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Take 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

Image: Thomas Abbs via Creative Commons

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

1. #HIV: Last year, Ireland recorded the lowest levels of new HIV cases in a decade: according to official figures, 331 new cases of HIV were diagnosed in the country in 2010.

2. #GREECE: Tear gas was fired on furious Greek protesters who gathered in central Athens for a major anti-austerity rally earlier today. The government is seeking to impose even further cuts on the public in order to avoid a default.

3. #BRAY: A ten-year-old girl managed to narrowly escape abduction in Bray, Co Wicklow, this morning. The child said she was waiting for a friend on Boghall Road in Bray at around 8.30am this morning when a man driving a white car – possibly a  Volkswagen Golf – placed her into the vehicle. The girl said she managed to escape when the car paused at traffic lights.

Anyone with information has been asked to contact Bray Garda Station on 01 6665300.

4. #COMMITTEE: Fianna Fáil’s John McGuinness has been elected chair of the Public Accounts Committee, despite opposition from Sinn Féin and some independent TDs.

5. #JOSS STONE: UK police have arrested two men in their 30s on suspicion of conspiracy to murder and rob singer Joss Stone. The men were found armed with swords and a body bag in the area near Stone’s Devon home at about 10am today.

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