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The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Good morning. Here are nine things to know as you start your day.

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EVERY MORNING, TheJournal.ie brings you nine things you need to know as you kick off your day.

1. #EGYPT: 19 tourists have been killed in Egypt after a hot air balloon caught fire and exploded as it was flying over the ancient temple city of Luxor. It is believed that the tourists were from Britain, Korea and Japan, as well as one Egyptian.

2. #CROKE PARK: The final version of the Croke Park extension document is due to be published later today. References to compulsory redundancies, which had been in earlier drafts of the plan, have been removed from the final version. It is expected that unions will begin to ballot their members in the coming weeks.

3. #ADRIAN DONOHUE: Gardaí are to issue a fresh appeal for information later today as they continue to investigate the murder to Garda Detective Adrian Donohue. Two new lines of enquiry are expected to be announced.

4. #ITALY: General Elections in Italy have left the country without an overall winner. The strongest party in the country is the ‘Five Star Movement’, led by former comedian Beppe Grillo, while Italy’s centre-left coalition, as led by Pier Luigi Bersani, has won the lower house. Financial markets have reacted nervously to the news, with the possibility of a re-election on the cards.

5. #POST MORTEM: A post mortem is to be carried out on the bodies of the man and women who were discovered at a B & B in Carlow town yesterday. The deceased both suffered gunshot wounds. RTÉ News is reporting that Gardaí have now identified the pair, but they will not be named publicly until today’s post mortem has been completed.

6. #EVACUATION: Bewley’s hotel in Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, was evacuated last night as fire services dealt with a blaze that had broken out in the laundry room. Four fire appliances from Dublin Fire Brigade, along with an ambulance, attended the scene. There were no injuries and damage to the hotel is not believed to be extensive.

7. #RIGHT TO DIE: Marie Fleming, 59, who suffers from multiple sclerosis, it to begin her Supreme Court Appeal following her High Court failure last month to remove the legal clause which prevents her partner from assisting her in taking her own life.

8. #MOZAMBIQUE: An Irishman has been killed in Mozambique. It is believed that Cork native William Deasy, 32, was shot dead while working on a construction project yesterday.

9. #IRAN: World powers are to meet with representatives from Iran today in attempts to reach agreement on a cessation on their nuclear programme. Reuters is reporting that current sanctions may be scaled back in an attempt to reach agreement.

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