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Today’s top stories in 6 seconds

Don’t have time to mull over the news? Here’s everything you need to know.


1. #BSE: A suspected case of BSE, commonly known as mad cow disease, has been discovered in Co Louth. If confirmed it would be the first case of the disease since 2013.

2. #ATHLONE: A teenage boy who was rushed to hospital after getting into difficulty swimming on the River Shannon last has died in hospital.

3. #TRUMPTOWN: Businessman Donald Trump is back in Ireland to visit his Doonbeg hotel and golf course and he’s promising a “big announcement”.

4. #PEAK-A-BOO: Four tourists who stripped naked on a sacred Malaysian mountain have been blamed for an earthquake and have now been arrested.

5. #BAG CHECK: An industry-wide travel body has proposed that all carry-on luggage should be made smaller.

6. #RIP: Actor Christopher Lee, who was best known for his appearances in horror films and The Lord of the Rings, has died at the age of 93.

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