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Good morning! Here are nine things to know before you start your day…

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EACH DAY, TheJournal.ie brings you nine things you should know with your morning cup of coffee.

1. #WOMEN AND CHILDREN: There has been a significant surge in the level of violence against children living in homes where domestic abuse occurs. Women’s Aid said they received reports of 3,230 incidences of child abuse, a figure that is up 55 per cent from 2011.

2. #TURKEY: Clashes between riot police and anti-government protesters were seen in Turkey again last night, with tear gas and water cannon deployed as part of efforts to disperse demonstrations. These 18 incredible images of the unrest were captured in Ankara and Istanbul.

3. #JILL MEAGHER: The state of Victoria has ordered a review of parole laws following revelations that Jill Meagher’s rapist and killer was out on parole at the time of the brutal murder. Premier Denis Napthine said the Australian system failed the young Irish woman, while Police Association secretary Greg Davies called it a “catastrophic failure of the justice system”. The anger and regret felt across the country was summed up on the front page of The Age this morning: ‘He should have been in jail.’

4. #ABORTION: Legislation to allow for legal terminations in specific circumstances is due to be published later today following a special Cabinet meeting at Leinster House to discuss the details of the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill 2013.

5. #MADIBA: South African legend Nelson Mandela is to spend a fifth day in hospital, where his condition has been described as “very serious but stable”. It is 49 years to the day since the anti-apartheid hero was imprisoned.

6. #INVESTIGATION: The body of man was found at a house in west Cork this morning. Gardaí have informed the state pathologist and a post-mortem exam will be carried out later today.

7. #HOLIDAYS: Flight schedules across Europe will be disrupted today by widespread industrial action by air traffic controllers who oppose the European Union’s ‘single sky’ plans. Ryanair and Aer Lingus have already cancelled a number of flights between Ireland and France, where workers have staged a full walkout.

8. #GREEK RTÉ: Protests have been held in Thessaloniki following a television blackout across Greece. In a shock move last night, the government took the country’s national broadcaster off air in an effort to cut public spending. The programmes shown in the time between the announcement and the closure featured a number of anti-government voices denouncing the authorities’ handling of the ongoing Greek crises.

9. #GOOD AGE: The world’s oldest man ever has died in Japan. Born on 19 April 1897, Jiroemon Kimura had reached the good old age of 116.

(AP Photo/Kyotango City, File)

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