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Teen misses 2nd drug court date

A TEENAGE boy accused of dealing heroin at a west Dublin shopping centre has been given a week to turn up in court to face his charges.

The 17-year-old was due before the Dublin Children's Court charged with possessing heroin for sale or supply and unlawful possession of cannabis, on August 9 last year. The alleged incident happened at a shopping centre, in the city's west side.

Judge Timothy Lucey heard the west Dublin teenager could not attend the case yesterday due to a relative being sick.

He also heard that it was the second time the teenager did not turn up to face the charges for the same reason.

Nine migrants killed in smash

Nine people, all believed to be illegal immigrants, were killed in a late-night accident in southern Texas.

A crowded van was carrying 19 people when it rolled over on Tuesday night on US Highway 83, which runs parallel to the Rio Grande that forms the US-Mexico border.

In addition to the nine people killed in the crash, six were injured.

Three people fled the crash and two of them were later caught. All the dead were believed to be in the US illegally.

Royal (8) busts arm in pony fall

Louise Windsor, one of the queen's granddaughters, has broken her left arm after falling off her pony while riding.

The eight-year-old royal was treated at an undisclosed hospital and is now resting at her parents' home following the accident.

It is thought the incident happened in the grounds of Windsor Castle but the queen -- who is staying at the residence -- was not with her granddaughter when she fell.

The Scream to sell for ¤60m

One of the most famous paintings in the world will go on show later this week ahead of its sale.

The Scream, by Norwegian painter Edvard Munch, is expected to fetch as much as $80m (¤60.87m) when it is sold in New York on May 2.

The work, one of four versions of the painting created in the 1890s, will be on view in Sotheby's in London from tomorrow.