Morning top 5: Efforts continue to recover body from Rescue 116; Pentagon confirm Al-Qaeda leader killed in air strike

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Efforts are underway again this morning to try to recover the body of a crewman from the wreckage of Rescue 116.

It's hoped a high sea swell will die down today, to allow dive teams to enter the water again.

The remotely operated vehicle continued exploratory work late into last night in preparation for this morning.


The Pentagon says an Al Qaeda leader has been killed in an air strike in Afghanistan.

Qari Yasin apparently died in the US operation in Paktika province earlier this month.

US officials say he was behind a bombing at a Marriott Hotel in Pakistan in 2008 that killed dozens, and an attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team's bus in 2009.



A timeline of the Westminster terror attack from police shows Khalid Masood killed four people in just 82 seconds.

He drove into pedestrians on Westminster bridge in London, crashed his car, then fatally stabbed an officer guarding Parliament.

The family of PC Keith Palmer has thanked those who came to his aid, saying there was nothing more they could have done.

Policing analyst Graham Wettone says officers did the best they could.


 Services at Bus Éireann are yet again at a standstill for a third day.

The ongoing row centres on cost cutting measures by the company.

Bus Éireann says the strike action is costing it tens of thousands of euro in losses every day.

Solidarity TD Mick Barry says it's impossible to run a modern public transport system on a shoestring.


Dustpans, irons and cartons of milk are among the worst gifts Irish mums have received for Mother's Day.

It seems you can't go wrong with a bunch of flowers or a voucher for a spa treatment, with 49 per cent of mums saying these would be their gifts of choice.

The Aldi survey also found 70 per cent of mums want to spend the whole day with their children and partner, while 57 per cent would like breakfast in bed.