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Sunday 22 May, 2016

Japanese pop star stabbed repeatedly by "obsessive fan"

Police arrested a man on the spot and seized a blood-covered knife.

16-year-old arrested after man murdered in Derry

Another 24 year old man also received injuries to his head.

Students in Mayo built this impressive outdoor classroom

The structure has already attracted a lot of interest from locals and someone even celebrated a 50th birthday there recently.

Sitdown Sunday: The lynching of Jesse Washington

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.

From The42 When you drive at nearly 300kph, fear just slows you down Racing Cert

When you drive at nearly 300kph, fear just slows you down

22-year-old Sean Doyle tells The42 what it takes to drive an LMP2 car.

'If I do break my diet I would be very sick" - living with coeliac disease isn't easy

We spoke to two people whose lives changed as a result of their diagnosis.

Poll: Should the health system be privatised? Your Say This post contains a poll

Grandfather who fought off sharks in last solo kayak plans to cross Atlantic for third time

He once rafted along the Amazon in Peru but had to abort the mission after encountering bandits.

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Here’s what you need to know as Sunday starts.

Two killed and 11 injured after gunman opens fire at concert in Austria

State broadcaster ORF said it occurred on property used by a motorcycle club.

This Irish documentary about fishing and oil is making people angry

Risteard O Domhnaill was behind the documentary The Pipe. Now he has returned with an acclaimed documentary voiced by Brendan Gleeson.

'Completely unacceptable': 21-week wait for carer's allowance claims to be processed

The Department of Social Protection said processing times vary for different payments, depending on the qualification criteria.

Justin Bieber could teach our government a thing or two about healthcare

We should follow the singer’s lead and call for a quality public healthcare system, writes Julien Mercille.

From The42 'I closed the door, turned to the missus and said 'What the f**k has just happened?'' Once In A Lifetime

'I closed the door, turned to the missus and said 'What the f**k has just happened?''

Richie Ryan has just signed a lucrative and life-changing deal in North American soccer.

Someone is waking up €5.5 million richer this morning

The ticket was sold in Dublin.

The day that Ireland changed forever

One year on from the historic same-sex marriage referendum, key figures from both sides share their memories.

US air strike "more than likely" kills Taliban leader

The strike took place “in the Afghanistan-Pakistan border area.”

Four charged with attempted murder after police car torched in France

The incident happened earlier this week and has been branded “anti-cop hatred”.

People living in the south but working in Northern Ireland CAN still get a mortgage after all

Some confusion had reigned regarding the new European Mortgage Credit Directive as to whether those paid in foreign currencies can apply for mortgages here.

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Saturday 21 May, 2016

Paramedic goes the extra mile to help older woman whose husband died on Irish ferry

“They came over for a weekend away, this lady was lost – she was in complete shock.”

From The42 Connacht's sensational fairytale continues as they secure Pro12 final spot Sensational

Connacht's sensational fairytale continues as they secure Pro12 final spot

Pat Lam’s men were utterly deserved winners over Glasgow in Galway.

How does an oil-rich country with an economy bigger than New Zealand have food shortages?

Venezuela’s President has threatened to seize factories amid unrest.

This not-very-pretty shopping centre has helped inspire a movement

We spoke to one local artist about trying to bring change in the area.

Premature baby revived by fire brigade officers en route to Dublin hospital

Baby boy Seán Robert was aged just 27 weeks when he made his premature arrival earlier this week.

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

EgyptAir investigation, TD defends company liquidation, and former GAA president Joe McDonagh dies – it’s the Evening Fix.

From The42 As it happened: Connacht v Glasgow Warriors, Pro12 semi-final Liveblog

As it happened: Connacht v Glasgow Warriors, Pro12 semi-final

We followed all the action from Galway.

The massive search for MH370 is to end this August

Other possibilities will be looked at, including the “rogue pilot” theory that the captain deliberately crashed it into the sea.

How much money does it cost to build a single house in Dublin? It's the week in numbers

Plus: the top 10 favourite food brands for Irish shoppers.

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From The42 As it happened: Dublin v Wexford, Leinster SHC quarter-final Minute-by-Minute

As it happened: Dublin v Wexford, Leinster SHC quarter-final

Ger Cunningham’s side take on Liam Dunne’s charges with a semi-final date with Kilkenny up for grabs.

Passengers jump from hot air balloon onto boats in dramatic Melbourne rescue Out Of Fuel This post contains videos

Passengers jump from hot air balloon onto boats in dramatic Melbourne rescue

Nine people were rescued in unusual circumstances as their balloon ran out of fuel this morning.

Experts give their tips on how to reduce your waste (and save your money)

We found out some great tips from people in the know like chef Catherine Fulvio and the Environmental Protection Agency.

Living with Chronic Pain Syndrome: 'But you don't look like you are sick'

Kelly McGill explains what it’s like to have your life quality diminished by an invisible illness.

First pictures of EgyptAir wreckage emerge but reason for disaster remains unclear

Reports today suggest the front of the plane had smoke in it before the crash.

From The42 As it happened: Manchester United v Crystal Palace, FA Cup final Wembley Way

As it happened: Manchester United v Crystal Palace, FA Cup final

Palace and United went to extra time at Wembley.

"I haven't broken the law": Government Chief Whip defends liquidation of company

Regina Doherty defended the closure of her company today.

Some ex-TDs haven't bothered to return their laptops, but the Dáil still wants them back

20 former TDs who either retired or lost their seats have failed to return technology worth €20,000 provided to them by the State.

'Alan Kelly will work with Brendan Howlin to rebuild Labour'

Sources say that Kelly will stay in the party.

Intel warns the rental housing squeeze could stall its expansion in Cork

The computing giant is cutting staff in Ireland – but it’s still worried about the cost of accommodation.