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Husband faces murder charge

A 33-YEAR-OLD man accused of the murder of his wife, who was found beaten to death in her Co Louth home in August, has yet to take up bail.

Mother-of-three Jacqueline McDonagh (34), was found dead at College Manor, Hoeys Lane, Dundalk on August 29.

Michael McDonagh, also of College Manor, was charged with her murder at Dundalk District Court and remanded in custody.

He was later granted bail terms in the High Court, subject to two ¤10,000 sureties being approved.

He appeared again yesterday at Cloverhill District Court but he has not yet taken up the bail. He was further remanded in custody until November 2.

Batman killing

mask is axed

Online auction company eBay has cancelled the sale of a Halloween mask of Colorado cinema shooting suspect James Holmes.

A seller was seeking hundreds of dollars for the mask depicting Holmes with his orange-red hair after he was arrested following the gun rampage at a Batman movie on July 20 in which 12 people were killed.

The auction site said it does not allow listings that attempt to profit from human tragedy or suffering.

Gaga to share

Lennon prize

Chart star Lady Gaga is to share a biennial peace prize in memory of John Lennon, honouring her charity work and equality campaigning.

The US singer has been chosen as one of the recipients of the LennonOno Grant For Peace which will be handed out in Reykjavik, Iceland, by Lennon's widow Yoko Ono next week.

Other recipients include the late writer Christopher Hitchens and Russian punk act Pussy Riot, imprisoned for a political protest.

Come on down for male model

A US man has won an online competition to become the first male model in The Price Is Right game show's 40-year history.

The CBS show said that viewers had chosen Rob Wilson from three finalists in Los Angeles.

Wilson begins his weeklong stint on October 15 alongside the female models the show is known for.