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Dublin: 7 °C Monday 24 November, 2014

Here’s what happened today: Friday

The latest on the tragic fire that killed the family of a Beaumont doctor, the details of the Garda ‘Operation Majesty’ — and it turns out Ryan Tubridy is a time-traveller…

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

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Local MP Keith Vaz meets locals after the fatal house fire in Leicester (Rui Vieira/PA)

IRELAND

  • The victims of a house fire in Leicester were identified as the wife and children of a Dublin-based doctor.
  • Gardaí have revealed details of the massive Europe-wide ‘Operation Majesty’.
  • Two men were found shot dead in Co Antrim.
  • The politicians formerly known as the Fine Gael rebels formed a new group.
  • Five men appeared in court over dissident activity in the Dublin area.
  • Gerry Adams was hounded for photos as he canvassed in Dublin city centre.
  • Two men were arrested over a failed robbery attempt in Rathmines.
  • The Dept of Education announced new anti-bullying guidelines.
  • Airbnb announced the opening of its European HQ in Dublin.
  • A Delta plane was diverted to Dublin because of ventilation problems.
  • Mick McCarthy said he thought Martin O’Neill was ‘nailed on’ for the Ireland job.
  • And we found out Irish couples are still afraid to get married on Friday the 13th.

INTERNATIONAL

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Defence lawyer for the four men convicted of rape in New Delhi, A.P. Singh, speaks to the media (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

#INDIA: Four men have been sentenced to death over the gang rape and murder of a young woman on a bus in New Delhi last year.

#RUSSIA: At least two people were killed, and 30 were missing, after a fire at a psychiatric hospital. A criminal probe has been opened.

#LONDON: Police have arrested 12 people over a sophisticated cyber-crime plot to steal money from a bank by gaining access it its computer system.

INNOVATION

  • Creepy Frontier: Voyager 1 became the first spacecraft (made by humans) to leave the solar system last night. Check out some of the sounds it’s been recording ‘out there’ recently. [NBC]
  • A Google Street View car has been in an accident in Indonesia — hitting two buses and a truck (should make interesting viewing, once mapping photos of the city of Bogor go online). [BBC]

PARTING SHOT

Ryan Tubridy is a time traveller it turns out…

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Check out The Daily Edge for the full explanation. It’s like the whole ‘Nicholas Cage is a vampire’ thing all over again.

Perhaps they’re both vampires.

Sleep well!.

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