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Dublin: 18 °C Thursday 19 April, 2018

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

Leo Varadkar, Julian Assange and Anthony Weiner had everyone talking today.

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


90512319 Former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern in Dublin City Hall today at a seminar on Messines Peace Park and its contribution to Irish-British reconciliation. Source: Leah Farrell/


fix Gemma Blewett trials the Labyrinth Challenge in Reading, Berkshire, prior to its opening tomorrow. Source: Steve Parsons/PA Wire/PA Images

#NEW YORK: A US Navy veteran who ploughed a car into pedestrians in New York’s Times Square, killing a woman and injuring 22 other people, was charged with murder and attempted murder.

#LONDON: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange welcomed an “important victory” after Swedish prosecutors dropped a rape investigation against him.

#SCOTLAND: Tories in Scotland are refusing to implement means-testing for pensioners in receipt of winter fuel payments, saying the country is too cold.

#US: Former congressman Anthony Weiner pleaded guilty to sexting a 15-year-old girl.


CNN has obtained incredible footage of a cameraman in Mosul, Iraq who narrowly missed being shot by a sniper. The bullet bounced off a GoPro Ammar Al Waeli was wearing. Only the camera case was smashed.

Source: CNN/YouTube

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