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Dublin: 16 °C Thursday 25 August, 2016

Today’s News

Police report Katie Hopkins to Twitter over poll about the deaths of five men

In the hours after the tragedy Hopkins – known for her controversial antics on Twitter – posted a poll about the event.

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

Bye-bye Ebay, physician heal thyself, and Hickey seeks house arrest – it’s your Evening Fix.

Controversial burkini ban to be decided by French court tomorrow

The ruling, due tomorrow afternoon, is likely to set a precedent for around 30 French towns which have banned the burkini, mostly in the southeast.

How racing with drones is like being a 'very fast bird'

It’s in its infancy, but with the national championships happening this weekend, those involved hope it will become something bigger.

Trailer Watch: Which movie should you go see this weekend? Cinema This post contains a poll

Trailer Watch: Which movie should you go see this weekend?

What’s a must-watch, and what’s a miss? We tell you.

From The42 We'll Leave It There So: More O'Donovan success, huge Euro draw for Celtic and today's sport Thursday

We'll Leave It There So: More O'Donovan success, huge Euro draw for Celtic and today's sport

Elsewhere, Ireland will have another Paralympian in Rio while Cristiano Ronaldo picks up another individual accolade.

Dog set to star in RTÉ show is found after public appeal

Sadie’s owners believe she was stolen.

Man who threw boiling water on gay couple sentenced to 40 years in prison

Marquez Tolbert testified that after pouring hot water on them, Blackwell grabbed him as he jumped and screamed in pain and told him: “Get out of my house with all that gay.”

PHOTOS: London Zoo is doing its annual weigh-in Tipping The Scales This post contains videos This post contains images

PHOTOS: London Zoo is doing its annual weigh-in

It helps zookeepers monitor the animals’ health and well-being.

Guardiola heading to Celtic Park and back to Barcelona in the Champions League

First-timers Leicester City will be delighted with the draw, which was made this evening.

OCI'S Kevin Kilty and Stephen Martin wear Team Ireland kits to give statements to Rio police

They were due to meet Brazilian police at 2.30pm today.

Pat Hickey's wife leaves Rio as lawyers make house arrest bid

Meanwhile, a Brazilian police commissioner said he does not object to the former OCI boss being put under house arrest.

Gardaí have seized up to €2 million worth of drugs in the past week

This week, Gardaí have seized drugs, weapons and cash in five operations in Louth, Meath, and Dublin. They also said Gardaí have also said they have seized 20 weapons, including five assault rifles and a submachine gun so far this year.

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

eBay to close Dundalk operation next year

The decision is being made as PayPal wants to expand its business next year and has asked eBay to leave the facility.

Europe accused of 'undermining the global tax system' as Apple faces billions in Irish back-taxes

The transatlantic dogfight over multinationals’ profit-shifting continues to heat up.

From The42 O'Donovan one step closer to world championship medal after storming to semi-final victory Rowing Solo

O'Donovan one step closer to world championship medal after storming to semi-final victory

A typically strong finish from the 22-year-old saw him post the fastest time of the day heading into Saturday’s final.

Hiker found alive in remote mountain hut one month after going missing

The woman’s partner fell down a steep slope while the pair were hiking.

US firefighter can drive and swim again one year after face transplant

Patrick Hardison (42) was disfigured when the roof of a burning home collapsed on top of him in 2001.

From The42 Former Tipp minor hurler qualifies for Rio Paralympics after expulsion of Russian athletes Rio 2016

Flight from London to Belfast delayed after cabin crew get into heated row

The argument was over water bottles apparently.

This tiny robot octopus is powered by its own gas

The robot is the first of its kind and could lead to future soft robots that could perform tasks traditional robots can’t access.

Over 2.3m journeys made on public bike schemes so far this year

That’s almost 13,000 journeys a day, across five locations.

Substance abuse: More than 20 doctors referred for help

The figures are in the latest Medical Council annual report.

Five young men die in seaside tragedy in England

Police believe the men were all in their late teens and early 20s and had gone to the beach together.

Petition set up to 'formally compliment' Sydney Rose for abortion comments

It’s in response to RTÉ receiving a number of complaints about Brianna Parkins’ remarks.

Boy (13) held at knifepoint by burglar in Limerick home

The man told the boy he would stab him unless he showed him where valuables in the house were kept.

'Maynooth seminary has to change, we are living in a different world'

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin said “radical change” is needed within the Catholic Church.

Poll: Do you think school holidays should be shorter? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think school holidays should be shorter?

The back to school countdown is on.

Scrapping the USC could lead to an increase in property tax... of 600%

Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty this morning described the alternative options to USC revealed via Freedom of Information as “shocking”.

Pokémon Go-related car accident kills woman in Japan

The driver was playing the game when he hit and killed one woman and injured another.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Here’s all you need to know this Thursday morning.

From The42 Captain O'Mahony closes in on comeback for Erasmus' Munster Pom

Captain O'Mahony closes in on comeback for Erasmus' Munster

It’s been a long road back for the blindside flanker, who is positive about the new regime.

29-year-old French man charged with stabbing murder of British backpacker

21-year-old Mia Ayliffe-Chung died from multiple stab wounds following the attack yesterday morning.

Historic peace deal reached to put an end to world's longest-running war

Over the past 50 years civil war in Colombia has killed 260,000 people.

They call me MR BREXIT! Trump and Farage campaign together in Mississippi

The joint appearance comes just days after Trump confused the world with an odd Brexit-themed tweet.

Death toll in Italy earthquake rises to at least 247

The death toll in the devastating quake has almost doubled overnight.

Arab Spring: Upheaval had major negative impact on life expectancy

The war in Syria, for instance, has erased 6 years from average life expectancy.

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