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Today's top stories in 6 seconds

Don’t have time to mull over the news? Here’s everything you need to know.


1. #AIRBUS: A plane carrying 150 people crashed in the French Alps, en route from Barcelona to Dusseldorf.

2. #CRITICISM: Proposed plans to deduct water charges from people’s income have been heavily criticised.

3. #GRANGEGORMAN: Squatters who have taken over a vacant building in Dublin quashed an attempt to evict them.

4. #REHAB: A barrister representing members of the Public Accounts Committee said it would be ‘astounding’ for TDs to have to pay Angela Kerins damages for comments they made in an inquiry.

5. #IN TROUBLE: Ireland is facing a human rights case over the state of social housing in the country.

6. AFGHANISTAN: A woman who was thrown from a building and set on fire after being suspected of burning the Qur’an is now said to have been innocent of the charge.

Main picture: A man who appears to have waited for the missing flight 4U 9525 covers his face at the airport in Dusseldorf, Germany (Frank Augstein/PA).

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