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Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

Record homeless figures, flooding throughout Leinster and a life sentence for the “Butcher of Bosnia”.

NEED TO CATCH up? brings you a round-up of today’s news.


22/11/2017 New Social Housing Issues Crisis Minister Eoghan Murphy looking pensive as he launched the DHRE's Cold Weather Strategy today Source: Sam Boal/


NY: Impeach Trump advertisements in Times Square in New York Electronic billboards in Times Square in New York show Impeach Trump advertisements. Source: Richard B Levine SIPA USA/PA Images

#THE HAGUE: The “Butcher of Bosnia” Ratko Mladic was imprisoned for life after being found guilty of genocide.

#UNDER FIRE: Dramatic video showed a North Korean soldier being shot as he attempted to escape across the border.

#GET ME OUT OF HERE: Youtuber Jack Maynard was axed from I’m a Celebrity after old tweets resurfaced.


I suspect a great many of you reading this were not even alive when US President John F Kennedy was assassinated on this day 54 years ago.

For those who were around, it is one of those where people can always recall where they were on the day it happened.

After a tweet from American morning programme the Today show asking people that very question of where they were, former US secret service agent Clint Hill shared this story:

In the motorcade. Responsible for the protection of Mrs Jacqueline Kennedy. I heard an explosive noise over my right shoulder, from the rear. Saw JFK’s reaction. Realised it was a gunshot. Jumped and ran as fast as I could.

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