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Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Everyone’s been talking about John Joe Nevin, Martin McGuinness, and the IFTAs…

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

IFTA 201425 Michael Fassbender arrives for tonight's IFTAs. (Pic: KOBPIX)

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Horse Racing - The Crabbie's Grand National 2014 - Grand National Day - Aintree Racecourse The Grand National. (Pic: Pete Byrne/PA Wire)

#MH370: A Chinese ship searching for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane has detected a pulse signal in the Indian Ocean. It is not yet known whether it is connected to the missing jet.

#AFGHANISTAN: Voters in Afghanistan went to the polls today to choose a successor to president Hamid Karzai in a landmark election.

#WAR CRIMES: The EU is to set up an international court to deal with alleged war crimes in Kosovo during the war with Serbia.

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#GRAND NATIONAL: 25/1 shot Pineau de Reu saw off 39 other horses to win the Aintree Grand National this afternoon.

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It is the stuff of nightmares. Erin Langworthy was 22 and travelling around Zambia when she went bunjee jumping at Victoria Falls – and the cord broke. You can see her fall in the video below, while here, she tells The Guardian about what happened next.

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