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Dublin: 13 °C Monday 21 April, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Sunday

Everyone’s been talking about Ian Paisley, an Irish man who died in Perth, and a suicide bomb at a Russian train station…

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

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Former Northern Ireland First Minister Ian Paisley who was hospitalised today. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)

IRELAND

INTERNATIONAL

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Bodies lie at an entrance to Volgograd train station after the explosion today (AP Photo)

#BOMBING: At least 16 people have died after a suicide bomber set off an explosion at a train station in Russia.

#TAXES: France has been given the go-ahead to bring in a super tax on high incomes after the country’s highest court upheld the latest version of the law.

#INVESTIGATION: An 18-year-old woman has died after being found on fire on a London street.

INNOVATION

  • Nobody wants their smartphone to be stolen (or lost), but if it does happen, here’s what to do to make sure all your info is safe and secure.
  • Using biometric scans – such as fingerprinting – for consumer identification is growing; but as The New York Times points out, some experts are concerned about the data being misused or hacked. [NYT]

PARTING SHOT

Warning: major time-suck ahoy – especially if you’re a child of the 1980s. The Internet Archive has put classic video games from the 1970s and 1980s online so they can now be played for free on any internet browser. Just choose your console (Atari 2600, anyone?) and select your favourite game. More consoles and games are expected to be added soon. Don’t worry though, Pacman and Space Invaders are already there. [Archive.org]

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