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Here's What Happened Today: Friday

New homeless figures, bird flu and 1986 State papers had people talking today.

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

IRELAND

30/12/2016. Dublin City Scenes. Its a Swans Life. A feeding frenzy for swans spilled on to the road today in Dublin, causing some disruption to traffic this afternoon. Source: Leah Farrell

INTERNATIONAL

George Michael death George Michae'ls autopsy results were inconclusive. Source: Chris Radburn

#MYSTERY: The discovery of a burnt-out car in Rio state with a body inside have sparked fears that it might be that of the Greek ambassador to Brazil.

#UK: Post mortem results for George Michael are ‘inconclusive’

#RUSSIA: Putin said he would not expel US diplomats and invited them to party in the Kremlin instead.

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#UK: Thick fog caused flights to and from London to be delayed or cancelled.

PARTING SHOT

Fearing for her safety, Russian 800m runner Yuliya Stepanova fled her country after she revealed the dirty secrets of doping in Russian athletics. She has been called the greatest whistleblower in the history of sport but what do people think of the athlete in her homeland? [BBC Magazine]

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