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Dublin: 6 °C Monday 9 December, 2019
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Here's What Happened Today: Monday

A tragic house fire in Cork and a tweet by Gerry Adams had people talking today.

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

IRELAND

PicsArt_05-02-05.22.03 This image of Lambay Island off the coast of Malahide in Co Dublin perfectly captures the mixed weather we're experiencing at the moment. Source: Fergal Griffin

INTERNATIONAL

Cuba Cruises Onlookers wearing US and Cuban flags await the arrival of the Adonia in Havana today - the first American cruise ship to travel to Cuba in 40 years. Source: Associated Press

#LEAKS: Greenpeace released secret files on the TTIP trade agreement between the US and EU, calling it a “huge transfer of power from people to big business”

#HAVANA BALL: An American cruise ship arrived in Cuba for the first time in 40 years

#IT WAS ME: Australian academic and entrepreneur Craig Wright appeared to reveal himself as the inventor of the digital currency Bitcoin

#ROBUST EXCHANGE: Turkey’s parliament erupted into violence for the third time in just a week

INNOVATION

  • Here’s a handy guide for how to make your iPhone read out text for you. [TheJournal.ie]
  • Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have invented a robotic x-ray machine to make life easier for racehorses, and maybe eventually, humans. [Gizmodo]

PARTING SHOT

French inventor Franky Zapata just set a new Guinness World Record after flying his hoverboard for 2,252 metres.

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