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The 9 at 9: Thursday

Here’s what you need to know as you start your day.

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EVERY MORNING, TheJournal.ie brings you the stories you need to know as you wake up.

1. MURDER: An Irishman in Australia was allegedly stabbed to death by the ex-husband of a woman he was on a date with.

2. #SPAIN: A 21-year-old Irishman has died in the swimming pool of an apartment complex in the Costa del Sol.

3. #CRIME: The latest figures show murders were down last year, but there was a 25% spike in kidnappings.

4. #ABUSE: There have been calls for an investigation into the case of a child psychologist, convicted of child sexual assault, who was allowed to remain on the British medical register for 24 years.

5. #CRISIS: Another 83 families became homeless last month, bringing the number of children to become homeless this year to 363.

6. #NAME AND SHAME: A loyalist Facebook group has posted a photo and personal details of a police officer in Belfast, accusing him of pepper spraying children.

7. #BELGIUM: An anti-Islam protest planned for the Molenbeek area of Brussels has been banned.

8. #GANGLAND: A new crime gang has formed in north Dublin, according to The Herald, which reports members are involved in extortion, criminal debt collection and drug dealing.

9. #SHARK ATTACK: A surfer had part of his thigh bitten off by a shark in Australia.

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