Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday

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

Bill Clinton meets Taoiseach Enda Kenny at Government Buildings in Dublin today. Pic: Niall Carson/PA Wire


A journalist takes a picture of Kennard Phillips ‘Photo Op’, which depicts former Prime Minister Tony Blair taking a ‘selfie’ in front of an explosion in Iraq. Pic: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

#UK A cull of badgers has been called a ‘farce’ after marksmen had to seek extensions to kill the minimum number of badgers required. (The Guardian)

#JAPAN Two Fukushima workers were doused in radioactive water while working on pipes.

#USA Obama has named Janet Yellen as the new chairperson of the US Federal Reserve, making her the first woman to head a major central bank worldwide.

#AUSTRALIA The gangster known as ‘Chopper‘ – Mark Read – has died from cancer.

#UK Metropolitan Police have said they will release a photo of a new suspect in the Madeleine McCann case – but at the relevant time.

#EUROPE Pilot flight hours have been restricted and rest days increased thanks to an EU vote, but unions are not happy.



You’ve heard of Cronuts – now here’s the Duffin. But there’s a bit of controversy about this, as Starbucks has copyrighted the name, to the chagrin of a woman who has been selling them for two years at her tea shop. (

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