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A rice tortoise, made of 50,000kg of rice, is displayed at Thean Hou Temple in Fujian, China
A rice tortoise, made of 50,000kg of rice, is displayed at Thean Hou Temple in Fujian, China
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The Daily Fix: Monday

In tonight’s Fix: Bertie Ahern wins an award; ‘deep brain stimulation’; and what makes us Irish?
Jan 30th 2012, 7:52 PM 3,883 8

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

How about this weather? Meerkats huddle together in the rain at a zoo in Bangkok, Thailand (Sakchai Lalit/AP/Press Association Images)

  • An Afghan woman has been strangled to death, apparently for giving birth to a daughter rather than the son her husband wanted.
  • The Government is well into negotiations on how to reduce Ireland’s giant bill for Anglo Irish Bank debt, it has emerged.
  • Ever heard of ‘deep brain stimulation’? Well, it could be on its way to Ireland.
  • What does it mean to be Irish? Well, Twitter users have been giving their best on the #irishthings hashtag – and we’ve collected 25 of the finest examples. You’re welcome.
  • Dozens of people have died as temperatures plunged to sub-zero levels in eastern Europe – dropping to -23C in some areas.
  • “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop to look around once in a while, you could miss it.” Twenty-six years after Ferris Bueller’s day off, Matthew Broderick is at it again. Check the video here.
  • Flames, barbed wire, carrying giant wooden crosses – it’s been pretty much a normal day at offices. But for some reason the photographers went to the Tough Guy event in England instead, so we’ve got a slideshow.
  • And finally – this girl can say any word backwards, almost instantly. Sound weird? Well, it is:

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