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Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Today everyone’s talking about a shooting in Dublin and the use of chemical weapons in Syria.

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

imageA member of the Garda Technical Bureau carries evidence bags at Harelawn Green in Dublin today. (Pic: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland)



imageAP Photo/Jon Elswick

#SYRIA: Doctors have said around 3,600 Syrians flooded hospitals displaying similar symptoms on the day of the alleged chemical weapon attack.

#SHETLAND: Four people have been confirmed dead after a helicopter ditched in the North Sea.

#CIVIL RIGHTS: Thousands of people are attending a march in Washington DC to mark the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s ‘I have a dream speech’. [BBC]

#MADIBA: Nelson Mandela is “unstable” at times but showing “great resilience” in hospital.

#CHINA: A man who threw a toddler to her death has asked for the death penalty.


  • Fancy a 3D replica of a Van Gogh painting? It could be yours for a mere €25,000. [The Guardian]
  • Facebook is pulling its plan to allow users to purchase gifts. [Mashable]
  • A web developer has built a ticker-tape machine which prints out tweets [BBC]


These songs could have changed your life: writers at longform website Grantland choose some songs which should have – but didn’t – make the list of the Best Songs of the Millennium. [Grantland]

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