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Arrest warrant for raid suspect

A WARRANT has been issued for the arrest of a minor charged in connection with a series of large-scale burglaries in south Dublin.

The 16-year-old boy from Romania had been charged in October at the Dublin Children's Court over a burglary at Northumberland Road, on September 16 last.

Four Romanian men had also been charged in the District Court last month over the spate of burglaries, including one where about €30,000 worth of goods were allegedly stolen from offices.

BBC cancels Shooting Stars

The BBC has cancelled Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer's panel show Shooting Stars.

The show began life as a 1993 Christmas special and then ran for five series until 1997.

A BBC spokeswoman said: "In future there will be less space on BBC Two for comedy/entertainment panel shows so sadly Shooting Stars won't be returning. We'd like to thank Vic and Bob for everything they've brought to the channel over the years."

Woman (81) set herself on fire

Chinese media are reporting that an 81-year-old woman set herself on fire as officials tried to demolish her home.

Financial magazine Caijing said that Wang Liushi died on November 3 in her family's house in central Henan province. It says local officials said the house had been illegally constructed.

The Southern Metropolis newspaper says Wang's son and daughter-in-law climbed on to their roof and poured gasoline over themselves in a bid to stop the demolition team. They then heard a noise and saw smoke coming out of Wang's room.

Twain stalker out of prison

A former doctor who admitted to stalking Canadian country star Shania Twain has been released from jail with credit for time served.

Giovanni Palumbo pleaded guilty in September to criminal harassment and had been in custody since being arrested at Canada's top music awards in March, where he showed up with a greeting card for Twain.

A judge sentenced Palumbo to three years of probation yesterday.