Police are on warning avoid making inflammatory posts on social media after police men were killed

Police departments and union leaders around the country are warning the rank and file to wear bulletproof vests and avoid making inflammatory posts on social media in the days after a man ambushed two officers and shot them to death inside their patrol car. The slayings of Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu on Saturday afternoon in Brooklyn heightened fears about the safety of law enforcement officials nationwide, though authorities haven't said if they believe any threats are imminent. The gunman, 28-year-old Ismaaiyl Brinsley, had vowed in an Instagram post to put "wings on pigs" as retaliation for the slayings of black men at the hands of white police.Brinsley was black; the slain New York Police Department officers were Hispanic and Asian. Also in Florida a cop was shot dead and then ran over by the shooters car. The suspect, 23-year-old Marco Antonio Parilla Jr, crashed into a pole minutes after the shooting.

Kurdish forces broken the IS siege of Mount Sinjar

Kurdish forces in northern Iraq are claiming their biggest victory yet against Islamic State (IS) militants. They say they have broken the IS siege of Mount Sinjar, where thousands of Yazidis and other displaced Iraqis have been trapped since August.
IS controls a swathe of Iraq and Syria, where it has declared a caliphate. Meanwhile, the Pentagon's top officer says US air strikes have killed several high-ranking military leaders of IS in Iraq. The Kurdish offensive against IS forces besieging Mount Sinjar began early on Wednesday with the most intensive round of air strikes yet by US and coalition forces.

Hackers shut down new comdey movie about Kim Jong-un

Sony Pictures has cancelled the Christmas release of a film at the centre of a hacking scandal after terrorist threats to cinemagoers and a decision by major movie theatre groups to cancel screenings in the US. A group calling itself Guardians of Peace (GOP) published an online message on Tuesday warning cinemagoers to stay away from screenings of The Interview, starring Seth Rogen and James Franco, which depicts the assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. The threats led five of biggest cinema chains in the US to drop the film. A federal investigation is also under way.
The decision to cancel the release marks the climax of a torrid month for Sony. GOP has also claimed responsibility for a huge hack on Sony’s computer systems in November, which led to the release of thousands of confidential documents revealing executive pay structure, corporate profits, unreleased films, personal email correspondence and employee social security numbers.

Pakistan Taliban gunmen have killed 130 people in a hostage stand-off

Taliban gunmen have killed 130 people, including at least 100 children, in a school attack in Peshawar, Pakistan. Nine men stormed the army-run school while around 500 children and teachers were believed to be inside, with many students taking exams at the time.At least 122 people are thought to have been injured in the siege. A local hospital said the dead and injured were aged from 10 to 20 years old. Teachers and pupils were held hostage by the Tehreek-e-Taliban gunmen before the army stormed the building in a bid to end a battle which raged for almost nine hours.

Hostage situation in Sydney

Updates in Sydney

Three people died including the Islamist gunman who was later named as Man Haron Monis, after commandos stormed a cafe in Sydney, Australia, to bring to an end a 16-hour siege. Local media have named those hostages who died as Lindt cafe manager Tori Johnson, 34 and lawyer Katrina Dawson, 38.
Four people were injured, including a policeman hit by shotgun pellets.

Gun shots and explosions has been heard as special forces storm the bulding medics have been called.

A Muslim extremist gunman is holding a number of hostages at a Lindt chocolates cafe in Sydney's Martin Place. It is unclear how many people are involved in the siege but people could be seen with their hands raised and pressed against the windows, with two forced to hold up a black Islamic State flag but 5 manage to escape. TV reports showed a man wearing a black headband with white text on it moving inside the cafe as terrified hostages faced the windows.The terrifying scene comes after recent terror arrests unveiled a plot to target innocent victims in Martin Place, the heart of the Sydney city centre and one of the busiest thoroughfares in Australia. Hundreds of armed police have now seal off an area of central Sydney also the man has been identified as an Iranian refugee who was on bail for a string of violent offences.

Protest at a high-end shopping centre in London for Eric Garner

Two peaceful protests were held in west London on Wednesday evening, one inside the high-end Westfield shopping mall and one outside. An estimated 600 people gathered at Westfield in Shepherd's Bush for the "die-in" demonstration. The protest was in solidarity with rallies in the US prompted by the death of Eric Garner, an unarmed black man who died at the hands of New York police in July. More than 70 protesters were arrested.

Two witnesses to Mike Brown shooting have been murdered

DeAndre Joshua, 20, was murdered on the same night of the Saint Louis Grand Jury announcement. DeAndre was shot in the head, and then a flammable liquid poured on him and set afire inside his vehicle. Also the body of Shawn Gray was found Wednesday afternoon in River Des Peres, these suspious murders are believed that the police are targeting all witnesses who advocated or testified on behalf of slain teen Michael Brown. However, it has not been fully confirmed yet if Shawn Gray testified for Brown (even though something fishy and Putrid is definitely happening behind the scenes).

Prince William & Kate end thier US trip at a luxurious university funding raiser event and vist the 9/11 Memorial

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge rounded off their whirlwind trip to the United States at a swanky scholarship fundraising event in aid of the university where they met and fell in love. Speaking at St Andrews 600th Anniversary Dinner, William recalled the time he spent at the university alongside the former Kate Middleton.
He also joked saying "It's often said by the undergraduates of St Andrews that you leave the university in either one of two states – either married or an alcoholic,".

Prince William and Kate Middleton paid their respects at one of New York City's most sombre sites, the National September 11 Memorial.

Northern UK 'Weather bomb' storm

High winds and huge waves are affecting north-western parts of the UK as bad weather hits power supplies and travel. The "weather bomb" storm has brought hundreds of lightning strikes, temporarily cutting power to across the Western Isles, affecting 17,000 homes. The Met Office has warned parts of Scotland and Northern Ireland to "be prepared" as the rapidly developing storm threatens gusts of up to 80mph.

Royal couple Duchess of Cambridge link up with Jay-Z, Beyonce and LeBron James

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have attended a basketball game in New York They met star player LeBron James aswell as Jay-Z and Beyonce at the Barclays Center, where the Cleveland Cavaliers took on the Brooklyn Nets. And outside about 200 people demonstrated nearby against incidents of police violence against Eric Garner. In a show of solidarity with the protesters, James warmed up in a T-shirt that read “I Can’t Breathe”, Garner’s final words before he died. Chicago basketball star Derrick Rose wore the shirt before a game on Saturday. The next day James said he wanted one. Nets guard Jarrett Jack fulfilled that request on Monday, handing out the T-shirts to players on both teams, which they wore during the warm-up.

Shrien Dewani has been cleared of honeymoon murder

A judge has dismissed the case against Shrien Dewani, who was accused of arranging the murder of his wife Anni in South Africa. Judge Jeanette Traverso said the evidence presented by the prosecution fell "far below the threshold" of what a reasonable court could convict on. She said the evidence of the prosecution's main witness, taxi driver Zola Tongo, was "riddled with contradictions" and "highly debatable". Mr Dewani will now be released.

US hostage Luke Somers and SA Pierre Korkie killed in rescue attempt

UK-born US journalist Luke Somers and South African teacher Pierre Korkie have been killed by al-Qaeda militants in Yemen during a failed rescue bid.
Saturday's operation was carried out by joint US and Yemeni special forces in the southern Shabwa region. US President Barack Obama condemned Mr Somers's death as a "barbaric murder". They were being held by militants from al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), regarded by the US as one of the deadliest offshoots of al-Qaeda.

Darren Wilson facing Federal Charges

Barack Obama filed federal civil rights charges against officer Darren Wilson moments after a Missouri grand jury found “no probable cause to indict” the officer in the shooting death of Ferguson teenager Michael Brown.
Obama’s sixteen-count indictment cites “multiple, unwarranted civil rights violations resulting from harsh and excessive police tactics leading to the death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown, Jr.”

“I have done what the Missouri judicial system and even my own Justice Department failed to do in order to right this wrong,” said Obama, shortly after St. Louis County prosecutor Bob McCulloch announced the grand jury’s decision. McCulloch made a 25-minute statement debunking several exaggerated social media accounts of last August’s incident, while defending the use of deadly force by police, appealing for calm and taking questions from a small group of local media.

Pedophile doctor Myles Bradbury jailed

A pedophile doctor who abused young cancer patients has been sentenced to 22 years in jail. Myles Bradbury, 41, of Herringswell in Suffolk, admitted abusing 18 children in his care at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge, between 2009 and 2013. Bradbury has admitted 25 offences, including sexual assault, voyeurism and possessing more than 16,000 indecent images. The judge told him his offences were a "gross and grotesque breach of trust". The Paedophile doctor also used a secret pen camera to record his victims. All of his victims suffered from leukaemia, haemophilia or other serious conditions. Some have since died.

1,000 protesters outside U.S. embassy in London to support Michael Brown

More than 1,000 people protested outside the U.S. embassy in London last night, with some holding 'jail racist cops' placards, following the decision not to prosecute the American officer who shot dead black teenager Michael Brown. The demonstration, outside the embassy in Grosvenor Square, central London, saw people condemn the grand jury decision not to indict Darren Wilson for shooting unarmed Mr Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.

Australia batsman Phillip Hughes passes away

Sad news just came in that the Australia cricketer Phillip Hughes died in hospital, two days after being hit on the neck by a ball during a match in Sydney. R.I.P Phillip Hughes.

