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1. Officials in Indonesia have confirmed that bodies and debris found in the Java Sea are from missing AirAsia flight AZ8501. The plane, which was carrying 162 people, disappeared on Sunday.

2. The Scottish patient who has been diagnosed with Ebola was moved to a hospital in London at 3am today for treatment. The patient is a female health worker who had been working on the frontline with Ebola patients in Sierra Leone.

3. There is confusion over the number of passengers who have died in the Norman Atlantic ferry fire, amid discrepancies in the ship’s manifest and how many people were actually aboard when the blaze broke out.

4. Tourists spent just over €3.5 billion – or €479 each – in Ireland this year, according to new figures. The number of overseas visitors grew to 7.3 million in 2014, the highest number since 2008.

5. The HSE has extended its deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Michael and Valerie Greaney. Valerie died after being stabbed by her husband Michael, who then took his own life. One of their daughters, who was also injured in the attack, is stable.

5.6A US woman whose three babies were found dead in squalid conditions in her home has pleaded not guilty to their murders.

Main picture: Relatives of passengers on the missing AirAsia Flight QZ8501 react upon seeing the news on the television about bodies being found in the water near where the plane disappeared. (Pic: AP Photo/Trisnadi) 

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