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The 9 at 9: Saturday

Here is all the news you need as you get your Saturday underway.

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EVERY MORNING,TheJournal.ie brings you the stories you need to know as you wake up.

1. #RAIL STRIKE: Planned industrial action is set to go ahead after the break down of talks between Iarnród Éireann and the trade unions. 

2. #COMMUNITY SERVICE: A man who violently killed a dog in a park full of children has avoided a jail sentence. 

3. #COMPENSATION: A Polish man has been awarded €11,000 by the Equality Appeals Tribunal after being dismissed from his job with Tesco.

4. #SELF HARM: There has been a worrying rise in the number of self-harm cases among young boys, the Irish Times is reporting.

5. #LINKEDIN: Simon Binner, a man from the UK who has been diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease (MND), has announced his plans to take his own life at a Swiss euthanasia clinic.

6. #HOUSING: A deal between Nama and the NABCO has provided housing for 19 families in Wexford. 

7. #OBAMA: Barack Obama has called on Israeli and Palestinian leaders to help prevent further violence in the region.

8. #CLOSED: Hungary has closed its border with Croatia to stem the flow of migrants into the country.

9. #EL CHAPO: The Mexican drug lord is still on the run after having his face and leg injured.

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