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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).

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

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#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.

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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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