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Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Everyone’s talking about Mountjoy prison, Gaza protests, and Cork beaches…

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


Gaza Protest. Pictured around 2,500 pe Protesterss on Dublin's Stephen's Green. Source: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland


Mideast Israel Palestinians A Palestinian woman walks over the rubble of houses destroyed by Israeli strikes in the northern Gaza Strip. Source: AP/Press Association Images

#GAZA: Israel has agreed to extend a temporary ceasefire until 9pm tonight, as the death toll in Gaza has passed 1,000. (Here’s our helpful explainer about what’s happening in Gaza).

#TROUBLE: The United States has closed its embassy in Libya and evacuated its staff to other countries amid violent clashes between militias in the area.

#TRAGEDY: A 10-month-old baby girl has died in the US after she was left inside a hot car in 32 degree heat by her foster parent.

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One of the hardest things about losing someone close to you is the unexpected reminders of them that pop up in every day life, as a teenage YouTube commenter found out. In the comments under a video about whether or not video games can be spiritual, he described how he pulled out his Dad’s old XBox recently, years after his dad had died, and played a racing game they used to play together. As he played, a ‘ghost’ car appeared, showing the fastest time achieved on the game – and he realised it was his dad’s ‘ghost’ from when he used to play. [Yahoo]

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