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The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

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Updated Aug 5th 2020, 8:58 AM

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1. #BEIRUT: Rescuers worked through the night as the death toll is still rising from the massive explosions yesterday in Beirut

2. #RIP: The “very restricted” funeral - due to Covid-19 restrictions – of John Hume will take place in Derry later today

3. #TIME PLEASE: There is a concern that closing pubs and restaurants early will result in house parties and cancelled staycations

4. #CARING FOR CARERS: An investigation from Noteworthy has revealed how poor pay is impacting home carers in this “lucrative” sector

5. #MISSING: The family of a missing teenager have said they are concerned for his welfare.

6. #PREGNANCY: Embryos could be susceptible to Covid-19 in the second week of pregnancy, a study has found. 

7. #OPINION: Writing in TheJournal.ie this morning, rights campaigner Emma DeSouza says that John Hume gave us the gift of peace and it’s our responsibility to protect it

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8. #WEATHER: Temperatures will reach as high as 24 degrees later this week, but we can expect some rain too

9. #STEPHEN DONNELLY: The health minister said there is “international evidence” that re-opening pubs would see cases increase

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