Heres What Happened Today Monday

first_imgWORLDPhil Conran looks out of a window from his home, in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, after a 30ft-deep sinkhole opened up in the driveway and swallowed his car. Pic: Steve Parsons/PA Wire#LONDON Commuters face chaos as unions call a two-day tube strike, due to plans to cut jobs. #MEXICO A castaway who claims to have set sail from Mexico a year ago has returned to dry land.#ENGLAND A family got a shock when a sinkhole swallowed their car outside their house.#FRANCE A man appeared in court for throwing a kitten into the air and filming the incident.#USA The US abortion rate is at its lowest since 1973, with rates falling in almost all states.#SOUTH AFRICA The details of who receives what from the late Nelson Mandela’s €3m estate have been revealed.INNOVATIONFacebook’s Paper is now available in the US, so it won’t be long before it’s here. [TechCrunch]Checking into hotels could be made all the easier thanks to QR codes. YouTube paid out over $1 billion to the music industry, it revealed today.PARTING SHOT(WorldStarHipHop Official/YouTube)Ever wanted a Seinfeld reunion? Well, you got your wish last night. Sort of. [Quartz] NEED TO CATCH up? brings you a round-up of today’s news…IRELANDThe brother of a young man who died following a neknomination has called the drinking game “stupid” and warned against it.The Supreme court has been told that a decision that the genetic mother of twins born to a surrogate was the legal mother was “radically wrong”. [RTÉ]The Department of Social Protection has investigated office smells – at a cost of €4,000.Minister Michael Noonan has said that funding for the flooding clear-up might be made available from central government funds. A Donegal garda was found guilty of harassing two female colleagues and sexually assaulting one of them. [RTÉ]There will be 50 new jobs in Cork thanks to call centre Zevas, and 40 at a pharmaceutical plant in Athlone.Neknominations will lead to more deaths, the Royal College of Physicians, a judge and the Taoiseach have said.Families of Stardust victims say they will release new pages from the review of evidence.Ireland should do more to punish corruption more quickly, the EU has said. Car sales were up by 33 per cent last month compared to January 2013.Ben Gilroy resigned as leader of Direct Democracy, to be replaced by Jaan Van de Ven.The Education Minister Ruairí Quinn has refused to rule out video cameras in classrooms of schools in Ireland.Ryanair has more passengers, but has experienced a €35 million loss.Two teen girls were arrested over a house fire in Limerick on Saturday, gardaí said.last_img