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Here's What Happened Today: Friday

Here’s what made headlines today.

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


DK19112021 CorkChristmas 009 Laura Fitzgerald from Dromahane looks on as Cork Lights up for Christmas. Source: Darragh Kane


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#USA Vice President Kamala Harris held presidential powers for a total of one hour and 25 minutes while President Joe Biden was under anesthetic, the White House said this evening. 

#AUSTRIA The country will impose a lockdown for all and make vaccinations mandatory, Chancellor Alexander Schallenberg has announced, making the country the first in the EU to take such stringent measures as coronavirus cases spiral.

#BRITAIN Music photographer Mick Rock, whose iconic images earned him the nickname “the man who shot the 70s”, has died aged 72, his family said today. 

#NEW YORK More than half a century after the assassination of Malcolm X, two of his convicted killers have been exonerated after decades of doubt about who was responsible for the civil rights leader’s death.

#WISCONSIN Kyle Rittenhouse, the American teenager who shot and killed two men and wounded another during protests against police brutality and riots in Wisconsin last year, was acquitted of all charges today.

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It’s that time of the year as we all shift focus to Christmas – this little street in Cork city, Needham Place, is well ahead on the festive displays. 

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