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Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Here’s a rundown of today’s news headlines.

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

IRELAND

portland-row Locals celebrate Kellie Harrington's Olympic win this morning outside her family home on Portland Row. Source: Sam Boal/RollingNews.ie

INTERNATIONAL

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#AFGHANISTAN: Taliban fighters have taken control of much of the capital of northern Afghanistan’s Kunduz province, a provincial council member said. 

#GREECE: Firefighters, backed by planes, helicopters and reinforcements from other countries, battled massive wildfires that continued burning in Greece.

#RUSSIA: Authorities started to evacuate two villages in a vast region of Siberia where 155 active forest fires burned today.

#CLIMATE CHANGE: A new UN report is set out a stark message on the state of the climate crisis, raising pressure on governments meeting for the crucial Cop26 talks in the autumn.

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Kellie Harrington’s ascension to Olympic champion moved many to tears across Ireland today. 

Nowhere was the happiness and pride more evident than amongst Kellie’s community on Portland Row in Dublin.

A follow up to those amazing scenes came courtesy of RTÉ’s Jacqui Hurley showing Kellie footage of the elation on display back home.

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