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Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

New developments in the London slavery case, the latest on the Iran talks, Labour’s strong poll showing, and a big birthday for ‘The Doctor’.

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

imageOfficers stand outside flats in Brixton, south London, where door-to-door enquiries are being caried out as part of the domestic slavery investigation [Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire/PAImages]


  • More details emerged in the London domestic slavery investigation
  • There was a boost for Labour in a new opinion poll
  • A large Dutch fishing vessel was detained for an investigation
  • Peter Robinson reiterated his rejection any ‘Troubles amnesty
  • An investigation was launched into a fire at a Cork recycling plant
  • GPs called for the hiring of 500 additional doctors
  • Jean McConville‘s son spoke about an apology from Gerry Adams
  • Concerns were raised over handling of domestic slavery cases here
  • A Dáil committee said it wanted answers on pay top-ups by next month
  • Oh, and there were some Stormtroopers at Croke Park



Boys play basketball as a cargo plane prepares to land in Tacloban [Bullit Marquez/AP/PA]

#PHILIPPINES: As the international relief effort continued, the CEO of Concern said it was time to look beyond short term aid in the Philippines

#GENEVA: There was uncertainty over progress in the Iran nuclear talks this evening as John Kerry prepared to leave for London

#PAKISTAN: A doctor who helped the CIA track down Osama bin Laden was charged with murder and fraud

#LATVIA: Hopes faded of finding survivors in the supermarket disaster in Riga, two days after the store’s roof collapsed


  • Yahoo look to have score a coup: the internet giant is expected to announce the signing of Katie Couric as its ‘global news anchor’ [AllThingsD]
  • Oh, and someone’s invented a programme that automatically replaces your face with Nicholas Cage’s when you upload your ‘selfie‘ to Instagram. Useful! [Wired]


In celebration of the show’s 50th anniversary, our parting treat this evening is Doctor Who-related (wait, come back…)

Whether you’re a fan or not, there’s plenty to enjoy in this bizarre clip: It’s chat show host Craig Ferguson attempting to introduce US TV viewers to the concept of ‘The Doctor’ by way of a three-minute non-rhyming mime-dance routine involving Daleks, puppets, a pantomime horse and a jazz-flute player.

You’re welcome.

(Youtube: Vincent Jaramillo)

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