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No bail in taxi threat case

A 31-YEAR-OLD man, who allegedly threatened to shoot a taxi driver during a robbery in Dublin, has been has been further remanded in custody for four weeks.

Sean Ducque, who has given an address at Cloonlara Crescent, north Dublin, was denied bail last week after he was charged with robbery and possessing a firearm at Terreace Place Dublin 1, at about 7pm on October 26. Bail was refused due to the seriousness of the charges. He will appear again at Cloverhill District Court on December 2.

US voters to shape Senate

Voters in the US have gone to the polls, casting ballots in midterm elections where Republicans are poised to make gains and possibly recapture control of the Senate in a race that could complicate President Barack Obama's last two years in office.

Obama's low job approval rating, partisan gridlock in Washington and a US economy that is not growing broadly enough to help many in the middle class are the major issues before voters in elections for 36 senators, 36 governors and all 435 members of the House of Representatives.

Beyonce tops highest paid list

Beyonce is the highest paid woman in music in 2014, with estimated earnings of $115m (€92m), more than double what she pulled in last year, Forbes magazine has said.

The huge sum, most of which was from her world tour, propelled Beyonce (33) from fourth place last year and put her firmly ahead of pop star Taylor Swift (24) with $64m, who jumped one spot from last year to No. 2.

Majority 'not religious at all'

More than half of Britons believe religion does more harm than good, with less than a quarter believing faith is a positive force.

A survey for the Huffington Post UK revealed that only 8pc of Britons describe themselves as very religious, with more than 60pc saying they were not religious at all. Some 56pc declared themselves Christian, 2.5pc Muslim, 1pc Jewish and the remainder were of another faith or none.