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Here’s What Happened Today: Saturday

A surge for independents, the naming of a US military ship and a car bomb in Iraq has had people talking today.

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

IRELAND

Revelers at Longitude 2015 in Marley Park. Picture: Tony Kinlan. Festival goers at Longitude 2015 being held in Marley Park this weekend Source: Tony Kinlan

INTERNATIONAL

Russia Fencing Worlds Max Heinzer of Switzerland and Andrea Santarelli of Italy competing at the World Fencing Championships in Moscow Source: AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev

#IRAQ: A car bomb attack by Isis in Iraq has left close to 100 people dead and a number of others missing. 

#SPAIN: A bid of just €10,000 has been placed on a ‘ghost airport’ that cost around €1.1 billion to build. 

#UK: Prime Minister David Cameron has weighted into the seagull debate, saying he wants to start “a big conversation” about the issue. 

INNOVATION

PARTING SHOT

Doctors in the UK have hit back at health secretary Jeremy Hunt for his criticism of “Monday to Friday culture” in parts of the NHS. [BBC]

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