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Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Everyone’s talking about Rory McIlroy, Gaza, and the fate of MH17 victims.

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


Ukraine Plane Ukrainian emergency workers carry a victim's body in a bag at the MH17 crash site. Source: AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka

#GAZA: This has been the deadliest day so far in the assault on Gaza with at least 100 people dead. The Palestinian president has described it as a “massacre”.

#MH17: The remains of up to 196 people from the MH17 crash in Ukraine have been loaded onto trains – but their destination is still unclear.

#RIP: Legendary actor James Garner, star of The Great Escape and The Rockford Files, has died at the age of 86.


Golf - The Open Championship 2014 - Day Four - Royal Liverpool Golf Club Source: David Davies/AP Photo

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It was exactly one year ago that the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill, one of the most contentious pieces of legislation ever to pass the Oireachtas, was signed into law. In this oral historyTheJournal.ie political editor Hugh O’Connell spoke to people on all sides about what it was like at the coalface of the gruelling political debate, from receiving death threats, getting upset in their office, the 5am sitting, and what they make of it all with hindsight. [TheJournal.ie]

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