Lewis Hamilton wins the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

The best man did win, Hamilton’s 11th win of the season made him only the fourth multiple British world champion, after greats Graham Hill, Jim Clark and Jackie Stewart, and prompted rival Fernando Alonso to remark: “The best man won.” The sentiment was widely echoed, but not with more meaning than from Hamilton’s old boss Ron Dennis. Team mate Rosberg has been the faster qualifier this year, but Hamilton had won 10 races to Rosberg’s five.
Hamilton paid tribute to his father, Anthony, girlfriend Nicole Scherzinger and brother Nicholas, who all surprised him by arriving at the last minute to cheer him on.

NHS volunteers to fight Ebola

After nine days of intensive Ministry of Defence training, the healthcare professionals are the first to be deployed by the UK government. The team will spend five weeks in Sierra Leone working at Ebola treatment centres, returning three days after Christmas.

Barack Obama on US immigration overhaul

Millions of immigrants living illegally in the US will be allowed to apply for work permits under a major shake-up unveiled by President Barack Obama. They include immigrants who have been in the US for five years and have children staying legally in the US. About four million people are expected to benefit from a reform package forced through using executive orders, which allow Mr Obama to bypass Congress. Republicans were angered about the move.

Israeli worshippers die in Jerusalem synagogue shooting

Four Israelis were killed and several injured as two men armed with a pistol and meat cleavers attacked a West Jerusalem synagogue. Israel's PM Benjamin Netanyahu has vowed a harsh response. He ordered the homes of the attackers to be destroyed and called for the people of Israel to stand together in the face of a "wave of terror". Jerusalem has seen weeks of unrest, partly fuelled by tension over a disputed holy site.

British medical student 'in Jihadi beheading video

UK medical student Nasser Muthana was suspected of being in an Islamic State killing squad that murdered 17 hostages.

The video was on YouTube showed the decapitated body of Peter Kassig, a 26-year-old American aid worker. The father of Nasser Muthana said the 20-year-old appeared to be among 16 jihadists who were filmed beheading Syrian soldiers in the desert. Ahmed Muthana said: ‘I cannot be certain but it looks like my son. He must fear Allah now for killing people. How can he expect to face Allah if he is killing human beings? Mr Kassig, also known as Peter, was captured last year. His family, who live in the US state of Indiana, said they were awaiting confirmation of the reports about their "treasured son".
Mr Kassig's murder is a sign of frustration that IS militants are unable to hit back at the coalition air strikes that have driven them off key sites like the Mosul and Haditha dams, and prevented them from seizing the town of Kobane.

UK to Stop British jihadists returning

British jihadists who travel abroad to fight could have their passport confiscated by the police and be prevented from returning under new powers outlined by the Prime Minster. David Cameron said the special exclusion orders - which could last for two years or more - would bar suspected fighters from entering the UK unless they agreed to strict controls. Officials would also have the power to stop would-be jihadists leaving the UK. Critics have questioned the legality of the measures, while Labour said more should be done to stop radicalisation. Mr Cameron, who is in Australia for the G20 summit, announced the plans in a speech to the country's parliament in Canberra.

Isis to make its own currency, the Islamic dinar

Islamic State says its leader has ordered that the organisation start minting gold, silver and copper coins for its own currency, the Islamic dinar. A website affiliated with the militant group said late on Thursday that its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, had instructed his followers to start minting the coins to “change the tyrannical monetary system” modelled on western economies that had “enslaved Muslims”. The posting says the order was approved by the group’s shura council, an advisory board. After seizing large swaths of Iraqi and Syrian territory this year, Isis proclaimed a caliphate, or Islamic empire, on lands under its control.

Harry Roberts has been released from prison

Mr Roberts, now 78, was jailed for life for murdering three police officers in Shepherd's Bush, west London, in 1966. Roberts was released from Littlehey Prison in Cambridgeshire on Tuesday.

Armistice Day tributes

Tributes have been paid to servicemen and women who died in conflicts since the start of World War One. In London the final symbolic ceramic poppy was planted in the art installation at the Tower of London. Services were held in military bases, churches and schools, and a two-minute silence was observed at 11:00 GMT.
Remembrance ceremonies also took place at Westminster Abbey, the Cenotaph and Trafalgar Square in London.

MISSING SCHOOLGIRL Reneisha Brown is "safe and well", a police spokesman has confirmed

The 14-year-old from Wood Green, north London, was reported missing last Saturday (Nov 1) after she failed to arrive at Edmonton Green Leisure Centre where she took gymnastics. The news will be welcomed by the public - including celebrities such as rapper Kano and Gone Too Far actress Shanika Warren Markland - who helped spread awareness of her disappearance on social media and calling for her safe return. (The voice online).

EU referendum will not damage economy

David Cameron has rejected claims an EU referendum will damage the UK economy, criticising those who argue the UK should stay in the EU "come what may". The prime minister told business leaders that the UK was securing more inward investment than the whole of the EU despite his 2017 referendum pledge. He also said he would push for tighter immigration controls despite business concerns over UK skills shortages. Fear mongering by the deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg saying that the UK would have "no future" outside the European Union.

Anonymous protesters in Central London

Thousands of anti-capitalist activists - including Russell Brand - have taken to the streets of central London to protest against "political oppression". Things slightly turned as barricades were thrown at officers outside the Houses of Parliament while fireworks were let off in Trafalgar Square and graffiti was daubed on police vans.

Remember remember the 5th of November Bonfire night!

The skies around the England and the rest of the UK will be lit up with fireworks as Bonfire Night gets underway tonight. Be sure to take due care whether your doing fire works at home or going to an event.

America's midterm elections

America goes to the polls but this race will be different. This isn't a presidential year – this is a mid-term year and it is extraordinary to have this many essentially tied races. It said that the republicains may win the senate even though they caused the financial melt down and secondly almost made America default which would of resulted in shut down.

Virgin Galatic crash upadate: "Descent system deployed early"

Air safety chief Christopher Hart said the "feathering" device, designed to slow the craft on re-entry, activated without a command from the pilots. But he said it was too soon to confirm any possible cause of the crash. Media reports had focused on the fuel tanks and the engine, but Mr Hart said both were found intact.
Sir Richard Branson accused a "handful of British newspapers" of publishing "wild accusations" over the crash. Richard Branson also meantion that him and his son were planing to fly in february.

Atos quits & ministers considering cuts to ESA

The Government has announced that the firm that carries out assessments for disability claimants Atos is quitting its contract eight months early. Atos has been under fire over the number of assessments it has made as well as waiting times. Claimants undergo a Work Capability Assessment when applying for Employment and Support Allowance, to see how their illness or disability affects their ability to work.
The Department for Work and Pensions said last summer it had identified "significant quality failures" in the written reports produced by Atos following assessments.


Ministers are considering drastically cutting the main Employment and Support Allowance sickness benefit, internal documents seen by the BBC suggest. New claimants, judged to be capable of work with appropriate support, could be given just 50p more per week than people on job seekers allowance. Current recipients get almost £30 per week more. The Department for Work and Pensions said the ESA proposals were not government policy. The papers reveal that the government has also been forced to hire extra staff to clear the backlog on the benefit.

Nasa's rocket explodes just after lift-off

An unmanned Nasa rocket carrying supplies and secret equipment to the International Space Station has exploded seconds after lift-off from a commercial launch pad in Virginia. The Orbital Sciences Corp Antares rocket exploded mid-air just seven seconds after launch at 6.35pm local time on Tuesday. The cause of the accident was not immediately known, however no injuries were reported.
The rocket was finaced by NASA but made by another company.

EU says UK should pay 1.7 Billion extra because of Britain growing economy

The UK has been told it must pay an extra £1.7bn towards the European Union's budget because the economy has performed better than expected in recent years.

David Cameron was today warned by Tory MPs he must reject an 'illegal' demand from Brussels for the UK to pay the extra £1.7billion – because our economy is recovering faster than other member states. And also to add insult to injury, France will receive a £790million rebate because its economy is struggling. Mr Cameron will use the second day of a European Council Summit in Brussels in an attempt to challenge the fee, which represents almost a fifth of Britain's net contribution last year. Countries with additional sums to pay: United Kingdom £1,676m, Netherlands £506m, Italy £268m, Greece £70m, Cyprus £33m.

Countries with rebates: France £801m, Germany £614m, Denmark £253m, Poland £249m, Austria £232m.
Ukip leader Nigel Farage said: "The EU is like a thirsty vampire feasting on UK taxpayers' blood. We need to protect the innocent victims, who are us"s

Failing to screen & check foreign criminals coming into the UK is costing Britain in a major way

Major blind spot in the criminal justice system revealed in report disclosing a catalogue of 'appalling' errors in Home Office’s handling of foreign criminals. Police are failing to check whether seven out of 10 foreign suspects have criminal records in their native countries. The full extent of the problem, which experts said was a major blind spot in the criminal justice system, was revealed in a report disclosing a catalogue of “appalling” errors in the Home Office’s handling of foreign criminals.
The National Audit Office (NAO) report also revealed that at least 58 serious foreign criminals who pose a high risk to the public have absconded in Britain after being released from prison to await deportation. In all 760 foreign offenders living in the community have gone on the run and of those 395 have been fugitives for at least four years.
Arnis Zalkalns (the main suspect in Alice Gross murder) was a
previous convicted murderer in his country of Latvia was not screen when entering the UK. This information did not even come to light when he was arrested for molesting a teenage girl in London five years before Alice’s disappearance.

Dealing with foreign criminals in Britain costs the taxpayer up to £1 billion a year, including £81 million in legal aid, £148 million in policing and £401 million in prison costs. Measures to keep foreign criminals out of Britain by turning them away at the border – even if they are European Union citizens – are not being used.

Remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo hits parts of UK

Rain and high winds are causing travel disruption, as the remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo reaches the UK. Gusts of more than 60mph have been recorded in north Wales and north-west England, and a Met Office wind warning is in place for much of the UK. Heathrow said about 10% of Tuesday's flights would be cancelled. Some ferry services are not operating, and there are speed restrictions on some roads. Forecasters said gales would move east across the UK.

Ebola crisis

Sierra Leone boy lost five memebers of his family to Ebola. Something needs to be done to save countless amount of lives! click here to read more and see the video.

A wonder drug which can have a 92% reduce risk of catching HIV

An HIV 'wonder drug' could be made available on the NHS, in what has been hailed as the most significant breakthrough against the virus in a generation. A landmark trial in England is to be sped up after interim analysis of the the drug Truvada found it to be 'highly protective against HIV'. Campaigners have urged the NHS to offer the medication – which has been approved for use in the U.S. since 2012 – to vulnerable groups as soon as possible.

Oscar Pistorius "a broken man"

Oscar Pistorius is "a broken man who has lost everything," a defense psychologist testified Monday as the double-amputee Olympian awaited sentencing for killing his girlfriend. The sprinter could receive anything from a suspended sentence and a fine or as many as 15 years in prison after being convicted last month of culpable homicide, or negligent killing. The sentencing hearing, in front of judge Thokozile Masipa, is expected to take up to one week.

UKIP's first elected MP

The UK Independence Party has gained its first elected MP, with Douglas Carswell taking the seat of Clacton by 12,404 votes. Mr Carswell, who defected from the Conservatives, knocked his old party - which enjoyed a 12,068 majority at the 2010 election - into second place. UKIP leader Nigel Farage said he had "shaken up British politics".

Four suspected Islamist terrorists arrested and their mastermind plot foiled

4 suspected Islamist terrorists being questioned following raids in London yesterday were involved in a ‘significant plot’. One of the suspects – aged 21 – was tasered during his arrest but was not injured and did not require medical treatment, Scotland Yard said. Police arrested the men – two aged 20 and two aged 21 – and were helped at one address by armed officers, although no shots were fired. It is understood at least one of the suspects is believed to have travelled to Syria. The Daily Mail today reported that fanatics returning from Syria were masterminding a beheading or gun attack. A Whitehall source said that officers believe the raids were an ‘early disruption’ of what could have been a ‘significant plot’.

Vince Cable: Conservative Party want to make more obsessed cuts

Business Secretary Vince Cable has said the Conservative Party is "obsessed" with spending cuts, with many public services already "cut to the bone". Mr Cable said the Lib Dems could "categorically not go along with" Conservative proposals for £25bn of further spending cuts.

Prayers for Alan Henning

Prayers have been said at a church service in Salford for Alan Henning, who was killed by Islamic State after a video appearing to show the beheading of the British taxi driver was posted online by the militant group on Friday. Mr Henning, whose family said they were "numb with grief", was delivering aid when he was kidnapped in Syria in 2013.

The Rt Rev David Walker, the Bishop of Manchester, said there will be a later service in Mr Henning's home town would "mark Alan's life" and the good he did. Bishop Walker also invited people to come said "anybody of any faith or none" was welcome at the service, which would allow people to "simply to mark the day, to mark that Alan's life has been brought so tragically to an end".

UK Judges maybe able to vito Euro judges verdicts

Judges may be able to vito verdicts by Euro judges if it does not agree with under a plan to reinstate the primacy of the UK courts and Parliament.
But will this work or is this just another desperate empty promise made by the Tory party?

Police confirm Body found in river is Alice Gross

Scotland Yard confirmed that the body of the 14-year-old schoolgirl, who went missing on August 28, was the body they found on Tuesday at the River Brent in west London. The parents of Alice Gross said on Wednesday night they were “completely devastated”.Police in Zalkalns’s native country, Latvia, are assisting their British colleagues. In 1998 he was convicted of murdering his wife and dumping her in a shallow grave. He served seven years in jail before coming to Britain, where he worked as a labourer.

DJ Neil Fox "Dr Fox" has been arrested by police investigating claims of sex offences

Dr Fox's arrest came after separate allegations were made by 2 women, the Metropolitan Police said. The 53-year-old was held in Soho, central London, at the studios of Magic FM, where he presents the breakfast show. He was later released on bail.

Changes to car tax disc which you need to know

Changes to the car tax come into effect from Wednesday 1 October. The main change is the death of the tax disc after some 93 years adorning the windscreens of Britain's motorists. But drivers will still be charged car tax or, to give it the proper name, vehicle excise duty. Tax discs are being discontinued because the DVLA now has a digital record of payments and so a paper tax disc is no longer necessary as proof. The number-plate recognition cameras which track each vehicle on the road and send an alert if they spot a motor with no record of having paid the duty.

FBI annoced they have identified 'Jihadi John' the ISIS executioner

The FBI has identified the ISIS executioner who appears in the beheading videos of US journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff, and British aid worker John Haines. Agency director James Comey told reporters today that he knew who the militant was but would not be releasing his identity or nationality to the media.

America starts air strikes on ISIS

U.S. and five Arab countries launched dozens of air strikes against ISIS overnight in order to show the terror group that its attacks will not go unanswered, America's top military officer said today. Army General Martin Dempsey said the raids in northern Syria - which employed Tomahawk missiles, B1 bombers, F16, F18 and F22 strike fighters and drones - will have successfully proved to the radical Islamists that even strongholds such as the city of Raqqa do not represent a 'safe haven'. American air power was backed by 'participation or support' from Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, Jordan and the UAE - a coalition of nations that has agreed to assist with the destruction of ISIS. Prime Minister David Cameron will hold talks at the United Nations on what more Britain and other nations can do to support air strikes.

Alex Salmond resigns

Alex Salmond has announced he is to stand down as the leader of the Scottish National Party (SNP) and as Scotland's First Minister after losing the independence vote at the Scottish referendum. He confirmed that he will not accept nomination to be a candidate for leader at the Annual Conference in Perth in November. After the membership ballot, he will stand down as First Minister.Mr Salmond stressed he is not retiring completely from political life and will instead continue to offer to serve as MSP for Aberdeenshire East.

Scottish referendum: No win the vote, Scotland agrees to stay with the UK

Voters in Scotland have rejected independence in an historic referendum. With almost all votes counted, 55% of the electorate have voted against independence. The leader of the Better Together campaign Alastair Darling has said he was humbled.

Scottish referendum day

Today is the day when the people of Scotland will vote on whether the country should stay in the UK or become an independent nation. It is said to be very close with the yes and no vote almost neck and neck, the results will be broadcasted tomorrow friday 19th sept.

Final day before Scottish referendum

Both sides in the Scottish referendum campaign have held rallies as they make their final efforts to win over undecided voters. Polls were released by Opinium for the Daily Telegraph, another by ICM for the Scotsman and a third by Survation for the Daily Mail on Tuesday evening. With undecided voters excluded, they all suggested a lead for "No" of 52% to 48%.

The public to be charged to view London New Year's Eve fireworks

Visitors to London’s New Year’s Eve fireworks celebrations are to be charged for the first time, Mayor Boris Johnson announced today. The decision to issue tickets for the traditionally free event has sparked criticism, with City Hall opposition leaders calling it “a scandal”. But the mayor insisted the huge numbers attending had made the event “untenable” and ticketing was essential to slash crowd numbers. Revellers will be charged £10 to attend, with only 100,000 tickets being made available to the public after around half a million attended last year.

Burmese men held by Thailand police for British backpackers killing

Police in Thailand hold three Burmese men as they focus the hunt for the killers of British backpackers among migrant workers.

Police and Crime Commissioner Shaun Wright resigns over Rotherham child abuse scandal

South Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner Shaun Wright has resigned over the Rotherham child abuse scandal. He faced repeated calls to step down in the wake of a report which found at least 1,400 children were abused in the town from 1997 to 2013. He was the head of children's services in Rotherham between 2005 and 2010.

Happy Birthday Harry: Prince Harry turns 30 today

Prince Harry vowed to kickstart his 30th birthday celebrations today Monday 25th in keeping with his reputation as the Royal Family’s “party prince” – with a beer. The fourth in line to the throne told how he would share a drink with friends as his birthday coincided with the end of the successful Invictus Games for wounded servicemen.

The Queen tells the people of Scotland to think 'very carefully' about referendum vote

The Queen has broken her silence about the potential break-up of the United Kingdom by warning Scots to think “very carefully about the future” before casting their votes in the independence referendum. The monarch made a hugely significant intervention by stating she hoped Scots would consider closely what their “important” votes would mean.
Buckingham Palace insiders insisted her remarks were politically neutral but on Sunday night they were being viewed as the clearest sign yet she hopes for a No vote on Thursday.

Terrorist group (IS) Kills a British hostage

The UK will take "whatever steps are necessary" to keep safe after a video showing the killing of hostage David Haines was issued by Islamic State militants, the prime minister has said. The PM also said the "menace" of IS had to be destroyed in a "calm, deliberate" way. In the video, IS also threatened to kill a second Briton, who has been named as Alan Henning, 47. Mr Henning, a married father-of-two from Salford, worked as a taxi driver and was a volunteer on an aid convoy.

Oscar Pistorius found guilty of culpable homicide

Oscar Pistorius has been found guilty of culpable homicide for the fatal shooting of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp and bailed ahead of sentencing. The guilty verdict on the manslaughter charge, a day after the judge Thokozile Masipa cleared him of murder, means Pistorius could receive anything from 15 years in prison to a suspended sentence, which would potentially allow the double amputee a chance to resurrect his sporting career. The court will resume for sentencing on 13 October.

