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Lunchtime Fix: 5 things you need to know

Catch up as you refuel.


1. DEFENCE Minister Simon Coveney believes Irish troops are being dragged into a “very nasty civil war” as they act as peacekeepers in Syria’s Golan Heights.

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2. LIVING in London? You’ve probably received a text message like this about not riding the Tube today.


Police have said the rumours of an imminent attack are “completely untrue”.

3. FORMER US president Jimmy Carter has written an open letter to TDs, asking them to press on with legislation that would criminalise the buyers of sex.


4. RUSSIA’S Vladimir Putin is looking for peace talks with Ukraine. Meanwhile, Senator John McCain has said international powers should arm Ukraine so it can fight.

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5. HAVING a cup of tea every day may help you live longer, scientists have said. Stick the kettle on, so.


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