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The 9 at 9: Saturday

Here are all the big stories you need to know as you start your day.
Apr 9th 2016, 8:55 AM 13,373 0

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

1. #DRUG LAWS: There are concerns that the delay in forming a government could lead to a ‘gap’ opening up in Ireland’s drug laws similar to the one in March 2015.

2. #NORTH KOREA: The country says that it tested a new engine for an inter-continental ballistic missile (ICBM). 

3. #M1: An elderly woman has died after a six car collision close to Cornakinnegar Bridge near Lurgan, Co Antrim.

4. #COURTS: A Dublin man has avoided jail for sexually assaulting his niece when he was a boy. 

5. #POPE FRANCIS: In a long-awaited statement on the family, the pontiff has praised women’s role in doing God’s work the Irish Times is reporting.

6. #MORE TALK: Acting Taoiseach Enda Kenny is demanding Fianna Fáil enter fully-fledged talks on a partnership government, according to the Irish Independent.

7. #NO INJURIES: Gardaí have appealed for witnesses after shots were fired at a Dublin shopping centre yesterday evening. 

8. #DENNIS HASTERT: Former US Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert molested boys as young as 14, federal prosecutors have said. 

9. #SWEDEN: The country has a new phone number you can call to speak to a random Swedish person. 

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