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Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

Today everyone’s talking about Bradley Manning, Michaella McCollum Connolly, the new French financial regulator and the calf with eight legs.

Updated 23.08
NEED TO CATCH up? TheJournal.ie brings you a roundup of today’s news.

image(AP Photo/Martin Mejia)

IRELAND

  • Michaella McCollum Connolly and Melissa Reid refused bail in Peru.
  • The Tánaiste doesn’t know if the Halawa sibling were charged in Cairo.
  • Games company Big Fish, which employs 89, to close in Cork.
  • Better for women to be cared for by midwives than doctors when giving birth.
  • The Central Bank hired this French man to be the new Financial Regulator.
  • PSNI granted more time to question man, 66, over deaths of three women in Dromore.
  • New stats on Dublin homeless show 3 in 4 are men and 7 new people present as homeless a day.
  • Up to 250 jobs at risk at Heinz in Ireland and the UK.
  • Eight fire units tackled a blaze at a Waterford storage factory earlier.
  • New ATM scam made €30,000 for con artists in just one week.
  • Video taken of woman stealing flowers from Dublin city display in broad daylight.
  • Two emergency landings at Dublin airport today, one Delta jet the other a Gulstream jet.
  • Most medical students want abortion on demand, but fewer would perform it.
  • Fianna Fáil Senator who signed recall petition defends missing the Seanad debate for a holiday.
  • Labour TD ‘felt very sore’ after secret recording of his views on abortion.
  • Malala Yousafzai’s inspirational speech as she accepts Tipperary Peace Prize.

WORLD

#US: Bradley Manning sentenced to 35 years in prison.
#SYRIA: The opposition has accused regime of killing 1,300 using a poisonous gas.
#EGYPT: Eamon Gilmore discussed the Egypt crisis with EU Foreign Ministers in Brussels.
#MAJORCA: Around 200 people have fled forest fires on the Spanish holiday island.
#VATICAN CITY: God told Benedict XVI to resign.
#GERMANY: A man wearing just underpants parties on Angela Merkel’s plane.
#UK: Iceland’s ad banned for ‘denigrating’ the Food Safety Authority of Ireland.
#JORDAN: It has been given the go-ahead to build its first nuclear research reactor.
#JAPAN: Radioactive leak at Fukushima upgraded to its highest warning in two years.

INNOVATION

PARTING SHOT

Holy cow! This calf in New Zealand has eight legs, four ears, two bodies and one head. [Huff Post]

- First published 21.15

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