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Here's What Happened Today: Friday

More bad weather, the death of a teenager, and an assault on a judge had people talking today.

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

IRELAND

90402901 A flooded children's playground in Athlone, Co Westmeath. Source: RollingNews.ie

WORLD

France Climate Countdown A message projected on to the Eiffel Tower, amid the COP21 Climate Change Conference in Paris. Source: Francois Mori/PA

#COP ON: Delegates from almost every country in the world were close to a final agreement, after 11 days of talks at the COP21 Climate Change Conference in Paris.

#OKLAHOMA: A white former police officer was convicted of sexually assaulting and raping eight black women.

#KICKIN’ KIEV: Ukraine’s parliament erupted into a massive brawl, after one MP physically dragged the Prime Minister from his post.

#FERN-ALLY: After a long series of public votes, New Zealand settled on a new design for its national flag.

INNOVATION

  • A team of British researchers have developed a way to stockpile emergency electricity – using your own urine. [Engadget]
  • Researchers from the US claim to have come up with a machine that can out-perform humans in recognising written characters. [NYT Tech]

PARTING SHOT

Remember Serial? The addictive, compelling true-crime podcast that became the most talked-about cultural phenomenon of 2014?

It’s back.

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Dan MacGuill

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