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From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Thursday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Here’s everything you need to know as you get going.

From TheJournal.ie We are 'sick of being lectured' by the UN on asylum seekers: Australian PM Southern Hospitality

We are 'sick of being lectured' by the UN on asylum seekers: Australian PM

It comes after the United Nations declared the country’s policies inhumane.

From TheJournal.ie 'I was told my daughter was incompatible with life ... she's now 8' Abortion

'I was told my daughter was incompatible with life ... she's now 8'

Every Life Counts wants the term banned, saying it “dehumanises” babies.

From TheJournal.ie PHOTOS: 32 killed in east Ukraine mine blast Donetsk This post contains images

PHOTOS: 32 killed in east Ukraine mine blast

At least 17 have been killed with 16 more missing.

From TheJournal.ie You should only be listening to one hour of (quiet) music a day Turn It Down

You should only be listening to one hour of (quiet) music a day

More than one BILLION people are at risk of damaging their hearing because their music is too loud and they listen to it for too long.

From TheJournal.ie Many symphysiotomy survivors still don't know what happened to them Redress Scheme

Many symphysiotomy survivors still don't know what happened to them

There has been some difficulty in those who underwent the procedure accessing their medical records.

From TheJournal.ie "I would have preferred not to have seen Mr Browne at all" Interview

"I would have preferred not to have seen Mr Browne at all"

Vincent Browne wanted to interview the Irish Ambassador in 1984 – who wasn’t happy about it.

From TheJournal.ie This is what Christmas looked like for Irish troops serving overseas A Long Way From Home

This is what Christmas looked like for Irish troops serving overseas

There were 430 military personnel stationed in Lebanon, the Golan Heights and other regions these holidays.

From TheJournal.ie Here's what a condom has to go through to be endorsed by the UN Rubber Bandits

Here's what a condom has to go through to be endorsed by the UN

On a related note, the median duration of sex is 7.3 minutes. So now you know.

From TheJournal.ie Talks on Iran's nuclear programme could drag on for another year Sanctions

Talks on Iran's nuclear programme could drag on for another year

Tomorrow is the deadline to reach agreement.

From TheJournal.ie How should Ireland decide whether to send troops abroad? Triple Lock

How should Ireland decide whether to send troops abroad?

Questions have been raised over the triple-lock system in the Dáil recently.

From TheJournal.ie North Korea could face charges of crimes against humanity The Hague

North Korea could face charges of crimes against humanity

The United Nations has condemned the country’s human rights records.

From TheJournal.ie Almost 24,000 people have died on our roads since records began World Day Of Remembrance

Almost 24,000 people have died on our roads since records began

There are a number of events happening throughout the country today to remember the victims of road traffic accidents.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland is giving another €1m to help the global fight against Ebola United Nations

Ireland is giving another €1m to help the global fight against Ebola

To date, Ireland has provided direct funding of almost €3 million to help fight the deadly virus.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: What happens when a pregnant woman or nursing mother gets sent to jail? Motherhood

Opinion: What happens when a pregnant woman or nursing mother gets sent to jail?

The question of women who are pregnant or parenting in prison is a complex one – and their number is rising.

From TheJournal.ie Cruise ship heading home with Ebola scare passenger in isolation

Cruise ship heading home with Ebola scare passenger in isolation

The woman is said to have no symptoms and to be at low risk to the guests and crew.

From TheJournal.ie $100,000 ... That's all the UN has in its dedicated Ebola trust fund New Appeal

$100,000 ... That's all the UN has in its dedicated Ebola trust fund

The cash, which came from Colombia, is a tiny fraction of the $1 billion that the UN has estimated it needs to fight the epidemic.

From TheJournal.ie Shelling of UN school in Gaza 'must be investigated' Ban Ki-Moon

Shelling of UN school in Gaza 'must be investigated'

Ban Ki-Moon called the attack “absolutely unacceptable”.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: The threat of Ebola and the 'Responsibility to Protect' United Nations

Opinion: The threat of Ebola and the 'Responsibility to Protect'

The international community is pouring its efforts into containing the criminal militancy of Isis, but we should turn our attention to funding Ebola emergency relief.

From TheJournal.ie Israeli PM warns nuclear-capable Iran poses greater threat than Islamic State Terrorism

Israeli PM warns nuclear-capable Iran poses greater threat than Islamic State

He said “to defeat ISIS and leave Iran as a threshold nuclear state power is to win the battle and lose the war”.

