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Dublin: 10 °C Monday 20 October, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday

Everyone’s been talking about Angela Kerins, the Anglo trial, and President Higgins…

Updated 11.12pm

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

President Michael D Higgins meets David Cameron in 10 Downing Street

Source: PA Wire/Press Association Images

IRELAND

INTERNATIONAL

South Africa Pistorius Trial

Oscar Pistorius leaves court today

Source: AP Photo/Themba Hadebe

RIP: A post mortem on the death of 25-year-old Peaches Geldof was inconclusive, police have confirmed.

#ON TRIAL: During a heated day of cross-examinationOscar Pistorius has repeatedly claimed that he made a mistake when he shot and killed his girlfriend.

#AMNESIA: Police in Norway are trying to identify a man apparently suffering from amnesia who does not know his name or where he came from.

INNOVATION

  • Land Rover is planning a transparent bonnet which would give drivers a view of the road that’s usually obscured by the hood. 
  • Facebook is implementing a privacy check-up for users who haven’t changed their settings. Useful. [Guardian]

PARTING SHOT

Brooklyn artist Ariana Page Russell was born with an illness that makes her skin red and swollen when it’s touched (or when anything happens to it at all, really). At first ashamed by it, she instead decided to begin taking photographs of her own skin, creating an artwork of her own body, and inspiring other people with the same condition to do likewise – and there’s something weirdly compelling about the ensuing pictures. [The Atlantic]

Originally published 9.01pm

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