Anti-government demonstrators march through a street during a rally in Bangkok, Thailand today. A few thousand demonstrators took part in the rally to show their resistance against the government accused of spending tax money just to win popularity. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
HERE ARE THE things we learned, loved and shared today as we round off the day in three easy steps.
THINGS WE LEARNED
#ARREST: A man in his 40s is being questioned at a Kerry garda station in relation to the brutal double murder of Jolanta Lubiene and her eight-year-old daughter Enrika at their Killorglin home last weekend.
#SNOWDEN: Former US intelligence operative Edward Snowden may follow Julian Assange into the safe arms of Ecuador. The South American county says it has received a formal request for asylum from the 30-year-old who left Russia earlier today for an unknown destination. He is wanted in America on espionage charges.
#SHOOTING: Gardaí in Limerick arrested a 19-year-old man in the early hours of this morning after a 21-year-old was shot in the face at Hyde Road. The victim is recovering in hospital where his injuries have been described as not life-threatening.
#ABORTION: It has emerged today that a number of TDs and Senators have met to discuss the possibility of invoking Article 27 of the Constitution to force a referendum on the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013. Junior Minister Brian Hayes dismissed the idea, stating the public has already voted twice on the matter.
#PRICELESS: Six oil paintings by well-known Dublin artist Evie Hone were stolen from a Galway church in broad daylight yesterday. Parish priest Fr Martin McNamara told TheJournal.ie that the depictions of the Stations of the Cross had hung in the Kiltullagh church since 1946.
#SPORT: It was a busy day in GAA, with a couple of surprise outcomes in Connacht and Leinster. TheScore.ie were keeping tabs on all the championship action, including that draw game between Leitrim and London’s footballers and Dublin’s almost-heroic efforts against Kilkenny in Portlaoise.
THINGS WE LOVED
An anonymous reader sent us this image today, which we obviously loved. If it was you and you’d like a credit, mail me on firstname.lastname@example.org. Oh, and it came with the caption: “Mothercare at its best in Limerick!!”
- As always, we love everything our readers send to us…including these 10 images that landed in our inbox this week. A particular shout-out to Calvin Cooke who drew us our very own double rainbow. See it (and his explanation) here.
- These 19 gas bootleg Bart Simpson t-shirts.
THINGS WE SHARED
A new star emerged to day, with calls already being made to give this dog his own TV3 show.
- This impeccable photobomb…by a dog. Twitter went wild for the little pup who stole the show from former Clare hurler Jamsie O’Connor during TV3′s post-match coverage of the Munster semi-final clash between Cork and Clare.
NASA/Jeff Schmaltz, LANCE MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA GSFC
- This really clear satellite picture of Alaska, released by NASA last week, has started to worry people. Business Insider tells us why.
- Is Television a Human Right? The Atlantic has explored that complex question, looking at prisoner requests, United Nations declarations and court rulings.
- Have a spare 12 minutes? Relive the year 1990. Seriously, do it. The Bartman, Home Alone, Ghost, Looney Tunes and Beverly Hills 90210 equals ‘nostalgia heaven’.