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Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday

Everyone’s talking about Youth Defence, property developers and Edward Snowden…

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

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#APRIL JONES: The man convicted of abducting and killing the five-year-old Welsh girl was attacked in jail at the weekend. [The Sun]

#ITALY: The country’s “most hated man” went on trial today over the crash of his cruise ship last year with the loss of 32 lives. [AFP]

#NEW YORK: The NYPD started releasing harmless gases into the subway system today to study how chemical weapons could be dispersed through the air. [NBC]

#SNOWDEN: Edward Snowden has accepted an offer of asylum from Venezuela… or has he?


Apple‘s App Store celebrated its fifth anniversary today, giving away loads of free apps and games. [The Verge]

The largest building in the world, complete with its own beach resort, opened in China. [The Guardian]


A woman in New York, presumed dead, opened her eyes just minutes before doctors opened her up to harvest her organs. [AP]

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