Teen jailed over gardai chase

A teenager who drove a stolen car at gardai during a high-speed chase has being jailed for four years after being told the court has run out of patience with him.

Liam O'Neill (18) of Longdale Terrace, Ballymun, pleaded guilty to unauthorised taking of a car at Fairlawn Road, Finglas, and to dangerous driving at St Helena's Road, Finglas, on February 15, 2011.

At the Criminal Courts of Justice, Judge Patrick McCartan also banned him from driving for 10 years.

Six confess to raping tourists

Six men detained in the recent rape of six Spanish tourists in Acapulco have confessed to the crimes, authorities said.

Attorney General Jesus Murillo Karam said prosecutors have gathered evidence against another suspect in the attack, which has further tainted the reputation of the Pacific resort, already damaged by gruesome beheadings and mutilations by drug cartels. The seventh suspect remains at large.

Book deal for Zuckerberg

The sister of Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg has a two-book deal.

HarperCollins said that social media executive and entrepreneur Randi Zuckerberg, who left Facebook in 2011, plans an autobiography, Dot Complicated, and a children's book.

Ms Zuckerberg has since founded her own company, Zuckerberg Media. Her brother co-founded Facebook in his Harvard dorm room in 2004 and his net worth is estimated at $9.4bn (€7bn).

Obama declares national disaster

US president Barack Obama has declared a national disaster in Mississippi following a massive tornado that badly damaged a college campus and damaged or destroyed more than 800 homes in the southern part of the state.

Mr Obama ordered government aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in counties affected by Sunday's tornado and the resulting weather.

The National Weather Service said the tornado had maximum winds of 170mph.