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Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Everyone’s talking about Ibrahim Halawa, the escalating Iraq violence and Gilmore possibly heading to Europe…

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

abeafefb1775bcdec36d9c59ed8951223167ce7169fc7ed2762b28c034691113 Red Bull Cliff diving in Inis Mor today. Source: James Crombie/INPHO

IRISH

  • A 21-year-old has been left with facial injuries following a knife attack that happened close to Trinity College.
  • An 84-year-old man has died after a traffic collision in County Monaghan.
  • RTÉ denied they’re spending €70k on a life-size Gerry Ryan statue.
  • The Minister of State at the Department of Foreign Affairs Joe Costello has backed Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore for the European Commissioner job.
  • The Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission has confirmed that an officer of the Commission has tender their resignation this weekend. [RTÉ]
  • Kathy Mahon shares her harrowing ordeal of the two times she was sent to a mother-and-baby home.
  • The sister of Ibrahim Halawa says not enough is being done by the government to free her brother.

WORLD

Indonesia Ramadan Students perform a prayer during the first day of the fasting month of Ramadan at Ar-Raudlatul Hasanah Islamic boarding school in Medan, North Sumatra. Source: AP/Press Association Images

#PAKISTAN: A woman has been burned alive after her family refused a marriage proposal from a man.

#INDIA: Eleven people have been killed and dozens trapped after a factory in India collapsed.

#RUSSIA: Elton John says he wants to meet with the Russian President Vladimir Putin to discuss gay rights.

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#IRAQ: Iraqi forces are continuing their attempt to retake the northern city of Tikrit.

INNOVATION

  • We do love that snooze button, but new research shows that Westerners do actually sleep more. [Science News]
  • Pumping a liver that is to be transplanted with antifreeze will make it last a lot longer. [NewScientist]

PARTING SHOT

Our little island can look pretty spectacular at times. Here is the proof.

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