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Here Is What Happened Today: Tuesday

Everyone’s talking about the end of the Dublin Bus strike, the court ruling against Seán Quinn and family and a tragedy in Canada in which two children were killed by an escaped snake.

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

An empty bus corridor at College Green in Dublin (Photocall Ireland)

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(LM Otero/AP/Press Association Images)

#SNAKE: Police in Canada confirmed that two young boys were killed in their sleep by a python that had escaped from a pet store.

#THREAT: The US Government has told all Americans in Yemen to leave ‘immediately’ due to terrorism concerns.

#BEIVIK: The University of Oslo has turned down an application from Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik to study political science by distance learning.

#PUSSY RIOT: An elderly priest who had been critical of the Orthodox Church in Russia and who supported protest group Pussy Riot was stabbed to death.

#BUSH: Former US President George W. Bush (above) was said to be in ‘high spirits’ after surgery to clear a blocked artery.

INNOVATION

  • Samsung could be about to launch a ‘smart watch’, according to the BBC: plans for the new device have been revealed in a series of unearthed patent and trademark filings.
  • Elton John once sang “it’s lonely out in space!”… The Japanese may have found a solution – a robotic space companion designed to be an ‘emotional anchor’ for astronauts. [Buzzfeed]

PARTING SHOT

Ever seen the Northern Lights in Ireland? The Aurora Borealis was visible over Donegal over the weekend. A photographer from Buncrana captured this stunning image…

(Photo: Adam Rory Porter)

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