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Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday

Everyone’s talking about a female garda receiving serious injuries after her car was rammed and Ryanair being ordered to sell most of its stake in Aer Lingus.

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

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IRELAND

INTERNATIONAL

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#SYRIA: The UK is calling on UN member states to take military action against Syria for the use of chemical weapons. [BBC]

#DEATH PENALTY: US Army soldier Major Nidal Hasan has been sentenced to death for the murder of 13 people at Fort Hood military base in Texas.

#CIVIL RIGHTS: Thousands of people have turned out in Washington for the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr’s ‘I have a dream’ speech.

#CHINA: A 6-year-old boy is recovering after his eyes were gouged out by a woman in northern China.

#STANDARDS: Every single one of the 25,000 students who sat the entrance exam for Liberia’s main university this year failed.

INNOVATION

  • Twitter has released an update which makes it easier to follow conversations on the social network. [Mashable]
  • Facebook spammers who post links on fan pages are earning €150 million a year, according to new research. [Guardian]

PARTING SHOT

To mark the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s game-changing ‘I have a dream’ speech, BBC Radio 4 asked notable figures to record their own recital of the speech – including Mary Robinson, Maya Angelou and Stevie Wonder. [BBC]

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