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News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Everyone’s talking about water safety, Anglo emails and Irish sporting exploits.

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

The cast of Riverdance joined by thousands of members of the public on Samuel Beckett Bridge, during the world record attempt for the longest line of Irish dancers in Dublin. (Niall Carson/PA Wire/Press Association Images)



A woman wears glasses and plastic lips in the Belgian colors as she attends national day festivities in front of the royal palace in Brussels. (AP Photo/Ezequiel Scagnetti)

#BELGIUM Belgium has just crowned its seventh ever king with Philippe ascending the throne amid a national day of celebrations.

#ENGLAND Former footballer Paul Gascoigne is in trouble with the law again.

#AUSTRALIA A US fighter jet training exercise went horribly wrong earlier this week and the pilots involved had no choice but to drop four unarmed bombs on on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef in an “emergency jettison”.

#NEW ZEALAND A strong 6.5 earthquake hit New Zealand but, luckily, no damage or casualties were reported.

#USA Thousands gathered for ‘Justice for Trayvon’ rallies across America today, with the focus on both race and self-defence laws. [LA Times]


  • Warner Bros told an excited audience at this year’s Comic-Con International that it intends to make a new Superman movie. And this one will also feature…Batman. []
  • Jerusalum-based designer Antonina has a step-by-step guide to turn your washing machine into one of three types of chairs. Cool. [Designboom]

(YouTube: Tony Grigorian)


A busy Sunday of sport saw Mayo trounce London in the Connacht Football Championship Final; Donegal succumb to Monaghan in a shocking Ulster Football decider and Phil Mickelson take the honours at The Open, while both Jason Smyth and Michael McKillop secured world titles (and world records) at the IPC World Championships in Lyon. But there were no sights as aesthetically spectacular as those taken at the outdoor diving during the FINA Swimming World Championships in Barcelona, Spain.

(AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

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