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Here Is What Happened Today: Saturday

Everyone’s talking about the looming Dublin Bus strike, the horrific car crash in Donegal and what the son of Bishop Eamon Casey had to say about Gay Byrne…

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

(Photo: Photocall Ireland)

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(Image: AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)

#ZIMBABWE: President Robert Mugabe (above) claims to have won a landslide victory in the country’s election, but longtime opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai says he’ll appeal the result in the courts.

#BRAZIL: 25 police officers have been sentenced to life in prison for their part in the deaths of 111 inmates in a 1992 jail massacre in Sao Paulo.

#IRAN: Hassan Rowhani has taken over Iran’s presidency today, promising to work to lift punishing sanctions imposed on the Islamic republic over its nuclear programme.

INNOVATION

  • The head of Twitter in the UK has apologised to people who have received abusive messages on the micro-blogging service, and pledged to change the company’s rules in the area.
  • Dublin City Council is working with IBM to see whether the city could make use of the tech giant’s forecasting service ‘Deep Thunder’ to help predict flash floods.

PARTING SHOT

Margaret Thatcher’s integrity is under threat: Westminster MPs are being warned to keep control of their busy fingers, and not touch a statue of the late former prime minister. The statue – along with one of Winston Churchill – is at serious risk from “wear and tear”, politicians are being told. [The Guardian]

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