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Dublin: 18 °C Wednesday 23 July, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Friday

Everyone’s been talking about Pat Cox, a Donegal house fire, and the bad weather…

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

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Waves crash over the wall in Blackrock. (Pic: Pat Shaughnessy)

IRELAND

INTERNATIONAL

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Rob Ford (Pic: The Canadian Press/Chris Young)

#PEACE TALKS: Warring parties in South Sudan have begun negotiations today to end almost three weeks of fierce conflict which has left thousands of people dead and taken the country to the brink of civil war.

#GERMANY: One person has died and eight others have been injured after a World War II-era bomb exploded in a town near Bonn in Germany.

#OH, CANADA: Mayor of Toronto Rob Ford, who was stripped of most of his powers after admitting he had smoked crack, has launched his bid for re-election – and is already the frontrunner.

INNOVATION

PARTING SHOT

Unlike so many countries in Europe during World War II, Denmark didn’t just try to save its Jewish population but actively defended them. Were they just better people? Or was it something else? A new book looks to explain how a small country tried to fight back; and Michael Ignatieff has written a review of it published in the New Statesmen which is well worth a read. [New Statesman]

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