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Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday

Coláiste Eoin, Skype facilities and the first Laureate of Irish fiction.

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

kevin crosby Kevin Crosby sent in this picture of a polar bear spotted in the Cavan area Source: Kevin Crosby

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Winter weather Jan 29th 2015 No snow: An Exmoor pony grazing in the sunny weather earlier on today above the White Cliffs of Dovor in the UK Source: PA Wire/Press Association Images

#EGYPT: Six people have been killed in simultaneous attacks across Egypt. Another 18 were injured.

#MEXICO: A gas blast at a children’s hospital in Mexico has killed two.

#MALAYSIA: The Malaysian government has declared the disappearance of flight MH370 an accident. [BBC]

#UNITED STATES: The CEO of McDonald’s has resigned after coming under increased pressure. 

#CHINA: Women only subways are being considered in China after reports of sexual harassment on overcrowded subway cars. 

INNOVATION

  • Competition between the world’s two biggest smartphone manufacturers, Apple and Samsung, have drawn neck and neck in the battle to be the world’s top phone vendor. 
  • Sky look all set to make their move into the UK’s mobile phone market after a deal with O2 owner Telefónica. [The Guardian]

PARTING SHOT

An attempt has been made to apply a consistent timeline to every Super Mario game ever made. [Vox]

Read: Six killed and Egyptian newspaper office destroyed in attacks

Also: Greek approach “precisely what this government did”, says Táiniste

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