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Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Everyone is talking about the march for Alan Ryan and the election results Down Under.

NEED TO CATCH up? brings you a roundup of today’s news.

imageGardaí police a march marking the first anniversary of the murder of Real IRA leader Alan Ryan in Dublin. (Image: Leon Farrell)




Police hold back the English Defence League (EDL) march near Tower Bridge in London despite them losing a High Court battle over where they are allowed to demonstrate. (Lewis Whyld/PA Wire)

#DOWN UNDER: Conservative leader Tony Abbott has won the Australian election. Meanwhile, Julian Assange’s Wikileaks Party was beaten by the Australian Motoring Enthusiasts Party in Victoria and the Australian Sex Party nationally.

#SYRIA: EU foreign ministers have agreed that Bashar Assad was behind the 21 August chemical attack on civilians.

#FACEBOOK: A second man has been arrested in England over Facebook posts about the rape trial of Coronation Street actor Michael Le Vell.

#TRESPASSING: Two men were arrested in London after one of them is said to have climbed the fence to get into Buckingham Palace.


  • A new person starts in the office. They need the passwords to EVERYTHING. Some former Googlers have decided to make a business out of that. [TechCrunch]
  • NASA launched an unmanned mission to the Moon in an attempt to learn more about pesky moondust.


Do left-handed people really die younger? It has been suggested. Yikes! Hannah Barnes investigates the often-quoted statistic that right-handed people live on average nine years longer than their left-handed peers. [BBC News]

imageDeath by ink poisoning, maybe?


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