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EVERY WEEKDAY EVENING, The Journal brings you the five biggest stories of the day. 

1. #RUSSIA: The Defence Forces has revealed that it agreed late last year to arrange a meeting between Chief of Staff Seán Clancy and the Russian ambassador to Ireland, following a request from the Russian embassy.

2. #SMITH: Former Defence Forces soldier Lisa Smith married a member of al Qaida and stayed in a “bombed-out” house where militia and rebels held meetings when she was in Syria, her trial has heard.

3. #CARLOW: A man has been charged with two counts of deception as part of investigations into allegations that the body of a man was brought to a post office in Carlow.

4. #JOHNSON: Boris Johnson has said it is “total rhubarb” to say he intervened to get animals airlifted out of Afghanistan, after leaked emails suggested he authorised the controversial move.

5. #RIP: The world of British comedy has paid tribute to Barry Cryer following his death aged 86.

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