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Here’s What Happened Today: Monday

Everyone’s talking about the four Irish citizens detained in Cairo, CAO, and the Oscar Pistorius murder trial.

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

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#GERMANY: A hostage drama has ended after nine hours that forced Chancellor Angela Merkel to cancel a campaign rally.
#SOUTH AFRICA: Oscar Pistorius will go on trial for the murder of Reeva Steenkamp on 3 March 2014.
#NEW YORK: Irish American and NYC Mayor hopeful pledges support for 50,000 Irish immigrants.
#CAMBODIA: Boy, 9, dies from bird flu – the 10th victim this year.
#NEW ZEALAND: Today was the first day same-sex couples could marry there.
#INDIA: Train ploughs into a crowd of pilgrims, killing 35 and causing a riot.
#RUSSIA: Russian sprinters appear to protest ‘anti gay’ law with podium kiss at the World Athletics Championships. [Business Insider]
#LONDON: Husband of the Guardian journalist who broke NSA leaks story held for nine hours in London.

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PARTING SHOT

It’s that time of year again when the Roses take to the Dome for the annual Rose of Tralee contest. DailyEdge.ie are liveblogging every single moment have a look for yourselves.

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