NEED TO CATCH up? TheJournal.ie brings you a roundup of today’s news.
- Eamon Gilmore says Syria doesn’t need a military invasion.
- A female garda was seriously injured after her patrol car was rammed.
- Ryanair has been ordered to sell most of its stake in Aer Lingus.
- Police are reviewing a possible fourth suspicious death in Dromore.
- Average weekly earnings in Ireland are now €695.78.
- Brian Cowen has defended his time as Taoiseach.
- An Irish man in Australia has pleaded guilty to causing the deaths of two Irish people.
- Michaella McCollum Connolly is “in good spirits, but very frightened for the future“.
- Pat Kenny won’t talk about his new salary at Newstalk.
- Derval O’Rourke may be in line for a belated medal upgrade.
#SYRIA: The UK is calling on UN member states to take military action against Syria for the use of chemical weapons. [BBC]
#DEATH PENALTY: US Army soldier Major Nidal Hasan has been sentenced to death for the murder of 13 people at Fort Hood military base in Texas.
#CIVIL RIGHTS: Thousands of people have turned out in Washington for the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr’s ‘I have a dream’ speech.
#CHINA: A 6-year-old boy is recovering after his eyes were gouged out by a woman in northern China.
#STANDARDS: Every single one of the 25,000 students who sat the entrance exam for Liberia’s main university this year failed.
- Twitter has released an update which makes it easier to follow conversations on the social network. [Mashable]
- Facebook spammers who post links on fan pages are earning €150 million a year, according to new research. [Guardian]
To mark the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s game-changing ‘I have a dream’ speech, BBC Radio 4 asked notable figures to record their own recital of the speech – including Mary Robinson, Maya Angelou and Stevie Wonder. [BBC]