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Here's What Happened Today: Friday

Everyone’s talking about gardaí striking, refugee numbers, and Niall Collins speaking out about THAT letter.

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

Last day of the leaving Cert exams. Le Leaving Certificate students (from left) Claire O'Halloran, Doireann O'Brien, Amy O'Sullivan and Eimear Linehan this afternoon as they leave Loreto College Dublin after finishing their exams for today. Source: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland



Mideast Israel Palestinians A man walks inside a crater made by an Israeli airstrike in Gaza City. Source: AP Photo/Hatem Moussa

#IRAQ: Iraqi troops are attempting to regain control of a key oil refinery and airport in the north. [BBC News]

#MALAYSIA: The search for MH370 shifted south of the previously suspected crash site.

#UKRAINE: President Petro Poroshenko declared a ceasefire. [BBC News]

#WEST BANK: A 14-year-old was shot dead by Israeli troops.

#WORLDWIDE: There are more than 51.2 million people displaced from their homes for the first time since World War II.


  • Apple announced that it will be releasing a new smartwatch.
  • People sent over 3.7 million Yo’s in just one day [Business Insider] … but the app may have a security flaw. [Quartz]
  • Fears of a lab-grown super-flu were raised after 75 workers were exposed to anthrax. [New Scientist]


The messaging app of choice for teenagers is not WhatsApp, Viber, or even Yo – it’s still the humble SMS. [Quartz] 

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