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Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Everyone’s talking about Dr Taufiq Al Sattar’s family, our optimistic leaders and Irish people spreading sexual diseases abroad.

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

imageDr Taufiq Al Sattar (left) prays over the coffins of his family in Blanchardstown, Dublin today (Image: Niall Carson/PA).




(Image: Biswaranjan Rout/AP/PA)

#INDIA: Five people were killed as a massive cyclone hit the coast of India, with half a million people evacuated from their homes.

#MALTA: More than 30 people died after a migrant boat off Malta sank.

#UNITED STATES: The Statue of Liberty, the Grand Canyon and other national landmarks are to reopen temporarily.


  • Google updated its terms of service so it can include users’ names and photos in web ads. [Telegraph]
  • Facebook is ending the feature that allows users to hide.
  • This is how life would look if the Moon was as close to Earth as the ISS. [Gizmodo]


There are currently 17 prisoners at the US detention camp at Guantánamo Bay on hunger strike. This incredibly powerful and moving animation from The Guardian tells the story of one.

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