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Take 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

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

1. #MLADIC: Europe’s most wanted war crimes suspect Ratko Mladic has been captured in Serbia. He was indicted by the UN war crimes tribunal in 1995, accused of the Srebenica genocide of Bosnian Muslims and other crimes.

2. #LABOUR LAWS: Employer and worker groups have been battling it out today over a proposal that a premium paid to employees in certain sectors for working Sundays be done away with. The head of the Restaurants Association told TheJournal.ie that it was a ” ridiculous 1940s” style piece of legislation but the Mandate Union and Joan Burton are warning that any cut would hit low-earners.

3. #DRUGS: Three men have been arrested following the seizure of cocaine and heroin with a total estimated street value of €2m from an apartment block in Navan, Co Meath.

4. #TWESTION TIME: TheJournal.ie interviewed broadcaster Ryan Tubridy live on Twitter this lunchtime. From his answers to our ten rapid-fire ‘twestions’, we now know Ryan would take you on a first date to the Natural History Museum and why he was made uncomfortable by Roger ’007′ Moore. Read the Q&A session here.

5. #CALIFORNIA: Over 450 dangerous prisoners were freed in a disastrous mix-up by the Corrections and Rehabilitation Department in California last year because of a series of computer programme errors.

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