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Stolen car case sent for trial

A DUBLIN man who was allegedly caught in a stolen car at a Burger King drive-thru has been sent forward for trial in the Circuit Court.

James Preston (32) is also alleged to have had a stolen driving licence.

The defendant, with addresses at Ferrycarrig Drive and Edenmore Gardens in Coolock, appeared before Blanchardstown District Court charged with possession of a stolen 2004-registered vehicle and a stolen driving licence and using the vehicle without the consent of the owner.

The alleged incident took place on March 8.



Book alleges Mossad killings

A NEW book claims Israel's spy agency Mossad dispatched assassins into Iran as part of a campaign to sabotage the country's nuclear programme.

Israeli operatives have killed at least four Iranian nuclear scientists, according to authors Dan Raviv and Yossi Melman in their book Spies Against Armageddon: Inside Israel's Secret Wars.

The US and Israel accuse Iran of seeking nuclear weapons, a charge Tehran denies. Iran has long blamed the killings on Israel.



Governor hit DJ with mic

A PHILIPPINE governor who hit a broadcaster on the head with a microphone has been suspended for a month.

President Benigno Aquino III ordered Governor Jocel Baac of northern Kalinga province suspended without pay for a year after a video showed him bursting into DZRK radio studio and attacking announcer Jerome Tabanganay.

Tabanganay said Baac was apparently irked by the station's commentaries on illegal gambling and logging in the upland province.



Dylan rocks Montreux fest

BOB Dylan romped his way through a set of hits before a crowd at Switzerland's Montreux Jazz Festival.

Hundreds packed the festival to hear the 71-year-old's two-hour set.

His backing band, featuring violin, stand-up bass and slide guitar, complemented his piano, harp and electric guitar, on hits such as Like A Rolling Stone and All Along The Watchtower.