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Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Everyone’s talking about the loss of Lou Reed, stormy weather and the continuing travails of James Reilly.

NEED TO CATCH up? brings you a roundup of today’s news. reader Paul Corcoran took this photograph today of surfer Ronan O’Flynn taking advantage of the waves being whipped up near Aughris Head in Sligo.



#IRAQ: A bloody day in which a dozen car bombs killed 55 people. [Reuters]

#GERMANY/USA: US intelligence agencies have been spying on Angela Merkel’s phone since 2002. [Der Spiegel]

#USA: The influential rocker and songwriter Lou Reed died at the age of 71, just months after a liver transplant. Here’s an essential playlist. [Rolling Stone]

#BULGARIA: The biological mother of the girl ‘Maria’, found in a Roma camp in Greece, has given her first interview since the DNA test result – she denies “selling” her daughter when she was a baby.


  • Preserve us from the “billion-dollar babies” – the pet projects of tech’s richest folks. [CNet]
  • Uh-oh. The gym that knows how hard you’re working… or not. [TechCrunch]


One for the road, Lou:

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