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The Daily Fix: Monday

A round-up of all the day’s main news, as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed along the way.

An Afghan policeman stands guard in an opium poppy field in Alingar, Laghman province east of Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, April 30, 2012
An Afghan policeman stands guard in an opium poppy field in Alingar, Laghman province east of Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, April 30, 2012
Image: Rahmat Gul/AP/Press Association Images

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

Egyptians sit at a café talking beneath campaign posters for former presidential candidate Hazem Abu Ismail in central Cairo, Egypt, April 30, 2012.  (AP Photo/Fredrik Persson)

  • A volunteer-run service aimed at helping people suffering from depression has launched its website and hopes to roll out an information programme to schools. The #DepressionHurts campaign asks schools to give over one lesson to educating children on spotting depression in others – and reaching out if they are suffering.
  • One World Trade Center is now New York City’s tallest building - reclaiming the title held by its predecessors destroyed in the 9/11 attacks. Check out this time-lapse video of the building’s eight-year construction…
  • The Golden Eagle Trust has described as a “momentous occasion” the nesting of two White-tailed eagles in Co Clare – which will be the first documented nesting attempt for the species in Ireland in over 100 years.
  • Check out our ‘Nice Touch’ Pic of the Day – in honour of the Clermont Auvergne fans who put together a big banner – as Gaeilge – to welcome the travelling Leinster support to Bordeaux.
  • A postcard sent in 1958 has finally reached its destination half a century later – with a little help from Facebook. The postcard recently arrived in the mailbox of Elizabeth Fulcher, who posted a photo of it on Facebook in the hopes of tracking down the intended recipient. Amazingly, 71-year-old Scott McMurry saw it and a immediately recognised his late mother’s handwriting.
  • This 6-year-old’s rendition of Piano Man by Billy Joel will probably make you feel slightly less impressed with your  own efforts at playing the piano…

And finally, if Monday is getting you down, we recommend that you watch this:

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