Morning top 5: China ratifies climate change agreement; funeral service for Hawe family to take place today

The top stories this Saturday morning...

China has ratified the Paris Agreement on climate change, giving a boost to efforts to bring the accord into effect by the end of this year.

China's Xinhua news agency said that the National People's Congress legislature voted to adopt "the proposal to review and ratify the Paris Agreement".

The United States is also expected to announce that it is formally joining the accord in advance of the G20 summit, which starts on Sunday in China.


Gardaí are continuing to question a man in connection with a shooting incident in Dublin.

A man was shot at up to six times yesterday evening, as he attempted to flee a male attacker at Drumalee Park just off the North Circular Road - he escaped uninjured.

The shooter fled the scene in a red car and a car was later found burned out nearby.


The Dáil will be recalled next week to rubber stamp the Government's decision to appeal the Apple tax ruling.

The Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform says the decision follows 'a lot of debate and a lot of soul-searching'.

Earlier this week the European Commission found Apple's tax deal with Ireland was illegal under EU state aid rules and ordered the tech giant to pay €13 billion - plus interest - in back taxes.


Philippine's president has declared a 'state of lawlessness' after a bomb that killed 14 people.

A militant group claimed it carried out the attack in the city of Davao which also injured around 70 others.

Troops are to be deployed in urban centres to support police.


A funeral service for five members of the Hawe family is taking place in Cavan later today.

The family were found dead at their home near Ballyjamesduff on Monday.

Alan, Clodagh and their three sons Liam, Niall and Ryan will be buried together following requiem mass at St Mary's Church in Castlerahan later today.