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Hijack suspect is refused bail

A YOUNG Dublin man who allegedly tasered a taxi-driver and then stole his taxi was refused bail yesterday.

Darren McKevitt was allegedly caught when the gardai found the stolen Toyota Avensis outside his home in Cushlawn Park, Tallaght.

McKevitt (26), of Cushlawn Park, Tallaght and St Peter's Road, Walkinstown, faces charges of driving a stolen car and robbing €40 from James McKeon on November 24, 2014 in Tallaght.

Judge Bridget Reilly refused bail and remanded McKevitt in custody to appear before Cloverhill Court on December 2 next.

Girls' suicide attack kills 30

Two female suicide bombers blew themselves up in a crowded market in Nigeria's northeastern city of Maiduguri, killing at least 30 people, according to witnesses and a security official.

The two teenage girls dressed in full hijabs entered the busy market. The first set off her explosives and killed about three women.

When others gathered around the scene, the second bomber screamed and blew herself up, killing about 30.

Thrones' star wins Emmy

Game Of Thrones star Stephen Dillane has won an International Emmy for another one of his roles - playing a detective in cross channel drama The Tunnel.

The star, who plays Stannis Baratheon in Game Of Thrones, won the best actor award for his performance in the whodunnit, which was inspired by Scandinavian show The Bridge.

He played a British cop who joined forces up with his French counterpart, played by Clemence Poesy, in The Tunnel which was shown on Sky Atlantic in France.

IS fighting Iraqi forces

Islamic State insurgents have battled Iraqi forces in the centre of Baiji, a week after the army broke their prolonged siege of the country's largest oil refinery just outside the town, an army officer said.

The renewed fighting in Baiji by the Islamist militants appeared aimed at reimposing that stranglehold around the sprawling oil facility.