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Here’s What Happened Today: Sunday

The Chinese Premier, Rosanna Davison and a serious incident at a motorbike race have got people talking.

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

© Clare Keogh and Ornua Florence Gramende, Alice Parsons and Molly Andersons from Ballymaloe Cookery School at the Kerrygold Ballymaloe LitFest Source: © Clare Keogh and Ornua

IRISH

INTERNATIONAL

France Cannes Carol Press Conference Actress Cate Blanchett at the Cannes Film Festival Source: Lionel Cironneau/AP/Press Association Images

#CANNES: Actress Cate Blanchett has shot down speculation that she has a real-life gay past. 

#SOUTH AFRICA: The mother of Reeva Steemkamp has said that an August release for good behaviour for Oscar Pistorius would be too soon. 

#UK: Thomas Cook has apologised to the parents of children killed by a faulty boiler while on holiday in Corfu. 

#UNITED STATES: A US politician has admitted to a plot to burn down a Muslim community in New York. 

INNOVATION

Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple, has said that Steve Jobs’ vision for the company to change the world has come true, thanks to iPhone cameras allowing people to capture the world’s injustices. [The Guardian]

PARTING SHOT

An Armenian taxi driver has become a viral hit after giving an impromtu speech about, strangely enough, transport regulation.  [BBC]

  • To catch up on the top five stories YOU were clicking on through TheJournal.ie and DailyEdge‘s social media feeds, catch up with our editor Susan Daly on RTÉ Radio One Extra’s The Feed. Listen to the whole show here> 

Read: Rosanna Davison has slammed this ‘misleading headline’ and says she is 100% feminist

Also: Ireland rolled out the red carpet for China’s second most powerful man today

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