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#1 Road crash: Two adults and a young child have been taken to hospital after a two-car collision in Donabate, Dublin, this afternoon.

One of the adults injured in the crash is the child’s mother, the other one is the driver of the second vehicle.

All three were taken to hospital, though their injuries are not believed to be life – threatening.

#2 Missing leader: It is believed that Kim Jong Un, leader of the reclusive North Korean country, may be staying at a home near a top hospital, prompting speculation about his health and who may be running the country.

Kim was last seen in public on September 03 llast, when he attended a concert with his wife.

A long absence in North Korea usually signifies a power struggle.

#3 Nobel Peace Prize: Malala Yousafzai declared joint winner of the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize alongside India’s Kaylash Satyarthi.

Malala was shot at point blank range by the Taliban in 2012. She survived the attack and became a global ambassador for children’s rights.

She is the youngest person ever to receive the Nobel Peace Prize.

#4 Irish Water: Over 200 people queued up to burn their Irish Water packs in a bathtub last night.

A crowd gathered up in front of the local civic offices in Clondalkin yesterday evening to protest against the introduction of water charges and show their defiance to the government.

The protest passed off peacefully and no arrests were made.

#5 Strike action: Staff at 6 major hospitals in Dublin vote in favor of strike action.

Support staff at St. Vincent’s University Hospital, Beaumont, the Mater, Tallaght, St. Luke’s, and the National Maternity Hospital all cast their ballots supporting the move over row about pay and rostering.

#6: Google: More than 1,440 requests were made from Ireland to have certain search results removed from the search engine.

The requests came after the ‘right to be forgotten’ ruling by the European Union, which allows for online records to be removed if they are irrelevant, inadequate, or no longer relevant.

#7 Tobacco seizure: About €20,000 worth of illegal tobacco and cigarettes has been seized in Limerick city.

A male in his 40s has been arrested in connection with the incident.



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