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The Daily Fix: Friday

In today’s Fix: Mladic reacts to “monstrous” charges; Aer Lingus talks continue; new MRSA superbug in Dublin hospitals; and MI6 pull off ‘Operation Cupcake’.

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

  • Eighteen people have died as a result of the outbreak of a deadly new strain of E.coli. A senior microbiologist with the HSE has warned that it is inevitable some cases will appear in Ireland. Here’s what you need to know about the outbreak.
  • Talks aimed at resolving an industrial dispute between Aer Lingus management and its pilots continue this evening at the Labour Relations Commission. The dispute centres on staff rosters and could see pilots stage a walk-out next week, potentially disrupting up to 30,000 passengers.
  • Just as that dry ski slope in central Dublin turned out to be a spoof, so too has this Dublin Zeppelin Port project.
  • An Irish study has found a new strain of the MRSA superbug in two Dublin hospitals. Meanwhile, a separate British study has found that the new infection originated in cows and says that antibiotics for treating mastitis are behind the new strain.
  • The US unemployment rate hit 9.1 per cent in May for the second month in a row, sparking fears of a setback to economic recovery.
  • Protests, violent clashes, E.coli, and WWII memorials: just some of the events of this week portrayed in the week in photos.
  • Navan Tesco worker Andrea O’Reilly, 26, is taking the supermarket giant to court over the disputed ownership of a EuroMillions ticket worth €500,000 in what is expected to become a costly legal battle.
  • Republic of Ireland soccer manager Giovanni Trapattoni has named the 11 players who will face Madeconia in Skopje tomorrow. Brush up on your Macedonia info with TheScore.ie’s pre-match guide.
  • Yemen’s president Ali Abdullah Saleh was injured today when his palace was shelled by opposition tribesmen. A government officials said the palace was struck while officials were praying and described Saleh’s injuries as light.
  • North Korea has warned of “retaliatory military actions” against South Korea over the south’s use of images of Pyongyang’s ruling family for target practice.
  • Euthanasia campaigner Dr Jack Kevorkian, aka ‘Dr Death’, has died aged 83.
  • Emigration holds painful memories in Ireland, but the real tragedy would be if all our young people stayed here, Fergus O’Rourke argues in his column.
  • Two years and €1 million later, those investigating alleged financial misdealings at Anglo Irish Bank say they are still unable to get the cooperation of at least ten key people, including former Anglo CEO David Drumm.
  • Suspected war criminal Ratko Mladic appeared at the UN war crimes tribunal in The Hague this morning. After telling the court he was a “gravely ill man”, Mladic decribed the charges against him, which include genocide, as “obnoxious” and “monstrous”. We’ve been asking if you think that now Mladic is at the UN court, is it time for Serbia to be allowed enter the EU?
  • MI6 has hacked into an online magazine produced by an al-Qaeda group and switched the magazine’s bomb-making instructions for cupcake recipes.
  • You might want to make the most of the fine weather this weekend, as Met Éireann warns colder conditions are coming our way next week.
  • Are you heading to any festivals over the weekend? Send us in your photos! Email photos to news@thejournal.ie and tweet them to @thejournal_ie
  • In photos: Third-year photography students at Griffith College in Dublin preparing to launch the Graduate Photography Exhibition 2011 today at the college’s South Circular Road campus:

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    (Pic: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland)
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    (Pic: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland)

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