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Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

Here’s what made the headlines today.

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


ashley-cain-begins-five-marathons-in-five-days-challenge Ex-footballer Ashley Cain (centre) with his cousin Tamika Cain (left) and Rehan Khalid in Dublin as he begins a charity run in memory of his late daughter Azaylia, and to raise funds in aid of childhood cancer. PA PA


russia-ukraine-war A cargo ship carrying Ukrainian grain sails under Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge at the entrance of the Bosphorus Strait in Istanbul today. Emrah Gurel Emrah Gurel

#FOOD SUPPLIES: The first shipment of grain from Ukraine since the Russia’s invasion five months ago has sailed through Istanbul under a landmark deal designed to help alleviate a global food crisis sparked by the war.

#NETHERLANDS: The Netherlands declared an official water shortage, as the low-lying “land of water” was hit by Europe’s sweltering summer.

#TAIWAN: Taipei said that 27 Chinese warplanes flew into Taiwan’s air defence zone as US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi made her controversial visit to the self-ruled island that Beijing considers its territory.

#SANDY HOOK: Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones testified that he now understands it was irresponsible of him to declare the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre a hoax and that he now believes it was “100% real”.

#LIFE SUPPORT: A last-ditch bid by the parents of a 12-year-old UK boy to postpone the withdrawal of his life support has been refused by the European Court of Human Rights.


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