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The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

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EVERY WEEKDAY EVENING, TheJournal.ie brings you the five stories you need to know before you hit the road.

1. #BODY PARTS: Gardaí are following more than 300 lines of inquiry into the body parts found in a Dublin recycling plant. Investigators confirmed today that the parts belonged to a man aged between 25-45 who had neurological screws in his skull.

2. #EGYPT: The judge has walked out of the trial of more than 400 people, including an Irish teenager, in Cairo. RTE reports that the family of 18-year-old Ibrahim Halawa do not know where he is being held this evening.

3. #OUTBREAK: The World Health Organisation has said it is ethical to use untested drugs to treat patients infected with Ebola – as long as patients consent to it. [BBC]

4. #INVESTIGATION: Dublin Fire Brigade is investigating after a wheel fell off one of its ambulances as it was  being driven through the city earlier today. There were no patients on board at the time.

5. #RIP: Tributes have been paid all day to actor Robin Williams, who died yesterday at the age of 63. Here are 10 of his greatest quotes and this anarchic, madcap video of when he met Zig and Zag. He will be missed.

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