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Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday

Storm Gertrude is about to hit, and a body found in a slurry pit in Co Cork – it’s the evening fix.

NEED TO CATCH up? TheJournal.ie brings you a round-up of today’s news.

IRELAND

28/1/2016. Commissioning of Irish and Maltese Defe Minister for Defence Simon Coveney inspecting newly graduated officers at the Commissioning of Irish and Maltese Defence Force Officers ceremony earlier today Source: Eamonn Farrell/Rollingnews.ie

WORLD

Disneyland Paris pricing probe File photo of Disneyland Park, Paris Source: Ian West/PA

#EURODISNEY: A man has been arrested at the popular resort while carrying two guns and a copy of the Koran.

#PARIS: Staff at Charles de Gaulle airport found fake bombs in a plane’s cargo that had been ordered by an American embassy.

#SWEDEN: The Scandinavian country is set to expel up to 80,000 asylum-seekers.

#TRUMP: The step-sister of Anne Frank has compared Donald Trump to Adolf Hitler.

#AUSTRALIA: An Australian teenager discussed putting explosives on a kangaroo, painting an Islamic State symbol on it, and setting it loose on police.

INNOVATION

  • Java, one of the most prevalent of all internet plugins, is set to bite the dust…
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PARTING SHOT

“What is this?” you might ask. “A teddy bear made to look like Adolf Hitler?”

teddy Source: LHL Astma og allergi/Facebook

Indeed, that’s exactly what it is. It’s the Norwegian Heart and Lung Association’s slightly left-field way of drawing attention to the dangers that unwashed cuddly toys pose to asthma and allergy-sufferers.

Because of the accumulated dust you see. Possibly a tiny bit extreme guys.

You can see more from the association’s social media campaign on its Facebook page.

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