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Wen Fuliang carves dragon images on an eggshell to welcome the Spring Festival on January 12, 2012 in Xi'an, Shaanxi Province of China.
Wen Fuliang carves dragon images on an eggshell to welcome the Spring Festival on January 12, 2012 in Xi'an, Shaanxi Province of China.
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The Daily Fix: Friday

A roundup of the day’s main news – plus any bits and pieces you may have missed…
Jan 20th 2012, 7:55 PM 4,153 0

EVERY EVENING, TheJournal.ie brings you a roundup of the day’s main news – plus any bits and pieces you may have missed…

Hair artists prepare the beard of a model during preparations of the fashion show by fashion designer Patrick Mohr at the Fashion Week in Berlin, Friday, Jan. 20, 2012. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

  • Legendary American soul singer Etta James has passed away in California at the age of 73, following an illness. Her husband, Artis Mills, and sons were by her side as she died, according to her friend and manager Lupe De Leon.
  • Excited to learn that Al Green had joined his fundraiser in New York last night, US president Barack Obama showcased his previously unheard of singing abilities
  • The yearly panic that is Valentine’s Day is closer than you might think. If you’re fretting about what to get for your beloved, what about a nice bar of gold designed by Jean Paul Gaultier? No… seriously.
  • Want to know how to calm down a newborn baby? This video by a new dad demonstrates that making a sound at “motorboat frequency” can work – and its’ definitely worth watching for the baby’s expression alone.

Anne Doyle has left big shoes to fill with her recent departure from the nation’s television screens… could this be who we are waiting for?

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