Morning top 5: Turkey bomb blasts, Brexit summit continues; and Ibrahim Halawa on trial

The top stories this Wednesday morning

Islamic State militants are being blamed for an attack on Turkey's main international airport last night.

36 people were killed and 150 people wounded in the gun and bomb attack in Istanbul.

Officials say three men opened fire outside the terminal building - and then blew themselves up.


EU leaders will gather in Brussels again today to continue their first post-Brexit meeting.

But the British Prime Minister David Cameron has been uninvited to the talks.

EU leaders lamented the final Brexit result and confirmed the inevitability of Britain eventually leaving the union for good.

All member states vowed to remain cordial and friendly with the UK, but Chancellor Merkel of Germany said that their efforts would be concentrated on protecting the future of the EU and the euro.


President Michael D Higgins will address members of the Scottish Parliament later, as they attempt to keep their country in the EU.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will speak to the European Parliament president Martin Schulz in Brussels, but it's thought she won't be granted a meeting with European Council chief Donald Tusk.

The majority of Scots voted to remain in the European Union.


Around 4,500 psychiatric nurses around the country have begun industrial action over staffing and pay.

The Psychiatric Nurses Association says its members are angry at a lack of recruitment.

It says there will be about 1,000 staff vacancies in the system by the end of the year.

They are engaging in a work-to-rule after 87% of PNA members voted for industrial action.


Ibrahim Halawa is due to go on trial in Egypt today following 13 postponements already.

The Dubliner has been in jail for almost three years awaiting the mass trial.

The 20-year-old was arrested for taking part in a protest in Cairo in August 2013.