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Dublin: 12 °C Wednesday 8 July, 2020

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

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EVERY MORNING, brings you all the news you need to know as you start the day.

1. #NEED TO KNOW: From Ireland’s accelerated plan to re-opening to Donald Trump’s declaration of America being “largely through” the pandemic, here’s today’s Covid-19 main points.

2. #THROUGH THE PHASES: The daily Department of Health briefings will drop to two days a week as Ireland enters Phase Two. 

3. #EXPLAINER: The government has extended the pandemic payment schemes. Here’s what you need to know.

4. #GERMANY: The suspect in the Madeleine McCann case is being “investigated for two other child disappearances”

5. #BLACK LIVES MATTER: A street section near the White House has been renamed Black Lives Matter Plaza.

6. #MALI: Al-Qaeda’s chief in north Africa has been killed, the French defence minister has said.

7. #REPEAL THE EIGHTH: A new documentary is taking a behind-the-scenes look at the Together for Yes campaign.

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8. #PROTESTS: Why is a new law in Hong Kong about the Chinese national anthem so controversial?

9. #SATURDAY SERVING: Here are two recipes to help you put the “aah” in afternoon tea, from County Derry.

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