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The 5 at 5: Wednesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

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

1. #RIP: Tributes have been pouring in for Stephen Hawking, the world-renowned physicist who died today at the age of 76.

2. #RESCUE 116: The helicopter’s crew members who died a year ago today have been remembered at a ceremony in Mayo.

3. #DEFENCE: Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said he agrees with US President Donald Trump when he says Europe needs to start paying for its own defence.

4. #RUSSIA: Britain is to expel 23 Russian diplomats in response to the poisoning of a Russian former double agent, Theresa May told the House of Commons.

5. #GUN CONTROL: Students across the United States have walked out of classes today in a nationwide call for action against gun violence following the mass shooting at a Florida high school last month.

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