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Dublin: 14 °C Tuesday 7 July, 2020

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

Everyone’s talking about “expensive cameras”, Sinn Féin, and an increasing number of Ebola scares.

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


National Concert Hall Prima Annit Biniu, Jackson Wang and Anthony Cronin at the National Concert Hall today for the launch of the 'Primary Strings' project. Source: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland


Turkey Syria Source: AP/Press Association Images

#EBOLA: British airports introduced new screening for the disease, amid an increasing number of Ebola scares across the world.

#MH17: A passenger on the flight that was shot down over Ukraine in July was wearing an oxygen mask, raising suspicions they knew their fate in advance.

#DO SOMETHING: At least 21 people died as Kurds protested alleged Turkish inaction against the Islamic State group.

#BOOKS: French writer Patrick Modiano won the Nobel Prize for literature.

#CARNAGE: Two suicide bombs killed nearly 70 people in Yemen.

#MISSOURI: There was anger in the US city of St Louis after claims a police officer shot dead a teenager.


  • Amazon is finally ready to open its first – actual, physical – store, in Manhattan. (CNBC)
  • Google is using camels to produce “street view” images of the desert. Really.
  • HTC launched the Desire Eye, whose 13 megapixel, front-facing camera is designed to make it the ultimate “selfie phone.” (Guardian)


What do children all over the world eat for breakfast? Be jealous, be very jealous. (New York Times magazine)

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