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1. A judge in South Africa has cleared British businessman Shrien Dewani of killing his wife Anni while on their honeymoon in 2010.

2. Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes has hit out at the big European players, specifically France and Germany, for taking advantage of smaller nation states. 

3. A new poll conducted by Ipsos MRBI for The Irish Times has found growing support across the political spectrum for the introduction of same-sex marriage in Ireland. 

4. With an election seemingly on the horizon, it seems that Labour are taking some light steps to distance themselves from Fine Gael.

5. New policy that comes into effect today has introduced 14 new penalty point offences. Find out what they are here. 

Main picture: Crowds in the Indian Capital of New Delhi protest against the Uber taxi service after a 26-year-old woman was raped by a driver after falling asleep. The service has now been banned. (AP Photo/ Tsering Topgya) 


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