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Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday

Everyone’s talking about GSOC (again), domestic violence and the 34th best city in the world…
Feb 19th 2014, 11:11 PM 18,839 1

Updated 23:00

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#HOMOSEXUALITY: Gambia’s President said LGBT stands for ‘leprosy, gonorrhoea, bacteria and tuberculosis’.

#UKRAINE: President Viktor Yanukovych announced a ‘truce’ and the start of direct peace negotiations with anti-government leaders. [AFP]

#BRITAIN: A court heart former Tony Blair gave Rebekah Brooks advice on how to handle the News of the World phone hacking scandal. [AFP]

#RUSSIA: Footage today showed members of Pussy Riot being beaten by a group of Cossacks helping patrol Sochi during the Olympic Games. [BBC]

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PARTING SHOT

This somewhat disheartening app demonstrates your real chances of winning the Lotto. So much sadface.

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