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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? brings you a round-up of today’s news.


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


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


  • Well, it’s one way to ensure a big turnout. A struggling baseball team in Korea has come up with an unusual way to improve the atmosphere at their matches: bringing in a crowd of robot fans
  • Miss the days when you could have your favourite song play when your phone rings? Here’s how to create your own ringtone.



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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