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From TheJournal.ie WATCH: First videos of explosion aftermath in Oslo Oslo This post contains videos

WATCH: First videos of explosion aftermath in Oslo

The extent of the devastation is as yet unclear.

From TheJournal.ie WATCH: Rupert Murdoch pied by protester whilst giving evidence to MPs Hacking This post contains videos

WATCH: Rupert Murdoch pied by protester whilst giving evidence to MPs

Murdoch has been giving evidence in the phone hacking scandal.

From TheJournal.ie Brooks to be questioned by parliament over hacking Hacking

Brooks to be questioned by parliament over hacking

But what will Rupert and James Murdoch do?

From TheJournal.ie News Corp withdraws bid for BSkyB Hacking

News Corp withdraws bid for BSkyB

It follows the controversy surrounding the allegations that newspapers owned by its proprietor Ruper Murdoch were involved in phone-hacking.

From TheJournal.ie Healy-Rae will pay back money from Dáil calls Healy-Rae

Healy-Rae will pay back money from Dáil calls

He continues to deny any wrongdoing and said he would pay the money back as a gesture.

From TheJournal.ie David Cameron’s constituency chairman found dead at Glastonbury Glastonbury

David Cameron’s constituency chairman found dead at Glastonbury

The UK prime minister said he was “devastated” by Christopher Shale’s death in the backstage area at the music festival.

SIX MOUNTAINEERS HAVE been found dead in the French Alps, BBC News reports. A hiker discovered the bodies on Sunday. They appeared to have died in an avalanche of snow and stones according to officials.

From TheJournal.ie Former Finance Minister Brian Lenihan has died Brian Lenihan

Former Finance Minister Brian Lenihan has died

The former Minister for Finance died in the early hours of this morning.

Aer Lingus pilots have called off industrial action planned for tomorrow following all night talks at the Labour Relations Commission. Both sides returned to the table yesterday evening in a bid to stave off action which would have affected 30,000 passengers

From TheJournal.ie Yemen president Ali Abdullah Saleh injured in attack on compound Yemen This post contains videos

Yemen president Ali Abdullah Saleh injured in attack on compound

Earlier reports claimed that the president had been killed in a shell attack on his compound.

From TheJournal.ie Six dead after suicide bomber strikes tent filled with medical students in Afghanistan Afghanistan This post contains videos

Six dead after suicide bomber strikes tent filled with medical students in Afghanistan

The Taliban said it was targeting foreign trainers and Afghan doctors who work with them.

From TheJournal.ie At least 14 dead after explosion hits tourist spot in Moroccan city of Marrakesh Morocco

At least 14 dead after explosion hits tourist spot in Moroccan city of Marrakesh

The blast appears to have been caused by gas canisters in a café but Department of Foreign Affairs says no reports of any Irish people injured.

From TheJournal.ie HSE board to resign as Reilly announces major changes HSE

HSE board to resign as Reilly announces major changes

The news comes as it was reported earlier that the minister for health would ask the board to resign at a meeting today.

A tsunami alert has been issued after a magnitude 7.4 earthquake struck off Japan’s ravaged east coast, various news agencies have reported.

Japan NHK says those in areas where the tsunami warning has been issued should evacuate to higher ground, Reuters reports.

THE DEATH TOLL in the Japanese earthquake disaster now stands at 60, the Kyodo News Agency has reported.

Of the fatalities, 26 people died in Iwate Prefecture as a result of the quake or in the tsunami, while one or more deaths were reported in prefectures including Fukushima, Miyagi, Tokyo, Ibaraki, Chiba, Kanagawa and Tochigi.

AT LEAST 26 people have now been reported dead in today’s 8.9 magnitude earthquake, which struck off the northeast coast, sparking a massive tsunami, according to Japan’s meterological agency. Three of the dead were crushed to death when their houses collapsed in Ibaraki prefecture, Al Jazeera reports.

Emergency services are fighting at least 44 fires across the country.

Meanwhile, a small tsunami is expected to hit Indonesia in the next hour. More to come.

BREAKING: A TEN METRE high tsunami has struck the north east of Japan following a massive 8.9 magnitude earthquake, sweeping away cars, trees and even buildings.

The tsunami warning has been extended to the entire east coast of Japan, parts of Russia, the Pacific islands.

A nuclear plant in the north of the country has been shut down. More to come.

From TheJournal.ie Police play down incident at Heathrow airport Heathrow Airport

Police play down incident at Heathrow airport

The police have played down an earlier incident where it was reported that a man was threatening to blow himself up at the London airport.

From TheJournal.ie Labour say no guarantee talks will conclude today as FG say a number of issues remain Coalition

Labour say no guarantee talks will conclude today as FG say a number of issues remain

Reports of a deal being close appear premature with Fine Gael also saying there are still a number of issues to be resolved.

Updated: 9.15am: AT LEAST FIFTEEN cars have crashed in heavy fog on the M7 Dublin/Limerick Rd southbound near Portlaoise, following a collision between at least 2 trucks. The route is closed between junctions 16 and 17. No information on any fatalities so far. More when we have it.

