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  • Google executive among dead on Everest after quake

    Dan Fredinburg, a Google executive who described himself as an adventurer, was among those who died in the massive earthquake that struck Nepal. Lawrence You, the company’s director of privacy, posted online that Mr Fredinburg was in Nepal with three other Google employees climbing Mount Everest. According to technology blog Re/Code, Mr Fredinburg was an experienced climber who co-founded, in his spare time, Google Adventure. The project aims to “translate the Google Street View concept into extreme, exotic locations like the summit of Mount Everest or the Great Barrier Reef off Australia”, according to Startup Grind, a global community. q
  • Some surprises in PFA's Premier League team of the year

    Six Chelsea players have been named in the Professional Footballers’ Association Premier League team of the year. Jose Mourinho’s men are on the brink of a first title since 2010 and their dominance over the past nine months was highlighted by a cluster of blue shirts in the XI announced by the PFA on Sunday. The entire back four started the season as Blues players, with centre-back pairing John Terry and Gary Cahill joined by Branislav Ivanovic and Ryan Bertrand, the latter of whom signed permanently for Southampton in February having joined on loan last summer. q
  • Ireland needs to prepare for looming UK breakup or reform

    Conservative leader David Cameron this week attacked the Scottish National Party as “not just an old political party... with a list of interesting demands to make our country stronger, they come with one intention only, to break the UK up and create an independent Scotland”.

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  • Celebrities support Bruce Jenner after he confirms he 'is a woman'

    In a much-anticipated interview, Bruce Jenner disclosed to Dianne Sawyer that he ‘is a woman’ as he talked about how his transitioning from a man to a woman. His 89-year-old mother was also interviewed, saying she was more proud of Bruce than when he stood as an Olympic champion in Montreal. Absolutely flawed at how courageous and brave Bruce Jenner is. Bruce Jenner is one the bravest humans out there. q
  • Red carpet looks from the LGBT awards: Black jumpsuits, plunging necklines and a very sparkly Katie Hopkins

    And of course, there was the matter of Lewis Duncan Weedon’s cherry red lippy. q
  • VIDEO: LeBron’s incredible one handed full court basket

    LeBron James produced a one-handed full court shot yesterday during a Cleveland Cavaliers' practice session in Boston. The 6’8” basketball star was chatting with team-mates on the baseline before he took a single step forward and casually unleashed the one armed throw. Just to show it wasn’t any big deal, the Houston Rockets later posted a clip of their player Dwight Howard pulling off a similar move. q
  • Gardaí search for missing teenager Mark Twomey

    Gardaí have asked for the public's help in finding missing teenager Mark Twomey. q
  • ‘Honor told Niall Horan that it didn’t matter how many limos or private jets he travelled in, he’d always have the whiff of the bog about him’

    ‘Honor told Niall Horan that it didn’t matter how many limos or private jets he travelled in, he’d always have the whiff of the bog about him’

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  • Michéal Martin calls Brian Cowen protesters ‘fascists’

    Fianna Fáil leader Michéal Martin has described the protestors who confronted former Taoiseach Brian Cowen as he got into his car as “fascists” and said they have no place in a modern democracy. Video has emerged in recent days of Mr Cowen being harassed in Dublin city centre, and Fianna Fáil justice spokesman Niall Collins said he “wouldn’t have a problem” with reintroducing Garda drivers for former Taoisigh.

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  • Clinton cash claims brings Hillary camp out swinging

    The salvos being fired at 2016 presidential contender Hillary Clinton are flying because she is Democratic frontrunner by some distance, but they are landing on one of her weakest flanks: money. This week the bombshells – previews from an impending book called Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich – lit up the political sky and drew retaliatory strikes from Clinton’s camp. Just so it is clear what side he is on, author Peter Schweizer, a conservative, is a former speechwriter for president George W Bush. The Journal, incidentally, is published by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp, which is also publishing Schweizer’s book through subsidiary HarperCollins.

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  • Floyd Mayweather: Manny Pacquiao ‘looked shocked’ when he saw me in Miami

    Floyd Mayweather senses he landed a telling psychological blow on Manny Pacquiao during a decisive moment on their path to finally agreeing next Saturday’s superfight in Las Vegas. The greatest boxers of their generation met accidentally in January when attending a Miami Heat basketball match, chatting briefly as they came face to face for the first time before exchanging phone numbers. Mayweather called Pacquiao a few hours later and visited the Filipino in his hotel suite in what has since been described as the turning point in ending the five-year stand-off that had prevented the welterweight rivals from clashing.

