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Here’s What Happened Today: Monday

The 17 things we learned today…
Jul 8th 2013, 10:00 PM 15,861 5

Updated: 22:00

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

(Image: Sasko Lazarov)

IRISH

  • The death of a 55-year-old man, whose body was discovered at a house in Dongeal yesterday, is being treated as suspicious.
  • Seán Fitzpatrick will stand trial on 7 October 2014, a judge ordered today.
  • Ethics and rape cases were among the topics of most concern for the Chief Justice in the Courts’ Service’s annual report today.
  • The Taoiseach’s claims that his department has no records about the bank guarantee decision in 2008 are under scrutiny as it emerged that 106 documents were withheld from Fianna Fáil in a Freedom of Information request.
  • In Limerick, a man was sentenced to four life sentences for the murders of two women and two children in 2010. [RTE]
  • The Irish High Court has refused an application by the US for a provisional arrest warrant for Edward Snowden.
  • Police in Perth, Australia have said that an attack which left two Irish men in hospital was alcohol related.
  • It turns out the €93.9 million EuroMillions winning ticket was sold in Mace on the Shantalla Road in Beaumont, Dublin 9.

WORLD

(Video: AFP/YouTube)

#SAN FRANCISCO: Data recorders from the San Francisco crash plane‘s black box show that pilots were asked to abort the landing.

#ALASKA: Ten people were killed when a small aircraft in Alaska crashed and burst into flames. [AP]

#EGYPT: More bloodshed today in Egypt with 51 dead and The Guardian’s liveblog has everything you need to know.

#GREECE: Some €6.8 billion has been granted to Greece in a second bailout programme.

#CANADA: There are still 40 people missing after a runaway train blast in Quebec with dangerous conditions hampering the search. [BBC]

INNOVATION

New research has confirmed that alcohol impairs our ability to stop ourselves making snap decisions or doing impulsive things. [MedicalXpress]

A 23-year-old Swedish gamer has surpassed the likes of Psy and One Direction, now boasting the most-viewed channel on YouTube. [The Guardian]

Facebook pushed out its Graph Search tool to hundreds of millions of users, allowing them to make precise searches connecting friends and interests. [TechCrunch]

PARTING SHOT

Speaking of Facebook, how does it really make all that money? Great Business Schools has put together this insightful infographic to tell us just that.

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