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Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

River Shannon flooding, Conor McGregor’s big win and a police shooting in LA had everyone talking.

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

13/12/2015. Floods Athlone. Members of the Defence Lieutenant Aislinn Kellegher building a sandbag barrier on the strand in Athlone. Source: Eamonn Farrell/Photocall Ireland


Malaysia Christmas A young Malaysian girl walks in front of a Christmas tree at a mall in Kuala Lumpur. Source: Associated Press


#LOS ANGELES: A video shows police shooting an armed man dead as he crawled away.

#SAUDI ARABIA: For the first time in the country’s history, a woman has won a seat in an election.

#FRANCE: Voters were out at the polls again as things continue to look good for the country’s far-right politicians.

#RUSSIA: A fire at a psychiatric hospital killed 23 patients.

#ARGENTINA: Two people were killed when an MTV helicopter crashed into a reservoir.


  • Nintendo has invented a gamepad built from a touchscreen. [Endgadget]
  • Twitter warned users about a possible state-sponsored hack. [Financial Times]
  • Ed Sheeran has quit social media… [Huffington Post]


The BBC dug up some old footage of Jeremy Corbyn dressed up as Santa Claus and it’s wonderful.

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