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Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

Here’s what made the headlines today.

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


2914 McKee Funeral_90569596 The funeral of murdered journalist Lyra McKee at St Anne’s Cathedral in Belfast . Source: Eamonn Farrell via


Sri Lanka All Alone Anusha Kumari, centre, weeps during a mass burial for her husband, two children and three siblings, all victims of Easter Sunday's bomb attacks, in Negombo, Sri Lanka. Source: AP/PA Images

#UK: 23 people were arrested during Extinction Rebellion protests in the English capital.

#RUSSIA: Kim Jong Un arrived into Moscow for a summit with Putin.

#USA: US white supremacist John William King is to be executed.


Ever look at a parrot and thought ‘ you know what, I don’t trust ya’? Well now you’ve got good reason. 

A parrot has actually been taken into  custody in northern Brazil following a police raid targeting crack dealers, the BBC reported

Turns out he had been taught to alert drug dealers to police activity in the area. 

Comments are off as legal proceedings are ongoing in one or more of the above stories.

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