Your Tuesday lunchtime news catch-up

Fourteen bodies have been discovered on an overcrowded barge in the Mediterranean Sea; A man charged with murdering another man in a "frenzied" knife attempted to flee Limerick District court this morning; A former detective with Scotland Yard has claimed police covered up an Irish serial killer who stalked and murdered 18 people on the London Underground Here’s today’s lunchtime irishexaminer.com round-up.

Your Tuesday lunchtime news catch-up

TOP STORY

14 bodies found as Irish Navy rescues hundreds from barge

Fourteen bodies have been discovered on an overcrowded barge in the Mediterranean Sea.

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IRELAND

Man charged with Limerick knife attack lashes out at gardaí in court

A man charged with murdering another man in a "frenzied" knife attempted to flee Limerick District court this morning.

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Irishman ‘killed 18 on London Tube’

A former detective with Scotland Yard has claimed police covered up an Irish serial killer who stalked and murdered 18 people on the London Underground.

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SPORT

Four year doping ban for Irish cyclist

Irish cyclist Ciaran Kelly has received a four year ban from the Irish Sports Council after testing positive for the banned substance clenbuterol.

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JOHN FOGARTY: Where does Cork GAA go from here?

By now, you know the cold, hard facts about one of the most jarring weekends for Cork GAA.

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WORLD

US Safety Board to announce cause of Virgin Galactic accident

America’s National Transportation Safety Board will meet to give its verdict on what caused a Virgin Galactic spaceship to break apart during a test flight, killing the co-pilot and seriously injuring the pilot.

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Spanish tourist suspected of killing Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe

Authorities in Zimbabwe are searching for a European tourist who they allege killed one of Africa’s most famous lions. They believe that the the man, who is possibly Spanish, may have paid around €50,000 to a safari guide for the chance to do so.

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ANALYSIS

FERGUS FINLAY: Too late to buy popularity, but Government could gain respect

DEAR ENDA, Joan, Michael and Brendan, I’m writing to you because you’re the four people who together constitute the economic engine room of the government.

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LIFESTYLE

A profile of the wonderful JK Rowling as she turns 50

She made her name writing children’s book yet is considered one of the literary talents of a generation. As her 50th birthday approaches, fellow author, Louise O’Neill profiles the wonderful JK Rowling.

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EXAMVIRAL

Stephen Hawking joins 1,000 researchers to co-sign open letter to ban killer robots

Professor Stephen Hawking has backed a call to prevent artificial intelligence (AI) technology being used in a “global arms race”.

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This is why you shouldn’t stand on the edge of the Cliffs of Moher

On the Cliffs of Moher, there’s a sign that reads: ’Please do not go beyond this point’.

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TECHNOW

GAMING

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MOVIES

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TECH

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BUSINESS

Local jobs promised as Weston Aviation plans new centre at Cork Airport

Weston Aviation has signed a long-term contract to open a new business aviation centre at Cork Airport, it was announced today.

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Expanded fleet ‘offers opportunity for Cork’

Ryanair has issued a come and get me appeal for Cork Airport to lower its landing costs ahead of the low fares airline taking delivery of a batch of new aircraft — some of which could be used to expand services at the airport.

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SHOWBIZ

Ed Sheeran lands acting role in gory medieval drama

Ed Sheeran has been given a recurring role in new FX show The B*****d Executioner.

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MOST READ RIGHT NOW

KIERAN SHANNON: Time for Cork’s backseat drivers to change direction

"It was a small thing but it told us a lot."

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