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Here's what Happened Today: Saturday

Water charges protests, a funeral in Limerick and Belgium’s first child to be granted euthanasia all made the news today.

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

17/09/2016. Water Protest March. Pictured people m People march in a demonstration calling for the abolition of water charges in Ireland in a protest march through Dublin city this afternoon. Source: Sam Boal/RollingNews.ie

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Germany Oktoberfest A young woman smiles with a beer during the opening of the 183rd Oktoberfest beer festival in Munich earlier today. Source: AP Photo/Matthias Schrader

#UNITED STATES: A bomb exploded at a charity race in New Jersey, with no injuries reported.

#SYRIA: The Russian Army has said that US-led airstrikes have killed 60 Syrian soldiers.

#BELGIUM: A terminally ill child has become the first minor to be granted euthanasia in Belgium.

#US: Donald Trump has come under criticism for calling for Hillary Clinton’s Secret Service agents to be stripped of their firearms, stating: “Let’s see what happens to her.”

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PARTING SHOT

He may be the president, but that doesn’t mean Michael D Higgins doesn’t have to hit up the ATM every now and then!

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