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Dublin: 12 °C Saturday 26 May, 2018

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

Bressie, an ex-KGB agent, and butter had people talking today.

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


21/01/2016. Demolition of Building on Dawson Stree Demolition of a dated 1970s office and retail building at the junction of Dawson Street and Molesworth Street in Dublin city centre. Source: Sam Boal/


Bolivia Morales An Aymara man holding a flag is silhouetted against an early morning sky as he waits for the arrival of Bolivia's President Evo Morales at an event in Bolivia. Source: Associated Press

#DENMARK: Refugees’ possessions will be taken to pay for their stay.

#ITALY: A group of senators proposed prison terms for couples who used overseas surrogate mothers.

#NORTH KOREA: A woman who defected 16 years ago returned.

#SOMALIA: Gunman attacked a popular beachfront resort. [BBC News]

#UNITED KINGDOM: A public inquiry found that Russian president Vladimir Putin ‘probably approved’ the murder of ex-KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko.

#UNITED STATES: The East Coast is braced for a winter storm. [The New York Times]



David Bowie was pretty good at impressions. A recording has emerged of him mimicking of Bruce Springsteen and Neil Young. [Ultimate Classic Rock]

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