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Today's top stories in 6 seconds

Everything you need to know, as we head into Friday lunchtime – and kick off the long weekend.


1. The Defence Forces have rescued 500 migrants in three operations in the last 24 hours (pictures).

2. FAI chief John Delaney has said he expects Sepp Blatter to win today’s Fifa election.

3. A newsagents in Terenure is planning to ‘name and shame’ a man who stole the store’s hanging baskets – by unveiling blown-up CCTV pics.

4. Rebel Labour TD Michael McNamara has ALREADY been kicked off a parliamentary committee – after voting against the government on Aer Lingus.

5. And Michael Jackson’s iconic Neverland ranch is up for sale.

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