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Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Leo Varadkar meets QIH directors, leaders mark Remembrance Sunday and Australian wildfires threaten Sydney.

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


three-generations-of-storytellers Aisling Burns with her grandfather Batt Burns and uncle Killian Burns, all of whom performed at the Sneem International Storytelling & Folklore Festival. Source: Susan Baughman


britain-remembrance-sunday Jeremy Corbyn and Boris Johnson each lay a wreath at the Cenotaph in Whitehall in London. Source: Matt Dunham/PA Images

#BUSHFIRES: Sydney is facing a “catastrophic” fire threat as firefighters in eastern Australia raced to prepare for worsening conditions after ferocious bushfires devastated communities.

#GENERAL ELECTION: Spain has voted  in its fourth general election in as many years with heightened tensions over Catalonia’s separatist push in the foreground.

#MORMONS: An 18-vehicle convoy carrying about 100 members of an offshoot Mormon community has arrived in Arizona after leaving Mexico. It comes after an attack which left nine women and children dead.

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Sesame Street has produced nearly 5,000 episodes, won 193 Emmy awards, and now broadcasts in 150 different countries.

Today, the iconic show turns 50 and #Sesame50 is trending. The show was first broadcast on 10 November 1969. Here are some of the show’s defining moments. (BBC News)

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