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Here's What Happened Today: Monday

The US presidential debate, Dublin Bus strikes cancelled and bombing in Syria all had people talking today.

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

Are you CO safe ? The fifth Carbon monoxide safety ambassador Rory Cowan holds a Carbon Monoxide alarm Source: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

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Campaign 2016 Debate People pause near a bus adorned with large photos of candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump before the first presidential debate later this evening. Source: AP Photo/Mary Altaffer

#TEXAS: Nine people were injured after a gunman opened fire at a mall in Houston, Texas, before being shot by police and dying from his injuries.

#SYRIA: Warplanes pounded the destroyed city of Aleppo after Western powers at the UN accused Russia of war crimes.

#UNITED STATES: US presidential hopefuls Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will square off tonight in the first of the US presidential debates, with stakes high as the two are neck in neck in polls.

INNOVATION

  • China’s 500 metre Aperture Spherical Telescope (the biggest radio telescope on Earth) has begun examining the universe for alien signals (via New Scientist).
  • Microsoft has bet its future on a reprogrammable computer chip (via Wired.com).

PARTING SHOT

So, have you got your brand new iPhone 7 but missing the headphone jack? Well this viral video will show how to install one yourself with a power drill (HINT: This is absolutely not real, so please don’t try it).

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Tonight from 11.30pm: It’s debate night in America, with Clinton and Trump going head to head in the first debate of the presidential campaign. Who’ll win? Who’ll lose? We’ll be liveblogging the whole thing. Join us.

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