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The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Protesters storm the streets of Hong Kong, trust in Irish media, and the National Children’s Hospital.

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EVERY MORNING TheJournal.ie brings you the stories you need to know as you start your day.

1. #HONG KONG: Protests have successfully forced the delay of a bill that would allow extradition to mainland China, by bringing Hong Kong to a standstill.

2. #STABBING: The man who was fatally stabbed on Dublin’s O’Connell Street yesterday morning has been named as Peter Donnelly, aged 39, from Kilkenny.

3. #TRUST: RTÉ News online and TheJournal.ie are the most popular online news sources in Ireland, according to the Reuters Digital News Report for 2019.

4. #WHITE PAPER: US President Donald Trump inadvertently revealed some details of his immigration deal with Mexico, after waving a white sheet of paper in front of reporters while denying to answer questions about it, reports the BBC.

5. #NCH: Construction has begun on the building frame of the new National Children’s Hospital, as officials are due to appear before the Oireachtas committee later today. 

6. #CLIMATE CHANGE: The UK has said it will cut greenhouse gas emissions to almost zero by 2050, under the terms of a new government plan, reports the BBC.

7. #DEEPFAKE: Instagram won’t take down an ultra-realistic video of Facebook’s CEO bragging about controlling billions of people’s “stolen” personal data.

8. #CITYSCAPE: A surge in public sector jobs has meant it has taken a big share of office space in Dublin over the last year.

9. #RESPECT: The writer of the acclaimed drama series ‘Chernobyl’ has criticised inappropriate selfies taken by tourists visiting the nuclear disaster site, reports the Guardian.

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