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The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Good morning! Here’s everything you need to know this Wednesday morning.

Every morning TheJournal.ie brings you the nine stories you need to know a little before 9am.

1. #TROUBLES: Twenty years ago today, six men were shot dead by the UVF while watching the Ireland-Italy World Cup match in Loughinisland. The RUC are renewing their appeal for information.

2. #ILLEGALS: Eamon Gilmore is in Washington DC to “highlight the plight” of over 50,000 undocumented Irish people living illegally in the US.

3. #IRAQ: Militants have launched an assault on Iraq’s main oil refinery north of Baghdad as part of their continued offensive.

4. #RESUMPTION: Two US states have carried out the first two executions since a botched lethal injection in Oklahoma in April.

5. #NOT MOVING: A Brazilian judge has denied a request by fugitive solicitor Michael Lynn to be moved from jail to hospital after he claimed to have tuberculosis according to the Irish Examiner.

6. #MENTAL HEALTH: Patients with mental illness are two and a half times more likely to be victims of homicide than people in the general population.

7. #PAY CUTS: IDA Ireland has promised to help the Bausch and Lomb workers after they voted for massive pay cuts to keep the plant open.

8. #NIGERIA: A suicide bomber has killed several people in northern Nigeria’s Yobe state at a venue televising a World Cup match reports the BBC.

9. #RAW: Do you wash raw chicken in your sink? Don’t do that. So says that Food Safety Authority, here’s why.

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Rónán Duffy

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