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The Daily Fix: Thursday

All the things you may have missed…

Image: Andres Poveda via Andres Poveda Photography

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.

  • Gardaí in Dublin have issued an appeal for two children missing since yesterday afternoon from the Foxhill area. Patrick Quaid, 13, and 11-year-old Jasmine Humphrey are thought to be together.
  • There are fears that a second EU bailout agreed for Greece could come under serious pressure after Greece agreed to pay hundreds of millions in collateral to Finland in exchange for its contribution.
  • Meanwhile, it’s been another bad day on the markets today, with Asian, European and US stocks all closing down over fears of US economic stagnation and continuing concerns over European banks.
  • In somewhat better news, Ireland is on the path to an “unexpected economic comeback” and borrowers could “relearn to love” us, according to economists writing for the Financial Times. The Irish Software Engineering Centre (Lero) also has good news: today it signed a research contract worth €300,000 with the European Space Agency.
  • Police in Japan say that over €30 million found after the earthquake and tsunami in abandoned safes, wallets and handbags has been handed in to the authorities.
  • Belgian authorities have confirmed that two people were killed when a stage collapsed during a music festival today.
  • At least six people have been reportedly killed in an Israeli air strike on Gaza. The air strike is understood to have been made in retaliation for attacks on southern Israel earlier today in which at least five people died.
  • Ireland could have up to 30,000 undiagnosed cases of Type II diabetes, according to VHI Healthcare.
  • The man who claims he acted as a body double for Saddam Hussein’s son visited a Limerick cinema this week to watch the movie version of his book. In The Devil’s Double, Latif Yahia documents how he was summoned to the Hussein family palace and told he must become Uday’s double. His agent confirmed to TheJournal.ie that Yahia went with his mother and friends to see the movie in the Omniplex so he could “watch it in peace”…
  • It’s that time of year again – the leaves are turning, but the roses are in bloom. Check out the profiles (and photos) of the 32 contestants in this year’s Rose of Tralee competition.
  • In our poll last week, most respondents said they didn’t believe governments should be able to block social network users who used the sites to incite violence. The Line has been asked people in Dublin if they think governments should be able to restrict the internet:

  • US authorities investigating illegal drug sales were surprised to discover 24 headstones during a raid on a Californian property this week.
  • French actor Gerard Depardieu reportedly apologised after he accidentally spilled urine on the floor of a CityJet plane. Friends of the star have countered claims that he urinated openly in the plane cabin, saying that he had instead urinated in a bottle.
  • US President Barack Obama has called for Syria’s Bashar Assad to resign his presidency.

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