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Dublin: 5 °C Monday 21 October, 2019

Here’s what happened today: Wednesday

Everyone’s been talking about a violent assault in Galway, jobs at Twitter and house repossessions.

NEED TO CATCH up? brings you a roundup of today’s news…


imageTwitters Managing Director in Ireland Stephen McIntyre is surrounded by his Dublin based Twitter staff outside their new offices in the Academy on Pearse Street in Dublin city. (Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland)


imageThe Costa Concordia is seen after it was lifted upright, on the Tuscan Island of Giglio, Italy. (AP Photo/Andew Medichini)
#PAKISTAN Pictures showing a new island created by yesterday’s massive earthquake in rural Pakistan were released.

#KENYA Troops and rescue workings were scouring the wreckage of the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, as Kenya entered three days of official mourning. 63 people were listed as missing after the four-day siege which saw 67 people dead.

#COSTA CONCORDIA The search for bodies still on board the Costa Concordia got underway today. The corpses of Italian passenger Maria Grazia Tricarichi and crew member Russel Rebello never were recovered after the ship went down in January, 2011.

#RUSSIA Activists from the environmental group Greenpeace were moved to pre-trial detention centres, facing up to 15 years in a Russian prison. The 30 activists are accused of piracy.


  • A retired geologist has created a number of paleographic maps that show how the earth looked at various points in time. [TheAtlantic]
  • Aviation giants Boeing have modified an F-16 fighter jet to serve as a drone. Which makes us all feel safer. [CBS]



Had a tough day? All news-ed out? Then sit back and watch this baby eat ice cream for the first time.

It. Is. Adorable.

Here’s what happened yesterday.

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