most recognised drug traffickers, who has caused terrible harm to our country," Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos said.



Three rockets fired into Israel

Three rockets have been fired at northern Israel from Lebanon, and at least two of them struck Israeli soil.

The military says the incident was the first rocket fire from Lebanon since October 2009.

No casualties or major damage were reported.

The Israeli military said it fired artillery towards the origins of the fire.



1940s till thief pays back cash

An elderly man has repaid -- with interest -- cash he stole in the late 1940s from a Seattle department store.

The OAP hand-delivered an envelope addressed to "Sears manager". Inside was a $100 bill.

The man stole $20 to $30 from a cash register decades ago. Manager Gary Lorentson said the man's conscience "had been bothering him for 60 years".


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