Evening top 5: Murder investigation launched after Dublin hit and run; 36 IS militants killed by US bomb

The top stories this Friday evening

Murder investigation underway after fatal hit and run in Dublin

A murder investigation is underway after a man died following a hit-and-run in Dublin last night.

32 year-old Stephen Lynch, a father of three, was struck by a car on the road at Brookview Close in Tallaght and was pronounced dead a short time later.

Gardaí say Mr Lynch was not involved in criminality.


Sri Lankan garbage dump collapse kills at least 6

At least six people were killed and 10 injured in Sri Lanka's capital on Friday after a massive rubbish dump buried an estimated 40 homes. 

A 12-year-old boy and two teenage girls died at the Colombo National hospital where 10 others were being treated after they were rescued, hospital spokeswoman Pushpa Soysa said. 

Three other people who were pulled from the wreckage of homes were already dead by the time they arrived at the hospital on Friday night, raising the confirmed death toll to six.

Woman stabbed to death by Palestinian in Jerusalem  

The Israeli ambassador to the UK has named a British woman stabbed to death in Jerusalem as Hannah Bladon.

Israel's ambassador to London Mark Regev tweeted "My thoughts are with the family and friends of UK student Hannah Bladon, who was murdered in a senseless act of terror in Jerusalem today."

Hannah Bladon who was in her early 20s died soon after being rushed to hospital. 


36 Islamic State militants reportedly killed by 'mother of all bombs'

36 Islamic State militants have been killed by a US bomb which was dropped on IS-held caves in Afghanistan, according to reports.

Afghan officials have ruled out any civilian casualties after the bomb, which they say decimated a deep tunnel complex used by the Islamic State.

Afghan Defence Ministry spokesman Dawlat Waziri said: "No civilian has been hurt and only the base which Daesh used to launch attacks in other parts of the province was destroyed."


First trailer released for Star Wars: The Last Jedi

A trailer has been released for the latest installment in the Star Wars franchise Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

It was released as part of the 40th anniversary of the first movie Star Wars: A New Hope at the official fan gathering in Orlando on Friday.  

As part of the celebrations, the official poster for the new movie was also revealed.