Pistorius cleared of murder charges

The judge in the Oscar Pistorius trial has cleared him of two types of murder charge. but the possibility of a manslaughter verdict remains.

Richard Kiel Passed away

Actor Richard Kiel, most famous for his role as towering Bond villain Jaws, has died aged 74 in California. The American actor, who starred in The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) and Moonraker (1979), died in hospital in Fresno on Wednesday. The hospital have not released the cause of death, citing client confidentiality.
Mr Kiel, who measured 7ft 2in, was born in Detroit and made in small screen debut in 1960.

He was famously known as Jaws around the worlds from the James bond movies, Sir Roger Moore said he was totally distraught to learn of his dear friend Richard Kiel's passing.
R.I.P Richard Kiel truely a special star, you will be missed God bless!!

Oscar Pistorius trial Judge delivers verdict
The Blade Runner fought to hold back the tears as he listened to Judge Thokozile Masipa give her verdict in Pretoria. The verdict of the 41-day-long murder trial, which has gripped South Africa and the wider world, could take several hours or even days to deliver as Judge Masipa goes through every detail of the trial. The Olympian faces one count of murder, two of illegally discharging a firearm – which are unrelated to the death of Ms Steenkamp - and one of illegally possessing ammunition. Pistorius, 27, has pleaded not guilty to all charges. He admitted killing Ms Steenkamp, 29, but claims he mistakenly shot the model through a closed bathroom door - thinking she was an intruder. As South Africa trials do not use a jury, Judge Masipa will solely decide the athletes' verdict, with only the help of two assessors. She will go through the testimonies of each of the 37 witnesses who gave evidence at the six-month-long murder trial.

The Blade Runner fought to hold back the tears as he listened to Judge Thokozile Masipa give her verdict in Pretoria. The verdict of the 41-day-long murder trial, which has gripped South Africa and the wider world, could take several hours or even days to deliver as Judge Masipa goes through every detail of the trial. The Olympian faces one count of murder, two of illegally discharging a firearm – which are unrelated to the death of Ms Steenkamp - and one of illegally possessing ammunition. Pistorius, 27, has pleaded not guilty to all charges. He admitted killing Ms Steenkamp, 29, but claims he mistakenly shot the model through a closed bathroom door - thinking she was an intruder. As South Africa trials do not use a jury, Judge Masipa will solely decide the athletes' verdict, with only the help of two assessors. She will go through the testimonies of each of the 37 witnesses who gave evidence at the six-month-long murder trial.

Royal baby number two Kate Middleton pregnant

Prince William says he and his wife Catherine are "thrilled" at the fact they are expecting their second child. The news was announced earlier than planned because, as with her first pregnancy, the duchess is suffering from very acute morning sickness and was unable to attend a public engagement.

Gordon Brown cross-party agreed deal

Gordon Brown has unveiled a cross-party deal on more powers for the Scottish Parliament in only two months as he sought to convince Labour voters that rejecting separation would quickly lead to a “new Union”. The former Prime Minister unveiled a fast-track timetable for “nothing less than a modern form of Scottish Home Rule” that would see talks start the day after the referendum and an agreement published by St Andrews Day on November 30. In a highly symbolic move that is expected to irritate Alex Salmond, who is an avid fan of Robert Burns, Mr Brown said that draft laws would be published on Burns Night on January 25 next year. They are expected to reach a deal on how much income tax to devolve. Mr Brown emphasised that the “speed” of the timetable, which has been agreed with the Tories and Liberal Democrats, meant that the Scottish Parliament would get extra powers far more quickly than if voters back leaving the United Kingdom. With opinion polls showing the referendum is on a knife edge, the prospect of independence today wiped billions of pounds off the value of some of Scotland’s largest companies and the pound slumped to its lowest level against dollar since November.

Scottish independence: New poll claims 51% now back Yes campaign with just 11 days to go.

Campaigners in the battle for Scotland's future say the referendum result is too close to call with less than two weeks until the vote. The Yes camp claims to have the "big momentum" behind it, while opponents of independence insist they will win. It comes as one poll put Yes Scotland narrowly ahead for the first time. With just 11 days of campaigning left, both sides are stepping up their bids for the wavering voters who could yet sway the result.

R.I.P Joan Rivers the comedian passed away on Thursday

The comedian Joan Rivers, the brash comedian who enjoyed a five-decade career on stage and television, died Thursday, she was 81. Her daughter Melissa Rivers said she died at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, surrounded by family and close friends. The comedian stopped breathing during a procedure on her vocal chords at an outpatient clinic last Thursday.

IS militants want to over throw Putin because of Syria support

Moscow (AFP) - Islamic State militants have issued a threat to President Vladimir Putin, vowing to oust him and "liberate" the volatile North Caucasus over his support of the Syrian regime. The General Prosecutor's Office of Russia demanded that access to the address, which was posted on YouTube on Tuesday and features what jihadists say is a Russian-supplied fighter jet, be blocked. Putin is also loathed by Islamic extremists and terror groups for crushing attempts to set up an Islamic state in Chechnya, and in other mainly Muslim regions of southern Russia such as Dagestan. The Russian leader has long argued that the West has missed the danger of such extremist groups while criticising him for human rights abuses in his clampdown.

David Cameron outlines new anti-terror measures. Latest news: Steven Sotloff beheaded by Islamic State

Powers are needed to seize terrorist suspects' passports and stop British-born extremists from returning to the UK, David Cameron has said. Islamic militants released a video on Tuesday that purported to show the beheading of a second captive American journalist, Steven Sotloff, which ended with a chilling warning that a British hostage would be the next to die.

Independent Scotland would cost the people of Scotland £2.5billion 10 times more than Alex Salmond has claimed

An independent Scotland would require ‘start up costs’ of £2.5billion – ten times more than Alex Salmond has claimed – according to an expert report. The respected Centre for Business and Economic Research has warned the costs of creating the tax and welfare systems, defence force and a network of embassies would be vast.
And if Mr Salmond has to set up a new currency, as UK ministers have refused to let a separate Scotland use the pound, the cost could increase by another £2billion. Mr Salmond has refused to publish his own figures but has suggested that a £250million price tag – less than the cost of the Scottish Parliament – was ‘reasonable’.
Critics warned that the report paints a dire picture of the impact of separation on Scotland’s finances and public spending. The report also warns that an independent Scotland would have to borrow £12billion a year, raise taxes or slash public spending to plug the gap in Mr Salmond’s economic planso

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie get hitched

After their long romance and countless rumours of upcoming nuptials, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have finally made it official by marrying in a secret ceremony. The couple had tied the knot in France on Saturday. Although the details were kept quite it is known that the couple's children Maddox, Pax, Zahara, Shiloh, Vivienne and Knox all had a hand in proceedings. Maddox and Pax are the eldest kids and walked their mother down the aisle, with two of their daughters Zahara and Vivienne pouring rose petals around the venue. Zahara and Vivienne threw petals and Shiloh and Knox took the role of ring bearers.

50 years of Notting Hill carnival

The Notting Hill Carnival Kicks off today Sunday 24th Aug, it also marks the 50 years anniversary. The event started to lift the spirits of West Indian immigrants has survived controversy and violence, but now the street party is also big business. More than one million people are expected to attend the two-day event in west London, featuring Caribbean culture, food, music and dance. Giant floats and dancers wearing colourful costumes will make their way from Westbourne Park Underground station to Ladbroke Grove. The main Carnival procession started at 10:00am.

Islamic State (IS) a big threat bigger than al qaeda

Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel said US air strikes had helped to break the Islamist advance in Iraq, but the militants could be expected to regroup. America's top general Martin Dempsey stressed that IS could not be defeated without attacking their base in Syria. It has emerged that a special US military mission tried but failed earlier this summer to rescue Mr Foley and other US hostages held in Syria.

St Louis police kill another young blackman

An African-American man was shot dead by St Louis police officers after they claimed the man was armed with a knife. A large crowd gathered behind police tape as news of the fatal shooting spread, raising their arms and chanting, 'hands up, don't shoot', a refrain which has become the war-cry for protesters on the streets of nearby Ferguson following the cop killing of Michael Brown. A St Louis police chief waded into the crowd on Tuesday to explain what had happened in an effort to calm tensions following the second police shooting in the city in ten days. The officers who shot the man were placed on administrative duty pending an investigation into the death.

Michael Brown was shot at least six times by police which made the streets of Ferguson turns into a streets of rage

Continue battles broke out between police and protesters in the Missouri suburb of Ferguson on Sunday evening as violence over the death of a black teenager entered its second week. The anger erupted as autopsy results emerged showing that Michael Brown, 18, had been shot six times – with two bullets to the head. The latest violence erupted well before a midnight curfew amid reports that two people had been taken to hospital with gunshot wounds. The National Guard was deployed as the protests escalated.

A witness in the case told local media that Brown had raised his arms to police to show that he was unarmed before being killed.

Robin Williams suffered from Parkinson's disease

Robin Williams was suffering from the early stages of Parkinson's disease at the time of his death, his wife has said. Susan Schneider said her husband had been sober but "not yet ready to share publicly" his struggles with Parkinson's. She added that he had also been suffering from anxiety and depression.

Robin Williams died at aged 63

After the news broke that comedian and actor Robin Williams had been found dead at his California home, tributes began to pour in from friends,colleagues and people around world. President Obama has led the tributes to Robin Williams praising the Oscar winning actor's versatility, the president issued a touching statement, speaking volumes for the comedian and his huge impact on American culture throughout the past 35-years. RIP Robin Williams you were truly unique and will missed!

