Teen (17) had stash of heroin

A YOUTH caught carrying a stash of heroin when gardai searched a car in west Dublin has been remanded on bail pending sentencing.

The 17-year-old boy pleaded guilty yesterday at the Dublin Children's Court to possessing heroin worth €465 for the purpose of sale or supply.

Garda Andrew Lyons told Judge Ann Ryan that last June a car carrying a number of adults as well as the teen was stopped.

The youth admitted having the heroin for sale, but claimed he had found it.

Murderer freed by mistake

Police in Indiana and Illinois are hunting for a convicted murderer who was released from custody by mistake.

Steven Robbins (44) ,of Gary, Indiana, was serving 60 years for murder and weapons charges in Indiana when he was sent to Chicago on Tuesday to face a drug charge.

Indiana officials say the drug charge was dropped and Illinois authorities released Robbins without returning him to the state.

US in cyber threat to China

The US is considering tougher action against Beijing to combat a persistent cyber-espionage campaign it believes Chinese hackers are waging against American companies and government agencies.

As the New York Times and Wall Street Journal reported that their computer systems had been infiltrated by China-based hackers, cybersecurity experts said the US government was looking at more pointed diplomatic and trade measures.

Protest over Japan whaling

Australia has protested to Japan about a ship that entered its waters in pursuit of anti-whaling activists.

Environment minister Tony Burke said his government confirmed that the ship, providing security to whaling vessels conducting Japan's annual hunt, was in Australia's exclusive economic zone near Macquarie Island.

He said Australia "strongly objects" to whaling vessels in its waters and Australia's embassy in Tokyo had protested to Japan's government over the incursion.