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Remand for carjack accused

A Latvian man charged in connection with a carjacking has been remanded in custody.

Janis Zarans (29) from 15 Weaver's Hall, Market Square, Longford, did not apply for bail when he appeared before Harristown District Court in Roscommon yesterday.

Zarans is charged with the false imprisonment of Sabrina Cence at Heaton's Car Park, Townspark, Longford, on October 29. He did not speak during the brief hearing.

His solicitor, Frank Gearty, told Judge Geoffrey Browne that there was no application for bail. Inspector Ollie Baker applied for Zarans to be remanded in custody to Harristown District Court on November 28.

Jagger illness forces no-show

Mick Jagger has been ordered to rest by doctors after developing a throat infection, causing the Rolling Stones to cancel a major show in Australia.

The group have had to axe a performance tonight at Hanging Rock, near Melbourne, during their latest tour, which includes a number of dates rescheduled from earlier in the year in the wake of the suicide of Jagger's girlfriend L'Wren Scott. Space team quits desert

US investigators who have been in the Mojave Desert trying to find out why Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo crashed are wrapping up their work in southern California.

The safety board will take months more to finish interviews and analysis of physical evidence before publicly stating what it thinks caused the crash.

Virgin Galactic is building a replacement spaceship and says test flights could resume as early as next summer.

Big Apple slows downs

New York City's lower 40kph speed limit is now the law. The measure is part of Mayor Bill de Blasio's traffic safety plan known as "Vision Zero" to reduce pedestrian and driver deaths.

The city is replacing about 3,000 speed signs.

The 40kph speed limit affects about 90pc of the city's streets.


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