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Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday

Everyone’s talking about junior doctors going on strike, AIB saying some customers just don’t want to pay their mortgages, and John Waters (briefly) going to jail.

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


(Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland)



imageUS Secretary of State John Kerry testifies on Capitol Hill today on Barack Obama’s request for congressional approval for military intervention in Syria. (AP Photo/J Scott Applewhite)

#SYRIA: Barack Obama has received cross-party support from US politicians for a strike against Syria. [New York Times]

#KILLING: One of the killers of Jamie Bulger has been released from prison for a second time.

#NUCLEAR: Japan is to spend €359 million building an ice wall around Fukushima.


  • Google’s next version of its mobile operating system will be called… Android KitKat. [TechCrunch]
  • Apple has sent out invitations to its next iPhone launch event on 10 September. [Mashable]
  • Microsoft spent €5.4 billion buying Nokia’s phone business.


This interactive map compares New York City in 1836 to today – and it’s brilliant.  Let’s have one for Irish cities, please. [Smithsonian]

Here’s what happened yesterday… >

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