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The 9 at 9: Thursday

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

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

1. #STORM ELLEN: Over 100,000 homes and businesses are without power across the country following Storm Ellen. 

2. #LOKDOWN: The National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) will meet today to discuss the restrictions placed on Kildare, Laois and Offaly, and if they should be lifted.

3. #ABUSE: Over 20,000 disclosures of abuse were made to Women’s Aid in 2019, with women reporting being beaten, strangled, burned, raped and threatened.

4. #DRINKING: Irish people can reach their weekly limit for low-risk alcohol consumption for less than €8, according to a new price survey of the nation’s off-licences.

5. #DEMOCRATS: Kamala Harris made history last night when she accepted the Democratic nomination for vice president. 

6. #CONFUSING: A further clarification to restrictions on the number of people at indoor cultural events has been issued, with just six people allowed unless an exemption is granted by government. 

7. #BELARUS: The EU has rejected the result of Belarus’s disputed presidential election as leader Alexander Lukashenko ordered his security forces to prevent any further unrest.

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8. #WHALES: At least six whales that were stranded on a beach in Donegal have died. 

9. #RUSSIA: Opposition leader Alexei Navalny is unconscious and in intensive care in hospital after apparently being poisoned, his spokeswoman said today.

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