Morning top 5: Sydney murder suspect due in court Wednesday; Trump's media attack continues

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An Irish woman charged with the murder of her fiancé in Australia will now face court on Wednesday.

David Walshe, a father of three from Co Wexford, was fatally stabbed after a fight broke out at a house in Sydney on Friday night.

Tina Cahill - also from Wexford - was arrested a short time later at the scene.

Billy Cantwell - of the Irish Echo in Sydney - says her court appearance which was due today has been adjourned until Wednesday.

"There's been widespread shock among the Irish community in what has occurred," he told Newstalk. "Everyone is trying to take stokc of what is obviously an unbelievable story."


President Donald Trump continued his attacks on the media during a rally in Florida - days after branding major broadcasters and The New York Times as enemies of the American people.

He was introduced by his wife, First Lady Melania Trump, who led the crowd in prayer and said he was "creating a country of great safety and prosperity".

At an airport hangar in the city of Melbourne, the president said: "I'm here because I want to be among my friends and among the people.

"This was a great movement - a movement that has never been seen before in our country or probably anywhere else."

Sky's US Correspondent, Hannah Thomas-Peter, said: "That was a carbon copy of campaigning Trump, right down to the music.

Mr Trump told his audience that they were part of a movement "sweeping the world", adding: "Look at Brexit."

He said he wanted to address the crowd "without the filter of fake news" - and insisted the "dishonest media" is part of a "corrupt system".

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrive to speak at his "Make America Great Again Rally" at Orlando-Melbourne International Airport. Image: Susan Walsh AP/Press Association Images


Malaysian police say they are looking for four more North Korean suspects in connection with the killing of Kim Jong-Nam.

The estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un died on Monday after being sprayed with an unidentified chemical at Kuala Lumpur International Airport.

South Korea and the US have said he was assassinated by North Korean agents, and two women are believed to be responsible for the killing.

The four suspects, who are all male and aged between 33 and 57, left the country on the same day that Mr Kim died, police chief Tan Sri Noor Rashid Ibrahim told a news conference.


A new opinion poll shows more than half of voters want the Taoiseach to resign.

The Kantar Millward Brown poll for the Sunday Independent indicates Fianna Fail have opened up an 8 point lead over Fine Gael.

The poll comes as pressure builds for Enda Kenny to set out a timeline for his departure, with Minister Leo Varadkar saying that "everyone is waiting to hear from the Taoiseach".


Iraqi forces captured several villages on Sunday, as they advanced from the south toward the western side of Mosul that is still under control of Islamic State, Iraqi military said.

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi earlier on Sunday announced the formal start of the ground offensive on western Mosul, asking the Iraqi forces to ''respect human rights'' during the battle.

The Islamic State militants are essentially under siege in western Mosul, along with an estimated 650,000 civilians, after U.S.-backed forces surrounding the city forced them from the east in the first phase of an offensive that concluded last month.