From TheJournal.ie US flying "near continuous" bombing raids but warn "ground component" will be needed Islamic State

US flying "near continuous" bombing raids but warn "ground component" will be needed

The US is planning to train and arm 5,000 Syrian rebels.

From TheJournal.ie Irish peacekeepers are going to train their African counterparts Peacekeepers

Irish peacekeepers are going to train their African counterparts

A new training programme has been announced by Minister Charlie Flanagan.

From TheJournal.ie When Ireland can't help, here's where children can turn to United Nations

When Ireland can't help, here's where children can turn to

Charlie Flanagan has signed an important protocol to a UN convention to strengthen children’s rights.

From TheJournal.ie Coveney confirms Irish troops will return to Golan Heights amid increased tensions Syria

Coveney confirms Irish troops will return to Golan Heights amid increased tensions

Opposition TDs Mick Wallace and Richard Boyd Barrett disagree with the move.

From TheJournal.ie 'The clock ticks': Kenny calls for urgent climate change action No Time To Lose

'The clock ticks': Kenny calls for urgent climate change action

The Taoiseach was speaking at the UN summit on climate change in New York.

From TheJournal.ie The situation in the Golan Heights is going from bad to worse Peacekeepers

The situation in the Golan Heights is going from bad to worse

The Phillippines has pulled all of its peacekeepers out of the region.

From TheJournal.ie Nations meet in Paris to discuss how to defeat Islamic State JOining Forces

Nations meet in Paris to discuss how to defeat Islamic State

Representatives of 20 nations will take part.

From TheJournal.ie The EU is targeting Russia's oil and AK47s in its latest round of sanctions Slap On The Wrist

The EU is targeting Russia's oil and AK47s in its latest round of sanctions

Meanwhile in Ukraine, the UN has launched a food aid operation in the war-torn east of the country.

From TheJournal.ie UN confirms militants have released kidnapped UN peacekeepers Golan Heights

UN confirms militants have released kidnapped UN peacekeepers

The Al Qaeda-linked group has safely returned 45 Fijian troops, kidnapped at the Golan Heights.

From TheJournal.ie The death toll from Ebola has jumped to more than 1,900 Virus

The death toll from Ebola has jumped to more than 1,900

However, there are hopes that the global response to the crisis will soon have an impact.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should the Irish UN peacekeepers be pulled out of Golan Heights? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the Irish UN peacekeepers be pulled out of Golan Heights?

The Defence Minister has called for a UN review of the mission.

From TheJournal.ie Peacekeepers clash with Syrian rebels at Golan Heights UNDOF

Peacekeepers clash with Syrian rebels at Golan Heights

The clash took place at 6am, but morale is still said to be high among the troops.

From TheJournal.ie Filipino UN peacekeepers defy Syrian rebels in Golan Heights standoff UNDOF

Filipino UN peacekeepers defy Syrian rebels in Golan Heights standoff

Syrian rebels captured 43 Fijian soldiers yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Could the UN Security Council do more to stop conflicts? United Nations

Could the UN Security Council do more to stop conflicts?

The body has faced criticism from the outgoing head of the UN’s human rights wing over its inability to stop conflict and save lives.

From TheJournal.ie Pope Francis has endorsed the use of force to stop Islamic militants in Iraq Islamic State

Pope Francis has endorsed the use of force to stop Islamic militants in Iraq

The Pope has said that minorities need to be protected but wants the UN to be involved.

From TheJournal.ie Iraqi PM throws in the towel on his bid to stay in power Nuri Al-Maliki

Iraqi PM throws in the towel on his bid to stay in power

Nuri al-Maliki was facing huge pressure to step down.

From TheJournal.ie WHO: The Ebola outbreak is much worse than people think Underestimated

WHO: The Ebola outbreak is much worse than people think

The official death toll has now climbed to 1,069.

From TheJournal.ie 20,000 Iraqis face 'mass atrocity and potential genocide within days or hours' Time To Get Out

20,000 Iraqis face 'mass atrocity and potential genocide within days or hours'

The US is assessing how to evacuate up to 30,000 civilians off a mountain that is besieged by extremists.

From TheJournal.ie In pics: Talks in tatters as Gaza rocket fire and air strikes resume Conflict

In pics: Talks in tatters as Gaza rocket fire and air strikes resume

Hamas rejected a proposed extension to the 72-hour ceasefire and a 12-year-old boy has already been killed since the fighting resumed.

From TheJournal.ie UN chief says today's strike on a UN school is "a criminal act" Protective Edge

UN chief says today's strike on a UN school is "a criminal act"

Israel says its operation is ‘changing gear’.