Evening top 5: 13-year-old dies in Wicklow crash; Pakistani social media "honour killing"

The top stories this Saturday evening

A 13-year-old boy has died following a crash in Co. Wicklow.

The driver was arrested on suspicion of drink-driving.

The single-vehicle incident occurred near Annamore where the car crashed into a ditch at 6.40am on Saturday morning.

Both occupants of the car were picked up by a passing car but the boy’s condition deteriorated and he died en-route to Loughlinstown hospital.

Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to contact gardaí.

 

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A Pakistani social media celebrity has been murdered in a so-called “honour killing”.

Qandeel Baloch shot to fame after posting what were considered racy videos and photos on her Facebook page.

The 26-year-old also recently caused controversy by posting pictures of herself alongside a Muslim cleric.

Police have reported that her brother is currently on the run.

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Donald Trump officially announced Indiana Governor Mike Pence as his running-mate in the US election.

Before describing Pence as a “solid, solid person”, Trump shared his thoughts on a few current topics.

On France:  “We’ve witnessed horror beyond belief”.

On Turkey: “Our friends in Turkey. So many friends in Turkey. Great people, amazing people. It looks like they are resolving the issue.  A lot of anguish last night”.

On the Middle East: “The Middle East is more unstable than ever before.”

On Hillary Clinton: “Is the embodiment of corruption. She is a corrupt person.”

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Pokemon Go is bordering on a phenomenon at this stage.

Hundreds of people drove, cycled, ran and took public transport to the iconic green space in the center of New York at 11pm at night to try and get their hands on Vaporeon, a rare Pokemon which had spawned in the location.

In the game, once one player captures the Pokemon at a certain location, it will disappear from the screens of other players within a couple of moments, so the crowd were all looking to be among the first to reach it before it was no more.

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Frustration got the better of Rory McIlroy at Royal Troon on Saturday.

The Holywood golfer has struggled to make birdies to put him in contention for tomorrow's final round. 

Mark Twain’s “golf is a good walk spoiled” certainly fit the bill as McIlroy flung a club in frustration at the ground only for it to snap in two.

McIlroy finished on even par and trails Henrik Stenson by 12 shots with one round remaining

 

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