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Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

GPs call for conscientious objection, teen killed in Donegal crash, and Trump’s thoughts on Kim – it’s the evening fix.

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


0117 Great South Wall in morning sunshine_90546807 People out walking in the sunshine by Poolbeg in Dublin as the Royal Princess Hamilton approaches the port. Source:


Romania Gay Pride Activists demanded more rights and acceptance for same-sex couples at Bucharest Pride today. Source: Vadim Ghirda/PA Images

#STAREDOWN: US President Donald Trump has said he’ll know “within a minute” if Kim Jong Un is serious at their upcoming summit.

#ME TOO: Pixar’s John Lasseter quit Disney after sexual harassment complaints.

#AFGHANISTAN: The Taliban announced an unprecedented ceasefire for the end of the holy month of Ramadan.


There are some quite lovely tributes doing the rounds to Anthony Bourdain, and this one from the Washington Post is very, very good.

“He helped the revolutionise the travel food TV show, taking the format beyond offering tourism tips and escapism. Watching a brash man with a magnetic personality stuff his face in far-flung and domestic places while chopping it up with locals turned out to be great television. He’d look for hole-in-the-walls over 15-course meals, wax poetic about Waffle House and refer to banh mi he bought on the street as “a symphony of a sandwich”.

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