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Here’s What Happened Today: Saturday

Everybody’s talking about the upcoming Budget, a controversial JobBridge advertisement, and dozens of protesters dying in Cairo.

NEED TO CATCH up? brings you a roundup of today’s news…

(Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland)



People carry the coffin of medical student Laura Naveiras Ferreiro, one of the train crash victims, during her funeral at the San Pedro de Visma cemetery in A Coruna, Spain, Saturday, July 27, 2013. (AP Photo/Lalo R. Villar)

#SPAIN: The driver of a speeding train that hurtled off the rails killing 78 people in Spain on Wednesday has been detained for “reckless homicide”.

#EGYPT: Clashes in Cairo between police and Mohamed Morsi loyalists have led to dozens of deaths.

#ITALY: Italy’s first black minister Cécile Kyenge, who has been subject to racist abuse several times since taking her post, had bananas thrown at her as she delivered a speech.

#PAKISTAN: Fifty-seven people are dead after two suicide bombers targeted a crowed market in northwest Pakistan.


  • Dublin is to play host to some of the internet’s pioneers – including Google, Alta Vista, and Jumpstation – at a conference celebrating 20 years of web searching next week.
  • New Yorkers have been queueing in droves – sometimes in sweltering temperatures – for the novel experience of walking through rain without getting wet. [AFP]


A Canadian woman who went missing more that 52 years ago has been found alive and well.

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