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The 9 at 9: Thursday

Death toll in Indonesia continues to rise, and cannabis being grown in Longford on an industrial scale – it’s the 9 at 9.

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EVERY MORNING, TheJournal.ie brings you all the news you need to know as you start the day.

1. #GROWING UP IN THE COUNTRY: European gangs are using rural Longford to grow cannabis on an industrial scale.

2. #INDONESIA: The death toll from Sunday’s horror earthquake has now risen to 164.

3. #GAZA: A pregnant woman and her 18-month-old daughter have died as a result of Israeli air strikes.

4. #HIGH COURT: Jonathan Hutch is suing TV3 over its news coverage of a gangland trial.

5. #ALCOHOL: A ‘fatal’ level of alcohol can be bought in Ireland for just €10.

6. #ARGENTINA: The country’s Senate has voted against the legalisation of abortion.

7. #CORK: Cork city is attempting a car ban on Patrick Street for a second time.

8. #OPINION: Executive director at Amnesty International Ireland Colm O’Gorman writes of his experiences – he was raped by a priest one year after Pope John Paul II visited Ireland in 1979.

9. #SLIGO: An Irish man is hoping to walk again after suffering life-threatening injuries that led to the amputation of one of his legs.

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