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Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

Everyonne’s talking about the Omagh bomb, Rehab revelations, and President Higgins…

Updated 11.35pm

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

NORTHERN IRELAND Omagh shortly after the car bomb which killed 29 people. Source: Paul McErlane/AP/Press Association Images



TV-Colbert Tweets Presenter Stephen Colbert Source: AP Photo/Jason DeCrow, file

#POWER: Russian president Vladimir Putin has warned Europe of gas shortages because of Ukraine not paying its debts. [BBC]

#PISTORIUS: The judge in the Oscar Pistorius murder case has warned people attending the trial that it is not a source of entertainment.

#WORK LIFE BALANCE: A new labour agreement in France means employees in some companies no longer have to check work emails after 6pm if they’re at risk of burnout.

#THE NEW BOSS: Stephen Colbert has been announced as the next host of US talk show The Late Show, replacing David Letterman who is retiring.



If you think of Maeve Higgins as just a comedian, then you’re missing out, buddy. She’s also a rather brilliant writer. Have a read of her short piece called Gardening in London When You’re Lonely, which, unsurprisingly, is about gardening, London, loneliness, peanut butter, jewels, and happiness, all in 4 minutes. [Medium]

Originally published 8.55pm

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