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Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Opinion polls, a Sony hack probe, and water charge protests had everyone talking today.

Christ Church Cathedral. Pictured (Lto Pictured (L to R) Ivy (2) and Anna Gundersen (5) in Christ Church Cathedral in Dublin Source: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland



France Christmas Around 250 people dressed in Santa Claus costumes pose for photographers before a parade in the streets of Vallauris, southeastern France Source: AP/Press Association Images

#AUSTRALIA The mother of seven of the eight children killed in Cairns has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

#USA A dog accidentally shot his owner during an incident in Wyoming

#NORTH KOREA North Korea says it had nothing to do with the Sony attack – and wants a joint probe with the US.

#LOCKERBIE Scotland’s top prosecutor has reaffirmed his belief that Abdelbaset al-Megrahi is guilty of the deaths of 270 people in the Lockerbie bombing. [BBC]

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#GUANTANAMO BAY After a decade in the military prison, four Afghan detainees are being sent home. 


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  • Hopefully you won’t be given any fake goods for Christmas, but just in case you need to check, this guide might be of help. [BBC]



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