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Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

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.

IRELAND

Ashling Murphy funeral 013 Hundreds of mourners lined the main street of Mount Bolus to pay tribute to Ashling Murphy at her funeral today. Source: Eamonn Farrell

INTERNATIONAL

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#RUSSIA: Russia is sending troops from the country’s far east to Belarus for major war games, officials said, in a deployment further beefing up Russian military assets near Ukraine amid Western fears of an invasion.

#UK: Boris Johnson denied lying to the UK parliament about a gathering in No 10’s garden during the first lockdown, despite his former chief adviser Dominic Cummings saying he would swear on oath that he warned the British Prime Minister it would be a rule-breaking drinks party.

#TONGA: The government said Tonga has been hit by an “unprecedented disaster”, in its first statement since a volcanic eruption triggered a tsunami.

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