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Dublin: 6 °C Friday 23 March, 2018

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Everyone’s talking about negotiations over strike action at Aer Lingus, a political opinion poll, and Ukraine’s new president.

Updated 9.25pm

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

Juan Sebastian de Elcano docks in Dubl Source: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland

Not an activity for the faint-hearted – crew line the sails of the Juan Sebastián de Elcano, the third-largest tall ship in the world, as it arrived in Dublin this morning. See more pictures here.



France D-Day WWII-era planes drop paratroopers near the Normandy village of Ecausseville, western France, as part of commemorations of the 70 anniversary of the D-Day landing. Source: AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere

#AFGHANISTAN: Flash floods killed almost 60 people, with the death toll expected to rise.

#PORTUGAL: Reports suggest that a number of suspects are set to be questioned by police investigating the disappearance of Madeleine McCann.

#IRAQ: Gunmen have taken hundreds of students hostage at a university in the west of the country. [Reuters]

#UKRAINE: Petro Poroshenko was sworn in as the country’s fifth president, and issued a firm warning over Crimea.

#UNITED STATES: Comedian Tracy Morgan was critically injured in a car crash.


  • The first Vine was tweeted from space. []
  • A device that allows humans to climb smooth walls has been developed by DARPA. []
  • The CIA joined social media in attempt to make the agency “more accessible”. [BBC News]


Someone has gone through the effort of making a quadcopter out of chocolate. What a time to be alive. [The Next Web]

Source: chocolate copter/YouTube

Originally published 7.52pm

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