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The Daily Fix: Thursday

In today’s Fix: Cabinet plans St Patrick’s Day trips abroad; professor calls on government to consider nuclear power; and Charlie Sheen launches a major lawsuit against Warner Bros studio.

Saudi Shiite protesters in Qatif yesterday.
Saudi Shiite protesters in Qatif yesterday.
Image: AP Photo

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

  • The new government has announced that Taoiseach Enda Kenny and eight government visitors will travel abroad for St Patrick’s Day this year. Check out our slideshow to find out who is travelling – and where.
  • A professor of applied physics at NUIG is calling on the government to consider nuclear power.
  • An expert panel commissioned by the World Health Organisation has criticised WHO’s handling of the swine flu pandemic.
  • Police fired on protesters in Saudi Arabia today, as demonstrators call for thousands to attend a ‘day of rage’ in the kingdom tomorrow.
  • Egyptian opposition leader and Nobel laureate Mohamed ElBaradei has said he is prepared to run in Egypt’s presidential election – but only if a real democratic system is in place, the AP reports.
  • Man’s best friend has been competing in the annual Crufts dog show in Birmingham.
  • Charlie Sheen has filed a $100m lawsuit against Warner Bros and the executive producer of the Two and a Half Men sitcom.
  • Check out this (somewhat disturbing) mechanical test of a human-like robot modelled on an associate professor at Denmark’s Aalborg University, posted earlier by PopSci.com:

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