UK: Hurricane Bertha

Severe weather warnings have been issued for parts of Britain following the downpours which swept the country on Sunday. Forecasters predicted that up to two times the August average rainfall could arrive in 24 hours, delivered by the tail-end of Hurricane Bertha. The Environment Agency has issued six flood warnings, indicating flooding is expected, and 47 flood alerts across England and Wales, while the Scottish Environment Protection Agency has 12 flood alerts in place.

(IS) extremists deliver ultimatum to trapped Yazidis: 'Convert today - or die' and US launch new air strikes on militants in Iraq's conflicted areas.

Hundreds of terrified families belonging to the besieged Yazidi sect have reportedly been threatened with execution if they refuse to convert to Islam today, according to reports. The US military says it has carried out a third round of air strikes on Sunni Muslim militants to defend civilians in northern Iraq. It said jet fighters and drones had destroyed armoured vehicles that were firing on members of the Yazidi sect trapped by jihadists on Mount Sinjar. The US authorised the strikes last week to halt the lightning advance of Islamic State (IS) in Iraq.

British plane made its first humanitarian aid drop delivering aid to thousands of refugees stranded in northern Iraq as the US launches fresh strikes on militants. France's foreign minister has arrived in Iraq to discuss the crisis. Laurent Fabius, who landed in the capital Baghdad on Sunday morning, will also oversee the first delivery of French aid for displaced people in the Sinjar region.

The Borneo killers of two British students were high on Crystal Meth

The gang who killed two British medical students serving at a hospital in Borneo were high on Crystal Meth, a police report has revealed, as the men arrested admit committing the crime. Neil Dalton, 23, and Aidan Brunger, 22, who were in their fourth year studying medicine at Newcastle University, were stabbed to death while out celebrating the completion of a six-week stint at Sarawack General Hospital in Kuching.

Three of the four men arrested all tested positive for Methamphetamine, a powerful stimulant which is also known as Crystal Meth. The police report revealed one of the suspects had a previous conviction for drug dealing while another had been convicted of gang robbery. All suspects have admitted the crime.

Scottish independence tv debate

After independence debate both sides of the have insisted their side came out on top in the TV head to head between Alex Salmond and Alistair Darling.

Russian gang hacks over a billion usernames and passwords

A Russian group has hacked 1.2 billion usernames and passwords belonging to more than 500 million email addresses, according to Hold Security - a US firm specialising in discovering breaches. Hold Security described the hack as the "largest data breach known to date". It claimed the stolen information came from more than 420,000 websites, including "many leaders in virtually all industries across the world". "They didn't just target large companies; instead, they targeted every site that their victims visited," Hold Security said in its report.

Israel and Hamas three day cease fire

A cease-fire between Israel and Hamas meant to last at least three days and end nearly a month of fighting went into effect in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday morning. The truce came ahead of talks in Cairo aimed at brokering a deal that would prevent future cross-border violence. The temporary truce, agreed to by both sides, started at 8 a.m. (0500 GMT) and was to last for 72 hours during which Israel and Hamas are to hold indirect talks in the Egyptian capital.

Boris Johnson says Britain will be great and glorious outside the EU

Britain has "nothing to fear" from life outside the European Union if renegotiation fails, Mayor of London says, as he swipes at Cameron's missed migration targets. Tomorrow Mr Johnson will endorse a report by Gerard Lyons, his chief economic adviser, which has concluded that quitting the EU would be better for Britain than remaining on its current terms.

Quake hits southern china

A strong earthquake in southern China's Yunnan province toppled thousands of homes on Sunday, killing at least 175 people and injuring more than 1,400. Ma Liya, a resident of Zhaotong, told Xinhua that the streets there were like a "battlefield after bombardment." She added that her neighbor's house, a new two-story building, had toppled, and said the quake was far worse than one that struck the area in 2012 and killed 81 people.

EU non-UK cars owing millions of pounds worth of unpaid parking fines

Millions of pounds worth of unpaid parking fines have to be written off each year by councils unable to trace drivers of foreign vehicles, according to the Local Government Association (LGA). Some councils have had to rip up thousands of parking tickets with one local authority - Brighton & Hove Council - being owed more than £750,000. The LGA said the EU allows European vehicles to drive on UK roads for six months before having to register with the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) but the Government does not keep a record of the estimated three million entering the UK each year.

The LGA added that currently, the DVLA only records information about non-UK-registered vehicles when they are notified through offence reports provided by the police or from tip-offs from the public. This means foreign vehicles are able to disappear within the system by going unregistered. It added that this left town hall parking bosses facing an impossible task to chase down drivers for payments while laws in other countries mean British drivers parking illegally abroad can be tracked and chased for payments.

An RAC spokesman said: “The millions of pounds being lost through unpaid parking fines are unfortunately just the tip of the iceberg when compared to the car tax that should be paid once a vehicle has been in the UK for more than six months.”

Boris to penalised diesel drivers

Cars with diesel engines could soon incur new charges and higher taxes as part of efforts to lower air pollution levels in Britain’s towns and cities.

Drivers of diesel-powered vehicles will have to pay an extra £10 on top of the normal congestion zone charge to enter central London under proposals being drawn up by Boris Johnson, mayor of London. Mr Johnson is also urging the government to charge diesel car drivers more road tax. Labour wants to create national network of low emission zones, which would prevent older diesel vehicles entering many cities. Oxford has already introduced a low emission zone for buses and could expand this for other vehicles.

All of these initiatives are being driven by the need to meet tighter European regulations on clean air and avoid the threat of heavy fines for breaching them.

Ebola virus threat

The Ebola virus, which has killed more than 670 people in West Africa, poses a threat to the UK, said Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond. He said he would chair an emergency Cobra meeting on the issue later.

Mr Hammond said no Britons had been affected so far and there were no cases in the UK, but the government was viewing the outbreak very seriously. Earlier this month Public Health England issued an alert to UK doctors to be aware of Ebola's symptoms. Several West African airlines have now stopped flying to Liberia and Sierra Leone amid concerns about the spread of the disease to those countries from Guinea.

Tightened benefits rules for migrant to the UK

The UK is to cut the amount of time EU migrants without realistic job prospects can claim benefits for from six to three months.

New arrivals will only be able to claim welfare for three months under plans designed to head off criticism of immigration failures. David Cameron said the "magnetic pull" of UK benefits needed addressing to attract people for the right reasons. He cited other measures recently coming into force to tackle abuses - such as new powers revoking the driving licences of those not entitled to be in the country - as evidence that the government was building "an immigration system that puts Britain first". "We will be reducing that cut-off point to three months, saying very clearly you cannot
expect to come to Britain and get something for nothing."

The government has been steadily tightening the criteria for which EU migrants are eligible to claim benefits after coming under political pressure. In January, it announced that EU migrants would not be able to claim out-of-work benefits until three months after arriving in the UK and would only be eligible for jobseeker's allowance for six months unless they have genuine prospects of finding work. Mr Cameron will announce that this time limit - which also applies to child tax credit and child benefit - will be halved to three months from November."

Boko Haram kidnaps Cameroons deputy prime minister's wife

The wife of Cameroon's vice-prime minister was kidnapped and at least three people were killed in an attack by Boko Haram militants in the northern town of Kolofata on Sunday, Cameroon officials said. A local religious leader, or lamido, named Seini Boukar Lamine, who is also the town's mayor, was kidnapped in a separate attack on his home. The Islamist militant group, has stepped up cross-border incursions into Cameroon in recent weeks as the country has deployed troops to the region, joining international efforts to combat the militants.

Boko Haram have killed hundreds of people this year, mostly in north-eastern Nigeria, although they have bombed places across the country. A bomb attack on a Catholic church in northern Nigeria's main city of Kano killed five people and wounded eight
on Sunday, a senior police officer said. Churches have been a favourite target for the militants. The attacker threw the bomb at worshippers on their way out of the church, police commissioner Adenrele Shinaba said.r

Business as usual UK exporting arms to Russia

Still licences to export arms worth millions of pounds to Russia remain in place despite fears Moscow is arming rebels in Ukraine, MPs have said. Separatists are suspected of shooting down a Malaysia Airways plane, but a committee said licences for the sale of arms, including components for anti-aircraft guns, remained in force. No 10 said the UK had not sold arms to Russia's armed forces since March. MPs are seeking urgent clarification on the UK government's position. Prime Minister David Cameron has criticised other EU countries' arms deals with Moscow, and his spokesman has said the arms export licences still in place are for "non-military legitimate reasons".

MH17 updates

The train carrying the remains of victims of the Malaysian airliner which crashed in Ukraine has arrived in the city of Kharkiv, outside rebel territory. The transfer of bodies from flight MH17 follows international pressure on pro-Russia rebels, amid accusations that the aircraft was shot down. Meanwhile international monitors say parts of the wreckage have been changed since they first saw it.

Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine have also handed over two flight-data recorders from the downed MH17 plane to Malaysian experts. The handover came hours after the UN Security Council voted unanimously to demand immediate international access to the crash site.

Malaysia Airlines flight MH17: Dutch experts examine bodies

Three Dutch investigators have examined bodies from the crashed Malaysia Airlines passenger plane at a railway station in eastern Ukraine. All 298 passengers who were on board flight MH17 died. The US and other nations say there is growing evidence of Russian complicity in the crash on 17 July. The Dutch experts said the train may later leave the town of Torez, which is held by pro-Russian rebels.

Meanwhile, heavy fighting is reported in the main rebel-held city of Donetsk.

Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 plane crash

The Boeing 777 aircraft was hit by a sophisticated surface-to-air missile over territory near Donetsk held by pro-Russian rebels who the Ukrainian government says are backed by the Kremlin. The Ukrainian authorities laid the blame for the
attack on the rebels by denying any responsibility for the missile launch. Pictures from the scene showed a pall of smoke billowing into the sky near Donetsk, apparently from the stricken flight MH17. Witnesses say body parts are scattered over a distance of 15km, suggesting the plane broke up in mid-air.

What is said to be an intercepted conversation among rebels was published in Ukraine. It appears to show them gloating over the plane being downed, before realising - to their horror - that it was actually a civilian flight. The men are said to be loyal to Igor Strelkov a rebel commander who tweeted shortly before the missile strike: 'We warned you.'

600 suspected online paedophiles have been arrested

The National Crime Agency (NCA) said the 660 arrested included doctors, teachers, scout leaders, care workers, a grandfather and former police officers. More than 400 children have been protected as a result, the agency said. Arrests were made across the UK and the majority of those held had no previous contact with police. The NCA said 39 were of those arrested are registered sex offenders. Charges already brought range from possessing indecent images of children to serious sexual assault. The NCA stressed that none of those arrested is a serving or former MP or member of the Government.

William Hague will no longer be foreign secretary

William Hague has stood down as foreign secretary, but will stay in the cabinet as Leader of the Commons. At least 12 men will leave their posts in the significant reshuffle, including Ken Clarke who is standing down. Environment Secretary Owen Paterson is leaving the cabinet and is expected to be replaced by education minister Liz Truss. Philip Hammond has accepted the role of foreign secretary. Labour described the reshuffle as "the massacre of the moderates".

MI5 and police to monitor every phone call, text and email

David Cameron today insisted emergency legislation is needed to allow Britain’s spies to access data about the public’s phone calls, texts and emails. The Prime Minister said new laws are needed to reinstate powers to 'help keep us safe from those who would harm UK citizens'. The laws - drawn up with backing from the Tories, Lib Dems and Labour - will be rushed through Parliament amid mounting concern about the threat posed to the UK by jihadists returning from fighting in Syria.

But the quetion everybody is thinking is what about privcy for decent people who live normal live and have nothing to do with radicalism and terrorism? Has privcy gone out the window in this mordern age?

Strikes

Strikes are taking place across the UK in a series of disputes with the government over pay, pensions and cuts, with more than a million public sector workers expected to join the action. Firefighters, librarians, council and many school staff are among those taking part from several trade unions, with rallies taking place across the UK.

World cup 2014: Brazil Loses against Germany in a 7-1 crushing defeat

Cant believe what happened is it true?? but its true! Brazil suffered a sad and embarrassing World Cup defeat to Germany, scoring their sole goal in the remaining minutes of the 7 – 1 game.


Germany's 7-1 victory over Brazil in the World Cup semi-final sent shockwaves around the football world, but it was also a big deal on Twitter. The social network says that the match became its most discussed sports game ever, with 35.6m tweets.

Memorial of the 7/7 attacked was vandalised on anniversary

The stainless steel columns of the memorial in Hyde Park, central London, were daubed with red and black slogans overnight with the messages "4Innocent Muslims" "Blair Lied Thousands Died" and "J7 Truth".

Cellphones and other electronic devices my not be allowed on US airlines if they cant be turn on

The Transportation Security Administration will not allow cellphones or other electronic devices on U.S.-bound planes at some overseas airports if the devices are not charged up, as part of the increased scrutiny at certain airports, security agents may ask travelers to turn on their electronic devices at checkpoints and if they do not have power, the devices will not be allowed on planes.

Phone hacking trial: Andy Coulson jailed for 18 months

The disgraced former No 10 spin doctor Andy Coulson has been jailed for 18 months for plotting to hack phones while he was in charge of the News of the World. The 46-year-old was found guilty last week of conspiring to intercept voicemails at the now-defunct Sunday tabloid following an eight-month trial at the Old Bailey.

High alert as US and UK warns new aged bomb threats which can be undetected by airport security

Security is being tightened at airports with direct flights into the US - including some in the UK - in response to US warnings of a "credible threat". Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin said the measures were being taken to keep the public safe. It comes amid US media reports that al-Qaeda affiliates in Syria and Yemen are developing bombs to smuggle on planes. A US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) official said the changes were a response to a "real time" and "credible" threat, but he could not comment on specific intelligence matters.

The move comes just ahead of America's Independence Day celebrations on July 4, a holiday which traditionally sparks a rise in air travel. It is believed extremist groups are preparing a new generation of explosives that could be carried undetected onto flights. A group of radical militants called Jabhat al-Nusra, who are based in Syria, are said to be working with an al-Qaeda offshoot in Yemen to design bombs. Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula were responsible for the 'underwear bomb', a thwarted plot to target a flight from the Netherlands to Detroit in 2009.

Israel hits Gaza with air strikes after Benjamin Netanyahu, blames Hamas for the of murder Israeli teens

The Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, has sworn vengeance on Hamas after accusing the Palestinian Islamist group of murdering three Israeli missing teenagers whose bodies were found hidden in a field in the West Bank after a massive manhunt.
Israeli warplanes hit 34 sites in early hours and Palestinian dies in West Bank clashes after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu statement, Hamas denies the killing of the teens.

EU Summit: Cameron failed to stop Juncker to become next president of the European Commission

David Cameron has lost the battle to prevent Jean-Claude Juncker becoming the next European Commission president. EU leaders meeting in Brussels have nominated former Luxembourg PM Jean-Claude Juncker as the next president of the European Commission. Mr Cameron said Mr Juncker was the "wrong person" for the job because of his support for closer integration.

David Cameron comments on Coulson conviction

A senior judge has rebuked David Cameron for commenting on the conviction of Andy Coulson while the phone-hacking trial was still going on. The prime minister apologised for employing Coulson as his director of communications. Mr Justice Saunders said his intervention was "unsatisfactory" and set a bad example to the media. The jury has been discharged after failing to reach verdicts on outstanding charges against Coulson.

Radicalised UK born Muslims in Syria

In Cardiff there is an ongoing problem with the radicalisation of young Muslims, said an academic who has studied the issue. Two men from the city have been identified taking part in what appears to be a Jihadist recruiting video, which was posted online last week. It is thought Reyaad Khan travelled to Syria with friend Nasser Muthana who also appears in the footage. The men are believed to be among 500 Britons fighting in the conflict in Syria.

Ed Miliband says Young jobless must train or lose benefits

Young unemployed people who refuse to take training courses to gain key skills could lose benefits under a Labour government, Ed Miliband says. Under the plan 18-21 year olds will only get Jobseeker's Allowance if they already have the skills to get a job. Other changes will see higher rates of Jobseekers' Allowance for people who have been in work for five years.

Iraq's biggest oil refinery been invaded by Sunni militants

The Iraqi army says it has driven off Islamist-led militants attacking the country's biggest oil refinery amid reports that most of it is in militant hands. An official told Reuters the militants had occupied 75% of the Baiji refinery, 210km (130 miles) north of Baghdad.

275 US troops will be sent to Iraq to protect American embassy

President Obama announced on Monday evening that US ground troops 'equipped for combat' are being sent to Iraq Obama said that their only purpose will be to protect U.S. personnel and the embassy in Baghdad – and not to join in the fierce fighting raging outside the Iraqi capital. The president did tell Congress, however, that American military personnel in Baghdad will be 'equipped for combat. The move comes as jihadists of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) battle Iraqi security forces for control of a strategic northern town, and Washington weighs possible drone strikes against the militants. The ISIS fighters have taken control of a swath of territory north of Baghdad in a drive towards the Iraqi capital launched a week ago.

Iraq conflict: US may have talks with Iran

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel ordered an aircraft carrier moved into the Gulf on Saturday, readying it in case.

Washington is considering direct talks with Iran on the security situation in Iraq. The move comes as US President Barack Obama weighs up options on action to take in Iraq. Meanwhile, the US condemned as "horrifying" photos posted online by Sunni militants that appear to show fighters massacring Iraqi soldiers. In the scenes, the soldiers are shown being led away and lying in trenches before and after their "execution". The Iraqi military said the pictures were real, but their authenticity has not been independently confirmed.U.S.

Iraq crisis

Islamist insurgents have attacked the Iraqi city of Tikrit after the second city, Mosul, was earlier overrun. Officials say militants are now in control of some parts of Tikrit - Saddam Hussein's hometown which lies just 150km (95 miles) north of Baghdad. Iraqi PM Nouri Maliki has vowed to fight back against the jihadists and punish those in the security forces who have deserted. The insurgents who attacked Mosul are from the ISIS group. It is not confirmed who is attacking Tikrit but one report said there was also fighting further south in Samarra. ISIS - the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, which is also known as ISIL - is an offshoot of al-Qaeda.

100 days to go untill the Scotland independency vote

The battle for hearts and minds in the independence debate is heading into the final straight with just 100 days left until Scotland goes to the polls. Both sides have pledged to up their game as we move towards the big date - September 18 - while claiming the momentum is firmly with their camp.

D-Day anniversary

French President Francois Hollande has led the D-Day 70th anniversary tributes by remembering those who died on a day that "changed the world". He attended a service near Bayeux with US President Barack Obama, who said the US commitment to liberty was "written in blood" on French beaches. The Queen laid a wreath at a ceremony nearby.A 21-gun salute and a flypast will form part of proceedings at Friday's ceremony, which will be attended by UK Prime Minister David Cameron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Mr Putin will be at the ceremony with Prince Charles, who reportedly criticised the Russian president while speaking to a woman during a tour in Canada. Ukraine's President-elect Petro Poroshenko is expected to attend, amid tensions between his country and Russia.

