Morning top 5: Syria bombing probe; All-Ireland excitement; Trump under fire

The headlines this Saturday morning...

The United Nations has announced an inquiry into the bombing of an aid convoy in Syria last week.

At least 20 people were killed in the attack on September 19th, and it has not yet been confirmed whether the blast was carried out by Syrian or Russian forces.

Both Syria and Moscow deny involvement in the bombing, but Russia has released footage which it claims proves that weapons were being transported alongside the humanitarian aid.


Here in Ireland, the capital is waking up to a nail-biting All-Ireland football final replay between Dublin and Mayo.

Mayo is hoping to win the Sam Maguire for the first time since 1951.

AA Roadwatch has advised match-goers to use public transport where possible and follow directions if driving or parking.


A test excavation is to take place today at the site of a former mother and baby home in Tuam, Co Galway.

The work, which is expected to last around five weeks, has been arranged by the Mother and Baby Homes Commission of Investigation.

Almost 800 infants and young children are thought to have died there between 1925 and 1961.


A former Miss Universe winner has said she will not be "bullied" or "silenced" after Donald Trump claimed she appeared in a sex tape.

The Republican presidential candidate had tweeted that Americans should watch an alleged tape of Alicia Machado who claimed he once called her "Miss Piggy".

His rival for the White House,Hillary Clinton, responded by saying Mr Trump's early-morning social media remarks were "unhinged" and "dangerous for a president".


Scottish boxer Mike Towell has died in hospital a day after he was seriously injured in a bout, his management have confirmed.

The 25-year-old father dubbed "Iron Mike" suffered a fifth-round loss to Welshman Dale Evans in a welterweight fight at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Glasgow on Thursday night.

He was taken from the ring on a stretcher and rushed to hospital where he was diagnosed with severe bleeding and swelling to his brain.