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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? TheJournal.ie brings you a round-up of today’s news…

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

IRELAND

INTERNATIONAL

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

INNOVATION

PARTING SHOT

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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