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The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Good morning, want to know what’s making headlines this morning? It’s all here.

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

1. #WRITE OFF: AIB has written-off €150,000 from a €400,000 mortgage and allowed the owners to stay in their family home.

2. #MALAYSIAN AIRLINES: It’s been claimed that last radio transmission from the cockpit of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight was “Alright, good night”.

3. #HAPPY BIRTHDAY: The world wide web was invented by Tim Berners-Lee 25 years ago today. Here’s a look at the moments that have defined its first quarter century.

4. #AIRPORT STRIKE: A high court judge will rule today whether the planned closure of Ireland’s airports this Friday will be allowed to go ahead.

5. #DEATH ROW: A man on death row since 1985 has been freed from a Louisiana jail after new evidence showed that he wasn’t even at the scene of the murder he was convicted of.

6. #CAUSE OF DEATH: 44 per cent of all Life Insurance claims last year were as a result of cancer say Irish Life.

7. #ANGLO TRIAL: A former senior official in the Financial Regulator did not ask who the investors were that were lined up to buy shares in Anglo Irish Bank according to The Irish Times.

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8. #JOINT COMMITTEE: A petition to have cannabis legalised in Ireland will be considered by a panel of TDs and senators today.

9. #FOOD WASTE: 5,000 Corkonians will get to feast on free vegetarian curry this Saturday, all which is from food deemed to be surplus.

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