Morning top 5: North Korea's missile test; man stabbed in Tralee; and Trump in Texas

The top stories this Tuesday morning

North Korea has tested another ballistic missile.

Its latest launch flew over Japan before landing in the sea.

Japanese warning systems urged people in some areas to take precautions, but the country's military did not attempt to shoot it down.

South Korea's military said the missile travelled 1,678 miles and was fired from North Korea's Sunan region, near the capital Pyongyang, just before 6.00am local time.


Donald Trump has declared "there's never been anything like" flooding across Texas in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.

The US president is heading to the state today, where 30,000 people could be forced into shelters.

He insists every effort will be made to help those in need.

Up to 20 more inches of rain could fall in the coming days, on top of the 30 inches some areas have experienced so far.

More than 75,000 emergency calls have been processed by Houston's services since Harvey first hit the city.


Gardaí in Tralee are using CCTV to track a suspect after a stabbing in the town yesterday afternoon.

The man is believed to have fled the scene after an attack on another man in his 60s in Moyderwell outside the library.

He was brought to University Hospital Kerry with injuries that are not thought to be life-threatening.


It has been revealed that some GPs treating medical card patients get only 80 cent per visit.

The stats follow the release of new HSE figures which show the health authority paid €540m last year to general practices.

But doctors say the figures fail to take into account the cost of running their clinics.


The EU hief Brexit negotiator has said the UK needs to clarify its positions and end "ambiguity" if it wants "serious" withdrawal talks.

Speaking as the third round of Brexit talks began in Brussels, Michel Barnier voiced "concern" that time was passing quickly before the Article 50 deadline.

He urged for more openness from British Brexit Secretary David Davis on the divorce deal before future relations and a transition deal could be discussed.