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Ice Man: Steve Sealow clears pathways in downtown Appleton, Wisconsin.
Ice Man: Steve Sealow clears pathways in downtown Appleton, Wisconsin.
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The Daily Fix: Friday

All the day’s big stories – plus any bits and pieces you may have missed…
Feb 10th 2012, 7:45 PM 6,474 3

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

  • Gardaí in Donegal have named the man shot dead in Buncrana last night as 24-year-old Andrew Allen.
  • Coast Guard teams at Glandore Harbour have located the final body in the search for five fisherman lost at sea after their trawler sank off the west Cork coast on 15 January. The body is believed to be that of crewman Saied Ali Eldin.
  • Brian Shivers has been jailed for 25 years for his part in the murder of two British soldiers at the Massereene army barracks in Antrim three years ago.
  • Former minister and current independent TD Michael Lowry has lost his High Court defamation appeal against broadcaster and journalist Sam Smyth.
  • As Ian Paisley spends his sixth night in hospital, people from all “shades, opinions and demoninations” in Northern Ireland have been praying for his health, according to his friend and colleague Reverend Alan Smylie.
  • It’s been a good day for photographer and Sportsfile founder Ray McManus – actually it’s probably been the best day of his career. He told why.
  • It was also a good day, awards-wise, for Irish film The Guard.

A Bahraini man photographs demonstrators during an opposition march and rally today. Tens of thousands of anti-government protesters streamed toward a site they seek to occupy for the one-year anniversary of their uprising in the Gulf island kingdom.

  • The Mayor of London Boris Johnson has been pulled up by Irish groups for remarks he made about a St. Patrick’s Day event, dismissing it as “lefty crap”.
  • The latest Twitter arrest: a Saudi man has been detained for tweeting about the Prophet Muhammad.
  • And the latest bizarre lawsuit: a woman has decided to sue the city of New York for $900 trillion (no that is not a typo).
  • Should same-sex couples be allowed to adopt in Ireland? That’s the question we posed to you in today’s poll.
  • This is how Angela Merkel was portrayed in a Greek tabloid newspaper this morning. Warning: it makes our post-bailout front pages seem very tame.
  • In case you needed a reminder of what day it is – and what that means at HQ, here’s our awesome-animal-Friday-slideshow.
  • And if that pile of cuteness isn’t enough for you, check out two-year-old Khaliyl Iloyi’s rap skills:

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