Morning top 5: Dozens killed in Nice attack; weapons found in truck

The top stories this Friday morning...

At least 84 people have been killed and dozens injured after a truck careered along Nice's packed waterfront, ploughing into hundreds of people.

French President Francois Hollande has said several children are among the dead after what he described as a monstrous "terrorist" act.

Video footage shows police trying to stop the lorry before it picks up speed, slamming into revellers gathered along the city's famous waterside Promenade des Anglais for a Bastille Day fireworks display.
Police have reportedly found the identity papers of a French-Tunisian man in the truck which drove into crowds in Nice.

An anonymous official told the AFP news agency that documents belonging to a 31-year-old Nice resident of Tunisian origin were discovered in the lorry.

Several weapons, guns and grenades were found inside the vehicle, Christian Estrosi, the president of the region, earlier confirmed.


US presidential hopeful Donald Trump has delayed the announcement of his running mate due to the attack. 

"Another horrific attack, this time in Nice, France. Many dead and injured. When will we learn? It is only getting worse," he tweeted.

The presumptive Republican nominee expected to reveal that Indiana governor Mike Pence will be added to his ticket.


The results of a HSE audit into the suicide charity Console are expected to be published later today.

A liquidator was appointed to the charity yesterday after weeks of controversy, with allegations that its directors had spent vast sums of money on foreign travel and designer clothes.

Pieta House, which has now taken over the service, is also set to begin talks with Console staff about future employment.


Microsoft has won a case against a US warrant seeking access to emails stored on an Irish server.

An appeals court ruled that the American government cannot force the firm to hand over emails held outside the country. 

The US Justice Department had sought access to communications stored in Dublin as part of a drugs investigation.