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The blast went off in the Sultanahmet Square, next to the city's famous Blue Mosque landmark, at 10.20am local time (8.20am Irish time), according to Turkish newspaper Hurriyet. Deputy PM Numan Kurtulmus said the suicide bomber is a 28-year-old Syrian national. At least 15 people are reported to have been injured.
In 1990, he was arrested after police found an abducted 6-year-old girl in the back of his van. He was found guilty and sentenced to life in prison for the murder of three young girls in Leeds and Scotland, whose cases had remained unsolved since the '80s.
The university says it will help student teachers and schools develop innovative approaches to teaching STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) subjects in the classroom. The Lego Education Innovation Studio will see the new Institute of Education at DCU's St Patrick's Campus become the first centre of teacher education in Ireland to mainstream these approaches across all its programmes.
Staff at the centre accompanied 295 people to the Sexual Assault Treatment Unit in Dublin's Rotunda Hospital last year, compared to 221 in 2014. The Centre has described the figures as "very concerning". Head of the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre Ellen O'Malley-Dunlop believes the increasing use of dating apps may be one cause of the increase in attacks.
The course, which is run by the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) each year, involves students from every county, who are thinking about a career in medicine.