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Here’s What Happened Today: Monday

Kerry baby death, the migrant ‘Balkan route’ and the Jobstown protest.

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


07/03/2016. National Flag - special 1916 State Cer President Michael D Higgins inspects members of the Defence Forces during a flag ceremony in Croke Park. Source: Sam Boal


Greece Migrants Migrants wave a German flag chanting Mama Merkel at a Greek border station. Source: AP/Press Association Images

#NO DEAL: There was no agreement at a Brussels summit on the migrant crisis with Angela Merkel ruling out closing the ‘Balkan route’ from Syria.

#45 DEAD: At least 28 jihadists, 10 members of the security forces and seven civilians were killed today in fighting in Tunisia.

#DRUG TEST: The world’s highest paid female athlete Maria Sharapova has admitted that she failed a drug test at this year’s Australian Open.

#DRONE STRIKE: The Pentagon has claimed to have killed 150 al-Sheebab fighters with a drone strike in Somalia over the weekend.

#FEEL THE BERN: Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders each landed some heavy debate blows as the race for the nomination entered a crucial phase.

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Sometimes focusing on your smartphone at the expense of your surroundings can be dangerous. When you’re at a baseball game for example.

These two photo frames show the moment a boy distracted by his phone was saved from a flying baseball bat by a quick thinking fan. Eyes up people!

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