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Dublin: 3 °C Monday 16 December, 2019

Here’s What Happened Today: Saturday

Everyone’s talking about the latest on the situation in Ukraine, a new government opinion poll, and a fatal road collision.

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

imageKenneth Moffett (8) from Belfast looks at historic coins for sale at the International Coin Fair 2014 in the RDS in Dublin today. (Image Credit: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland)



imageJubilating protesters greet passers-by from a back of a truck, in central Kiev, Ukraine. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)

#UKRAINE: Lawmakers voted to oust President Viktor Yanukovych, while the former prime minister who spearheaded the nation’s pro-democracy 2004 Orange Revolution was freed from prison.

#BRITAIN: A man was shot in the head in a drive-by shooting at London’s Waterloo Bridge.

#MEXICO: One of the most powerful drug traffickers in world was arrested last night, Mexican and US authorities say. [AP]

#VENEZUELA: Marches both supporting and condemning President Maduro took place. [The Guardian]


  • Remember those “Look Back” Facebook videos? You can now do the same on Twitter.
  • Brower-maker Opera has developed a way of giving user free internet, in return for watching ads. [TNW]
  • Did you notice a minor update appear on your Apple device this morning? It’s actually pretty important. [TNW]


As the Ukrainian president has now fled the country’s capital Kiev, protesters took over his private residence… and found a zoo. Oh, and a really big boat. [Slate]

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