Canada shootings: Man arrested

Canadian police have arrested a man suspected of killing three police officers and wounding two others in Moncton, New Brunswick. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) in New Brunswick said Justin Bourque was arrested without incident just after midnight in Moncton. News of the arrest came after a huge manhunt went into its second night.

Canada shooting: Gunman still at large

A manhunt is under way in the Canadian city of Moncton after a gunman shot dead three members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and left two others injured.

G7 Saction talks on Russia over Ukraine issue

Leaders of the G7 industrial nations meeting in Brussels say they are prepared to impose further sanctions on Russia over its actions in Ukraine. A joint statement condemned Moscow for its "continuing violation" of Ukraine's sovereignty.

The Queen speech June 2014

The legislative programme for the final year of the coalition Government has been announced by the Queen's which includes: A bill implementing reforms to annuities * A separate bill to allow employees to pay into collective pension funds
* A new state-funded childcare subsidy worth up to £2,000 a year * A Social Action, Responsibility and Heroism bill * A Curbs on "excessive redundancy payments" for highly-paid public servants * Tougher penalties for employers who fail to pay the
minimum wage and a crackdown on the abuse of zero hours contracts * Plans for a 5p charge for plastic bags in England as announced at last year's Lib Dem conference * Giving voters the power to trigger by-elections where MPs have committed
serious wrong-doing * Modern Slavery Bill with tougher penalties for human trafficking.

Madeleine McCann Police seal off scrubland

UK Met Police are in Portugal to investigating the disappearance of Madeleine McCann have sealed off an area of scrubland in the Algarve where they are expected to begin digging shortly. A stretch of land in the Praia da Luz resort has been taped off ahead of what police said would be a “substantial stage of activity”, holiday makers and local businesses claim that it can affect their daily activities.

British officers are thought to have identified a number of search areas, including one outside the resort, and have reportedly been surveying the region from the air. Once the area has been mapped out they are expected to use ground penetrating radar to look for “anomalies” such as disturbed earth beneath the surface.

US soldier freed

The only US soldier to be held captive in Afghanistan has been freed, after nearly five years as a prisoner of the Taliban. Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, aged 28, was handed over in exchange for the release of five Afghan detainees, held at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba.

Bergdahl, who is said to be in good health, was so grateful for his release that he reportedly broke down in tears while being airlifted away from the Taliban.

Maya Angelou has passed away at the age 86

US author, poet and civil rights activist Maya Angelou has died at the age of 86. The first volume of her bestselling autobiography, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, reflected her difficult experiences in an era defined by racial segregation. She died at her home in Winston-Salem, North Carolina on Wednesday, she was 86. Her son, Guy B Johnson, confirmed the news in a statement. He said: "Her family is extremely grateful that her ascension was not belabored by a loss of acuity or comprehension.

"She lived a life as a teacher, activist, artist and human being. She was a warrior for equality, tolerance and peace. The family is appreciative of the time we had with her and we know that she is looking down upon us with love. "Johnson said Angelou "passed quietly in her home" sometime before 8am on Wednesday.

Maya Angelou was kind, sweet, inspiring, strong and a very good hearted Lady.

R.I.P Maya Angelou Its sad to let you go, you will always be remembered and greatly missed!!

French police rounding up and ejecting migrants from Calais camps

Police in the northern French city of Calais are removing about 800 migrants from Asia, the Middle East and Africa who are occupying camps near the port. The authorities say the evictions are needed to deal with an outbreak of scabies in the camps, where numbers have swelled in recent months. The migrants have been trying to get to Britain, and say they have nowhere else to go after the camps are destroyed. Police moved into the site after a deadline for people to leave expired. Several busloads of police in riot gear arrived at the camps early on Wednesday.

Elliot Rodger committed a murdering killing spree and then was found dead inside his black BMW by a gunshot after a shootout with police

Rodger, the son of The Hunger Games assistant director Peter Rodger, stabbed three male room-mates to death at his apartment before killing three more people and wounding seven in a drive-by shooting spree in Isla Vista. He was found dead inside his black BMW by a gunshot after a shootout with police. Hours earlier Rodger had filmed a chilling 10 minute video in the car, which he posted on YouTube, describing his planned "slaughter" of female students after being rejected. He said he would kill women because he was still a virgin and being jealous of certain men.

Elections 2014: Ukip shakes up Labour and Tories and are now seens as "serious players"

MUkip’s “political earthquake” has taken the Conservatives and Labour by storm, with Nigel Farage’s party taking dozens of seats from Britain’s main parties. Mr Farage’s party has taken dozens of council seats from the Tories and Labour, dominating the south and making serious inroads in Labour’s northern heartlands. With over a third of councils having declared, Ukip had gained nearly a hundred seats - already exceeding expectations of around 82 wins. Despite its gains, the party does not yet control any local authorities. Labour is also making gains with Tories and Lib Dems both losing councillors.Turnout looks set to be about 36%. Most results in 161 English councils are still to come. Euro election results are due on Sunday. Eleven councils in Northern Ireland are also up for grabs.

So far 82 councils declared, Labour has gained 149 seats, UKIP has gained 92 seats, the Lib Dems have lost 127 and the Conservatives have lost 126. Labour has gained Hammersmith and Fulham, Croydon and Amber Valley from the Conservatives, and the Conservatives have gained Kingston upon Thames from the Lib Dems. Essex has voted strongly for UKIP - and the party has also increased its share of the vote in the north.But indications are it is faring worse in London.

European and council election voting is today

Millions of people are voting in the European election and local council polls in England and Northern Ireland on Thursday. It is the final big test of public opinion before 2015's general election.

All 73 UK seats in the European Parliament - the EU's only directly elected body - are up for grabs, along with 4,216 seats on local councils, nearly half of them in London. Polling stations are open for voting between 7:00am and 10:00pm

Abu Hamza found guilty of terrorism charges

Abu Hamza al-Masri, the radical Islamist cleric notorious for hate-filled sermons, was facing life in a top-security US prison on Monday after being convicted of all charges after a five-week terrorism trial in New York. was an imam at the Finsbury Park mosque in north London in the 1990s, was found guilty by a jury in a Manhattan federal court near the scene of the 9/11 terror attacks on the World Trade Center.

The jury of eight men and four women took just 11 hours over two days to reach their verdict on the complex case.

Hamza was accused of being a terrorist of global reach, and was charged with providing material support to terrorist organizations by enabling hostage-takers in the Yemen kidnapping to speak on a satellite phone, by sending men to establish an al-Qaida training camp in Bly, Oregon, and by sending at least one man to training camps in Afghanistan. He will serve in a "supermax" high security prison. Home Secretary Theresa May will now attempt to strip him of his British citizenship. The trial took place just a few streets from the site of the attacks on the World Trade Center" which Hamza gloated was a 'towering day in history'.

Jason Beattie, political editor of the Daily Mirror, said Mrs May "must be mightily relieved" because if he had been found not guilty, Abu Hamza might have returned to the UK.

Jay Z, Beyonce and Solange working through their differences

In an statement on Thursday, the trio said they have worked through their differences and moved on since the video emerged this week showing Solange hiting and kicking Jay Z as Beyonce looked on. "As a result of the public release of the elevator security footage from Monday, May 5th, there has been a great deal of speculation about what triggered the unfortunate incident. But the most important thing is that our family has worked through it," the statement said. "Jay and Solange each assume their share of responsibility for what has occurred. They both acknowledge their role in this private matter that has played out in the public. They both have apologized to each other and we have moved forward as a united family."

It was the first comment the performers had made since the website TMZ posted the 3-minute video on Monday.

A picture has been released of Ben Affleck as Batman

The first photo of Ben Affleck in character as Batman (standing next to the batmobile) has been revealed by director Zack Snyder.

Jay-Z & Solange Knowles in elevator fight

A video has just been leaked of Solange Knowles attacking Jay-Z in a hotel elevator after the Met ball event. The video was published online on Monday by the California-based news outlet TMZ. The video apparently shows Solange Knowles lashing out at Jay Z while his wife, Beyoncé, stands by. There were no reported injuries. Click here to view the video

Dr Dre's beats head phone technology may be brought by Apple

Apple is closing in on a deal to buy headphone manufacturer Beats (Beats by dre) Electronics for $3.2bn (£1.88bn), it has been reported. It would be the California company's largest ever acquisition. The deal could be announced as early as next week and would include Beats' streaming music service and its audio equipment business. Beats has developed a strong brand since its launch by rapper Dr Dre and music producer Jimmy Iovine in 2008. Beats Electronics received $500m (£295m) investment from Carlyle Group last September, valuing the company at more than $1bn.

Nigeria calls for help to find the 200 missing schoolgirls that Boko Haram have abducted & tends to sell

Over 200 girls were taken from a school in the northern state of Borno on 14th April 2014

The US says it considers the abduction of more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls by Islamist militants "an outrage" and is offering help to try to rescue them.White House spokesman Jay Carney said President Barack Obama was being briefed as his national security team was monitoring developments. Earlier, a video emerged of the leader of the Boko Haram group saying the militants intended to sell the girls.

Donald Sterling banned for making racist remarks

Donald Sterling the owner of the American basketball team the LA Clippers, who has been banned from the sport for life after making racist remarks may have to sell the team. The Billionaire caused a huge controversy since his comments in a private telephone conversation. Its has cause outrage regarding race issuses in the NBA. There has been many celebrities who have spoken out against his Stupid and ignorant coments ranging from Charles barkley to Snoop dogg, even the USA Present Obama made a comment.

He now has to sell the team and it has been said that Oprah Winfrey or Magic Johnson may be interested in owning the LA Clippers.

