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Dublin: 13 °C Saturday 30 August, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Saturday

Everyone’s been talking about the fire in Clondalkin, the ‘RA’ conference, and Met Éireann’s storm warning…

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

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[Photocall Ireland]

WORLD

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A protester throws a stone against riot police during a clash in central Kiev today [AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky]

#KIEV: Opposition leaders in Ukraine have been offered Government roles in a bid to end the ongoing crisis

#US Three people have been killed in a shooting at a mall in suburban Maryland

#FRANCE: President Francois Hollande has officially broken up with first ladyValerie Trierweiler

#SOUTH AFRICA: There are demands for an official probe into claims that funds for the Mandela memorial were misappropriated

INNOVATION

PARTING SHOT

For no other reason than that it’s cold, dark and stormy outside — here’s a picture of a small dog enjoying the sunshine in Rio:

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(Image: AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

According to AP: “Caique’s owners said they like to dress Caique up for dog parades and that they enjoy pedestrians taking his picture during his daily walks”.

We’re not entirely sure why this photo’s so amusingly compelling. Perhaps it’s just that, in spite of the stupid hat, this poor little fellow just has so much damn dignity.


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