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The Daily Fix: Saturday

Your evening round-up of the day’s biggest stories – plus the bits and pieces you may have missed.

A student protester shouts anti-military slogans in Cairo today.
A student protester shouts anti-military slogans in Cairo today.
Image: AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen/PA Images

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

  • The bodies of a woman, 28, and her six-year-old son have been found following a house fire in Navan, Co Meath this afternoon.
  • The investigation into two shootings in Roscommon overnight continues today. The body of a 44-year-old man and a 30-year-old woman were found in separate cars in Cloonfad and both are believed to have been killed between 9.30pm and midnight.
  • The Greek government has warned MPs that they must agree to back the latest raft of austerity measures or the country could face a disastrous default. Meanwhile, Greek police officers have published a letter calling for the arrest of Troika officials.
  • Minister Phil Hogan says local authority reform aim to expand the role of local government.
  • Today is the 22nd anniversary of the release of anti-apartheid campaigner Nelson Mandela from prison in Cape Town. The man who later became the first South African president elected in a multi-racial vote had served 27 years in prison:

Mandela walks free from prison on 11 February 1990 hand-in-hand with his then-wife Winnie. (Image: Greg English/AP/Press Association Images)

  • What do whales, Thomas Cook airlines and Queen Elizabeth all have in common? They’re all in our Week in Stats
  • The well-preserved remains of 21 German WWI soldiers have been discovered in their shelter, which collapsed during French shelling in March 1918.
  • The Irish Film and Television Awards are underway in Dublin this evening. Check out the red carpet arrivals here, from Michael Fassbender to Michael D Higgins.
  • There was more Suarez-Evra controversy ahead of today’s match between Liverpool and Manchester United. The video is here.
  • The National Youth Council of Ireland is calling for the voting age to be reduced to 16 years. We asked what you thought of the proposal: 52 per cent say it should stay at 18, while 35 per cent agreed it should be changed to 16.
  • Here’s our round-up of this week’s best readers’ comments on TheJournal.ie.
  • Concerned about what your children post on Facebook? Here’s one father’s response to remarks his daughter posted about him: shoot her computer.
  • Today is the first anniversary of the resignation of Egypt’s former president Hosni Mubarak. Egyptians marked the occasion with a series of strikes, while protesters gathered in Cairo to demonstrated against the military’s continued rule:

(Video via hovohovag)

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