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Here's What Happened Today: Monday

Everybody’s talking about housing people in prefabs, Judge Barry White, seagulls and Islamic State.

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

Cork Camogie Champions at Crumlin Hospit Cork players continued to celebrate winning the Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Senior Camogie final at Croke Park yesterday with a visit to Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Crumlin. Mark Stedman / Photocall Ireland Mark Stedman / Photocall Ireland / Photocall Ireland



Germany Terror Trial German Kreshnik B. , left, waits for the beginning of his trial at a higher regional court in Frankfurt, Germany Michael Probst Michael Probst

#GERMANY An alleged Islamic State jihadist was put on trial.

#PALESTINE Two Palestinian migrants were rescued but 500 people are feared dead after a boat sank in the Mediterranean

#THAILAND Two British tourists were murdered on a Thai island after a beach party.

#PARIS Representatives of 20 nations gathered in Paris to discuss how to defeat Islamic State.


  • Facebook has begun muscling in on YouTube’s turf, by trying to tempt its top talent over to its video services. []

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  • Microsoft bought Mojang – which developed the game Minecraft – for a hefty $2.5bn. But what IS Minecraft? The Guardian has a handy explainer. [The Guardian]



This GIF of Mother Jones (an Irish woman and labour organiser) is just one of the spooky and quite humorous images created by Kevin Weir, using photos from the Library of Congress archives. [Huffington Post]

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