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Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday

Everyone’s talking about the Peru two, Hector leaving 2FM, and what Pope Francis did for his birthday.

Updated 11.02pm

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

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Melissa Reid (right) and Michaella McColllum Connolly (back) arrive for the court hearing in Lima, Peru this afternoon. (AP Photo/Karel Navarro)

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(AP Photo/L’Osservatore Romano)

#PERSUASION: Russia has promised to cut the cost of gas for Ukraine and buy €11 billion worth of bonds from it – but only if Ukraine shelves a pact with the EU.

#SYRIA: A British surgeon who volunteered in a hospital in Syria has died while being held in detention, his family confirmed today.

#WHISTLEBLOWER: Fugitive whistleblower Edward Snowden has said he will help Brazil investigate US spying on its soil if he is granted political asylum in the country.

#BIRTHDAY BOY: Pope Francis celebrated his 77th birthday today by inviting four homeless people to have breakfast with him.

INNOVATION

PARTING SHOT

How would the world’s media report the apocalypse? BuzzFeed has put together its best guess and it’s devastatingly accurate. We like the Washington Post’s “Are zombies bad for economic growth?” [BuzzFeed]

Originally published 8.50pm

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