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The 5 at 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

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EVERY WEEKDAY EVENING, brings you the five stories you need to know before you head out the door.

1. #NO SIGN: Samples taken from an oil slick off Malaysia are not from the passenger jet that went missing over the weekend, experts say. Mystery still surrounds the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, nearly three days on.

2. #AUTOPSY: Oscar Pistorius became physically sick in court today as he listened to harrowing testimony about the autopsy of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, whom he is accused of killing. The judge blocked all live broadcasts of the post-mortem details earlier today.

3. #STEPPING DOWN: Frank Flannery has resigned as a director of the Rehab Group and as director of elections and trustee of Fine Gael. He’s been at the centre of controversy in recent days over work he has done for Rehab.

4. #POST-MORTEM: A body taken from the River Barrow yesterday afternoon is believed to be that of 49-year-old Bernie Motley, who has been missing since January. A post-mortem is being carried out today.

5. #OBESITY: 20 per cent of children here are overweight or obese, according to new research. Overall, rates are stabilising — but not in disadvantaged schools.

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