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The 9 at 9: Thursday

Here’s everything 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. #BONJOUR: French President Francois Hollande is visiting Ireland today to meet with Enda Kenny and President Michael D Higgins.

2. #WAITING LISTS: There are more children waiting a year for inpatient appointments than ever before.

3. #CONSOLE: The Irish Sun has revealed Paul Kelly lied about the date of his sister’s death by suicide – she had actually died six years earlier.

4. #BELFAST: A woman has died after being struck by a scrambler bike while walking her dog.

5. #DRAMA: Ted Cruz was booed at the Republican convention after he refused to endorse Donald Trump.

6. #JOBSEEKERS: Almost 8,000 unemployed people have had their welfare payments cut because they refused to seek work or take part in education schemes, the Irish Daily Mail reports.

7. #POLICE SHOOTING: An investigation is underway in Miami after an unarmed behavioural therapist was shot in the leg by a police officer as he lay on the road with his arms in the air.

8. #TURKEY: President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has declared a three-month state of emergency.

9. #MH370 Investigators have admitted that they have been looking in the wrong part of the ocean for the Malaysia Airlines jet that disappeared in March 2014.

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