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Dublin: 21 °C Wednesday 23 July, 2014

The Daily Fix: Wednesday

All the biggest news stories from the day, as well as the few bits and pieces you might not have seen.

A placard left inside an AIB office in Dublin by protesters earlier today.
A placard left inside an AIB office in Dublin by protesters earlier today.
Image: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland

EVERY EVENING, TheJournal.ie brings you a round-up of all the day’s main news, as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed along the way.

An Indian body builder flexes his muscles as he poses for a photograph before going to stage during the Mumbai Body Building competition in Mumbai, India. (Rafiq Maqbool/AP)

  • Today marks the 100th anniversary of the Third Home Rule Bill – the first legislation adopted by Britain which gave Ireland its own parliament – being introduced to the House of Commons. Here we (try to) explain what it was all about.
  • Today also marks the 100th anniversary of the Titanic’s docking at Queenstown in Co Cork to pick up its last passengers. Here’s where you can check where in the ocean it would have been right now, 100 years ago.
  • An Argentinian baby has been found alive in a morgue, 12 hours after doctors said it had been delivered stillborn. It was only found when the grieving mother insisted on viewing her child in the morgue, having not been allowed to hold her earlier.
  • It’s almost that time of year when the world’s attention turns to Sheffield for the World Snooker Championships. In the qualifiers, though, someone’s already made history – becoming only the third player to record a World Championship 147 break. Here’s the video.
  • A New York woman has been charged with fraud and grand larceny after soliciting donations for her “dream wedding”, telling people she had leukaemia. She didn’t.
  • The ECB might have to start buying the bonds of its member countries again, after an auction of Italian short-term bonds was a total flop.
  • The lawyers for the man who shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin have dropped him as a client because he has disappeared. They said before he had stopped returning contact, George Zimmerman had started losing weight due to the public scrutiny of him.
  • The Dubliners are planning to go ahead with a concert this Friday night, as part of the One City One Book celebrations, despite the death of their banjo player Barney McKenna last week. The gig at the National Concert Hall will be dedicated to McKenna.
  • Ever wonder which Springfield the Simpsons live in? Now you have your answer (sort of).
  • This YouTuber () reckons he can tell 50 jokes in four minutes. If he cut out the first 16 seconds, he could easily have gotten another two or three in there…


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