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Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Tens of thousands running for charity, the Northern Ireland Assembly elections and a disused Boeing 747 finally makes it to Sligo.

Image: graphy: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

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

NO FEE0219 Darkness Into Light 2016 copy An estimated 120,000 people turned out for dawn walks for Pieta House’s annual Darkness Into Light fundraising and awareness event this morning Source: graphy: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

IRELAND

WORLD

download (10) A water bomber drops water on a wildfire in Fort McMurray, Alberta. Source: AP

#CANADA: Over 80,000 people have now had to leave Fort McMurray in Alberta Canada due to massive wildfire engulfing the area. Authorities fear that the huge blaze could double in size by the end of the day.

#COLOGNE: A German court threw out sexual assault charges against an Algerian man stemming from New Year’s Eve violence in Cologne after the victim said she could not identify the defendant.

#EGYPT: An Egyptian court recommended death sentences to be handed down to three journalists over conspiracy charges.

INNOVATION

  • Google don’t have a desktop playing service for its Google Play music – so these guys invented one (via Wired.com).
  • The Guardian reviewed the long-awaited Uncharted 4 video game – and it looks great (via The Guardian).

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PARTING SHOT

Check out this beautiful song version of the Yeats poem Sixteen Dead Men – performed by Lisa Lambe to commemorate the executions of the 1916 rebels.

Source: Nine Rivers Media/YouTube

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