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Here's What Happened Today: Friday

An Irishman killed in Spain. the HPV vaccine for boys, and a Tory MP suspended… here’s today’s roundup.

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

IRELAND

gay pride 311_90573674 Dublin is decorated in rainbow colours ahead of the annual pride parade next Saturday. Source: Sam Boal

  • Gardaí are appealing for the public’s help after the body of a man was discovered on a beach in Co Clare. 
  • Police in Spain have arrested a British man over the death of an Irishman at a Costa del Sol pub in the early hours of this morning.
  • Defence Forces and gardaí resumed their search operation for missing William Delaney in Portlaoise after two people were arrested on suspicion of murder. 
  • Concerns over staffing levels could delay the rollout of the HPV vaccine for boys, according to a number of unions. 

WORLD

Refinery Fire Flames and smoke emerge from the Philadelphia Energy Solutions Refining Complex. Source: Matt Rourke

#TORY: Conservative junior minister Mark Field has been suspended after he was captured on video grabbing a protester by the neck at a black tie dinner in London last night. 

#IRAN: Donald Trump approved but then scrapped strikes against Iranian targets yesterday after Iran shot down a US drone in what the president called a “big mistake”.

#PHILADELPHIA: A huge blaze erupted at a Philadelphia oil refinery, sending a fireball into the sky and forcing residents to stay off nearby roads, local media and officials said.

PARTING SHOT

Yoga-fanatics will have heard of the Downward Dog movement but India’s army dogs took that to a new level today to celebrate the country’s National Yoga Day. 

I suppose it’s subjective as to whether you think these dogs are searching for inner peace or just completely barking mad. 

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