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Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Here’s what made the news today.

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


031After Christmas walk at Poolbeg Walkers shake off the Christmas cobwebs at Poolbeg in Dublin. Source:


winter-landscape-on-the-brocken A train runs above the clouds at the top of the Brocken in Germany. Source: PA Images

#UNITED KINGDOM: This year’s Honours list attracted controversy - and that was before the home addresses of those on the list were accidentally published.

#SOMALIA: Dozens died in a truck bomb attack.

#UGANDA A record haul of $1bn dollars of cocaine was found. [Sky News]

#THAILAND One of the navy Seal divers involved in the daring rescue of 12 boys and their coach last year died of an infection sustained during the operation. [Guardian]


Vladimir Putin has lead Russia for two decades – but is the country really the strongest it has ever been? Bloomberg takes an in-depth look at the growing risks.

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