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The Daily Fix: Wednesday

In tonight’s Fix: A seventh person dies on the country’s roads over Christmas, why Betfair won’t be paying out €25 million, and the strangest pics from Kim Jong-Il’s funeral.

The Licken family - Cormac, Rory, Colm and Aiden - from Raheny braving the wind at Dollymount in Dublin today. Met Eireann has issued a gale warning for the country.
The Licken family - Cormac, Rory, Colm and Aiden - from Raheny braving the wind at Dollymount in Dublin today. Met Eireann has issued a gale warning for the country.
Image: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

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

(Image: AP Photo/Kyodo News)

  • A man has been hospitalised after he was shot outside his home in Kildare. The 36-year-old is being treated in Connolly Hospital in Blanchardstown after he was shot in the leg
  • Met Eireann have issued a gale warning saying that winds of between 100 and 130 kph are expected to hit the country.
  • Want to guess where Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has gone on holidays? Clue: it’s one of the few countries in the world where Facebook is banned…
  • There was panda-monium today (sorry) as the BBC chose a panda as one of its women faces of 2011. The BBC website chose Tian Tian, the panda who recently arrived at Edinburgh Zoo, as one of its Faces of the Year 2011.
  • Gardaí are looking for witnesses to a serious crash in Ballyfermot on Christmas Day to come forward.
  • The trial of ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak resumed today in Cairo.  He is charged with complicity in the killings of more than 800 protesters and could face the death penalty if convicted.
  • Our favourite video of the day is this old newsreel clip from 1938 about New York: The Wonder City (yes, it’s actually called that). Nostalgia-tastic:

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