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The Daily Fix: Sunday

In today’s Fix: Fears of more violence in London, the return of ‘Doctor Doom’ and how having 200 TV channels is now officially a human right..

Campers prepare to spend the night on top of a London skyscraper in aid of charity
Campers prepare to spend the night on top of a London skyscraper in aid of charity
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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.

  • Police in London are prepared for more violence tonight, as the city’s deputy mayor said there had been calls for further protests on social networking sites. There have been reports on Twitter that riot squads are already headed for the flashpoint of Tottenham in the north of the UK capital.
  • ‘Doctor Doom’ Morgan Kelly – the man who predicted Ireland’s economic crash, and who Bertie Ahern appeared to suggest should kill himself – has made a rare public appearance with his latest take on our economic situation. You can listen to the full speech on TheJournal.ie, and we’ve also summarised some key points.
  • A backbench Fine Gael TD has won some attention after claiming he has more experience than his own party’s finance minister, Michael Noonan. It’s good to know Peter Mathews isn’t backward in coming forward.
  • Meanwhile, a petition with 200 signatures has been brought to the Dáil raising concerns about the way Senator David Norris had to end his presidential campaign. Around 45 people came to Leinster House for the event with another 3,800 signing an online petition, reports RTÉ.
  • Ever feel like you can’t live without your 200 channels? You’re not alone. A European commission has suggested that installing a TV satellite dish on the outside of your home could be covered by human rights legislation, as the Daily Mail reports.

Tourists brave the weather in Shanghai amid rains caused by Typhoon Muifa, which is expected to hit China tomorrow (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

  • Security firms have warned smartphone users to be vigilant as hackers begin attempting to mine the handsets for personal data. One ‘malware’ app illicitly records calls, while another signs users up to pay services without their knowledge.
  • If it wasn’t already a bad summer for health minister Dr James Reilly, it could become one soon. The Irish Association for Emergency Medicine has warned that more emergency department closures are inevitable unless the HSE changes tack.
  • More details have emerged about the death of a 17-year-old boy mauled to death by a polar bear in Norway. One of the leaders of the expedition has told how he managed to grab a gun and kill the “starving” animal, but still suffered serious head injuries, reports the Telegraph.
  • Ever wanted to travel around the world, but can’t get away? We’ve got just the thing. Three enterprising filmmakers have done the travelling for you – and condensed their experiences into a one-minute film. Here are the results:


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