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Take 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

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EVERY WEEKDAY evening, TheJournal.ie brings you the five stories you should know by 5pm.

1. #EXPLOSION: One man was injured in an explosion outside his home in Navan, Co Meath this morning. Gardaí have sealed the scene off for a technical examination and the army bomb squad has carried out a post-blast analysis on site.

2. #LIBYA: Thirty-five journalists who were being held by Gaddafi supporters in the Rixos hotel in Tripoli were released after the Red Cross negotiated with the gunmen this afternoon. Meanwhile, one of the leaders of Libya’s National Transition Council is travelling to France today to meet with President Nicolas Sarkozy. The whereabouts of Muammar Gaddafi remain unknown.

3. #GODLESS: The Bishop of Raphoe Dr Philip Boyce has said that the Catholic Church is being attacked by the “arrows of a secular and Godless culture”.

4. #JOBSWATCH: Eason & Co says it will is looking to reduce its workforce as part of an €8 million cost-cutting plan. Siptu told TheJournal.ie that the union is engaging with the company and that further details on staff cuts could not be confirmed until this consultation is complete.

5. #DR PHIL: A US woman has been convicted of demeanour child abuse in incidents prosecutors claimed were part of an attempt to get on the Dr Phil television show. Jennifer Beagley, 36, sent the show footage of her reprimanding her adopted seven-year-old son by squirting hot sauce into his mouth and forcing him to take a cold shower.

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