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Take 5: Monday

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock.

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EACH WEEKDAY EVENING, TheJournal.ie brings you five stories you really should check out before 5pm.

1. #BOMB ALERT: Police in the UK have today confirmed that dissident republicans issued a coded bomb warning last night for London. The warning came just over a day before the British Queen Elizabeth II is due to make an historic first official visit to the Irish Republic. The message was “non-specific” about the location or timing of when an attack might take place but London is on high alert.

2. #ATMs: The AIB has issued a statement saying that it will refund €8.3 MILLION of cash taken from accounts of people who used its ATMs. The bank claims new anti-fraud measures had seen people unsuccessfully try to take money from ATMs – but had their accounts debited even though they did not receive the cash.

3. #HIDDEN ECONOMY: Joan Burton, Minister for Social Protection, is hoping to make the State coffers sing by training her sights on policing the ‘hidden economy’ of tax non-compliance and social welfare fraud.

4. #STRAUSS-KAHN: The IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn has appeared in court in Manhattan accused of trying to rape a hotel maid. He is also charged with unlawful imprisonment and a criminal sex act, according to Bloomberg.

5. #GADDAFI: The prosecutor at the International Criminal Court prosecutor is seeking arrest warrants for Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, his son Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, and his intelligence chief for “crimes against humanity”.

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