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Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Here’s what made the headlines today – including Ireland’s Hockey World Cup runner-up success.
Aug 5th 2018, 8:00 PM 12,742 0

Netherlands v Ireland - Vitality Women's Hockey World Cup - Final - Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre Ireland celebrate coming second in the Vitality Women's Hockey World Cup Final at The Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre, London. Source: Paul Harding

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#SWITZERLAND 20 people died after a vintage WWII plane crashed into a Swiss mountainside.

#UK The family of missing midwife Samantha Eastwood thanked supporters after her body was found by police.

#QUAKEmajor earthquake struck Indonesia’s Lombok island, killing 19 people.

#BREXIT The UK trade secretary Liam Fox said that Britain is likely to leave the EU without a Brexit deal.

#VENEZUELA President Nicolas Maduro says he escaped an ‘assassination’ attempt that was claimed by a rebel group – it involved exploding drones.

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