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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)


  • 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.


#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.



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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