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The Daily Fix: Saturday

More deaths in Syria; a man appears in court in Ronan Kerr murder probe; an NFL star is stabbed; possible trouble ahead in Iran; and what do David Beckham and the Crown Prince of Bahrain have in common? The Daily Fix reveals all…

A Humboldt penguin chick just hours old, one of eleven eggs to have hatched at Chester Zoo in the UK.
A Humboldt penguin chick just hours old, one of eleven eggs to have hatched at Chester Zoo in the UK.
Image: Peter Byrne/PA Wire/Press Association Images

EVERY DAY, TheJournal.ie brings you a round up of all the latest news, stories that have dominated the day and the bits and pieces you may have missed.

  • A man has appeared in court as part of the investigation into the murder of PSNI officer Ronan Kerr three weeks ago today. Gavin Coyle has been remanded in custody to appear again in court in Omagh next month.
  • Two young girls from Mayo have been hospitalised following a road accident on the N59 today. A six-year-old and a 10-year-old are at Castlebar General Hospital. The youngest is described as being in a serious condition.
  • Syrian security forces, loyal to embattled and unpopular president Bashar Assad, have fired on mourners at funerals for victims of yesterday’s crackdown on demonstrations which claimed the lives of at least 75 protesters. The death toll from the past two days of violence is now well over a hundred according to various reports.
  • An apparent tornado in the US city of St Louis has caused so much damage to the airport that it has been closed “indefinitely”. Four people have been hospitalised after glass shattered in the terminal building. Numerous others were treated for cuts and injuries at the scene.
  • Elsewhere in the US, an American football star has been stabbed, allegedly by his own wife who was arrested on a domestic violence charge. Miami Dolphins wide receiver Brandon Marshall is expected to make a full recovery.
  • There may be trouble ahead in Iran after the country’s Supreme Leader warned that he will intervene in the affairs of Mahmoud Admadinejad’s government if he deems it necessary. It’s been perceived as an apparent challenge to President Ahmadinejad’s all-encompassing authority.
  • A British pensioner who fell in to the freezing North Sea after a botched rescue attempt earlier this week has died in hospital. Janet Richardson succumbed to her illness at a hospital in the north of England on Thursday evening, it was confirmed today.
  • You wouldn’t think the Crown Prince of Bahrain and David Beckham had anything in common, but they do as it happens. They will be attending the royal wedding next week. The guest list and seating plan for the big event has been confirmed by the palace today.
  • An Irish native known as the ‘Ho Hum Bandit’ for his easy going approach to robbing banks has been arrested by police in Colorado. Adam Lynch was arrested in Denver, accused of a series of bank robberies in which he made no attempt to disguise himself.
  • It’s Easter weekend. How did the ban on alcohol sales on Good Friday affect you? Vote in our poll we’ve been running today. And when you’ve done that check out this video of some hard-boiled eggs being turned into some well known celebs and public figures. Happy Easter!


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