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Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Everyone’s talking about RTE’s Gaza footage, Croagh Patrick, and the Hamas ceasefire.

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

IRELAND

Centenary commemoration of the landing Michael D Higgins walks through a guard of honour at Howth this afternoon. Source: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland

INTERNATIONAL

Mideast Israel Palestinians An Israeli tank fires towards Gaza this morning before the truce began. Source: AP/Press Association Images

#GAZA: Hamas has agreed to a 24-hour humanitarian truce, just hours after Israel broke an earlier ceasefire. The truce will last until 2pm on Monday (11am GMT).

#MH17: Dutch police have had to scrap plans to visit the site of the MH17 crash amid security concerns.

#OUTBREAK: An American doctor who moved to Africa to help Ebola patients has himself fallen sick with the disease.

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INNOVATION

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  • Spain has brought in a new so-called ’Google tax‘ which will allow media in the country to charge Google and other search engines for linking to their copyrighted material. The problem is that no-one is quite sure how it’s going to work. [QZ]

PARTING SHOT

We cannot let it go on.

This clip of Channel 4 news presenter Jon Snow has been going viral today. In it, Snow recounts the scene inside al-Shifa hospital in Gaza, where doctors are struggling to treat children and adults wounded in the ongoing attacks. “I can’t get those images out of my mind,” he says.

Source: eastlndn/YouTube

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