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Dublin: 12 °C Friday 9 October, 2015

Here’s What Happened Today: Saturday

Everyone’s talking about road deaths, immigrants found in a container and the slaughter of the Yazidis.

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


Shakespeare In Iveagh Gardens. Picture Actors and Actresses from Fortunes Fool perform ' Much Ado - A Fortunes Fool ' in the Iveagh Gardens at a free production in Dublin today. Source: Sam Boal


Container death at Tilbury Docks A group of Police Officers stand by the main entrance to Tilbury Docks in Essex, where a shipping container was found with 31 illegal immigrants inside with one dead.

#ESSEX DOCKS: A man has died after 31 illegal immigrants were found in a shipping container at an English docks. Reports say the migrants, some of whom are children, had arrived on a ship from Belgium.

#YAZIDI: Dozens of Yazidi villagers were slaughtered by the Islamic State in Iraq. The men were killed in the town of Kocho, 45 kilometres from the Kurdish town of Sinjar.

#FERGUSON: Violence returned to the streets of Ferguson, Missouri. Stores were looted after police said that an unarmed black teenager who was shot dead had been a suspect in an armed robbery.


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The militarisation of the police in Ferguson, Missouri has turned attention to a Pentagon programme that gives police forces surplus weapons and equipment. This New York Times map lets you see just which police forces got grenade launchers, helicopters and night vision goggles.

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