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Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday

Everybody’s talking about Junior Doctors striking, welfare tourists and Budget 2014.

NEED TO CATCH up? brings you a roundup of today’s news…


Health Minister James Reilly gets his flu vaccine. Pic: Nick Bradshaw of




A new $100 bill featuring Benjamin Franklin is illuminated from behind at the Franklin Institute, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, in Philadelphia. Pic: AP Photo/Matt Rourke

#ENGLAND It emerged today that gender-selective abortion is not illegal under English law.

#NOBEL PRIZE The Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to Peter Higgs and Francois Englert – yes, they predicted the Higgs boson.

#USA Democrats in the US plan to force Republicans into a showdown on the country’s debt ceiling.

#ITALY The EU has demanded extra search patrols after 300 people are feared to have died in the migrant boat tragedy.


  • The world’s first malaria vaccine could be available for African children – GlaxoSmithKline is to seek regulatory approval.
  • Fox has replaced desks in its newsroom with… unbelievably huge touchscreens. What do you make of them? [Mashable]
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Thought engagement rings were just a great way of showing your future wife how you feel about her? Well, turns out that they have hidden meanings as well… and not good ones.  [Salon]

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