Morning top 5: Hung parliament in the UK; Manchester Arena inquest begins

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The UK's voters have returned a hung Parliament following the general election.

The Conservatives, although the biggest party, cannot now win an overall majority.

As things stand the Tories have lost 11 seats and Labour have gained 28.

The predicted results mean Theresa May is facing calls to stand down - but she says she's staying to provide stability.

In Northern Ireland, Sinn Fein and the DUP are the big winners.

Both parties gained seats at Westminster as the SDLP and Ulster Unionists crash out - and now have no representation in London.

One of the most high profile casualties was in Foyle, where Mark Durkan lost out to Sinn Fein's Elisha McCallion.


Another man's been arrested in connection with the London Bridge terror attack.

Police raided a home in Newham, in the east of the capital, early this morning and are questioning a 29 year-old.

Searches at the address are ongoing.

Four men are now being held as part of the investigation.


The inquests into those killed in the terror attack at Manchester Arena will begin this morning.

22 people died when a suicide bomber detonated a device at the end of an Ariana Grande concert last month.

The hearings will be opened at Manchester Civil Justice Centre but are expected to be adjourned pending the completion of the police investigation.


The Government's pledge to end emergency hotel accommodation for the homeless by July 1st appears to be in trouble.

Latest official figures show nearly 700 families are still being housed in hotels.

Mike Allen, Director of Advocacy at Focus Ireland said it was 'never the right approach'.


Whatsapp is being used to help monitor attacks on health care workers in Syria.

According to an article in The Lancet, the messaging service helped to identify 402 incidents between November 2015 and December last year.

Researchers say during that time nearly half of hospitals in non-government controlled areas were attacked and a third were hit more than once.