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Dublin: 1 °C Sunday 15 December, 2019

The 9 at 9: Friday

Here’s all the news you need to know this morning.

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

1. #BREXIT: British Prime Minister Theresa May is facing further unrest over her draft Brexit deal with Cabinet minister Michael Gove understood to be considering quitting.

2. #SHOOTING: The man shot dead in Leixlip last night has been named locally as Clive Staunton and is said to have links to the Hutch family. 

3. #WILDFIRES: The number of people missing in one of California’s deadliest wildfires has now soared to more than 600

4. #THE CHURCH: A campaign to remember the persecution of Christians could see churches around Ireland lit up red later this month. 

5. #CAMBODIA: Two leaders of Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge have been found guilty of genocide, in a landmark ruling almost 40 years after the fall of the brutal regime.

6. #FLOWER POWER: Funding to the tune of €100,000 is being pumped into a programme to remove rhododendrons from Killarney National Park.

7. #HIV POSITIVE: 454 people have been diagnosed with HIV so far this year in Ireland, an increase of 66 people on last year. 

8. #WIKILEAKS: Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has been charged in the United States, according to sealed court documents that were inadvertently disclosed by prosecutors.

9. #STOP RIGHT NOW!: The Spice Girls have announced a gig at Croke Park on 24 May next year.

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