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Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Everyone’s talking about a threat against Phil Hogan, an ATM scam and a plane crash in Belgium.

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(Image: Niall Carson)

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

IRISH

imageRescue personnel work around the debris of a small plane which crashed in a field in Marchovelette, Belgium (ImageL Geert Vanden Wijngaert/AP/PA).

WORLD

#BELGIUM: At least ten people are dead after a plane carrying parachutists crashed in Belgium.

#ITALY: Italians took to the streets of Rome today to protest the country’s harsh austerity measures. [euronews]

#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]

INNOVATION

  • 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]

PARTING SHOT

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]

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