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Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Everybody’s talking about the ESB strike being called off, Pat Rabbitte versus Colm Keaveney, and protests in Kiev…

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

imageThousands of pro-EU protesters turn out at a rally in Independence Square in Kiev, Ukraine today (AP Photo/Andrew Kravchenko)

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imageMembers of a choir pray at a mass in memory of Nelson Mandela at the Regina Mundi church, which became one of the focal points of the anti-apartheid struggle, in Soweto, Johannesburg today. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis).

#PROTEST: Hundreds of thousands of people have taken to the streets of Kiev in a giant pro-EU demonstration.

#SLAVERY: Three men, believed to be victims of slavery, have been rescued by police in Bristol.

#MADIBA: Some 60 heads of state and government will attend Nelson Mandela’s memorial or funeral in the coming days. [BBC]

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#AWKWARD: UK politicians aren’t happy about their 11 per cent pay rise – but there’s not a lot they can do about it.

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David Simon is the creator of visceral dramas about American society including The Wire, The Corner and Treme. In this edited extract from a recent speech, he describes how America has been completely divided in its economics and politics and tries to pinpoint what has gone wrong. [Observer]

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