Morning top 5: Munich attack probe, Kabul suicide bombing and Russian Olympic ban decision

The top stories this Sunday morning...

German investigators are continuing to examine what motivated the gunman behind the deadly Munich attack that killed nine people.

Police said yesterday that the 18-year-old had no links with the so-called Islamic State. A search of the teenager's room indicated he was obsessed with mass killings. 

Seven of his victims were teenagers - the youngest was just 14.


The so-called Islamic State has claimed responsibility for two suicide bombings in the Afghan capital, Kabul, which claimed 80 lives.

More than 230 people were also injured in the attack, according to the interior ministry.

Witnesses said the blasts happened where hundreds of Afghanistan's Hazara minority had gathered to protest over the route of a planned multimillion-dollar power line.


The International Olympics Committee is expected to announce later today whether the entire Russian delegation will be preventing from taking part in the Rio Games.

It comes after the Court of Arbitration for Sport this week upheld the decision to ban Russia’s track and field athletes.

Competitors in other sports could now face a similar fate in the wake of a damning report that found Russia has systematically covered up doping in "all sporting disciplines".


Perpetrators of hate crime in the UK face tougher sentences after a surge in reported attacks in the wake of the EU referendum.

Prosecutors will be urged to press for harsher punishments as part of the British government's new hate crime action plan, published next week. 

The plan follows a sharp rise in alleged offences last month, peaking at 289 reports on June 25th - the day after the referendum result.  


An estimated 90,000 people will descend on Bray, Co Wicklow, today for the final day of its annual air display.

The line-up for the event includes some of the world's best aerobatic display teams.

The Irish Air Corps are among today's performers, with the famous Red Arrows starting the show at 2pm.