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Today’s News

Oscars change Foreign Language Feature Film category to International Feature Film

“We have noted that the reference to ‘foreign’ is outdated within the global filmmaking community.”

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Here’s all the news you need to know this Wednesday morning.

Man killed and two women seriously injured in car crash in Derry

The incident happened at around 11.45pm last night.

Poll: Should election posters be banned? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should election posters be banned?

The EU and local election campaigns begin today, so posters have been popping up all over the country.

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Sri Lankan police carry out controlled explosion near cinema as death toll from Easter bombing rises to 359

Hundreds were killed in a series of bomb blasts in the country on Easter Sunday.

Nasa Mars lander picks up what's likely first detected 'Marsquake'

Nasa has said the new seismic event was too small to provide solid data on the Martian interior.

From The42 There's a simple reason for Man United's dramatic loss of form Preview

There's a simple reason for Man United's dramatic loss of form

The out-of-sorts Red Devils have come up against good teams on a consistent basis of late.

Opinion: My Sri Lankan relatives had a lucky escape from the bombings - I'm struggling to keep my hopes for peace alive

After a decade of peace, I had hoped that our troubles were behind us, writes Dil Wickremasinghe.

Wangi-wangi and Wakatobi: Two white eye bird species discovered by Trinity College team near Indonesia

The group has been studying birds on Sulawesi, in Indonesia, and its offshore islands since 1999.

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Parents share tips for toddler-proofing the house - and the products that make the job easier

Brexplainer: How are the British parties shaping up for the controversial EU elections?

There’s a small chance they won’t actually take part, but this is getting more and more unlikely.

Trinity College 'unfairly dismissed' lecturer at centre of controversial Prime Time FGM comments WRC

Trinity College 'unfairly dismissed' lecturer at centre of controversial Prime Time FGM comments

Dr Ali Selim is one of the leading figures in the Irish Muslim community.

€22m research vessel wanted to help with Brexit's impact on Ireland's seas'

The new vessel is due to replace the RV Celtic Voyager.

'The loss of Lyra': Funeral service for murdered journalist Lyra McKee to take place in Belfast

The 29-year-old journalist was killed in Derry in the early hours of Good Friday.

Yesterday’s News

Man to appear in court charged in relation to Clonsilla shooting incident

Shots were fired at a vehicle on the Whitechapel Road on Monday morning.

Lyra's family: 'A warm and innocent heart, she was the greatest listener, someone who had time for everyone'

Lyra was murdered early on Friday morning in the Creggan in Derry following a night of fierce riots.

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

Vigil in Dublin for Lyra McKee, Donald Trump to visit England and IS claim responsibility for Sri Lanka attack – This evening’s top stories.

Militia leader allegedly had plans to assassinate Obama, Hillary Clinton and George Soros

The United Constitutional Patriots say they want to draw attention to immigration violations and assist federal law enforcement in patrolling the border.

From The42 Analysis: How Saracens took away Tadhg Beirne's jackal threat Breakdown

Analysis: How Saracens took away Tadhg Beirne's jackal threat

The Munster lock was left frustrated in Coventry on Saturday.

Woman arrested in relation to killing of Lyra Mckee released unconditionally

The 29 year-old was killed in Derry last week.

From The42 Ireland international Shane Long scores the fastest goal in Premier League history Take A Bow This post contains videos

Ireland international Shane Long scores the fastest goal in Premier League history

The Tipperary native found the net after just seven seconds.

Teenager in critical condition after crash between van and car in Cork

Motorists have been asked to avoid the Dunkereen Cross area for the next few hours.

FactFind: Maternity, paternity and parental leave - how much time do new parents get?

Male same-sex couples are now also being recognised under the parental leave proposal.

Patrick Quirke murder trial nears end as jury to continue deliberations tomorrow

Patrick Quirke has pleaded not guilty to the murder of Bobby Ryan.

Dalkey Tidy Towns won't be removing candidates' posters during the election campaign (despite saying they would)

The committee sent an email earlier today informing candidates that election posters would be removed.

Journalist and sister of Boris, Rachel Johnson is contesting the European elections

Johnson is standing for anti-Brexit party Change UK.

IS claims Sri Lanka bombings and releases photo of attackers

More than 320 people were killed in the Easter blasts.

From The42 TV Wrap: BT Sport make a holy show of themselves with Billy Vunipola comments On The Box

TV Wrap: BT Sport make a holy show of themselves with Billy Vunipola comments

Meanwhile, Paul Merson serves up the best bit of telly all week.

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Jury in trial of Patrick Quirke told to consider circumstantial evidence with care

After almost two months of evidence, the jury is expected to begin deliberations this afternoon.

From The42 Ronnie O'Sullivan suffers shock World Championship defeat to 23-year-old amateur Rocket Crash

Ronnie O'Sullivan suffers shock World Championship defeat to 23-year-old amateur

A stunning victory for James Cahill is being labelled the biggest upset in the history of the World Championship.

Gardaí appeal for BMW driver that stopped near scene of fatal collision in Dublin to come forward

The accident happened at approximately 7.45pm on Monday 8 April.

Donald Trump to get Buckingham Palace banquet as UK state visit is confirmed

The state visit is to take place in June.

From The42 Leinster drive for five but Saracens have score to settle in Newcastle Decider

Leinster drive for five but Saracens have score to settle in Newcastle

Leo Cullen praised James Lowe but said there is still a decision to make with his ‘non-European players’.

'Time to act': HIQA report finds PrEP programme to reduce HIV rates would be cheaper and more effective

A draft report on the introduction of the programme was published today.

MPs are back after their Easter break, so what's the Brexit latest?

The UK is preparing for local elections, European elections; while Theresa May still tries to get her deal over the line.

PE lessons could be taught through Irish in effort to make language relevant 'to the next generation'

A new scheme aimed at teaching pupils a second language was announced today.

Sri Lanka minister: Easter bomb attacks were 'in retaliation' for Christchurch mosque shootings

Eight explosions struck churches and hotels in the capital Colombo on Easter Sunday.

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