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Here's What Happened Today: Friday
Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.

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


snow Eamonn Farrell A herd of wild Wicklow Sika deer break cover to find food on a snow covered Wicklow Gap. Eamonn Farrell


russia-ukraine-war Daniel Cole / PA A woman stops to look at Ukrainian flags placed in memory of those killed during the war, near Maidan Square in central Kyiv. Daniel Cole / PA / PA

#UKRAINE Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has said there is “no alternative” but for the West to give Ukraine heavy tanks, as Germany failed to say whether or not it would provide its much sought-after Leopards.

#TECH LAYOFFS Google’s parent company Alphabet plans to cut around 12,000 jobs, which is more than 6% of its global workforce.

#ANDREW TATE A Bucharest court extended the detention of the controversial influencer Andrew Tate by one month, prosecutors said.

#PUGS The Netherlands wants to ban pets such as flat-faced dogs and cats with folded ears, which look sweet but suffer “miserable” health problems, the government said today.


Australian rangers killed a “monster” cane toad that was found in the wilds of a national park today.

The warty brown specimen, which was as long as a human arm and weighed 2.7kg, was spotted after a snake slithering across a track forced wildlife workers to stop as they were driving in Queensland’s Conway National Park, the state government said.

“I reached down and grabbed the cane toad and couldn’t believe how big and heavy it was,” ranger Kylee Gray said, describing how she discovered the amphibian last week.

“A cane toad that size will eat anything it can fit into its mouth, and that includes insects, reptiles and small mammals,” she said.

The toad was later taken away and euthanised.