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The 5 at 5: Friday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

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EVERY WEEKDAY EVENING, brings you the five biggest stories of the day.

1. #RAPE TRIAL: A young woman at the centre of a high-profile rape trial at Belfast Crown Court has denied “watering down” her knowledge of Ulster rugby and its players.

2. #HOMELESS: A man who had previously engaged with homeless services was found dead in Dublin’s north inner city.

3. #FINSBURY PARK: A British man who deliberately drove a van into a group of worshippers near a London mosque, killing one man, has been sentenced to life in prison with a minimum 43-year term.

4. #VATICAN: The Vatican has barred former President of Ireland Mary McAleese from taking part in an International Women’s Day conference that was due to take place in the Holy See.

5. #LARRY NASSAR: A father of three victims of Larry Nassar tried to attack the disgraced former USA Gymnastics doctor during a sentencing hearing, after the judge declined his request for “five minutes” alone with Nassar in a locked room.

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