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Here’s What Happened Today: Sunday

Everyone’s talking about Peter O’Toole, Nelson Mandela’s funeral, and Enda Kenny’s address to the nation…
Dec 15th 2013, 8:00 PM 10,292 1

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

imageSouth Africans mourn and cheer as the hearse transporting Nelson Mandela passes through the town of Mthatha on its way to Qunu today. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)

IRELAND

INTERNATIONAL

imagePeter O’Toole at Heathrow Airport in 1982. (PA Wire)

#MANDELA: A nation has said its final farewell to Nelson Mandela as the former South African president was buried at a funeral service in his childhood village of Qunu today.

#FINAL CURTAIN: Legendary actor Peter O’Toole has died at the age of 81. President Michael D Higgins said the world had lost “one of the giants” of film and theatre.

#PROTESTS: An estimated 200,000 people have rallied in the Ukrainian capital Kiev in protest against the president’s refusal to sign a landmark deal with the European Union.

INNOVATION

  • Remember Foursquare? Wired writes about the brilliant hack that brought the location-based social network back from the dead. [Wired]
  • Ford has unveiled a self-driving car which can apparently “see” in the same way a bat or dolphin can. That’s reassuring. [CNET]

PARTING SHOT

From Lady Gaga wearing nothing to a Daft Punk staring contest, New York Magazine has put together the best entertainment photography of the year. Bonus points for the amazing black and white shot of Frank Ocean. [NYMag]

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