Morning top 5; D-Day for Enda; politically divisive language; and Yiannopoulos resigns

The top stories this Wednesday morning

The Taoiseach Enda Kenny is expected to outline his plans to step down as party leader tonight.

At the parliamentary party meeting, he is expected to tell Fine Gael TDs and Senators how he wants to visit the White House next month and begin the Brexit talks.

But it is not clear if he will give an exact timeline for departure.

If his choice of words are not to the liking of a group of TDs who want him replaced quickly, then there is the possibility he will face a motion of no confidence in his leadership next week.

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Transport Minister Shane Ross has called on all sides in the Bus Éireann dispute to take time to reflect on the issues at hand.

It follows the collapse of talks at the Workplace Relations Commission yesterday - which the minister has described as a 'disappointing' development.

Later today, the CEO of the National Transport Authority will brief the Government's Joint Transport Committee on the current financial situation at Bus Éireann.

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Malaysian authorities want to question two more people over the suspected assassination of the half-brother of the leader of North Korea.

Kim Jong-nam was killed at Kuala Lumpur airport last week.

Authorities in the country are trying to get permission from North Korea's embassy to interview the pair.

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Amnesty International has warned that politicians speaking in an 'us vs them' rhetoric are creating a more divided and dangerous world.

The group has launched has its annual assessment of human rights around the world.

The report warns that the consequences of such rhetoric setting the agenda in Europe, the United States and elsewhere is "fuelling a global pushback against human rights and leaving the global response to mass atrocities perilously weak."

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Breitbart News tech editor Milo Yiannopoulos has resigned after he triggered a storm with comments which appeared to condone paedophilia.

The writer and right-wing firebrand apologised for his remarks to reporters in New York on Tuesday.

Mr Yiannopoulos (32) said experiences as a victim of sexual abuse as a teenager had made him feel he could say outrageous things on the subject.

He said that was a mistake, and that he did not intend to suggest sexual abuse of minors is OK.