Morning top 5: Japan stabbings; Democrats divided; and Taoiseach in London

The top stories this Tuesday morning...

In Japan, a man has handed himself into police after 19 people were killed in a knife attack at a centre for disabled people.

Twenty were reportedly injured during the incident in the city of Sagamihara west of Tokyo.

The man in his 20s, who is believed to be a former employee at the centre, was arrested after surrendering to authorities.


In the US, Democrats completed the first day of their 4-day national convention which will see Hillary Clinton nominated for the democratic candidate for president.

The early part of the convention was dogged by protests from Bernie Sanders campaign who lined up against Mrs Clinton.

In spite of a first day heavily tarnished by anger and protest against the nomination of Hillary Clinton for democratic candidate, the final hours of last night saw the tide turn in what looked at one point like a broken convention.

Revelations that Democratic HQ actively sought to support Clinton over Bernie Sanders for nominee during the primary stages, created rancour and division amongst delegates and supporter.


The Taoiseach holds his first meeting with the new British Prime Minister in London today.

Enda Kenny and Theresa May are meeting at 10 Downing Street, for talks on the fall-out from the Brexit referendum.

The Taoiseach says the discussion will focus on ways of protecting "the interests of all our citizens on these islands".


Authorities in Florida say they think a nightclub shooting in which a 14 year-old and an 18 year-old were killed was gang-related.

Shots were fired outside a venue in Fort Myers where a swimsuit-themed teen night was taking place.

Victims as young as 12 were injured. Three people have been arrested.


A pilot scheme designed to keep people out of the hands of money lenders is set to go nationwide.

The Personal Micro Credit Scheme allows people on social welfare to take out small loans from their Credit Union.

The loans of up to €500 can be used for things like Christmas or back-to-school expenses.