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Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Everyone’s talking about bugging at the Garda Ombudsman’s headquarters, gay marriage and European election candidates.
Feb 9th 2014, 7:53 PM 15,727 18

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(Image: Sam Boal/ Photocall Ireland)

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

IRELAND

WORLD

imageVisitors walk in the snow at Enoshima Shrine in Fujisawa, near Tokyo (Image: Shizuo Kambayashi/AP/PA).

#JAPAN: 11 people were killed and over 1,000 injured after the heaviest snow in decades fell in Japan.

#SWITZERLAND: Just over half of voters have backed a referendum proposal to reinstate strict quotas for immigration from EU countries. [BBC]

#UNITED STATES: The government expanded legal rights for couples in same-sex marriages so all federal courtrooms and prisons will now recognise them.

#DENMARK: A zoo in Copenhagen killed a healthy six-month-old giraffe and plans to feed it to the tigers.

INNOVATION

PARTING SHOT

It’s 50 years since The Beatles first performed on the Ed Sullivan Show in the US. We might think Justin Bieber and One Direction fans can be a bit hysterical, but, as you can see in this video from TIME, Beatles fans invented it.

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