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Here's What Happened Today: Monday

Teacher strikes still on, garda strikes called off, and US election predictions – it’s the Evening Fix.

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

IRELAND

File Photo TALKS CONTINUE TODAY in a bid to avert next week’s teachers strike, as Minister Richard Bruton again warned a large number of schools will have to close. Source: Sam Boal

WORLD

Whitby Goth Weekend The Whitby Goth Weekend in Yorkshire. Source: PA Wire/PA Images

#US: Days before the presidential election, the FBI have announced that it won’t seek criminal charges over Clinton’s emails, while Trump said the system was ‘rigged’.

#ECUADORIAN EMBASSY: Julian Assange will be questioned next week over longstanding rape accusations, Sweden’s public prosecutor’s office announced today.

#LONDON: Two prisoners have escaped from Pentonville prison in north London, reportedly after mannequins were discovered in their beds.

INNOVATION

  • The UK have taken a proactive approach to cyber attacks – by recruiting a team of ethical hackers to defend systems and catch criminals [Guardian]
  • Want to know the next big smartphone feature? Because Apple has just received a patent for a ‘foldable’ phone design [Forbes]

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PARTING SHOT

In an age where polls have repeatedly let us down, it’s not surprising that we’re turning to animals to predict the result of the US election. While a polar bear in Russia has chosen Trump to win (of course), this Scottish goat has placed his support firmly with Hillary.

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