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Dublin: 20 °C Thursday 6 August, 2020

The 5 at 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

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EVERY WEEKDAY EVENING, brings you the five things you should know before you head out the door.

1. #KENYA: Kenyan forces have stormed the Westgate shopping centre in Nairobi to bring an end to the 3-day siege. Troops have taken control of all floors and are clearing the building where militants were holding hostages. Kenya’s Defence Forces have confirmed that 62 civilians and 3 militants have died.

2. #STABBING: A man in his 40s has died after being stabbed in Smithfield in Dublin city centre this afternoon. It comes less than 24 hours after a man was killed in a stabbing in Tallaght last night.

3. #DANKE: Newly re-elected German chancellor Angela Merkel has said that Ireland has made good progress on its bailout and said she is grateful to Enda Kenny for “implementing the reforms so passionately” – but there will be no change in policy towards Ireland.

4. #SMOKERS: The percentage of teenagers who smoke has dropped from 21 per cent in 1998 to 12 per cent, according to a new report released today. Almost half of children who smoke had their first cigarette at the age of 13 or younger.

5. #COURT: Entertainer Rolf Harris has appeared in court in London to face charges relating to indecent assault and making indecent images of children. The 83-year-old was bailed and will appear in court again on 7 October.

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