Morning top 5: Suspected chlorine attack in Syria; Canadian police kill 'terror suspect'

The headlines this Thursday morning...

At least four people are dead after a suspected chlorine gas attack on the besieged Syrian city of Aleppo.

The gas is believed to have been dropped alongside barrel bombs on the Zubdiya neighbourhood, which is in the rebel-held part of the city.

The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said a woman and her child were among the dead.


An Irish student who survived the Berkeley balcony collapse has told a public hearing in Sacramento that her birthday will forever mark the anniversary of the death of her friends.

Aoife Beary (22) was celebrating her 21st birthday when a balcony collapsed and six young people lost their lives.

Her mother and the mother of victim Ashley Donohoe also spoke during the hearing, urging California lawmakers to pass new legislation that would require greater transparency from the construction industry.


Canadian police have killed one man after acting on what they called "credible information" of a potential terrorist threat.

The suspect was shot dead during a police raid in a small town in Ontario.

The man is reported to have been arrested last year for openly supporting Islamic State. 


Wildfires in southern France have forced hundreds of people to be evacuated from the city of Marseille.

More than 1,500 firefighters are battling the blaze north of France's second largest city.

The city's deputy mayor has said firebreaks have been created to protect northern neighbourhoods.


The funeral of Bishop Edward Daly is taking place in Derry city this afternoon.

The former bishop of Derry passed away on Monday, following a battle with cancer, aged 82.

Dr Daly took part in civil rights marches during the Troubles, and famously waved a white handkerchief as a symbol of ceasefire during Bloody Sunday.