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Dublin: 10 °C Thursday 21 March, 2019

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

Here’s what made the headlines today.

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


DublinZoo_Flamingo_02 Dublin Zoo is celebrating the arrival of 9 Chilean flamingo chicks. Source: Patrick Bolger via Dublin Zoo


Malaysia North Korea Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong, center, is escorted by police as she arrives at Shah Alam High Court in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Source: Yam G-Jun via PA images

#PAPAL VISIT: The Chair of the Vatican’s Commission for the Protection of Children, Cardinal Sean O’Malley, has withdrawn from the World Meeting of Families in Dublin later this month, following allegations of abuse at St John’s Seminary in the Archdiocese of Boston, where he serves.

#KIM JONG-NAM: The murder trial of two women accused of assassinating the half-brother of North Korea’s leader can proceed, a Malaysian court has ruled after the judge said there was sufficient evidence. 

#FREE PRESS: The US news media has launched a campaign aimed at countering the President Trump’s narrative and highlighting the importance of a free press.

#CONNECTICUT: 46 people have overdosed at a park in Connecticut in the US from a suspected bad batch of “K2″ synthetic marijuana, requiring paramedics to be stationed there to provide treatment, authorities said.


The news that Aretha Franklin passed away at her home in Detroit earlier today has prompted tributes to pour in from around the world.

So, this evening we’ll leave the last word to Aretha.


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