Evening top 5: 10 years for man who raped his wife; Two killed in Florida shooting; 19 killed in Japan

The big stories on Monday

A man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for raping his wife and assaulting her with a hammer.

The man, who can't be named to protect the identity of his estranged wife, had also threatened to kill her.

Handing down the sentence, Ms Justice Isobel Kennedy said the woman had been put through a truly horrific, sustained, vicious and cowardly attack.


The gutting of a large 18th century villa in Cork by an overnight fire has been described as "an enormous cultural loss” to the county.

The blaze also destroyed a large section of the roof at Vernon Mount, which lies just south of Cork city.

Fire services worked through the night to extinguish the fire after being called to the scene at 9.40pm. Gardaí are treating the incident as suspicious.


The two people killed in a shooting at a Florida club were aged 14 and 18, according to police.

17 others were injured - including one person as young as 12.

The shooting took place outside Club Blu in Fort Myers in the early hours of Monday morning.


At least 19 people have been killed in a knife attack at a centre for disabled people outside Tokyo.

Twenty others have been injured by the stabbings in the city of Sagamihara, a Japanese news agency is reporting.

Police say the man who attacked the facility has turned himself in and has been arrested.


A newborn baby has died after it was given nitrous oxide instead of oxygen at a hospital in Sydney.

A second baby is in a critical condition after it was also given the wrong gas.

The incidents occurred at the Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital in western Sydney. Both children were treated with a dispenser of nitrous oxide that had been wrongly installed as oxygen in the hospital's neonatal resuscitation unit.