From TheJournal.ie Hazel Stewart found guilty of murdering husband and former lover's wife Hazel Stewart

Hazel Stewart found guilty of murdering husband and former lover's wife

The 47-year-old has been found guilty on both counts of murder at a court in Coleraine today.

Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin has been elected on the first count in Cavan Monaghan, and Sean Barrett has been elected in Dun Laoghaire on the eighth count. Fine Gael’s Paschal Donohoe has been elected on the second count in Dublin Central.  Eamonn Maloney has been elected for Labour in Dublin South West. Get the latest on the most hotly contest constituencies, or keep an eye on who’s in and who’s out in our election map.

LEO VARADKAR has just become the first candidate to be elected for Fine Gael, winning a seat with the help of Joan Burton’s surplus in Dublin West. Keep up to date with who’s in and who’s out in our Constituency Tracker.

From TheJournal.ie Old wartime shell found near Wexford polling station made safe Wexford

Old wartime shell found near Wexford polling station made safe

The Irish Defence Forces bomb disposal team have now removed the shell from the area.

THE DEPARTMENT OF Foreign Affairs has confirmed to TheJournal.ie this morning that in addition to the two Irish people confirmed dead following the earthquake in Christchurch that there are “serious concerns” for a further two Irish people still missing.

A DFA spokesperson also said that they have more general concerns for another ten Irish people in New Zealand that so far remain unaccounted for.

From TheJournal.ie Details emerge of two Irish people confirmed dead in New Zealand earthquake New Zealand

Details emerge of two Irish people confirmed dead in New Zealand earthquake

Details of the two deceased begin to emerge with ‘serious concerns’ over two more Irish people missing and ten more still unaccounted for.

From TheJournal.ie President and Taoiseach express deep shock and sadness at Cork air crash Cork Crash

President and Taoiseach express deep shock and sadness at Cork air crash

Political parties cancel events: Fianna Fáil postpones its fiscal policy launch, though Fine Gael’s proceeds; Labour leaders Eamon Gilmore offers sympathies.

From TheJournal.ie Six confirmed dead after plane flips over on landing in Cork Cork Crash

Six confirmed dead after plane flips over on landing in Cork

A Manx2 plane en route from Belfast crashed and burst into flames at the edge of the runway on its third attempt to land. Six people have died and six are being treated in hospital for injuries, but none are critical.

From TheJournal.ie In Photos: The Cork plane crash tragedy Cork Crash This post contains images

In Photos: The Cork plane crash tragedy

Both professional and amateur photographers capture the scene at Cork airport.

From TheJournal.ie Fog so bad at Cork airport that plane crash could not be seen from terminal building Cork Crash

Fog so bad at Cork airport that plane crash could not be seen from terminal building

Eyewitnesses say plane sounded like it was in trouble over Blarney and was seen making several attempts to land in heavy fog.

A SPOKESPERSON for the Dublin Airport Authority has confirmed that there has been an incident at Cork Airport involving a light aircraft. The plane involved was not a private plane. More details as soon as we have them.

REPORTS FROM South Africa claim that ten people have died in a stampede in a bar during New Year celebrations, in the north west of the country. It was not clear what had sparked the stampede at a tavern in Ipelegeng in the North West Province, the South African Press Association reported. Most of the deceased are reported to have been underage.

INCOMING AND OUTGOING FLIGHTS at Dublin Airport are postponed until at least 5pm today. The DAA has  confirmed that this is to allow for snow removal from the runway.

From TheJournal.ie 20 children taken hostage at French kindergarten released France

20 children taken hostage at French kindergarten released

Reports that a man armed with two swords has released the children and teacher he took hostage at a French school this morning.

DÁIL ÉIREANN HAS passed all stages of the Social Welfare Bill by a margin of 80 votes to 76 this evening. The bill is one of the two main objectives of the Budget 2011.

From TheJournal.ie Cowen: Government to be dissolved in the New Year Fianna Fáil

Cowen: Government to be dissolved in the New Year

Taoiseach has no plans to resign, saying that passing the Budget is the greatest issue facing the country at this time.

TAOISEACH Brian Cowen and Finance Minister Brian Lenihan have just completed their address to the Irish people at government buildings on the bailout package for Ireland. No figures have been confirmed, however the negotiations are expected to be concluded in the coming weeks. The two ministers are currently taking some questions from journalists. More to come.

IN THE LAST few minutes, EU finance ministers have said they will look favourably on any Irish request for help, according to the BBC. The Taoiseach Brian Cowen is expected to make a statement to the nation “within the next hour”.

From TheJournal.ie Man arrested for blocking Mary Hanafin's car Breaking

Man arrested for blocking Mary Hanafin's car

Gardaí have arrested a man after he attempted to block a minister’s car.

From TheJournal.ie Bond yields over 8.6% for the first time Bond Markets

Bond yields over 8.6% for the first time

Irish bonds continue to beat their own records, heading into a 12th consecutive day of weakening