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Heres What Happened Today Saturday

first_imgPhil Hogan received an email with a threat to burn down his house.Elderly people were warned about a gang targeting people as they withdraw money from ATMs.70 business people slept rough to raise money for homelessness.The relative of British IRA victims clashed in London after a speech by Gerry Adams. [RTÉ]Donations have flooded in to replace the stolen wheelchair of a five-year-old who has Cerebral Palsy.The Greek police have refused to provide the Irish embassy in Athens with any information regarding the detention and conviction of an Irishwoman’s husband.Pensioners are planning to protest next week against Budget cuts.A man in Belfast was shot in the buttock.The Titanic violin sold for €1 million at an auction.Rescue personnel work around the debris of a small plane which crashed in a field in Marchovelette, Belgium (ImageL Geert Vanden Wijngaert/AP/PA).WORLD#BELGIUM: At least ten people are dead after a plane carrying parachutists crashed in Belgium.#ITALY: Italians took to the streets of Rome today to protest the country’s harsh austerity measures. [euronews]#GREECE: The family of a boy who went missing in Greece in 1991 have been given new hope after a little blonde girl was discovered in a Roma camp.#BERLUSCONI: Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has been banned from politics for two years. [AFP]INNOVATIONAt least ten million innocent files were killed when Megaupload was taken down two years ago. [Gizmodo]This is less gross than it sounds. IBM has unveiled a new computer, powered by what it calles ‘electronic blood’. [BBC]PARTING SHOTLewis Duckett and Billy Jones kept their relationship a secret for years, writing coded letters to each other while Jones was in Vietnam. Now they are married, have a daughter and are grandparents. This is their touching story.  [The New York Times]Here’s What Happened Yesterday> (Image: Niall Carson)NEED TO CATCH up? TheJournal.ie brings you a roundup of today’s news…IRISHlast_img read more