Sinn Féin wins big in Stormont elections; Trump claims his wires were tapped; and Katie Taylor wins third professional fight
Sinn Fein has cut the DUP's 10-seat Stormont advantage to a single seat in its best performance in Northern Ireland election history.
The Democratic Unionist Party won 28 of the 90 seats to narrowly remain the largest party in Northern Ireland by just over 1,000 votes.
Both parties will now have three weeks to form a new power-sharing government to avoid devolved power returning to Westminster for the first time in a decade, but relations between the two are at their lowest since power-sharing began in 2007 and Sinn Fein has demanded the resignation of outgoing first minister Arlene Foster as one of its terms for re-entering government.
He tweeted: "Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my "wires tapped" in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism!"
The president added: "Is it legal for a sitting President to be "wire tapping" a race for president prior to an election? Turned down by court earlier. A NEW LOW!"
The Citizens' Assembly heard today from six women about their experiences of pregnancy and the Eighth Amendment.
Women have been sharing their personal stories with the group of 99 Assembly members, who are working to come up with recommendations for how the government should deal the Eight Amendment.
The women tackled the issue from a number of points of view and it was the first time the assembly heard directly from women affected by the issue.
Katie Taylor maintained her undefeated record with a handy stoppage win against Italian Monica Gentili in London’s O2 Arena tonight.
Featuring on the undercard of the heavily-hyped heavyweight bout between David Haye and Tony Bellew, Taylor enjoyed the privilege of once again featuring as the chief support bout to a big Sky main event.
Wearing black shorts with gold trim, Taylor entered to the sounds of AC/DC’s ‘Thunderstruck’.
Chicago author Amy Krouse Rosenthal, who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2015 and is terminally ill, has touched people's hearts across the globe with her latest essay about her husband.
The diagnosis came just as Amy and her husband, Jason Rosenthal, who she has been married to for 26 years ("I was planning on at least another 26 together", she said) were embarking on empty-nesthood, with the youngest of their three children having just left for college.
Her plans of applying for writer’s residencies, of travelling to Asia and South Africa were suddenly over. "No wonder", she wrote, "the word cancer and cancel look so similar."