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The 9 at 9 Good morning! Here are nine things you want to know as you start your day.

EVERY DAY, brings you nine things you need to know with your morning cup of coffee.

1. #ABORTION Obstetrician Peter Boylan has expressed his anger at the reporting of a termination that is said to have been carried out in Holles St under the new Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013. He said that he will begin investigating the source of the leak immediately.

2. #INDIA An investigation is underway into the gang-rape of a young female photojournalist in Mumbai. Her male colleague was tied up and beaten while they were on assignment taking pictures of an abandoned textile factory. The woman is in a stable condition in hospital.

3. #COURT A man is to appear in court today after being charged with the murder of  47-year-old Michelle Bickerstaff in April of last year and 50-year-old Margaret Weise in August 2007. He was arrested yesterday by the PSNI in Dromore, Co Down. He has been named in a number of newspapers as Leslie Ross (66).

4. #MORTGAGES Almost 100,000 people are three months or more behind their mortgage payments, the Irish Independent reports. It says that figures due out today show that the number of people in arrears has risen in each quarter over the last four years.

5. #SEAS Five teenagers got into difficulty when their engine failed as they were transferring by dinghy from a yacht. The dingy was swept down the East Ferry channel and the Valentia Coastguard was contacted. They were assisted by a motor vessel Vixen, and the Crosshaven RNLI lifeboat.

6. #FARM An elderly farmer was killed while trying to rescue a bull from a ditch in Newtown, Co Meath, yesterday. It is believed the bull fell on Michael Corcoran, trapping him underwater, the Daily Mail reports.

7. #EGYPT The Halawa siblings have not been charged with any offences in Egypt, according to Junior Foreign Affairs Minister Joe Costello, reports the Daily Mail. He said that a diplomat from the Irish Embassy in Cairo has met the four and said they are “safe and well”.

8. #SYRIA UN chief Ban Ki-moon has said that the use of chemical weapons in Syria would constitute a “crime against humanity” and that there is no time to lose in investigating this week’s alleged attack near Damascus. There are now 1 million child refugees from Syria, says the BBC.

9. #RACISM There has been a surge in the number of racist incidents reported to the Immigrant Council of Ireland, which said that a fifth of them have taken place in the workplace. Between July 2012 and July 2013, the ICI has responded to 120 incidents. One young woman quit her job over her treatment.

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