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Dublin: 13 °C Monday 1 June, 2020

Take 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

EVERY WEEKDAY EVENING, brings you five stories that you really need to know about before it’s time to clock off for the day…

1. #ATTACK A man is in a critical condition after his arm was partially severed when he was viciously assaulted in Dublin in the early hours of this morning. Gardaí have arrested two men in connection with the incident. The victim, believed to be Romanian, is in the Mater Hospital where doctors are reportedly trying to reattach his arm.

2. #TIGER KIDNAPPING Gardaí are investigating the kidnapping of three women and the attempted robbery of a post office in Kildare in the early hours of this morning. Three women were subjected to a traumatic ordeal by four armed men in balaclavas. Gardaí are appealing for witnesses.

3. #SYRIA Clashes in Syria between security forces and anti-government protesters have left at least 15 dead according to reports emerging from the country this evening. Security forces were preparing a major crackdown earlier today in anticipation of a major day of protest against the rule of president Bashar al-Assad.

4. #IPHONE TRACKING The controversy surrounding yesterday’s revelation that your movements are being tracked through Apple’s iPhones and iPads does not appear to be dying down. Today, the Irish Data Protection Commissioner called on Apple to explain the reasons behind its position-logging feature accusing them of not doing enough to inform consumers.

5. #OOPS A man has been convicted of a murder carried out seven years ago after police in Los Angeles discovered a tattoo of the actual murder scene, including details such as street lighting, street signs and the direction the shots were fired in, on his chest. The not-so-bright Anthony Garcia will be sentenced next month.

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