Evening top 5: Trump names chief-of-staff, two killed in New Zealand earthquake

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Donald Trump has named his chief-of-staff as Reince Priebus.

Trump selected the Republican National Committee chairman, according to two people familiar with the decision. Priebus was the favorite of GOP Congressional leaders and recommended by House Speaker Paul Ryan.

Stephen K. Bannon, the chief executive of Trump’s campaign and head of Breitbart News, and Corey Lewandowski, who was Trump’s first campaign manager, were also believed to be in the running for the position.

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Meanwhile, Trump has vowed to build a wall between Mexico and the US during his presidency, as well as deporting "two to three million Mexicans".

In an interview with CBS 60 Minutes airing tomorrow, Trump said he would be callling for immediate deportations of illegal immigrants.

“What we are going to do is get the people that are criminal and have criminal records, gang members, drug dealers, where a lot of these people, probably two million – it could be even three million – we are getting them out of the country or we are going to incarcerate,” he said.

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Two people have died following an earthquake in New Zealand.

A magnitude 7.8 earthquake hit New Zealand's South Island, just after midnight (11:02 GMT on Sunday), some 95km (59 miles) from Christchurch.

Prime Minister John Key said further details were not yet known.

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The largest 'supermoon' in 70 years will be visible tomorrow.

The phenomenon will make the moon appear 14% bigger and up to 30% brighter than usual as it rises above the rooftops on Monday.

The sight happens when a full moon is closest to Earth. It orbits our planet in an oval shape so sometimes it comes closer to us than at other times. This occurs about one in every 14 full moons, Jim Lattis, an astronomer at the University of Wisconsin Madison said.

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Gardaí are appealing for witnesses following an assault on a woman in her 30s in Dublin.

The incident happened in Swords, on the R132 close to the Seatown Road and the Seatown Roundabout. The area is known locally as Woodies roundabout.

At around 6.45am, a woman who was walking to work was assaulted by a man wearing a grey hoodie.

She received minor injuries, but managed to get away from her attacker.

She was then helped by a passing cyclist.

Gardaí are calling on anybody who was in the area of the R132 - particularly between Balheary Road and Seatown Roundabout - this morning to contact them at Swords Garda Station on 01-666-4700.