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  • Everton with emphatic win against United at Goodison Park

    Everton handed Manchester United their heaviest Premier League defeat of Louis van Gaal’s reign on Sunday afternoon. Roberto Martinez’s side ran out 3-0 winners at Goodison Park thanks to goals from James McCarthy, John Stones and Kevin Mirallas.

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  • Elle Macpherson takes urine tester kit everywhere

    Supermodel Elle Macpherson has admitted that the most surprising thing in her handbag is the urine tester kit, which she uses to check her alkaline state. The 51-year-old said: "(The most surprising thing in my handbag is) a pH balance urine tester kit to check that I'm in an alkaline state. Having been labeled 'The Body' since the 1980s, Macpherson has had to make sure her physique is in peak condition at all times, and the "Britain's Next Top Model" host puts her figure down to "variation" and "consistency", reports Having said that, red meat, wheat and dairy don't work for me," Macpherson told Evening Standard newspaper.

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  • Simon Cowell resists dog hypnosis in Britain's Got Talent 2015

    Viewers will see dog lover Simon Cowell appear to resist the charms of a hypnotic hound in tonight’s Britain’s Got Talent. Simon, who is regularly photographed with his dogs Squiddly and Diddly, got on stage after Krystyna Lennon and her dog Princess had performed their act on members of the audience and presenting duo Ant and Dec. Other acts on the show include singer Paul Manners who proudly boasted of singing at Peter Andre’s brother’s wedding but then proceeded to forget the words to his own song Hold You (In My Arms). q
  • Radcliffe’s greatness will endure despite Olympic failures

    World record holder, now 41 year old, takes final lap of honour in London Marathon

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  • The women driving Ireland's brightest small businesses to success

    Not content to be passengers, Irish women are taking the wheel and driving business forward. From making great strides in technology to creating a luxury brand, these women are all bidding to create a space in the marketplace of their own. A former Marketing Manager for AIB Capital Markets, Banton spent time learning about fragrance creation at the Grasse Institute of Perfumery and founded Brooke & Shoals, a Wicklow-based lifestyle and fragrance brand.

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  • Medical expert fired after photos of plane crash victims displayed

    A Dutch medical anthropologist has been fired from the forensics team tasked with identifying the bodies of those killed aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 – after he used photographs of the victims’ body parts without authorisation to illustrate a public lecture. Prof George Matt of Leiden University, an international authority on physical anthropology, used the photographs in a talk to medical students in Maastricht earlier this month – at which he is also accused of making incorrect observations about the cause of the crash.

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  • Taoiseach defends plan for IBRC SiteServ inquiry

    The Taoiseach's defended the decision to ask IBRC's liquidators to lead a review into the sale of SiteServ. Enda Kenny says the liquidators can produce a review quicker than anyone else, because they're already have most of the details to hand. Opposition TDs are still rejecting the plan, arguing that the liquidators are not operating at an arm's-length basis - and also raising concerns that the liquidators' firm, KPMG, was involved in the sale. Meanwhile Denis O'Brien and the man who oversaw the sale have both defended their roles, and are offering to appear before the Public Accounts Committee to address any concerns people may have.

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  • Mick Schumacher shows racing pedigree on Formula Four debut

    Mick Schumacher finished ninth on his Formula Four debut on Saturday as the son of seven-time Formula One world champion Michael showed racing ability runs in the family. The 16-year-old had qualified in 19th place on the grid for Van Amersfoort Racing in Oschersleben but enjoyed a good race and made up 10 places before the chequered flag to take two points. Competing in the inaugural round of the maiden ADAC Formula Four season, Schumacher was awarded the best rookie award for his display in the first of three races over the course of the season-opening weekend.

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  • 10 great summer movies to look out for in 2015 that aren’t sequels

    The summer movie season isn’t just sequels and reboots. OK, well, it mostly is. But there are originals trying to squeak through, too. Here are 10 movies to look forward to this summer: 1. Spy (June 5) Melissa McCarthy stars in Spy (20th Century

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