Morning top 5: Hillary Clinton gets nominated; Fallout from Normandy attack

The top stories this Wednesday morning

Hillary Clinton has been officially nominated as the first female presidential candidate in American history.

The former First Lady has been chosen by the Democratic party to go up against Republican Donald Trump in November's election.

Once again there were chants of "Bernie, Bernie" from within the Democratic National Convention Hall in Philadelphia as her former rival Bernie Sanders rose to his feet to admit defeat.

He told delegates: "I move that the convention suspend the procedural rules. I move that all votes cast be reflected in the official record and I move that Hillary Clinton is the democratic candidate for President of the United States."


President Francois Hollande will meet with the heads of all France's major religions today.

He is trying to calm tensions sparked by the murder of an elderly priest in Normandy yesterday that was claimed in the name of Islamic fundamentalists ISIS.

Meanwhile it has emerged that one of the jihadists involved in yesterday's murder was under surveillance by terrorism police.

The 19-year-old was even wearing an electronic surveillance tag at the time of the attack.


The new British Prime Minister is meeting with her Italian counterpart later, as part of efforts to engage with European leaders following the Brexit vote.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny met with Mrs May on Tuesday to discuss possible implications for Ireland following the leave vote.

Theresa May visited the leaders of Germany and France last week.


There is still a strong demand for services for victims of sexual violence according to the latest report from the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre.

Figures released today show almost 12,000 people contacted the organisation's national helpline in 2015.

In addition to the 24-hour-helpline, the service also provided face to face therapy, and support through counselling and dealing with the justice system.


75 million children around the world are missing out on their education due to wars, migration and other emergencies.

International children's agency UNICEF is warning more needs to be done to ensure children get educated.

The organisation is pushing for the creation of fund to ensure children's schooling does not fall by the wayside.