Morning top 5: Trump attacks refugee deal with Australia; UK government to publish Brexit 'White Paper'

The top stories this Thursday morning...

Donald Trump has slammed a deal made to take refugees from Australia, amid reports of a heated phone call with its prime minister.

On Twitter, the US president said he would "study this dumb deal", referring to an agreement reached between Australia and the Obama administration late last year.

Under the terms of the deal, the US would re-settle up to 1,250 asylum seekers, most of whom are held in processing camps on the Pacific islands of Nauru and Papua New Guinea.


The US Embassy in Dublin has been accused of 'scare-mongering' after it published warnings about a planned protest against President Trump's travel ban.

The 'United Against Racism' demonstration is scheduled to take place outside the embassy - in Dublin - at 6 o'clock this evening.

A notice on the embassy's website says ''even protests intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence".


Romania has seen one of its biggest ever anti-government protests overnight.

Around a quarter of a million people took to the streets of the capital Bucharest to oppose plans to free dozens of officials jailed for corruption.

The Prime Minister claims he is simply trying to ease overcrowding in prisons with the move.


The US army has admitted it is likely children were killed in its raid on Yemen.

A local official has accused American soldiers of murdering 16 civilians during a supposed attack on Al Queda on Sunday.

Military reps have refused to confirm death tolls but say that regrettably non-combatants were killed in the firefight.


British MPs will get their first glimpse of Theresa May's official Brexit strategy later - as the UK government publishes a White Paper on the process.

Last night a huge majority voted for the bill to allow the Prime Minister to legally start the process of splitting from the EU.