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Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

The rain, the Dáil stand-off and Russell Brand: Here’s what everyone’s been talking about today.

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

Autumn weather Nov 13th 2014 This guy went swimming in Portmarnock today. Source: Brian Lawless

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Turkey Syria Syrian Kurdish refugee children from the Kobani area, hold hands at a camp in Suruc, on the Turkey-Syria border. Source: AP/Press Association Images

#EUROPE He’s changed his mind. Jean-Claude Juncker now wants to end those tax loopholes his country rubber-stamped during his time in charge.

#FRANCE A tiger is on the loose in Paris.

#QATAR FIFA cleared Qatar of any wrongdoing because officials “did not compromise integrity of World Cup bidding process as a whole”.

#ISLAMIC STATE The so-called Islamic State group has released an audio file of its leader calling for “volcanoes of jihad”.

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PARTING SHOT

In light of the Ched Evans controversy – he’s the convicted rapist and footballer who is set to resume training with Sheffield Wednesday – Nick Miller in the Guardian asks: If not rape, what gets footballers sacked?

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