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The Daily Fix: Saturday

Catch up on today’s main news, as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed earlier.

RAF aircraft in Norfolk. Prime Minister David Cameron has ordered RAF planes to deploy to the Mediterranean to help impose a no-fly zone over Libya.
RAF aircraft in Norfolk. Prime Minister David Cameron has ordered RAF planes to deploy to the Mediterranean to help impose a no-fly zone over Libya.
Image: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

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

  • Gardaí are still investigating the circumstances surrounding the deaths of two women in Co Clare, but say they are not treating their deaths as suspicious.
  • A man has died after the car he was driving struck a barrier on the M7 motorway yesterday.
  • The UK, US and France have begun attacking Libya, the BBC reports, after world leaders from Europe, the US and the Arab world announced this afternoon that they would begin military action against Gaddafi’s forces.
  • As Japan continues to suffer aftershocks today, authorities are working to restore full power to the Fukushima nuclear plant to get the cooling pumps working again. Some radioactive contamination has been discovered in food produced near Fukushima.
  • The Eastend Olympics: London’s Olympic Park for the 2012 Games is getting the same postcode as the fictional setting of TV soap Eastenders, according to the BBC.
  • The famous young polar bear Knut died at Berlin Zoo today, according to the zoo’s resident bear expert Heiner Klös.
  • Japan’s Coast Guard has released this video showing the dramatic build-up of tsunami waves off the coast of Japan before they wreaked devastation ashore on Friday, 11 March:

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