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Here's What Happened Today: Friday

Everyone’s talking about Flight MH17, Gaza, and space technology to tackle sweat patches.
Jul 18th 2014, 11:02 PM 17,064 6

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


Molly Malone statue temporary home Maya O'Mahoney, 5, at the re-setting of Molly Malone on Dublin's Suffolk Street. Source: Niall Carson/PA Wire


Ukraine Plane Photo Gallery Ukrainian coal miners search the site of the crashed Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 for survivors near Rozsypne, Ukraine today. Source: AP/Press Association Images

#MH17: Barack Obama said that a missile fired from a rebel-held territory in Ukraine brought down Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 with 298 on board. An Irish-born woman is among the dead.

#GAZA: The AFP reports that the Palestinian death toll has risen to 285, and the Israeli soldier killed overnight died by ‘friendly fire’. Minister Charlie Flanagan today expressed the government’s “deep concerns” over the violence to the Israeli ambassador to Ireland.

#SILVIO: Silvio Berlusconi has won his appeal against his conviction for paying for sex with an underage prostitute.


  • The more time you spend on Facebook, the worse you will feel. []
  • The FBI has all kinds of security concerns about Google’s driverless cars. []


Good news for people worrying about underarm sweat patches in hot weather: spacesuit technology is being used to make high-end dress shirts for men to help combat perspiration.

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