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Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

Everyone’s talking about abortion (again), Tom Barry’s lap and a runaway train in Canada.
Jul 11th 2013, 9:00 PM 11,441 0

Updated: 22:45

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#CANADA: 20 people are dead and 30 are still missing after an explosive train crash in Quebec. [AFP]

#SOUTH AFRICA: Nelson Mandela is responding well to treatment. [AFP]

#EGYPT: The US will move forward with plans to hand over four fighter jets to Egypt. [BBC]

#BOSTON: DNA could now link the self-confessed Boston Strangler to the last of the 1960s murders. [AP]

INNOVATION

Apple was found guilty of conspiring with book publishers to raise ebook prices. [The Guardian]

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Global personal computer sales are seeing the longest decline in history. [BBC]

PARTING SHOT

Greenpeace protestors scaled London’s 72-storey Shard tower, calling for Shell to abandon its oil drilling in the Arctic. [Channel 4 News]

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