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Here's What Happened Today: Friday

Everyone’s talking about Jill Meagher, pubs being closed, and disaster at Mount Everest.

Updated 10.02pm

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

Gillian Meagher Memorial Mass PA Archive / Press Association Images PA Archive / Press Association Images / Press Association Images



Nepal Everest Avalanche AP Photo / Kevin Frayer, File AP Photo / Kevin Frayer, File / Kevin Frayer, File

#ARRESTED: The captain of the South Korean ferry which sank leaving hundreds of people missing, feared dead, has been arrested.

#EVEREST: At least 12 sherpas have died after an avalanche on the slopes of Mount Everest. It is believed to be the deadliest climbing tragedy on the mountain.

#NOT IMPRESSED: In a speech to mark 34 years of independence from Britain, Zimbabwe’s leader Robert Mugabe has lashed out at Europe’s “homosexual nonsense“.


  • One in three Android apps on non-Google stores are malicious, according to this research. [Guardian]
  • Yahoo is huge. It’s the fourth-biggest internet domain in the US, has one of the most popular email clients, and sells more online ads than almost anyone else. It’s also worthless. [Quartz


Mexico Garcia Marquez AP / Press Association Images AP / Press Association Images / Press Association Images

Much has been written about Gabriel García Márquez, the Nobel-prize winning Colombian author who died yesterday at the age of 87. The Guardian has put together this excellent collection of the best quotes from his books. There are some gems here, even if you’ve never read his books. Personal favourite?

He soon acquired the forlorn look that one sees in vegetarians

Originally published 8.59pm

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