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Dublin: 18 °C Saturday 8 August, 2020

Here Is What Happened Today: Sunday

Everyone’s talking about the problems caused by the Dublin Bus strike, the arrest of a man over a 2007 murder and an unusual drug seizure involving ingested cannabis ‘pellets’.

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

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#AUSTRALIA Recently installed prime minister Kevin Rudd (above) has named 7 September as election day in Australia, as he hopes to complete a stunning political comeback.

#ZIMBABWE Robert Mugabe is facing growing international pressure after claiming a landslide election victory, with US Secretary of State John Kerry calling the result “deeply flawed”.

#AMERICA Several US embassies were closed today amid a heightened terror threat: Barack Obama’s national security team held high-level talks at the White House to discuss the issue.



A photographer in Kinsale has been taking stunning daybreak photos of the wreck of the Tall Ship Astrid over the past week…

(Image courtesy of Jakub Walutek)

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