Evening top 5: Oireachtas committee recommends repeal of 8th amendment; Theresa May suffers major Commons defeat

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Theresa May suffers major defeat in House of Commons Brexit vote

British Prime Minister Theresa May has suffered a major defeat in the House Commons over Brexit.

MPs supported a Tory rebel amendment that will give parliament the final say on any exit agreement from the European Union.

It came despite Theresa May's claims that such a vote would damage the chances of a 'smooth and orderly' Brexit.

Oireachtas committee recommends 8th amendment be repealed

Oireachtas Committee on 8th amendment. Image: Oireachtas TV

The Oireachtas committee looking at the 8th amendment has recommended abortions be allowed for any reason up to 12 weeks into a pregnancy.

They have also voted to decriminalise abortion and to repeal the 8th amendment.

They will now put together a final report and the Oireachtas will consider legislation - with the Taoiseach hoping a referendum on abortion can be held in May next year.

Muslim leaders urge for world recognition of a Palestinian state

The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) is calling on other countries to recognise a Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital.

The group has been meeting in Istanbul, Turkey in direct response to the decision by US President Donald Trump for his country to recognise Jerusalem as the capital city of Israel.

The OIC is the second largest inter-governmental organisation, after the United Nations, with 57 member states.

Dublin councillors vote to revoke 'Freedom of City' from Aung San Suu Kyi

Aung San Suu Kyi. Photo: Laura Hutton/RollingNews.ie

Dublin City councillors have voted to revoke the Freedom of the City awarded to the de facto Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

The vote was passed overwhelmingly by 49 votes to 2, with one abstention.

Mrs Suu Kyi - a Nobel Peace Prize winner - has faced growing international pressure over her handling of the plight of Rohingya Muslims in her country.

Shelbourne confirm tragic death of teenager on football pitch

President Michael D Higgins is leading tributes to a teenager, who died after collapsing during a football match in Dublin.

16-year-old Izzy Dezu played for Cherry Orchard FC and joined Shelbourne Youths this year.

He suddenly collapsed during the second half of an under 16s match against St Kevin's Boys last night.