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Here’s What Happened Today: Friday

Everything’s talking about the death in Athy, Detroit going bankrupt and the CJD concerns at Beaumont.
Jul 19th 2013, 10:00 PM 11,423 17

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

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#MIDDLE EAST: Israel and Palestine have agreed to hold their first direct peace talks in over two years following some diplomacy from the US.

#DETROIT: The Michigan city (above) has become the largest in the US to file for bankruptcy but what does it mean and what happen’s next? [Detroit Free Press]

#TAX CHAOS: An OECD report for the G20 group of the world’s largest industrialised nations has warned of “global tax chaos” unless the international tax regime is overhauled. [The Guardian]

#TRAYVON: US president Barack Obama has been speaking publicly for the first time about the verdict in the Trayvon Martin case today.



The Simpsons and Family Guy are to unite for a crossover episode next year. The Griffins (Family Guy) will take a road trip and end up in Springfield in an episode that will be hotly anticipated by fans of both animated series. [BBC]

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