The Evening Top 5: Death toll continues to rise in Baghdad suicide bombing, HSE investigate Saint John Of God secret staff payments

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Death toll rises to 125 following suicide bombing in Baghdad

An Islamic State suicide bomber has killed at least 125 people in a busy shopping area in Baghdad, officials have said. Up to 180 people were wounded in the attack in the central Karrada district of the Iraqi capital on Sunday morning.

The bombing is the deadliest single attack in Baghdad this year. The suicide bomber drove an explosives-laden truck to the area around midnight as families and young people were out on the streets after breaking their Ramadan fast.

Fifteen children were among the dead, officials said.

HSE investigating secret lump sums paid to St John of God senior staff

The HSE is to investigate reports that over €2 million in secret top-ups were made to more than a dozen senior members of staff at St John of God.

The report, in the Mail on Sunday, said that managers at the Dublin hospital were paid lump sums totalling around €2 million back in 2013.

As a section 38 charity, in receipt of €130 million from the HSE a year, St John of Gods signed a service level agreement which states it “shall not pay nor subsidise salaries, expenses or other prerequisites which exceed those normally paid within the public sector.”

Gerry Adams responds to proposed all-Ireland forum on Brexit

Sinn Féin Leader Gerry Adams TD has welcomed a statement today from Minister Simon Harris TD and similar comments yesterday from Minister of State for European Affairs Daragh Murphy TD, that Taoiseach Enda Kenny will establish a national forum to discuss the aftermath of the Brexit referendum and its implications for the island of Ireland.

Gerry Adams said: "I note the statement today from the Minister Simon Harris TD and yesterday's comments by the Minister for State for European Affairs Daragh Murphy TD, that Taoiseach Enda Kenny will now establish a national forum to discuss the aftermath of the Brexit referendum and its implications for the whole island of Ireland."

French police carry out controlled explosion ahead of France's clash with Iceland

French police have carried out a controlled explosion on a car outside the Stade de France before tonight's Euroepan Championship quarter-final clash between France and Iceland.

Security forces decided to perform the explosion after investigating what they believed to be a suspicious vehicle.

Half-way through the year, here are the 10 biggest box office hits of 2016 so far

Six months down, and 2016 has already proven to be one of the most remarkable years when the topic of box office results comes up.

Some films haven't performed the way folks had anticipated, others have played like absolute gangbusters, and outside influences are hugely effecting the overall end result.