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Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Everyone’s talking about Gerry Adams at Nelson Mandela’s funeral, Commander Chris Hadfield in Dublin, and the weather…

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

imageCommander Chris Hadfield in Dublin today. (Pic: Photocall Ireland)

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imageA photo of the moon’s surface taken by the on-board camera of China’s lunar probe which landed today. (AP Photo/Xinhua/Wang Jianmin)

#FINAL FRONTIER: China has become the third country after the US and the former Soviet Union to land a space craft on the moon.

#UKRAINE: The mayor of Kiev has been suspended after a brutal police crackdown on pro-EU protesters.

#SCHOOL SHOOTING: The US has marked the first anniversary of the Sandy Hook school shootings. President Barack Obama urged Americans to push for tighter gun control. [BBC]

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PARTING SHOT

The Guardian has put together this list of the 10 best children’s TV characters. It’s very British focused, obviously – don’t expect to see Bosco on the list – but there’s some worthwhile entries there. Personally we’re just glad that Fozzie Bear made the list. [Guardian]

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