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Here's What Happened Today: Friday

Everyone’s talking about the death of Ian Paisley, Oscar Pistorius convicted and Fine Gael’s tea summit.

Updated 11.3o pm

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

File Photo Ian Paisley has died. Ian Paisley and Bertie Ahern at a Battle of the Boyne commemoration in 2007. Source: Eamonn Farrell/Photocall Ireland

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South Africa Pistorius Trial Oscar Pistorius escorted from court after his conviction for culpable homicide. Source: AP/Press Association Images

#PISTORIUS: Oscar Pistorius was convicted of the culpable homicide of Reeva Steenkamp. He was released on bail to be sentenced on 13 October.

#US: The mother of murdered US journalist James Foley has said that she felt like her son’s kidnapping was an “annoyance” to the White House.

#ESCAPE: A teen convicted of killing three students at a Cleveland high school has escaped from prison.

#ROB FORD: The controversial Toronto Mayor has suspended his bid for re-election to seek treatment for a tumour. His brother will replace him on the ballot.

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“In a remote corner of the South China Sea, 105 nautical miles from the Philippines, lies a submerged reef the Filipinos call Ayungin.” The New York Times has gone there and prodcued this rather beautiful piece.

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