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Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

Everyone’s talking about Obama considering hitting Iraq, Russia’s ban on EU food, and Denis O’Brien…

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


File photo: food markets Source: Joe Dunne/Photocall Ireland!


Obama Veterans Health Care Source: AP/Press Association Images

#ESCALATION: US President Barack Obama is reported to be considering air strikes against extremists in northern Iraq.

#ON TRIAL: Oscar Pistorius has been described as a ‘deceitful witness’ whose version of events was ‘absolutely devoid of any truth’ at the summing up of his murder trial.

#WAR CRIMES: Two Khmer Rouge leaders have been found guilty of crimes against humanity, three and a half decades after the regime’s genocidal rule in Cambodia.

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Philippe Petit Source: Alan Welner/AP Photo

Forty years ago today, 24-year-old Philippe Petit walked across a tightrope suspended between the World Trade Centre’s Twin Towers. In this interview today with The Telegraph, Petit describes how he had spent six and a half years building up to it, the drama of getting to the top of the towers, and how happy he felt to finally get to do it. “There were a few miracles,” he says. “The gods were with me”.  [Telegraph]

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