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Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Everyone’s talking about the Irish people in Cairo, Michael Dwyer, and Scotland Yard looking at the death of Princess Diana (again).

NEED TO CATCH up? brings you a roundup of today’s news…

Egyptian security forces escort suppoters of the Muslim Brotherhood out of the al-Fatah mosque and through angry crowds in Cairo today. (AP Photo/Hussein Tallal)



Life rafts float near a cargo ship after it collided with a passenger ferry in Philippines. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

#EGYPT: Security forces have cleared a Cairo mosque after a stand-off with Muslim Brotherhood supporters barricaded inside [BBC]

#POLICE: Scotland Yard police are assessing new information about the death of Princess Diana and Dodi Fayed.

#FERRY DISASTER: 31 people died and 171 are still missing after a ferry in the Philippines collided with a cargo ship.

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