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2. #RESHUFFLE: Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said that there will be Cabinet “movement” sometime in 2014 with junior ministers, and possibly backbenchers, on course for a promotion.
3. #TOURISM: ‘The Gathering’ is being hailed as a ‘great success’ by organisers who say it generated €170 million in revenue for the country.
4. #NI TALKS: Cross-party discussions aimed at finding compromises on the issues of flags, parades and the past begin today in Belfast. All five of the North’s major parties are involved.
5. #PUSSY RIOT: One of the jailed members of Russian punk band Pussy Riot, Maria Alyokhina, has been freed from prison after receiving an amnesty.
6. #ABUSE: Entertainer and TV presenter Rolf Harris is to face more child sex abuse charges including one of indecent assault on a girl under the age of nine.
7. #MENTAL HEALTH: Awareness of mental health issues should be be targeted more towards teenage boys according to researchers at two Irish universities.
8. #IPHONE: Apple will have access to an additional 760 million potential customers after signing a deal with the world’s largest carrier China Mobile, reports the BBC.
9. #SUDAN: Despite international peace efforts, South Sudan’s army has said that it was poised for a major offensive against rebel forces, as the country slides towards civil war according to AFP.