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Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday

Water charges, STILL the election, and a lot of strikes happening…

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


Proclaiming a Republic: The 1916 Rising exhibition - Dublin Taoiseach Enda Kenny posing with an original Proclamation of Independence Source: Brian Lawless/PA Wire


Migrant crisis Migrants are continuing to stage a protest as demolition of the 'Jungle' migrant camp continues in France Source: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

#RUSSIA: A nanny accused of beheading a child and walking through the streets with its head has said that it was what “Allah ordered”.

#GERMANY: The country has placed fresh emphasis on Facebook’s privacy rules.  

#UNITED STATES: The results of ‘Super Tuesday’ in the US presidential race make it look like it will be Donald Trump vs. Hillary Clinton in the race for the White House. 


  • A world record has been set for the fastest-ever electric skateboard run. 
  • US Congress has told the FBI that trying to force Apple to unlock iPhones is a “fool’s errand”. [The Guardian]


There are quite a few swanky business cards out there. This one from a Hungarian company called MobileECG probably tops the lot, doubling up as a functioning heart rate monitor. []

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