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#1 House fire: Arson is suspected as the cause of a house fire that gutted a property in the Crumlin area of Dublin yesterday. The house belongs to the family of a convicted murderer, the so-called “screwdriver killer”, David Curran, charged with the killing of two Polish citizens in Drimnagh back in 2008 and currently serving a life sentence for the crime.

Five people, including two children, were seriously hurt when they were forced to escape the burning building in the early hours of Tuesday morning. The fire started in the hallway and quickly spread through the house.

Gardai are working on the theory that the house was targeted deliberately. Investigations are continuing.

#2 Dublin stabbing: The man arrested in connection with the stabbing of Rose Kenny, who was savagely attacked in the stairwell of her block of flats yesterday, had been previously charged with the murder of a prostitute in Thailand.

Ms. Kenny remains critically ill in hospital today.

#3 Islamic State: The United States has issued a stark warning to IS forces, “this is only the beginning”.

A new aerial offensive was launched yesterday by a US-Arab military coalition against the insurgent group. Multiple targets in Syria were hit, including training camps and command & control centres.

#4 Water meters: A man has been arrested after threatening an Irish Water worker with an imitation gun.

The Irish Water worker was attempting to install a water meter in Emmet Square on the Rock Road in Blackrock, County Dublin when a man in his 20s approached him and pulled what it was later described as an “imitation firearm.” The young man was later released without charged.

#5 British hostage: Alan Henning, currently being held hostage by IS forces, can be heard pleading for his life in an audio recording released to his wife.

Mr. Henning was seized by IS militants while carrying out aid work in Syria.

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