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Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday

Everyone’s talking about the government asking Facebook for users’ information and intervention in Syria.

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

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(Photo: Niall Carson/PA Wire)

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Syria’s Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem speaks during a press conference in Damascus today. (AP Photo)

#SYRIA: The possibility of Western military intervention in Syria escalated dramatically today.

#WORLD WAR II: Over 40 Auschwitz guards are to face German prosecutors for war crimes.

#ARRESTED: A JP Morgan trader wanted over a €4.6 billion fraud scandal was arrested today.

INNOVATION

  • Will we ever want to have sex with robots? Good question. [BBC]
  • Facebook has to pay out $20 million for using users’ personal data in ads. [Mashable]
  • Here’s an assessment of the Ubuntu Edge smartphone crowdfunding project – and what didn’t work [Guardian]

PARTING SHOT

The Guardian picks out 20 online talks that could change your life, on topics as broad as shame, body language, how to ask for things, and dealing with death. [The Guardian]

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