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Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday

Everybody’s talking about three women held captive for 30 years in London, the Old Bailey bomber, and salary top-ups.

Updated 11.00pm

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

imageClerys Department Store reopened on O’Connell Street in Dublin city centre today, just in time for the Christmas season. The shop had been closed for three months due to extensive storm damage. (Image Credit: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland)



imageSmoke billows from a new island near Nishinoshima, a small, uninhabited island in the Ogasawara chain, off the coast of Japan. (Image Credit: AP Photo/Kyodo News)

#AFRICA: France warned that the Central Africa Republic was “on the verge of genocide“.

#JAPAN: A volcanic eruption created a new island off the coast of Nishinoshima.

#GREECE: The head of the Eurogroup said that EU ministers were “losing patience” with the country, which announced its draft budget for 2014 today.

#CHINA: A Chinese baby who had been declared dead was saved from being cremated alive when he started crying at a funeral parlour.


  • A neutrino telescope based at the South Pole detected 28 high-energy neutrinos after finding nothing for three years, opening up that they say will be a new area of astronomy. [Wired]


U2 released a new track earlier this evening, titled Ordinary Love. It’s from the soundtrack to the Nelson Mandela biopic Long Walk To Freedom, which is due for release later this month. You can watch the video on the band’s Facebook page here.

Originally published 9.00pm

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