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Fraud accused 'is hiding here'

A woman on the run from police in Northern Ireland after jumping bail on fraud charges two years ago could be living in the Republic, police revealed today.

Julia Holmes is believed to be staying in a number of locations, most recently Galway, according to the PSNI.

She absconded after being freed on bail when accused of two charges of fraud by misrepresentation, totalling £18,000. Holmes, in her 60s, failed to turn up for a court appearance in January 2011.

A warrant was then issued for her arrest. Police said she has used a number of false identities. She is 5ft 5ins tall with blue eyes and changes her hair colour and style.

Bieber sued over hit song

Two Virginia songwriters are suing Justin Bieber and Usher for $10m (€7.6m) for copyright infringement.

Devin Copeland and Mareio Overton claim Bieber's song Somebody To Love contains numerous lyrical and stylistic similarities to the song they wrote in 2008 by the same name.

The songwriters filed a lawsuit in federal court in Norfolk, Virginia, claiming that numerous producers had conspired to copy their song.

Bomb suspect pal released

A judge has a released a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev from custody while he awaits trial for allegedly lying to investigators probing the bombings.

Robel Phillipos (19) was charged last week with lying to investigators about visiting Tsarnaev's college dorm room after the bombings.

The student faces a maximum of eight years in prison if convicted.

Ex-Bunny loses Hagar libel suit

A defamation lawsuit against rocker Sammy Hagar, filed by a former Playboy bunny who claims he fathered her child, has been dismissed.

The former Van Halen frontman is pleased with the result, his attorney said.

US District Judge Linda Reade ruled Hagar did not defame the woman when he accused her in his 2011 memoir of falsely naming him as the baby's father.