Evening top 5: BT Young Scientist winner; missing girl found in US; and Louvre thanks Beyoncé

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Evening top 5: BT Young Scientist winner; missing girl found in US; and Louvre thanks Beyoncé

BT Young Scientist 2019 Adam Kelly | Image: BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition

Dubliner Adam Kelly wins 2019 BT Young Scientist Exhibition

17-year-old Adam Kelly has been announced as the winner of the 55th BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition.

The fifth year student, from Skerries Community College in Dublin, has taken home the top prize for his project entitled "Optimizing The Simulation Of General Quantum Circuits".

The prize was presented to him on Friday by Education Minister Joe McHugh and managing director of BT Ireland, Shay Walsh.

US man arrested after girl (13) found alive three months after her parents were killed

Police in the US state of Wisconsin have charged a 21-year-old man over the kidnapping of a 13-year-old girl and the murders of both her parents.

Authorities said they arrested Jake Thomas Patterson as Jayme Closs, who had been missing for three months after her parents were killed in their home, was found.

Police had been searching for the girl since October, when they discovered someone had broken into her family home and fatally shot her parents, but the teenager was nowhere to be seen.

Tributes paid to "wonderful" teacher killed in Donegal crash

A woman who died in a single vehicle crash in Co Donegal last night has been named locally as Dawn Croke.

Mrs Croke, who was in her 30s, died after she was hit by a car while walking along the Chapel Road in Dungloe at around 6:30pm.

A six-year-old girl who was also involved in the incident remains in a serious condition in hospital this afternoon.

Nuns and priests aim for Olympics with new Vatican athletics team

The Vatican has launched an official athletics team which it hopes will one day compete in international sporting competitions - including the Olympics.

"Athletica Vaticana" is the first sports association established in the Vatican following an agreement with the Italian Olympic Committee.

It currently has 62 accredited athletes, including priests, nuns and Swiss Guards.

How Beyoncé and Jay-Z helped drive up visitor numbers to the Louvre in Paris

It is one of the most visited museums in the world, and the Louvre in Paris is thanking US singers Beyoncé and Jay-Z.

It says 10.2 million visitors crossed its doors in 2018, in part thanks to the couple who filmed a music video there.

The 'Apes**t' video, which features several expletives, has been viewed over 149 million times.