Brothers jailed for Quinn theft

TWO brothers, with more than 100 criminal convictions between them, have each been given five months extra in jail for stealing a laptop belonging to a daughter of ex-billionaire Sean Quinn.

Keith (36) and his brother Gary Kinlan (35) broke into Aoife Quinn's car while it was parked in a laneway in Dublin city-centre.

They stole a case containing a HP laptop and iPhone 3GS, but were caught by gardai within minutes, hiding in a flats complex.

Judge Catherine Murphy imposed five-month terms on each man and ordered that they were to run consecutive to the expiry of their existing sentences.

Tunisian party leader killed

A Tunisian opposition party leader who criticised the Islamist-led government and violence by radical Muslims was shot dead outside his home today, officials said. Chokri Belaid was targeted as he left his house in the capital, Tunis, the Unified Democratic Nationalist Party said.

Mr Belaid was critical of Tunisia's leadership, especially the moderate Islamist party Ennahda which dominates the government.

Government spokesman Samir Dilou called it an "odious crime".

Thieves steal right shoes

POLICE are appealing for information after thieves made off with a stash of right-foot ladies' shoes.

The footwear was left overnight outside a shop in Exeter, England. The rack consisted entirely of right-footed ladies' shoes and children's snow boots.

A spokesman for Devon and Cornwall Police said: "The stolen footwear will be of little use to anyone without the matching shoe."

Monopoly fans vote on pieces

THE end is near for the shoe or the iron in Monopoly, as fans vote to decide which token to eliminate and what to replace it with.

So far, toy maker Hasbro has said the wheelbarrow, shoe and iron are neck and neck for elimination through the Save Your Token Campaign.

The new addition will be a robot, diamond ring, cat, helicopter or guitar.