Evening top 5: Human remains found in France; Macron campaign condemns "hacking attack"

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Team searching for "Disappeared" victim finds human remains in France

Search teams attempting to locate the body of “Disappeared” victim Séamus Ruddy have discovered human remains in forest land in France.

The Independent Commission for the Location of Victims’ Remains (ICLVR) said the discovery was made this morning.

The search – focused on a 500 square metre area - has been underway in the forest area at Pont-de-l'Arche near the city of Rouen in northern France since last week.

 

Up to 32 killed in Tanzania bus crash

According to Tanzanian Police, at least 32 people have been killed after a bus carrying students lost control and crashed.

Arusha Region Police Commander Charles Mkumbo said the bus was carrying the students from a primary school in Arusha who were travelling to another school. 

The final year pupils from the Lucky Vincent school, believed to be aged between 12 and 14, were on their way to take mock exams when the accident happened on Saturday morning. 

 

Macron campaign condemns "massive hacking attack" ahead of French elections

French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron's campaign team has claimed it has been the victim of a "massive hacking attack."

Hundreds of documents have been leaked online this morning.

Around 9GB of data was posted to a document-sharing site that allows anonymous posting - just hours before the end of official election campaigning.

 

Gardaí investigating death of fisherman in Cork

Gardaí in West Cork are investigating the death of a fisherman who died on board a trawler in Bantry.

The Lithuanian man - in his early thirties - was pronounced dead after paramedics were called to the fishing vessel by a crewman at around 10.30 last night.

It is understood there were no major trauma injuries to the man and no sign of a struggle or disturbance at the scene.

 

Gardai launch probe into blasphemy complaint against Stephen Fry

Senior Garda sources have confirmed they've received a complaint against Stephen Fry in relation to a breach of blasphemy laws. 

The investigation relates to comments Stephen Fry made in an interview with Gay Byrne on RTÉ's 'The Meaning of Life'.

In the 2015 interview, the actor and writer suggested that God was "mean-minded" and "stupid" and stated that if God did exist then he was "clearly a maniac".