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Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

A shooting in California, continuing controversy over Princess Latifa and a big fish made the headlines today.


Dog Protest. Fingal Dog Owners Group protest newly adopted dog 'off-leash' bye-law. Source: RollingNews.ie

  • A man is due in court over the death of young mother-of-two who died after suffering suspected knife wounds in a vicious attack at her home in Co Donegal.
  • A wife of Dubai’s ruler has said that she alone invited former President Mary Robinson to Dubai to offer advice on the ongoing saga of Princess Latifa Al Maktoum.
  • A report into the controversial help-to-buy scheme has found that it did not play a major role in increasing house prices but its future remains uncertain
  • The Revenue Commissioners is warning the public about a phone call scam after a number of individuals received calls from a person claiming to be from Revenue. 
  • There have been no convictions secured against sex buyers in Ireland  in the past year despite new legislation being implemented in March 2017. 
  • A Derry woman in the middle of trying to obtain Irish citizenship for her US husband has said that she fears Brexit will significantly delay their case.
  • A Garda whistleblower who submitted a protected disclosure three years ago is still waiting for her case to be dealt with. 


CHINA-SHANXI-RURAL LIFE-POVERTY ALLEVIATION-CHOIR (CN) Villagers practice Yangge folk dance in Hunyuan County, China. Source: Xinhua News Agency/PA Images

#CALIFORNIA SHOOTING: Police in California have said that three people have died and four people have been injured in a shooting at a bowling alley. 

#LONDON STABBING: A man has been arrested in connection with a murder on board a London-bound train after a day-long manhunt.

#YELLOW VESTS: In Paris, “Yellow Vest” protesters took to the streets once again following recent violent anti-government protests. 

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Japan Tuna Auction Source: PA Images

Self-styled “Tuna King” Kiyoshi Kimura paid a record €2.7 million for a giant tuna this morning at Tokyo’s new fish market.

The world-famous Tsukiji moved location last October and is famed for its pre-dawn daily auctions of tuna. Bidding stopped at a whopping 333.6 million yen for the enormous endangered 278-kilogramme fish.

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