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The 5 at 5: Thursday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

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EVERY EVENING, TheJournal.ie brings you the five big news stories you need to know before you head out the door.

1. #WIKI-RELEASE: Julian Assange said he will leave the Ecuadorian embassy in London to accept arrest of a UN panel rules against him.

2. #ELECTION 2016: Independent TD Peter Mathews confirmed he has been diagnosed with cancer, but said he still intends to contest the election.

3. #APPEAL: Prosecutors have argued a wholly suspended sentence imposed on a man who raped his girlfriend while she slept was “unduly lenient”.

4. #KILDARE: A nursing home is looking to find relatives of a man who passed away over the weekend so they can attend his funeral.

5. #HOW YOU DRIVIN’: Matt LeBlanc was named as the new Top Gear co-presenter.

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