Morning top 5: Budget to be revealed; Trump loses more support; and Samsung woes continue

The top stories this Tuesday morning

Tax cuts, welfare increases and increased spending in health will feature in the minority Government's first budget to be announced later.

A help to buy scheme offering up to 20,000 for first time buyers will be unveiled - along with funding to get thousands out of emergency accommodation.

Cigarettes look set to be the only old reliable to be hit, with a pack of 20 to go up by at least 30 cent.


Republican Donald Trump has lost the support of one of his party's most senior members, who has suggested the businessman cannot win next month's US presidential election.

Speaker of the US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, says he will no longer campaign for Mr Trump.

He says his priority is to make sure the party keeps control of Congress.


The United Nations says it urgently needs €100m to provide immediate life-saving help across Haiti following Hurricane Matthew.

It says 750,000 people are in desperate need of food, shelter and clean water.

Meanwhile in the US, President Obama has declared the state of North Carolina a disaster zone after severe flooding due to the hurricane.


Galaxy Note 7 owners are being told to turn off their smartphones amid new safety concerns.

Samsung says it is halting worldwide sales of the model as it investigates further reports of devices catching fire.

The latest apparently includes replacements following a big recall last month.


Being angry and upset can more than double your chances of having a heart attack.

That's one of the findings in a study led by a researcher at NUI Galway, which showed a similar risk for someone doing heavy physical exertion in the hour before the symptoms showed up.

Dr Andrew Smyth's work also added those two factors together and found that being angry or emotional while taking part in heavy physical exertion tripled someone's chances of a heart attack.