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Dec 29th 2014, 1:13 PM 7,479 3

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1. The search for AirAsia flight QZ8501 is entering its second day, as one official says the plane is most likely at the bottom of the sea. Here’s everything that’s known so far about the missing plane.

2. Gardaí investigating the death of a married couple and an attack on one of their daughters in Cobh in Cork say they are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident.

3. Five people have died and dozens are still waiting to be rescued from a fire on board an Italian ferry off the Greek island of Corfu.

4. Snap elections are to be held in Greece after the parliament failed to elect a new president.

5. The funeral of the pregnant woman who was taken off life support after a High Court ruling over Christmas will take place today.

6. More than 2 million people have watched controversial film The Interview online in just four days, after it was released in a blaze of publicity after initially being shelved.

Main picture: Passengers and crew disembark from the Italian ferry ship Norman Atlantic which caught fire off the Greek island of Corfu. (Pic: AP Photo/Luigi Mistrulli) 

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