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Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

A controversial equal pay article, and violence on Venezuela’s election day. Here’s Sunday’s news.

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

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VENEZUELA-CARACAS-POLITICS-ASSEMBLY A man casts his vote during the election of the National Constituent Assembly today. Source: Fausto Torrealba via PA Images

#VENEZUELA: A leading candidate in today’s controversial elections and four others were killed during violent anti-government protests and riots.

#GERMANY: Police said that a gunman who opened fire at a packed nightclub this morning, killing one and wounding four, was likely motivated by a personal feud.

#SPAIN: More than 22,000 people were evacuated last night when the stage at an electronic music festival near Barcelona erupted in flames.

#BIRMINGHAM: A 27-year-old man was charged with rape after a 14-year-old girl was sexually assaulted twice in one night by two separate attackers.

#AUSTRALIA: An Islamist-inspired “terrorist plot” to bring down an airplane with an improvised explosive was foiled after raids across Sydney.

PARTING SHOT

Did you know Ireland has its own colony of ‘wild’ wallabies ? They were introduced to a Dublin island and have been roaming around freely since the 1980s – and seem to be doing quite well.

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