Morning top 5: Trump issues further warning to North Korea, and threatens 'military option' in Venezuela

The top stories this Saturday morning...

Donald Trump is refusing to tone down his rhetoric as the US dispute with North Korea continues.

He says Kim Jung-un will "truly regret" any attack on the American territory of Guam in the Pacific.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called for both sides to return to diplomacy.


Donald Trump has rejected a request from the Venezuelan president to speak with him on the phone.

The US president has claimed he would not rule out military action in response to the country's political chaos.

The White House says Mr Trump will take the request for a call as soon as "democracy is restored" in Venezuela.


A number of emergency service units are attending the scene of a serious crash in Dublin this morning.

The accident happened on the Naas Road and the road is closed to outbound traffic past Junction 2 Kingswood.

Traffic is being asked to take alternative routes.


Pressure is mounting on the Government to ensure domestic violence is treated as a criminal offence.

It was one of the recommendations made by the UN's Committee against Torture yesterday, and has been welcomed by the National Women's Council of Ireland.

It also calls for further redress for the survivors of institutional abuse and Magdalene laundries.


The Irish Association for Emergency Medicine is warning that some patients are dying needlessly because of the state of the health sector.

It follows revelations this week that almost 58,000 people were on trolleys in the first seven months of the year, while thousands over the age of 75 faced emergency department waits of longer than 24 hours.