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Here's what happened today: Saturday

Everyone’s been talking about the death of a runner in the Phoenix Park, an ambulance that ran out of diesel and a child beauty pageant in Monaghan.

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

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With desperate fans willing to pay a premium for All-Ireland Final tickets, some touts are resorting to deviously cunning measures. Pic: Seán McGrath

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#KENYA 30 people are reported dead after gunmen opened fire at an upscale mall in Nairobi.

#KNOX American student Amanda Knox has defended her decision not to return to Italy for a retrial.

#SYRIA Weapons inspectors were handed the latest batch of chemical weapons by the Syrian government, meeting a UN deadline.

#GERMANY Voters in Germany go to the polls tomorrow, with Angela Merkel favourite to retain her seat as Chancellor.


INNOVATION

  • Bad news for sci-fi fans: martians may just be fiction. The Mars Curiosity rover has determined that the Red Planet not got enough methane to support life. [Geek.com]
  • A major US tech security firm is warning customers that an encryption software devloped by the NSA is “weak”. [TheGuardian]

PARTING SHOT

Most of us think that anywhere over 100,000 miles is time to start thinking about changing a car. Not New Yorker Irv Gordon. Irv has now put over 3 million miles on his 1966 Vovlo P1800S, cementing his place in the Guinness Book of World Records.

He’s also the subject of this oddly beautiful three-minute video:


(Makingchingching/YouTube)

Here’s what happened yesterday

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