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Here’s What Happened Today: Saturday

A surge for independents, the naming of a US military ship and a car bomb in Iraq has had people talking today.

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

IRELAND

Revelers at Longitude 2015 in Marley Park. Picture: Tony Kinlan. Festival goers at Longitude 2015 being held in Marley Park this weekend Source: Tony Kinlan

INTERNATIONAL

Russia Fencing Worlds Max Heinzer of Switzerland and Andrea Santarelli of Italy competing at the World Fencing Championships in Moscow Source: AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev

#IRAQ: A car bomb attack by Isis in Iraq has left close to 100 people dead and a number of others missing. 

#SPAIN: A bid of just €10,000 has been placed on a ‘ghost airport’ that cost around €1.1 billion to build. 

#UK: Prime Minister David Cameron has weighted into the seagull debate, saying he wants to start “a big conversation” about the issue. 

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PARTING SHOT

Doctors in the UK have hit back at health secretary Jeremy Hunt for his criticism of “Monday to Friday culture” in parts of the NHS. [BBC]

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