Your Friday morning news round up

A Cork stag party in Prague has been labelled a national embarrassment, a priest was jailed for four years yesterday for enlisting the help of members of the Continuity IRA, a young boy has told how he was buried alive for five days after the Nepal earthquake and the build up to the Mayweather V Pacquiao fight continues. These are some of the latest and most read news stories on irishexaminer.com this morning.

TOP STORY

Cork stag party wearing Hitler masks in Prague was ‘national embarrassment’

Drunken Irish revellers who wore Hitler masks just yards from a Jewish quarter while on a stag party in Prague have been branded a “truly repulsive” and an “embarrassment to Ireland”.

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IRELAND

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LATEST: AIB to cut variable mortgage rate to 3.9%

AIB has announced it is cutting mortgage interest rates on both owner-occupier and buy-to-let mortgages.

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MOST READ: Priest jailed for hiring IRA for threats

A priest was jailed for four years yesterday for enlisting the help of members of the Continuity IRA to threaten his nephew not to pursue a complaint made in a solicitor’s letter.

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SPORT

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LATEST: Pearson denies he's a bully after 'ostrich' and 'stupid' jibes

Nigel Pearson denied he is a bully after his latest outburst saw the Leicester boss heavily criticised.

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MOST READ: Mayweather V Pacquiao: World braced for desert storm 

In the middle of the utter chaos of every Las Vegas fight week, there is always an hour or so of excruciating boredom. This hour is so tedious it is almost comical.

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WORLD

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LATEST: 'All of a sudden I saw light': Boy who survived quake tells of his ordeal

A young boy has told how he was buried alive for five days after the Nepal earthquake that killed more than 6,000 people.

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MOST READ: Bipolar man ‘was unaware of execution’

A man executed in Indonesia for drug trafficking who was diagnosed with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder did not understand what was happening until his final moments, a priest assigned as his spiritual adviser has said.

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BUSINESS

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LATEST: Shell profits down 57% in Q1

Royal Dutch Shell has reported a 57% slump in first quarter profits after it was hit by the fall in oil and gas prices.

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MOST READ: Kerry Group eye shift in buyer demand

A key challenge for Kerry Group will be to meet ever-changing tastes and trends among consumers, chief executive Stan McCarthy yesterday told the food giant’s AGM, in Tralee.

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VIEWPOINTS

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MOST READ: Avoid triumph of political correctness over Mother Nature

Knowledge is power — the shift from yes to no occurs when people consider carefully how they want marriage to be construed in our society, says Dr Samuel Shephard

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LIFESTYLE

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Asking for help allows others to show how much they care

Don’t be afraid to ask for help said indie queen, Amanda Palmer in her phenomenally successful Ted Talk. Ellie O’Byrne says reach out and you will be rewarded.

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EXAMVIRAL

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LATEST: Microsoft reveals a new tool that guesses your age

Microsoft has released a new tool which claims to guess your age.

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MOST READ: VIDEO: Roy Keane - 'Dogs are a massive part of my family'

Roy Keane was back in Cork lately to help promote the great work done by Irish Guide Dogs.

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TECHNOW

LATEST: Microsoft Edge will replace Internet Explorer in Windows 10

After being the butt of jokes about internet browsers for years, Microsoft is hoping that its web browser can escape its reputation by changing its name. Of course, the browser will be better in many other ways too.

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MOST READ: Far Cry 4 dev matching donations to aid Nepal

Far Cry 4 developer Ubisoft Montreal will match Red Cross pledges of up to $100,000 to aid Nepal after it was hit by a 7.8 magnitude earthquake on Saturday.

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SHOWBIZ

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Britney's ankle gives way on stage

Britney Spears has fallen on stage in Las Vegas and injured her ankle forcing her to reschedule two shows.

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MOST READ RIGHT NOW

Your Friday morning news round up

Cork stag party wearing Hitler masks in Prague was ‘national embarrassment’

Drunken Irish revellers who wore Hitler masks just yards from a Jewish quarter while on a stag party in Prague have been branded a “truly repulsive” and an “embarrassment to Ireland”.

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