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Here’s What Happened Today: Friday

Everybody’s talking about job announcements and job losses, China’s one-child policy and Keano and Marty’s debut…

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

imageA Philippine air crew member does pre-flight checks on a C-130 evacuation flight at the airport in Tacloban, central Philippines. Pic: AP Photo/Wally Santana



#CHINA: The world’s most populous country is easing back on its one-child policy and is planning to abolish labour camps.

#PHILIPPINES: A week after the strongest typhoon ever recorded, the UN says at least 4,460 people died last but the government disputes this figure.

#TORONTO: Crack-smoking mayor Rob Ford has been stripped of his legislative powers in the wake of a series of controversies in recent weeks.


How many Facebook and Twitter users get their news from the two sites? Not as many as do so on Reddit, according to this interesting research from Pew. [PewResearch]

A new personal safety app is being launched in the UK, turning your smartphone into a panic button to alert friends and family if you’re ever in danger. [Telegraph]


There was a stunning red, pink and purple glow off the skies in Dublin and across the country this evening. You’ve sent in these 12 stunning images.

imageA view of Three Rock from Carrickmines, via Eoin McDonagh/Twitter

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