The Morning Top 5: McGregor defeats Diaz, 30 killed in Turkey bomb blast

The top stories this Sunday morning

Dublin's Conor McGregor's defeated Nate Diaz in Las Vegas overnight.

The UFC fighter won the re-match after a full five rounds - after being awarded a majority decision by Judges.

Speaking after the match McGregor described the encounter as "a hell of a fight".

It's reported that he broke a foot during the bout.

 

At least 30 people have been killed in what's been described as a "barbaric" bomb blast at a wedding in south-eastern Turkey.

Authorities in the city of Gaziantep say 94 people have been injured in the blast which struck near the border with Syria.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (pron: Rech-ip type er-do-an) has condemned the attack saying it's likely Islamic State militants carried out the late-night bombing.

The bomb detonated when a large group of people from a wedding party took to the streets in celebration.

 

The Olympic Council of Ireland will meet later today to discuss the fallout from the Rio ticketing scandal.

Pat Hickey - who has stepped down as OCI President - remains in a Brazilian jail.

A retired judge is expected to be appointed this week to oversee that investigation - which Sports Minister Shane Ross says could take about 12 weeks to complete.

 

President Michael D. Higgins will become the first sitting head of state to deliver the Michael Collins oration at Béal na mBláth today.

Michael Collins was killed in a Republican ambush at the Cork site on the 22nd of August 1922.

His death will also be marked in Dublin today with Minister Leo Varadkar set to give the oration at the annual Michael Collins and Arthur Griffith commemoration at Glasnevin Cemetery.

 

A same-sex couple in South Africa is believed to be the first in the world to have triplets using a surrogate mother.

In another rare move, both men managed to father the children - because DNA from each of them was used.

The triplets were born prematurely at 31 weeks and initially were not expected to survive.