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In brief: Teen held over danger driving

A 15-YEAR-OLD schoolboy, who allegedly led gardai on a lengthy car chase while he was supposed to be under house arrest, has been further remanded in custody.

The Dublin Children's Court heard that the teenager, who has learning difficulties, was given bail on December 22 last on a car theft charge.

However, he was brought back to court and remanded in custody last week on three new charges, two for dangerous driving and one for failing to stop for gardai in the early hours of January 5.

He was remanded in custody yesterday for a further three weeks.

Schoolboy on pistol charges

THE State has been granted a further week to complete the book of evidence in the case of a Dublin schoolboy charged with possessing a semi-automatic pistol and 20 rounds of ammunition.

The boy, aged 16, had been charged at the Children's Court earlier with possession of a Smith and Wesson 9mm semi-automatic pistol, and 20 rounds of ammunition at Dorset Street, Dublin, on July 14 last year, when he was aged 15.

He was remanded on continuing bail to appear again next week.

Borat star in Saddam movie

Controversial comedian Sacha Baron Cohen is to play a dictator -- in a film adaptation of a book by Saddam Hussein.

The Borat star will co-write and star in The Dictator, based on Zabibah And The King, a romance novel the CIA believes was written by ghost-writers under the influence of former Iraqi dictator Saddam and published under his name.

The comedy is due to be released worldwide on May 11, 2012 by Paramount Pictures.

Nurse suing in

Tiger crash row

A nurse who was fired for looking at golfer Tiger Woods' medical records in the days after his November 2009 car crash is suing an Orlando hospital for defamation.

David M. Rothenberg has sued Health Central for $400,000 in damages and reinstatement and denies looking at the records

Woods was treated at the facility after the crash.