Morning top 5: North Korea 'carries out nuclear test'; Minister says people shouldn't be dying on the streets

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North Korea has announced on state television that it has successfully tested a new hydrogen bomb.

The secretive country claims the weapon can be mounted to an intercontinental ballistic missile.

The announcement came after geologists detected a man-made earthquake in the country.

It marks the North Korean regime's sixth nuclear test.


The Housing Minister says people shouldn't be dying on the streets.

Eoghan Murphy says it's been a difficult few days for emergency homeless services, after three people died across the country.

He reiterated that 'we have a crisis when it comes to homelessness', and says he will be holding an emergency summit on the crisis in the coming days.


An investigation is continuing into a house fire in Cork, in which an elderly man died on Friday night.

Gardaí and fire services attended the scene at Knockbarry Cottages, in Buttevant, at around 9.30pm.

A man in his 80s died at the scene, and a man in his 40s was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.


Donald Trump has returned to Texas to meet volunteers and victims of Storm Harvey, which brought record rainfall and catastrophic flooding to one of America's largest cities.

The President touched down in Air Force One with First Lady Melania Trump to see the damage caused by the devastating storm.

He visited Houston, the state's biggest city, before making his way to Lake Charles in neighbouring Louisiana. Both have seen mass evacuations because of the historic flooding.


Electric Picnic Sunday daytrippers will be joining thousands of festival fans for the third and final day of the event in Stradbally, County Laois.

A Tribe Called Quest rocked the main stage last night, while 80s superstars Duran Duran will close the show tonight.