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Here Is What Happened Today: Monday

Everyone’s talking about the continued Dublin Bus strike, a test-tube burger, and a bomb blast in the Philippines.

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

A lab-grown meat burger made from Cultured Beef, which has been developed by Professor Mark Post (pictured) of Maastricht University in the Netherlands. Pic: David Parry/PA Wire


The Irish Transplant Team return triumphant from the World Transplant games, where they won 34 medals in all. Pic: Tony McLean/T. McLean Photography


#PHILIPPINES Six people were killed and 26 hurt in a bomb blast in the Philippines, which came after terror threat warnings.

#BRITAIN British police made a settlement with the family of Ian Tomlinson over his death at the 2009 G20 protests.

#TURKEY A Turkish general was jailed for life over an alleged plot to overthrow the country’s government.

#BRITAIN A man in his 80s, believed to be entertainer Rolf Harris, was arrested on suspicion of sexual offences.

#JAPAN Fukushima nuclear plant is facing a new ‘emergency’ due to the build-up of radioactive groundwater, the country’s nuclear watchdog says. [BBC NEWS]

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File photo of the Unit 1 reactor building, left, and Unit 2 of the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant. Pic: AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye, Pool, File


  • The world’s first lab-made beef burger was unveiled today for its first tastings – and it looks like this.
  • Europe’s biggest-ever commercial telecommunications satellite, Alphasat, will begin testing soon. [BBC News]


The Mars Curiosity rover will celebrate one year of life on Mars tomorrow. The New York Times has a slideshow featuring more than 350 images taken by the rover over its past 12 months on the red planet.

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