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Dublin: 12 °C Saturday 8 August, 2020

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Random airport checks, Dublin car hijacking and Melbourne under curfew.

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


017 Dublin Airport Passengers arriving into Dublin Airport. Source: Sasko Lazarov/


virus-outbreak-germany-protest People take to the streets in Berlin in protest against Covid-19 restrictions. Source: PA Images

#UNNAMED: A UK Conservative was arrested after a former parliamentary aide accused him of rape, sexual assault and coercive control.

#MELBOURNE: Australia imposed  overnight curfew on its second-biggest city and banned people from moving more than 5km from home in a bid to control a growing coronavirus outbreak that is infecting hundreds daily.

#TIK TOK: Microsoft is in advanced advanced talks to buy the US operations of TikTok – the popular Chinese-owned video app that has been a source of national security and censorship concerns.


PastedImage-88252 Source: Twitter/SpaceX

Two Nasa astronauts are expected to splashdown in the Gulf of Mexico shortly before 8pm Irish time following 62 days in space.

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Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley made history by becoming the first astronauts to reach orbit on board a rocket operated by a private company.

The capsule left the International Space Station at 12.34 am this morning to begin its re-entry to Earth.

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