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Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

Everyone’s talking about the cancelled Garth Brooks gigs, Enda in Germany and the price of cigarettes….

Updated 23.10pm

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

Nashville Songwriters We imagine this is what Garth's face looked like when he heard the news today. Source: AP/Press Association Images

IRISH

WORLD

Ukraine A child plays football near soldiers from the "Donbass" battalion of Ukraine, outside the Parliament in Kiev. Source: AP/Press Association Images

#JERUSALEM: Violence has flared in the city after the kidnapping and killing of a Palestinian teenager.

#USA: Hurricane Arthur is expected to make landfall tonight.

#BRAZIL: One person is dead after a bridge collapsed on a school bus in Belo Horizonte.

#WEST AFRICA: Emergency talks were held on containing the worst Ebola outbreak in history.

INNOVATION

  • Facebook messanger is now available on iPad [Mashable]
  • Getting your kids to do chores for internet access. This is one new invention that parents might like [Aol Money & Finance]

PARTING SHOT

Do you think the Dáil members have a similar workout routine as these members of Congress? [The New York Times]

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