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Here's What Happened Today: Monday

Everyone’s talking about the funeral of three Charleville brothers, Cardinal Seán Brady retiring, and a new baby for Prince William and Kate Middleton.

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

O Driscoll Funeral in Charleville Eamonn Farrell / Photocall Ireland Eamonn Farrell / Photocall Ireland / Photocall Ireland

IRELAND

INTERNATIONAL

World War I centenary - Belgium Chris Jackson Chris Jackson

#UK Kate Middleton and Prince William announced they are expecting a second child.

#NEW ZEALAND A massive internet outage struck New Zealand over the weekend, but it probably wasn’t due to nude photos.

#BURUNDI Three Italian nuns were found brutally murdered in a convent in Burundi.

#FRANCE French doctors carried out a second artificial heart transplant, and said it went well.

#USA An American football player had his contract terminated after a video of him striking his then-fiancée became public.

INNOVATION

  • Did you know there’s an Indian equivalent to Buzzfeed, and it’s very popular? [Quartz]
  • Ever heard of brain-to-brain communication? Turns out it can actually work… but it’s at a very early stage… [Geek.com]

PARTING SHOT

2014 TIFF - St. Vincent Press Conference AP / Press Association Images AP / Press Association Images / Press Association Images

When a first-time filmmaker wrote a movie that had the perfect role for Bill Murray, he formulated a 12-step plan to nab the actor (who is only contactable through a 1-800 number). Here’s how he got on. [LA Times]

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