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Here’s What Happened Today: Friday

Everybody’s talking about Gerry Adams and a ‘witch hunt’, murder case reopened and glow-in-the-dark jellyfish.

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


Gerry Adams speaking to the media at Leinster House, the day after his brother Liam was found guilty of child sex abuse charges. Niall Carson/PA Wire/Press Association Images



imageGallery assistants position Picasso’s ‘Tete de femme’ valued at $20 to $30 million, which is part of a third of a billion pounds worth of art on show at Sotheby’s Frieze Week Exhibition in London. Pic: Lewis Whyld/PA Wire

#SICILY A boat believed to carrying migrants sank off the coast of Sicily.

#SOUTH AFRICA A man was killed in a shark attack off the South African coast.

#LIBYA A car bomb exploded outside the Swedish and Finnish consulates. No one was killed.

#VATICAN The Vatican had to withdraw a medal over a miss-spelling of the word Jesus.

#USA Obama has held talks with the Republicans in a bid to end the US federal shutdown.

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#NORWAY The OPCW has won the Nobel Peace Prize for its work eliminating chemical weapons.


  • Skype is under investigation by the Luxembourg data protection commissioner. Why? Because it is concerned about the service’s involvement with Prism, run by the US National Security Agency (NSA). [The Guardian]
  • In order to fight piracy (and spoilers), the series the Walking Dead is to broadcast episodes for international viewers online within 24 hours of them being shown on US TV. []


Is the internet a bad, bad thing? That seems to be what David Byrne (Talking Heads legend) believes. Here’s his article on the subject. [The Guardian]

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