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The 9 at 9 Nine things you really need to know this morning: woman still questioned over Christmas death; water restrictions to continue; storm strikes east coast of US; and the top scientific breakthroughs of 2010.

Every morning, brings you nine things you really need to know with your morning coffee.

1. #WATER: Water shortages will continue over the next few days, with restrictions in place at a number of areas around the country including Cork and Sligo, RTÉ reports. Boil notices issued by Limerick County Council in the days before Christmas remain in place.

2. #ROADS: Although the thaw has begun in earnest, icy conditions continue to linger in parts of Galway, Donegal, Meath, Sligo and Mayo. AA Roadwatch warns that ice could also linger in housing estates and sheltered areas, and warns that there is a lot of surface water on some roads.

3. #CLONSILLA DEATH: A 32-year-old woman still being questioned by gardaí in relation to the death of a Lithuanian woman, 52. The woman’s body was found in an apartment in Clonsilla, Dublin, on Christmas Day. The results of a post-mortem examination are expected to be known today, says RTÉ.

4. #UK: Police in the UK believe they have found the body of missing 25-year-old Joanna Yeates. The Guardian reports that a murder investigation is expected to be launched today after remains were discovered by a couple out walking on Christmas morning. Yeates went missing from her home in Bristol over a week ago.

5. #FIANNA FÁIL: Mary Hanafin is prepared to push for the leadership of Fianna Fáil, according to the Examiner, while the Irish Independent writes that her leading rival Micheal Martin wants major party reform after the general election.

6. #JULIAN ASSANGE: The 39-year-old founder of WikiLeaks says he was forced to sell the rights to his autobiography to raise money for legal costs and to support the website, according to the Guardian. Assange says he expects to make over €1.174m (£1m) through book deals. (Makes you wonder who should play him in the movie version…)

7. #UK: Nine men have been charged with conspiracy to cause explosions and preparing for terrorism after they were arrested in four police raids last week, the BBC reports. Three other men arrested in the same operation have been released without charge.

8. #US: A state of emergency has been declared in four eastern US states as a storm worked its way up the coast towards New York at the weekend. The New York Times reports that the severe weather and heavy snowfall is hampering rail, road and air travel, affecting thousands of people who planned to travel after Christmas.

9 #SCIENCE: From tests to predict heart attacks years in advance, to the development of invisibility cloaks: check out’s slideshow of the most brilliant scientific breakthroughs of 2010.

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