Morning top 5: Taliban leader killed, surge in people coming out and one lotto winner

The top stories this Sunday morning...

Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour is likely to have been killed in a drone strike, according to a US official.

Multiple drones targeted Mansour and another man as they rode in a vehicle in a remote area of Pakistan, near the border with Afghanistan.

The strike is reported to have been authorised by President Barack Obama - the Pentagon says it is working to confirm Mansour died in the attack.


There has been a surge in the numbers of people coming out one year on since the Marriage Equality referendum.

The study by BeLonG To shows 39% of people say they spoke to someone for the first time about their sexuality because of the Yes vote.

Today marks one year since we went to the polls in the historic vote.


Audio from the missing EgyptAir flight indicates that everything was normal as the plane checked in with air traffic controllers in Switzerland.

According to Associated Press, the transmission was made about two-and-a-half hours before it lost contact over Greek airspace.

Data shows smoke was detected on board before it disappeared.


Investigations are continuing into a shooting in Dublin in the early hours of yesterday morning.

A man and woman suffered minor injuries when shots were fire through the window of a house in the Cherry Orchard area of Ballyfermot.

Gardaí are calling for anyone with information on this latest incident to come forward.

It is believed the shooting is connected to the ongoing Kinahan-Hutch gangland feud.


There was one lucky winner of last night's lotto jackpot of over €5.5m.

The numbers drawn were 8, 15, 17, 22, 34 and 38 and the bonus number was 10.

The winning ticket was sold in Dublin.