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Take 5: Wednesday

Five things you need to know by 5 o’clock.

Image: Scot Campbell via Flickr

Every afternoon, TheJournal.iebrings you five things you really need to know at 5 o’clock.

#HAZEL STEWART: The double murder trial that has gripped Northern Ireland for the past fortnight has ended in a jury returning a guilty verdict on Coleraine mother Hazel Stewart. She and her former lover Colin Howell killed Stewart’s former husband Trevor Buchanan and Howell’s wife Lesley in 1991.

#FRANKFURT: German police have confirmed that two people died this afternoon when shots were fired on a bus carrying US soldiers near Frankfurt airport. A 21-year-old Kosovan man has been arrested in connection to the incident.

#DEATH OF JESUS: Jewish scholars are saying that excerpts from Pope Benedict XVI’s new book ‘Jesus of Nazareth’, which argues that the Jews were not solely responsible for the death of Jesus, were “significant” and would help in the fight against anti-Semitism.

#SECRET MONEY: One in ten Irish people have a secret bank account that they keep hidden from their partner, according to a new study. Women are more likely than men to conceal debts – and more women than men said they kept a secret account for security in case of a break-up with their partner.

#CHINA: The Chinese government has censored its own president. It has removed an online video which showed President Hu Jintao singing the popular Chinese song ‘Jasmine Flower’. The thinking behind the censorship is that the word ‘jasmine’ has been associated with the recent uprisings in Tunisia – and could spark activism in China.

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