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Dublin: 12 °C Thursday 18 December, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Sunday

Everyone’s talking about calls for an investigation into mother-and-baby homes, a hijacked taxi, and new pyrite issues.

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

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The scene in the James's Street area of Dublin after a man travelling in a stolen taxi died when it struck a pole.

Source: Niall Carson/PA Wire

IRISH

WORLD

Color Me Rad 5km run - Edinburgh

Participants take part in the Color Me Rad 5km run at Ingleston in Edinburgh where the runners are blasted with bombs of different colours during the race.

Source: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

#AFGHANISTAN: The death toll after flash floods hit the Baghlan province rose to 80.

#BRAZIL: Paddy Power said it had not cut down a section of the Amazon rainforest.

#EGYPT: Former army chief Fattah al-Sisi was sworn in as the country’s president. [Reuters]

#MALAYSIA: Families of those on Flight MH370 have set up a fund to reward insiders who come forward with information regarding the plane’s disappearance.

INNOVATION

  • A computer, for the first time, convinced people that it wasn’t a computer. [The Independent]
  • Google said it may flag when it has removed results under a recent ‘right to be forgotten’ ruling. [The Guardian]

PARTING SHOT

Fashion designers were asked in 1939 to predict what people would be wearing in 2000. Women were expected have a headlight ‘to help find an honest man’, and although men will not be wearing ties, they will be fitted with “a telephone, a radio, and containers for coins, keys, and candy for cuties.” Watch here. [VintageFashions/YouTube]


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