Here's your lunchtime bulletin.
IRELAND: Police in India are reported to have got a confession from a man saying he raped an Irish woman found dead at a coastal resort in the country.
IRELAND: Improving weather conditions off the North Mayo coast are helping emergency services' search of the area where three helicopter crew are still missing.
IRELAND: A young girl has been airlifted to hospital in a critical condition following a road traffic collision in Co Clare this morning.
WORLD: At least 25 people have been killed after a suicide bomber detonated an explosive vest inside the main judicial building in Damascus, Syrian state-owned television said.
WORLD: An Australian woman has suffered burns to her face after her battery-operated headphones exploded during a flight from Beijing to Melbourne, Australian air safety investigators said.
BUSINESS: German authorities have searched the offices of car maker Audi in connection with the scandal over emissions tests by its parent company, Volkswagen.
SPORT: Here Irish Examiner Racing Correspondent Tommy Lyons gives his tips ahead of day two of the Festival.
FEATURES:“WAR isn’t about racking up a kill count, it’s about surviving with your soul intact.” So says Ryan Placchetti, lead writer on the gaming adaptation of Apocalypse Now. Placchetti is better-placed than most to comment — he served with the US army on a tour of Iraq in 2005.
VIRAL: Since releasing his latest album as singles, Ed Sheeran's music is all you hear these days so it makes a refreshing change to listen to this Ed Sheeran/Steve Earle/Mundy mash-up of Galway Girl.
SHOWBIZ: All you Home and Away fans, be still your beating hearts. Dan Ewing, aka Heath Braxton is in town and he is touring the country doing meet and greets as well as Q & A's.
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