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Mum jailed for armed raids

A MUM-of-three who carried out two drug-fuelled raids has been sentenced to four years with 18 months suspended.

Teresa O'Donovan (37), a chronic drug user, was jailed for her part in armed robberies at Abrakebabra in Drumcondra and a pharmacy on Lower Dorset Street after breaking probation terms.

She has previously spent 14 months in custody, but was released in October 2011 under the supervision of the Probation Services.

Dublin Circuit Criminal Court heard that O'Donovan, of Stoneybatter, Dublin 7, had broken the terms of her probation and come to the attention of gardai a number of times over the last year.

Jude pulls out of western film

ACTOR Jude Law is reported to have pulled out of a new movie just as filming was due to begin, shortly after the British director failed to show up for work.

He was due to star in Jane Got A Gun, alongside Oscar-winning actress Natalie Portman. But according to movie website Deadline he has now withdrawn from the western.

Scottish director Lynne Ramsay had failed to show up earlier this week, which has already led to an angry outburst from one of the producers, Scott Steindorff.

Mosque blast kills preacher

AT LEAST 42 people have been killed and 84 wounded in a suicide bomb attack inside a mosque in the Syrian capital Damascus.

Among the dead was a top Sunni Muslim preacher and his grandson.

The death of 84-year-old Sheikh Mohammad Said Ramadan al-Buti removes one of the few remaining Assad supporters.

The Eman Mosque was packed with worshippers.

Brown is set free after 1 day

R&B singer Bobby Brown has been released from a Los Angeles jail after serving less than a day of his 55-day prison sentence for driving under the influence.

A sheriff's spokesman said the 44-year-old R&B singer was released after eight hours and fitted with an electronic ankle monitor because of prison overcrowding and good behaviour.