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Here's What Happened Today: Friday

Everyone’s talking about whether the Garth Brooks gigs will go ahead, the new Labour leader and the jail sentence for Rolf Harris…

Updated 11pm

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

New Irish Labour Party leader Newly elected leader of the Irish Labour party is congratulated by her husband Pat and daughter Aoife at the Mansion House in Dublin. Source: PA Wire/Press Association Images

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Rolf Harris court case Source: Dominic Lipinski

#UK: Rolf Harris was sentenced to five years and nine months in prison.

#BOSNIA: Floods in Bosnia have unearthed a mass grave.

#UK: Andy Coulson was given an 18-month prison sentence for phone hacking.

#FRANCE: A teacher has been stabbed to death by a mother of a student.

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#AUSTRALIA: A woman has been charged by police for racially abusing a Asian train passenger.

INNOVATION

  • This satellite could help predict climate changes. [Phys.org]
  • Bitcoin has been given the red light by Europe’s top banking regulator. [Gigaom.com]
  • What  are the biggest threats to the Internet in the next 20 years? Here’s what the experts had to say. [The Washington Post]

PARTING SHOT

As our American friends are celebrating Independence Day today with a load of fireworks no doubt, here is a history of fireworks in pop culture. [The Atlantic]

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