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Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday

Everyone’s talking about why Alan Shatter sacked the confidential recipient, a car chase in Ranelagh and what happens next for Ukraine.

Updated 23:00

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


The scene of the incident in Ranelagh in the early hours of this morning after a stolen van ploughed into a number of cars, injuring three (Image: Matthew Herbert).




View on Independence Square, the epicenter of the country’s current unrest, Kiev, Ukraine (Image: Efrem Lukatsky/AP/PA).

#UKRAINE: The death toll in the country has climbed to more than 60 while 67 police officers were taken by radical extremists and the EU agreed to impose sanctions. [AFP]

#KOREA: There were emotional scenes today as family members from North and South Korea met with each other more than 60 years after they were separated. [AFP]

#UNITED STATES: The Department of Homeland Security urged airlines to pay extra attention to flights from overseas, warning of a possible show bomb threat.

#SUDAN: A pregnant teenager who was gang-raped has been convicted of ‘indecent acts’ . [The Guardian]



Canadian curling team coach Paul Webster has explained how infrared cameras are being used to help athletes in the sport perfect their game and go for gold.

(The Globe and Mail/YouTube)

First published 21:00

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