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Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

A report on Traveller accommodation, the trial of Sean FitzPatrick and bomb threats in Canada all had people talking today.

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

IRISH

download (23) A female elephant calf was born at Dublin Zoo to mam Asha today after a 22-month wait. Source: Patrick Bolger

WORLD

US Presidential election Ulrika Nisser has her face painted with the Union flag and the Stars and Stripes as she joins activists aboard a 'Stop Trump' campaign bus in Torrington Square in London. Source: Philip Toscano/PA Wire

#CANADA: Over 19,000 students on the small Canadian province of Prince Edward Island were evacuated after police received a threat that bombs were placed at a number of schools.

#US: Donald Trump used money from his charity to fund his legal bills, according to the Washington Post.

#SYRIA: Four medics were killed and a nurse critically wounded after an airstrike hit a clinic in a village near Syria’s second city Aleppo.   

#SPAIN: A niece of Spanish Football Federation president Angel Maria Villar was found dead after she was abducted and held for ransom for several days.

INNOVATION

  • Amsterdam will soon launch the world’s first “roboats” – driverless boats on its canals (via phys.org).
  • Google’s new messaging app Allo isn’t as secure for privacy as the company said it was going to be (via The Guardian).

PARTING SHOT

Ever played tractor football? Skills, balls and engines came together at the National Ploughing Championships and we were there to see the action:

Source: TheJournal.ie/YouTube

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