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Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday

Everyone’s talking about water restrictions again, unemployment and 48 children who died of thirst.
Oct 31st 2013, 10:59 PM 14,694 11

Updated 22:55

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

imageThe sedimentation tanks at the Ballymore Eustace water treatment plant (Image: Brian Lawless/PA).

IRISH

WORLD

imageMen cover the bodies of migrants who died of thirst after the truck they were travelling in broke down in the Sahara Desert (Image: Almoustapha Alhacen/AP).

#NIGER: 87 people, including 48 children have died of thirst in the desert. [AFP]

#SYRIA: A watchdog said the country has destroyed all of its chemical weapons. [BBC]

#RUSSIA: Edward Snowden has bagged himself  a new job. [Associated Press]

#NEWS OF THE WORLD: Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson had a six-year affair. [The Guardian]

INNOVATION

PARTING SHOT

NASA’s Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer spotted this screaming witch in space.

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(Image: NASA)

First published 21:00.

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