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Francois Mori/AP Libyans celebrate at Saha Kish Square in Benghazi, after the National Transitional Council declared the country's liberation from the rule of Muammar Gaddafi.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Sunday
In tonight’s Fix: Dozens killed in Turkish earthquake, more campaigning in the Áras race, and ten ways in which the future has already arrived…

EVERY EVENING, brings you a roundup of the day’s main news – plus any bits and pieces you may have missed.

  • At least 85 people have now been confirmed dead after an earthquake hit the Van region of Turkey; the bulk of the damage has been wrought in the town of Ercis, where dozens of buildings have been reduced to rubble with many trapped inside.
  • Campaigning has been continuing in the Presidential election, with polling now just four days away. Today David Norris insisted that he was the reason there was a vote at all – alleging that the political parties were trying to find an agreed compromise candidate who may have gone uncontested. Michael D Higgins has had some harsh words for Seán Gallagher too.
  • In other political news, Enda Kenny and Eamon Gilmore have been advocating a Yes vote in the two constitutional amendments being voted on this Thursday – while the Irish Council for Civil Liberties has hailed the increasing numbers ready to vote No on the referendum on Oireachtas inquiries.
  • More details have been published of the Sunday Business Post’s opinion poll – which has cemented Fine Gael’s status as the most popular party, and which has confirmed that Fianna Fáil is now behind Sinn Féin in the popularity stakes.
  • Did you spot how we dodged the matter of the plural of the word ‘referendum’ there? We’ve been trying to get to the bottom of which is the real plural: referendums or referenda.
  • Libya has been declared officially liberated from the rule of Muammar Gaddafi at a ceremony in Benghazi earlier today, as an autopsy confirmed that the dictator died as a result of a gunshot wound to the head.
  • Europe’s political leaders have been meeting in Brussels to try and sort out the debt crisis that’s threatening to destroy the Euro. The outcome? They’re meeting again next Wednesday – when they’ll also confirm whether their plans will require a treaty change.
  • The Occupy protests have been continuing around the world this weekend – here’s our slideshow of how things have been going.
  • Motorists have been asked to drive with caution as heavy rain batters much of the country this evening.
  • Senator Katherine Zappone and Ann Louise Gilligan – who are bringing a Supreme Court challenge against the State’s refusal to recognise their Canadian marriage – have vowed to continue their appeal despite a legal setback last week.
  • Ireland’s farmers have urged the government to treat them no differently from the public staff covered by the Croke Park agreement.
  • Thousands of Indian girls were given the name ‘Nakusa’ – literally meaning ‘unwanted’ – because they were born in areas which prioritise male children. Hundreds of them have been attending ceremonies to rename themselves hoping to move on with their lives.
  • Lucky you – you managed not to be struck by a falling runaway satellite overnight!
  • We’re not the only country with a seven-way presidential election this week – Argentina’s been going to the polls today.
  • It’s been a busy day in the sporting world – what with New Zealand finally getting their hands on the Rugby World Cup, and a hectic day of Premier League action.
  • A group of Irish students have set a new world record… for the longest time spent on a big wheel. The 1470-minute stint was spent on the wheel at the Point Village to raise cash for leukaemia research.
  • The cream of the online crop was celebrated at the annual Irish Web Awards last night. had a good night, taking the prize for Best Web-Only Publication as well as the overall grand prix for the best website in Ireland. Thanks to all of you for reading – the site wouldn’t be what it is without you.
  • Finally tonight: the future! Ten technologies that seem mind-bendingly futuristic, but which already exist. Which one do you want to see go mainstream first?

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