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The Evening Fix... now with added rocket explosions

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

Explosives and search Dog Dylan with a Wimbledon ball in his mouth before during day nine of the Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon (Adam Davy/PA Wire).

HERE ARE THE things you need to know as we round off the day in three easy steps…

THINGS WE LEARNED

#BODY: The body of missing 33-year-old James Stafford was recovered from the River Boyne earlier today. The man had been missing from Drogheda since 29 of June and it is understood that his death is being treated as a personal tragedy.

#EGYPT: The Egyptian army is staging a military coup over President Mohamed Morsi’s refusal to resign. On Monday the army gave Morsi a 48 hour ultimatum, threatening to intervene if he did meet the people’s demands and step down. Security forces in the country had earlier imposed a travel ban on the president and several top Islamist allies.

A protester runs past a fire raging during clashes in Giza, Egypt (NameerGalal/AP/PA).

#ABORTION: The sub-committee on health has been discussing a series of amendments to the abortion bill today with Health Minister James Reilly warning that some could cause problems for doctors and Richard Boyd Barrett suggesting that pro-life experts should be excluded from a panel considering a woman’s right to termination.

Meanwhile, Minister Leo Varadkar said that the expulsion of Fine Gael TDs who voted against the bill is like “losing a family member”.

#DEBT: Musician Jim Corr was back in the High Court today due to be cross-examined over €1.4 million in unpaid debts but following last minute deliberations, an agreement with the bank was reached.

#EIRCOM: The Supreme Court has ruled that Eircom can continue its policy of issuing three warnings to customers suspected of illegally downloading copyrighted music before cutting off their broadband.

#CROKE PARK: The final report of the the public sector pay deal’s implementation body has found that the agreement saved the taxpayer €330 million in nine months, bringing the total amount saved to €1.8 billion since it came into force three years ago.

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This little guy was found wandering around near Pearse Street in Dublin and handed into the garda station. Do you know where he belongs?

THINGS WE LOVED

(worldviralmedia/YouTube)

THINGS WE SHARED

  • These very Irish t-shirts…
  • A rather terrifying video of the Russian Proton-M rocket carrying three satellites crashing almost immediately after take-off. It all starts to go wrong about the 38 second mark:

(TheMrSuslov/YouTube)

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