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Here’s What Happened Today: Friday

Everyone’s talking about poor hygiene in hospitals, home births and students cheating in the Leaving Cert.

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

Rob Heffernan got a warm welcome home at Dublin airport today after becoming Ireland’s third ever World Athletics Championships gold medal winner in the 50km walk. (Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland)


People look at the Costa Concordia cruise ship. (Gregorio Borgia/AP)


#EGYPT More than 60 people have been killed today as violence continues.

#NEW ZEALAND An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.5 hit the country’s south island.

#ITALY The Costa Concordia cruise ship is to be raised in September.


  • Scientists say that as climates get warmer we should expect to be eating softer, sweeter apples and seeing the flowers much earlier. [Scientific Reports]
  • Are you a gym-bunny and love catching some rays? Well, pumping iron and sunbathing could be making you a smarter person. [Quartz]


Professional and amateur colourists have injected colour into these well-known black and white photos. [Twistedsifter]

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