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Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

Everyone’s been talking about President Higgins’ State visit to the UK, Peaches Geldof and Oscar Pistorius wailing in the witness box.
Apr 8th 2014, 11:56 PM 20,556 13

Updated at 23:56

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

President Higgins state visit to Britain - Day Two Source: Dan Kitwood via PA Images


Sir David Frost Summer Garden Party - London Source: Doug Peters/EMPICS Entertainment

#GELDOF: A post-mortem examination is due to take place tomorrow after Peaches Geldof was found dead at her home in Kent yesterday. [BBC]

#PISTORIUS: The murder trial of Oscar Pistorius was adjourned again today after the 27-year-old wailed in court while giving evidence.

#MALAYSIAN AIRLINES: The search involving 11 military planes, three civilian planes and 14 ships is due to go on for days before a robot submersible is deployed to comb the seabed.



Do you think you could pick out the most peaceful countries in the world? Do you think Ireland would be included?

The Global Peace Index, issued by the Institute for Economics and Peace, measures “peacefulness based on external and internal measures”. Here’s a list of the top 20.

Originally Published at 8:55.

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