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The 9 at 9: Saturday

It’s the last day of November. Here’s everything you need to know this Saturday morning.

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

1. #GLASGOW A police helicopter that crashed into a Glasgow pub was carrying two officers and a civilian pilot. Sky News says that there are at least six dead and 32 injured after the crash at the Clutha Vaults, and that police have made contact with survivors inside.

2.#CABINET Could a cabinet reshuffle lead to Ministers Ruairí Quinn and Pat Rabbite being axed? Today’s Irish Independent says that the two are tipped to leave during a reshuffle next year, to make way for ‘fresh faces’.

3. #JAPAN Enda Kenny is heading to Japan tomorrow for a five-day trip, which is aimed at building closer trade and economic ties with the country. While there, he will meet with Japanese and Irish companies and will be accompanied by Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney.

4. #TOP UPS Temple Street Hospital has been paying salary top-ups to managers, the Irish Independent reports today. It says that the allowances are paid from public funding being received from the HSE.

5. #DUBLIN Investigations continue into the murder of a man in the Phoenix Park, with latest reports saying he was badly beaten before his sleeping bag was set alight. It is being established whether the man was homeless, the Irish Independent says.

6. #CRC There is a €20m ‘gap’ in Central Remedial Clinic funding, the Irish Examiner reports. It says that 75 per cent of €27.856m donated to its charity wing from 1998 – 2011 was not sent to the facility. Meanwhile, Ronan Collins – voice of the CRC’s Christmas appeal – has defended top-ups, says the Daily Mail.

7. #HEALTH Cuts due to be implemented in spending on medical cards in 2014 are being taken against the advice of the HSE and the Department of Health, the director general of the HSE, Tony O’Brien, said. His comments were in a confidential letter sent to Minister James Reilly, the Irish Times reports.

8. #UKRAINE Dozens of people were reportedly injured as police dispersed demonstrators in Kiev last night. They were calling for President Viktor Yanukovych to resign, when at around 4am local time police with batons pushed protestors from where they were gathered.

9. #AUSTRALIA A teenager has been killed in a shark attack at Campbells Beach, New South Wales, police said. The 18-year-old was bitten on the legs and received medical treatment, but died a short time later.

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