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Dublin: 1 °C Wednesday 26 February, 2020

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

Everyone’s talking about floods, donkey meat, and Ariel Sharon.

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

imageFlooding in Cork this evening. Pic: Richard Jacob/Twitter



imageMichael Schumacher’s manager Sabine Khem, center, speaks to journalists. Pic: AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani

#SCHUMACHER Michael Schumacher remains in hospital, but little new is known about the comatose sportsman’s condition.

#ANTARCTIC The stranded Antarctic ship passengers have been rescued by helicopter.

#CHINA Wal-Mart China stores recalled ‘five spice donkey meat’ as it was found to contain fox meat.

#CAR At least two beheaded children were among 16 found dead in the Central African Republic, according to Unicef.

#ISRAEL Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, who is in a coma, is experiencing organ failure.

#PRAGUE The Palestinian ambassador in Prague was killed by an exploding safe.



  • Would you post clips of yourself playing video games on YouTube? These people do, and it brings in big money. [The Guardian]
  • These sharks alert Australian beachgoers of their presence… by tweeting about it. Here’s how.


Ever wanted to know the story behind your favourite gifs? This might help (and it’s a little more heartbreaking than you’d expect). [Buzzfeed]

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