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Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday

Everybody’s talking about exiting the bailout, the end of the Dáil term and Nelson Mandela’s birthday.

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

Pic: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland



Pic: AP Photo/Masixole Feni

#MADIBA: Nelson Mandela is celebrating his 95th birthday today. He may be in hospital but that hasn’t stopped the celebrations across South Africa. [SABC]

#MANNING: Bradley Manning must face a charge of ‘aiding the enemy’, a judge has ruled meaning the Wikileaks source could face life in prison plus 154 years.  [New York Times]

#RUSSIA: A political rival of president Vladimir Putin has been sentenced to five years in a penal colony after being found guilty of embezzling.



A man has attempted to make his way from Dorset, in the south of England, to Ireland on a six-foot dinghy but, unsurprisingly, failed.

Here’s what happened yesterday… >

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