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Here's What Happened Today: Monday

A fatal stabbing in Finglas, thunderstorms and power cuts, and a foiled terror plot had people talking today.
Jun 6th 2016, 9:16 PM 14,590 2

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

IRELAND

6/6/2016. Finglas Stabbing. An ambulance taking th Gardaí and members of the forensic team at the crime scene in St Josephs Park, in Finglas where a man died as a result of a stabbing early this morning. Source: Eamonn Farrell/RollingNews.ie

  • A man was arrested in connection with the fatal stabbing of another man at a halting site in Finglas
  • Thousands of homes were left without power amid thunderstorms, this afternoon
  • An orange alert for thunderstorms was in place all day for much of Connacht, the North-West, the border counties, Midlands, and parts of Leinster
  • A Lufthansa flight was diverted to Dublin after a medical emergency on board, but had to return to Germany due to a lack of hotel rooms in the capital
  • Two men aged in their 30s and 70s were killed in separate collisions in Co Cork and Co Tipperary
  • Gardaí appealed for help in finding 56-year-old Bridget Robinson, who has been missing from Dooradoyle, Co Limerick since Friday
  • A man in his 20s faced criticism for climbing the Samuel Beckett Bridge in Dublin, after being photographed last night.

INTERNATIONAL

Indonesia Ramadan Students in Indonesia pray earlier today, the start of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Source: Binsar Bakkara/PA Images

#PLOT: A French man planning to attack several targets during Euro 2016 was arrested in Ukraine with an arsenal of weaponry and explosives

#RICHARD HUCKLE: A British paedophile was given 22 life sentences for preying upon impoverished children in Malaysia

#SCHOOL TRIP: Six children and eight adults were killed after a school bus plunged into a canal in Turkey

#HARAMBE: The parents of a boy who fell into the gorilla enclosure at Cincinnati zoo, leading to the fatal shooting of a gorilla, will not face charges

#HACKED: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg had several of his social media accounts temporarily compromised.

INNOVATION

  • Tetris, the game that made the Game Boy a global success, turned 32 years old. [TheJournal.ie]
  • DisplayLink has developed a chip that can power four 4k Ultra HD screens at the same time. File under “nice to have”. [The Verge]

PARTING SHOT

On last night’s episode of his HBO show Last Week Tonight, John Oliver revealed he had bought $15 million worth of medical debt. Then, he gave it away live on air.

Source: LastWeekTonight/YouTube

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