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In Brief: Theft-accused sent for trial

A DUBLIN man accused of robbing a female shop assistant in a bookmakers has been sent forward for trial.

Dean Brennan (26) has been ordered to stay away from Boyle Sports bookmakers -- where the alleged robbery occurred -- for the duration of the case.

The defendant, of Casement Park in Finglas, appeared before Blanchardstown District Court charged with robbery. The alleged incident took place at Boyle Sports, St Margaret's Road in Finglas on March 16 last.

American killed in Libya attack

A film attacking the prophet Mohammed sparked assaults on US diplomatic missions during which an American was shot dead as protesters burned the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

US secretary of state Hillary Clinton confirmed the State Department officer's death today and said she had called the Libyan president to co-ordinate additional support to protect Americans there.

She said the US deplored any intentional effort to denigrate the religious beliefs of others, but there was never justification for "vicious behaviour" like this.

RiRi's tattoo tribute to gran

Rihanna has revealed her latest tattoo, in honour of her grandmother Clara "Dolly" Braithwaite.

The We Found Love singer showed off the tattoo of the Egyptian goddess Isis underneath her breasts in a photo posted on her Twitter page, which she credited in memory of her beloved grandmother, who lost her fight with cancer on June 30.

'2m Syrians are starving in war'

Two million of the estimated three million Syrians that need food aren't getting it because of the intensifying war and the government's delay in granting visas to international humanitarian workers, the European Union's international aid chief said.

Kristalina Georgieva called on Syria to issue more visas, and she urged the international community to put more pressure on the government and opposition to respect the laws of war.