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Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday

Everyone’s talking about the pensioners’ protest, a little girl taken from a Roma family in Dublin and the NSA spying on the French.

Updated 22:53

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

imageAn elderly lady becomes emotional as she listens to speeches during a protest by pensioners, outside Leinster House (Image: Brian Lawless/PA).

IRISH

imageA firefighter tries to control flames near houses near Sydney (Image: Rob Griffith/PA).

WORLD

#UNITED STATES: President Barack Obama came under fire over revelations the NSA taped millions of phonecalls and hacked into French leaders’ emails. [BBC]

#AUSTRALIA: Firefighters have deliberately merged two major blazes in a battle to manage massive wildfires. [AFP]

#SYRIA: The UN has warned of a polio outbreak in the war-torn country in recent weeks.

#EUROPEAN UNION: MEPs agreed on legislation aimed at avoiding a repeat of the PIP breast implant scandal.

INNOVATION

PARTING SHOT

Flo Fox is nearly blind and has multiple sclerosis and lung cancer but she hasn’t let that stop her from doing what she loves – street photography. This video tells her story. [New York Times]

First published 21:00

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