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Nine things to know this morning including: Photographer shot during Belfast riots, man arrested after Waterford stand-off and…is the new iPhone on the way sooner rather than later?

EVERY MORNING, TheJournal.ie brings you the nine things you need to know as you start your day.

1. #GREECE After fierce debate in the Greek parliament last night, the government survived a confidence vote by 155 votes to 143, paving the way for extra austerity measures. Police used tear gas on protesters who had gathered outside the building. They chanted “Thieves! Thieves!” and some vowed to return next week to protest the austerity plans.

2. #RIOTS A press photographer has been shot in Belfast after a second night of rioting in the city. The man, who worked for The Press Association, is said to be in a stable condition in hospital. Police used a water cannon and baton rounds to try to quell the unrest, which involved around 700 people near the Newtonards Road.

3. #STAND-OFF An armed stand-off went on into the night in Waterford last night after a man barricaded himself into an apartment in the Glen area of the city. Witnesses said the man was carrying a hand gun. The stand-off ended at around 11.30 pm after the man was arrested.

Image via TheJournal.ie reader Mick Norris

4. #MICHAELA A police autopsy report has revealed that Michaela McAreavey had a plastic bag held over her head during her murder. A pre-trial hearing is continuing on the island of Mauritius, where the 27-year-old was killed during her Honeymoon.

5. #CATHOLIC SCHOOLS Catholic bishops will be asked about the transfer of school patronage at a forum on the issue which is due to open in Dublin today. The forum was established by the minister for education Ruairi Quinn, who said he wanted to create “greater diversity and choice” in the schools system.

6. #REBEL SHAREHOLDERS Shareholders in Irish Life and Permanent are demanding an extraordinary general meeting in a bid to change the company’s recapitalisation plans. IL&P is planning to sell its life insurance wing in a bid to meet a shortfall in capital. The shareholders want this money to come from private investors.

7. #LIBYA NATO has defended the credibility of its air war in Libya, after the organisation admitted that a “weapons system failure” killed nine people in Tripoli, after a bomb was accidentally dropped on a residential neighbourhood at the weekend. NATO says

8. #IPHONE5? Apple’s next version of the iPhone could be on the way as early as August, and may feature radical new design features, including a new case design. Will it look like this?

9. #HE’S BACK! Rory McIlroy has arrived back in Northern Ireland clutching his US Open trophy, landing in a private plane at Belfast Airport yesterday evening. He’s become loosely connected to a religious debate in the US however, after NBC decided to edit out the phrase “under God” from the Pledge of Allegiance during its coverage of his US Open victory.

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