Members of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) community in Dublin hold a protest against incumbent President Joseph Kabila on O'Connell Street today. DRC goes to the polls on Monday. Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland
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The Daily Fix: Saturday

In tonight’s fix: Darren Scully in tears; fears for the euro; concern for George Michael and anti-austerity protests on the streets of Dublin.

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

  • Speaking of Christmas, ever wanted to know where your presents come from? Santa obviously but for those shopping online they may well be using Amazon whose vast storage facility is really something you must see in this gallery of photos.
  • Reading this on your smartphone? Battery about to run out? Well scientists in Limerick have made a discovery which could mean an end to short battery life on smartphones.
  • If you haven’t yet heard the remarkable story of Monique Van Der Vorst, then check this out. The former paralympian is now hoping to compete at future Olympic games after she amazingly regained the use of her legs.
  • George Michael is suffering from severe pneumonia which has forced him to cancel his European tour. There are growing fears for the health of the popstar as a result.
  • A busy day in the Premier League with plenty of goals and drama. Find out why Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson is not a happy man tonight.
  • Leinster had a lucky escape in Italy where they were brought all the way to the wire by Treviso. Read what happened here.
  • Finally, if you will be sitting down to enjoy the X Factor tonight then you may enjoy this video mash-up of the numerous and seemingly endless Republican Party presidential debates in the US spliced with judges’ verdicts on X Factor USA. The result? Hilarious put-downs of Rick Perry, Herman Cain and co (Hat tip to New York Magazine)

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