Morning top 5: Coalition talks set to resume; close aide to Aung San Suu Kyi sworn in as Myanmar's president

The top stories this Wednesday morning...

Coalition talks are set to resume this morning, despite a number of deputies ruling themselves out of discussions.

Negotiations to form a new Government appear to have stalled as the Green Party, looks set to withdraw

Greens and Independents met with Fine Gael yesterday as Enda Kenny's party offered a possible deal on housing to potential coalition partners.

However, the talks broke up at around 9pm last night with no progress reported.

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Donald Trump has defended his campaign manager after he was charged over the alleged assault of a female journalist.

Corey Lewandowski is accused of grabbing and bruising the reporter's arm at a rally in Florida.

The Republican presidential frontrunner says he is confident his aide will be exonerated.

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A close aide to Aung San Suu Kyi has been sworn in as Myanmar's president.

It is the first time the country formerly known as Burma has voted for a civilian leader after decades of military rule.

Htin Kyaw will act as a proxy for the pro-democracy figurehead Suu Kyi, who is barred from becoming president because her sons are British.

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An Egyptian man who hijacked a plane is due to appear in court in Cyprus later today.

The hijacker forced the EgyptAir flight to land in Cyprus, but later surrendered to police following a six-hour stand-off.

All passengers and crew were released from the plane unharmed.

Cypriot Police have confirmed that the explosive belt the hijacker claimed to be wearing was fake.

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President Michael D Higgins will open a revamped visitor centre at Kilmainham Gaol in Dublin today.

The €5 million facelift of the former court house is part of the 1916 Centenary commemorations.

The OPW have used the funding to adapt and refurbish the building.