Evening Top 5: Dublin shooting; Bangladesh hostage situation; and Wales through to semi-final

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Gardaí are appealing for information after a 53-year-old man was shot dead in Dublin earlier today.

The victim was standing in the door of a premises on Bridgefoot Street in Dublin 8 when he was shot a number of times.

He was taken to St. James's Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

Speaking at a press conference this evening Superintendent Patrick McMenamin said there were at least two people involved.


The High Court has heard that lawyers for Console have been unable to locate its founder Paul Kelly or his wife Patricia to serve notice of injunctions.

Yesterday, the court approved various orders preventing the couple and Mr. Kelly’s sister Joan McKenna from interfering with the suicide charity after an independent review was carried out into the handling of Console’s finances.

The court heard a solicitor called to their home at Alexandra Manor in Clane, Co. Kildare where the post box was overflowing and it appeared nobody had been there for some time. Calls and emails have also gone unanswered.


A gunman has taken a number of people hostage in an attack in Bangladesh's capital, Dhaka.

Eight or nine attackers stormed the Holey Artisan Bakery, located in the city's diplomatic area.

At least two policemen are reported to have been killed as officers surrounded the restaurant, located in the Gulshan area of the capital, and a massive firefight erupted.

Bangladesh's police chief has confirmed that several foreigners are among the hostages.


President Obama has stated that between 64 and 116 civilians have been killed by U.S. drone strikes in the period since he took office. 

The administration released the figures on Friday which was, according to AP, the first official public assessment of the death toll of the strikes and other assaults on zones in Pakistan, Libya, Yemen, Somalia and North Africa.

Drone strikes have been a key part of Obama's counter-terrorism tactics, but the figures do not include those who have been killed in Afghanistan, Syria and Iraq.


Wales have made history tonight as they stunned Belgium to claim a 3-1 win in Lille to reach a major tournament semi-final for the first time.

The Welsh came from a goal down to turn the Belgians over on a famous night for Chris Coleman and his side.

They will now face Portugal for a place in the Euro 2016 final.