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NEED TO CATCH up? TheJournal.ie brings you a roundup of today’s news…
- Phil Hogan received an email with a threat to burn down his house.
- Elderly people were warned about a gang targeting people as they withdraw money from ATMs.
- 70 business people slept rough to raise money for homelessness.
- The relative of British IRA victims clashed in London after a speech by Gerry Adams. [RTÉ]
- Donations have flooded in to replace the stolen wheelchair of a five-year-old who has Cerebral Palsy.
- The Greek police have refused to provide the Irish embassy in Athens with any information regarding the detention and conviction of an Irishwoman’s husband.
- Pensioners are planning to protest next week against Budget cuts.
- A man in Belfast was shot in the buttock.
- The Titanic violin sold for €1 million at an auction.
Rescue personnel work around the debris of a small plane which crashed in a field in Marchovelette, Belgium (ImageL Geert Vanden Wijngaert/AP/PA).
#BELGIUM: At least ten people are dead after a plane carrying parachutists crashed in Belgium.
#GREECE: The family of a boy who went missing in Greece in 1991 have been given new hope after a little blonde girl was discovered in a Roma camp.
#BERLUSCONI: Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has been banned from politics for two years. [AFP]
- At least ten million innocent files were killed when Megaupload was taken down two years ago. [Gizmodo]
- This is less gross than it sounds. IBM has unveiled a new computer, powered by what it calles ‘electronic blood’. [BBC]
Lewis Duckett and Billy Jones kept their relationship a secret for years, writing coded letters to each other while Jones was in Vietnam. Now they are married, have a daughter and are grandparents. This is their touching story. [The New York Times]