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Teen robbed man of ¤600

A BOY who took part in a 'vicious' robbery when he was 16 has been given two years' detention, suspended in full.

The 17-year-old pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to robbery in Rialto on October 31, 2011.

A man making his way home was attacked from behind by a gang of youths. His hood was pulled up over his head and he was pushed to the ground.

The accused and another youth went through the man's pockets and took rent money of €600.

Airline not to blame for 9/11

United Airlines cannot be held responsible for the hijacking of an American Airlines flight and the collapse of a third World Trade Centre building after the twin towers fell.

The airline was not responsible for the collapse of 7 World Trade Centre because it had no connection to AA Flight 11, except that it had shared responsibility for a security checkpoint in Portland, Maine, that screened two of the terrorists, a judge ruled.

Some debris from Flight 11's crash into the north tower pierced the facade of 7 World Trade Centre, starting fires that caused the 47-storey building to fall seven hours later.

Python needed the bathroom

An elderly couple were shocked to find a python wrapped around the toilet seat in their house.

Lulu is now being cared for by the Scottish SPCA.

The Paisley couple found the young royal python in the bathroom of their flat on Saturday evening.

Woman's head in the freezer

A 68-year-old man has pleaded not guilty to murdering his wife after police found her severed head in a freezer and her body parts cooking on the stove at their California home.

Police had responded to neighbours' complaints about a foul odour coming from the couple's two-bedroom bungalow.

The first officer found three pans of meat cooking on the stove that turned out to be parts of 73-year-old Anna Faris.

Frederick Hengl remained jailed on $5m (¤3.9m) bail.