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Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday

Everybody’s talking about the youths arrested over St. Patrick’s Day assault, Leo Varadkar and Callinan and those no make-up selfies.
Mar 20th 2014, 11:00 PM 19,059 4

Updated 23.00pm

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imageMinister for Transport Leo Varadkar. (Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland)

IRELAND

WORLD

imageA child drags a toy truck past pro-Russian soldiers at a Ukrainian military base in Crimea today. (PA Image)

#CRIMEA: The US and Russia imposed sanctions on each other today over the escalating crisis in Ukraine.

#MALAYSIAN AIRLINES: Two objects found off the Perth coast were described as the “best lead we have” in the search for flight MH370.

#USA: Fred Phelps, the founder of the controversial Westboro Baptist Church has died.

#UK: Thieves dug a tunnel into a Tesco supermarket to steal cash from the ATM.

INNOVATION

  • Watch a typical day of 30,000 flights fly across Europe in one visualisation. [Wired.com]
  • Are robots the next big thing? Here’s twelve reasons why they just might be. [Quartz]

PARTING SHOT

The world has caught on that Ireland has a little bit of an obsession with the man that is Garth Brooks. Here’s the BBC’s take on ‘Garthmania’. [BBC]

First published 21.00pm

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