Morning top 5: Body found in Rescue 116 search; Nine killed at Chinese power plant

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It's been confirmed that a body has been found in the wreckage of Coast Guard Helicopter Rescue 116 off the coast of County Mayo.

Divers will resume their efforts later this morning to recover the remaining crew members of the helicopter which crashed over a week ago just off Blackrock island.

Later today, the black box recorder will be transferred to the UK for specialist examination.

As of yet the remains discovered overnight have not been formally identified.


Nine people have reportedly been killed at a power plant in China after an operation platform collapsed.

Two others have been injured at a site, which is still being built in the southern province of Guangdong.

The Chinese government's begun an investigation.


As the all-out strike by Bus Éireann enters its second day, the Minister for Transport is coming under increasing pressure to intervene.

Minister Shane Ross has urged both sides to get back to talks, insisting that he would not be getting involved in the dispute over cost-cutting measures.

Meanwhile, tens of thousands of bus passengers are facing continued disruption - the Union of Students in Ireland says students are particularly affected as large numbers rely on the bus to get home at weekends.

Annie Hoey, President of the Union of Students in Ireland, said Minister Ross needs to show leadership.


Donald Trump's remaining defiant, despite failing to complete an election promise to overturn a key healthcare scheme.

Not enough Republicans were prepared to support the president's legislation, replacing so-called Obamacare.

Mr Trump reckons the insurance scheme needs urgent reform, and is on the verge of collapse anyway.

But rival Democrats, like Nancy Pelosi, are pleased they've made the President back down


From today, all passengers will be banned from carrying laptops and tablets onto flights into the UK from six countries.

The new restrictions mean electronic devices larger than a typical mobile phone will have to be checked into the hold.

The ban applies on direct flights from Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Tunisia and Saudi Arabia.