Tube strike

Commuters were caught up in travel chaos this morning as London Underground workers went on strike in protest at plans to close Tube ticket offices. Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport Union walked out for 48 hours at 9pm last night, while disruption is also set to continue next week. Passengers have been told services will start later and finish earlier during this week's strike, which will be followed by a three-day stoppage from 9pm next Monday.

The union defended its action, saying the planned closure of ticket offices will cost hundreds of job losses and threaten safety. London Underground, however, maintains
that staff would be better employed on station concourses as only 3 per cent of tickets are bought at ticket offices.

Vice president Biden meets Kiev leaders

Joe Biden has met Ukraine's new leaders in a show of support for the pro-Western government. Mr Biden told politicians at the parliament building in Kiev that the US
stood with Ukraine in the face of "humiliating threats". A phone conversation between the US secretary of state and Russia's foreign minister earlier led to both sides blaming the other over the crisis. Meanwhile, funerals are due to take place for three men shot on Sunday. The men were killed during a raid on a checkpoint manned by pro-Russian separatists near the town of Sloviansk in eastern Ukraine. The circumstances remain unclear. The local separatists said the attack was carried out by ultra-nationalist Right Sector militants. Kiev called it a "provocation" staged by Russian special forces.

South Korea ferry disaster

The captain and crew have been accused of abandoning passengers in the South Korea ferry disaster. Survivors and families of 287 people thought to be trapped inside sunken vessel voice anger at crew's response to accident. The captain, Lee Joon-seok, who is reportedly in his 60s, escaped from the 6,835-ton Sewol at about 9:30am on Wednesday, just 40 minutes after the vessel apparently ran aground and started to list severely. Survivors and the families of 287 people, most of them teenagers, who are thought to be trapped inside the sunken vessel directed their anger towards Lee, according to South Korean media reports, as rescue efforts continued in the dim hope that some of the missing passengers might still be alive.

Local officials said 287 people remained unaccounted for more than a day after the vessel, with 475 on board, quickly sank in what may be South Korea's worst ferry disaster for two decades. Nine people, including four 17-year-old high school pupils and a teacher, are known to have died, while 179 have been confirmed safe, including most of the 30 crew members, South Korean media said.

Train fare dodging hedge fund manager

A city executive is believed to have dodged paying £42,550 in train fares by exploiting a loophole which meant he only paid a third of the journey cost. The hedge fund manager from Stonegate, in East Sussex, who has not been named, had an Oyster Travelcard and regularly travelled to and from London. Southeastern said he commuted from Stonegate to London Bridge, where he caught another train to Cannon Street. His Oyster was only used at Cannon Street so he paid a maximum £7.20 fare.

The rural station at Stonegate has no ticket barriers, so the man was able to avoid "tapping in" with his Oyster card, and only "tapped out" through the barriers once he reached Cannon Street. He also managed to avoid ticket inspectors on the train, Southeastern said.

The then maximum fare of £7.20 was incurred when a passenger "tapped out" through a barrier without having "tapped in", a Southeastern spokesman said. The executive was eventually caught in November last year by a ticket inspector standing next to the barriers. He paid back the £42,550 in dodged fares, plus £450 in legal costs, within three days as part of an out-of-court settlement. Southeastern said it believed he had been dodging the fare for five years as his last annual season ticket from Stonegate expired in 2008 and within five days of being challenged he renewed his lapsed ticket.

The Ultimate Warrior has died aged 54

The former wrestler, whose birth name was James Brian Hellwig, had appeared at WrestleMania 30 and Monday Night Raw, just before his death on Tuesday 8/4/14 ."WWE is shocked and deeply saddened to learn of the passing of one of the most iconic WWE Superstars ever, The Ultimate Warrior," read a statement from the entertainment organisation."James Brian Hellwig is survived by his wife Dana and his two daughters." R.I.P James Brian Hellwig "The Ultimate Warrior" You will always be a WWE legend!!

Crooked cops linked to gangster who is the father to one of Stephen Lawrence's killers

Black teenager Stephen Lawrence (inset) was stabbed to death by a racist white gang in April 1993. Not until 2012 were two of his killers convicted, and then only after a campaign led by the newspapers to bring them to justice. Today, RICHARD PENDLEBURY and STEPHEN WRIGHT out further details of the suspected network of police corruption that dogged the Lawrence and Morgan murders, and reveal the first admission of wrongdoing by one of the bent coppers at its heart.

This is described in a major inquiry as ‘institutional racism’ at the Met(as many people know the met police have had a bad reputation for racism).

Malaysia flight MH370 Chinese families demanding the truth

Relatives of Chinese passengers from the missing Malaysian plane have vented their anger at government officials, after arriving in Kuala Lumpur.Chanting "Tell us the truth", they said they wanted the Malaysian prime minister to apologise for what they regard as misleading statements.Ten planes and eight ships are looking for remains of the airliner in a vast area of the Indian Ocean.

UK BUDGET 2014

George Osborne has announced a radical shakeup of savings and pensions in a blatant attempt to stem Conservative defections to Ukip as he spurned big tax giveaways in favour of business-friendly measures in the penultimate budget before next year's general election.

Lib Dems boast they ignored Tory 'siren voices' on 40p rate to secure £100 tax cut days before 2015 election.

Income tax threshold to rise to £10,500 in April 2015, saving most £100, tax changes since 2010 mean basic ratepayers will be £800 better off But Osborne offers little respite for those dragged into paying 40p rate.

Crimea's parliament has declared independence from Ukraine and applies to join Russian

Crimea's parliament has formally declared independence from Ukraine and asked to join the Russian Federation.The government in Kiev has said it will not recognise the results. The US and EU say the vote was illegal and have vowed to impose sanctions on Moscow.The Crimean peninsula has been under the control of pro-Russia forces since late February. Moscow says the troops are pro-Russian self-defence forces and not under its direct control.

Ukraine's interim Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk has called the vote "a circus performance" which had been backed up by "21,000 Russian troops, who with their guns are trying to prove the legality of the referendum".

The vote was boycotted by many among Crimea's minority Ukrainian and Tatar population, and the election process has been widely criticised. Meanwhile, the Ukrainian parliament in Kiev has formally approved the partial mobilisation of 40,000 reservists, in response to what it called the "war-time situation". Interim President Oleksandr Turchynov described the referendum as a "great farce" which "will never be recognised either by Ukraine or by the civilised world".According to the vote in Crimea's parliament on Monday, Ukrainian laws now no longer apply in the region and all state Ukrainian state property belongs to an independent Crimea.

Stephen Lawrence's mother demands tough action against police officers behind undercover smear op

Baroness Lawrence said she wants 'heads to roll' at the Met Police after a report revealed allegations of corruption and spying in her son's murder case. Her solicitor, Imran Khan, stressed thatnot a single officer had been held to account for any of the failings uncovered by the inquiries into the case - either for institutional racism uncovered by the Macpherson Inquiry or corruption.

The Daily Telegraph describes the victim's mother, Baroness Doreen Lawrence, responding in the House of Lords to confirmation the Metropolitan Police had planted a spy in her family's "camp" to "smear" them."She was dignity defined as she held her tears in check and spoke quietly of '21 years of struggle' to get to the truth about Scotland Yard's shameful behaviour over her son Stephen's murder," the paper says.
The Daily Mail says the report exposed "two decades of shameful police lies" about the case, pointing out that corruption claims against one investigating officer were never brought to light at the time of the last public inquiry.

Oscar selfies breaks records

A celebrity-filled selfie posted by Oscar host Ellen DeGeneres has become the most retweeted image in Twitter's history even briefly crashing the service. The photo includes, Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep, Kevin Spacey, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, Bradley Cooper, and best supporting actress winner Lupita Nyong'o. It took less than 40 minutes to beat the previous record for most tweeted image - a photo of Michelle and Barack Obama, posted on his re-election in 2012. By the end of the Oscars ceremony, the celebrity selfie had been retweeted more than two million times.

The Blade runner Oscar Pistorius trial

Oscar Pistorius the Blade Runner goes on trial in Pretoria today charged with the premeditated murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp , 29, on Valentine's Day, February 14 last year. The 27-year-old double amputee claims he believed there to be a dangerous intruder in his home when he shot through a bathroom door four times , killing his lover. He entered a plea of "not guilty", repeating his bail hearing assertions that he killed Reeva after tragically mistaking her for an intruder hiding in the toilet.

RBS Confirms £8.2bn Losses but pays out more than half a billion in bounuses

Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has reported a loss of £8.2bn for 2013 - its biggest since the year it was bailed out by the taxpayer. The bank (Royal Bank of Scotland) has defended plans to pay £588m in staff bonuses despite suffering an £8.24bn loss in 2013 as it slumped into the red for the sixth successive year.

Ghostbusters actor Harold Ramis dies at 69


Harold Ramis, known best for his portrayal of Egon Spengler in the Ghostbusters films and as the filmmaker behind several beloved comedies, has died at the age of 69. Ramis died due to complications stemming from autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis, a rare disease that he began battling in 2010. The Chicago Tribune reports
that Ramis at one point had to relearn to walk as a result of the disease, which "involves swelling of the blood vessels." His health again took a turn for the worse
when he suffered a relapse of the vasculitis in 2011. Dan Aykroyd tweeted: "Deeply saddened to hear of the passing of my brilliant, gifted, funny friend, co-writer
/performer and teacher Harold Ramis".

R.I.P Harold Ramis you will deeply be missed!

Five disabled people lose there housing appeal to make the bed room tax unlawful

Five disabled social housing tenants have lost their Court of Appeal bid to have benefit cuts for those with spare bedrooms ruled unlawful. Judges said the court could not intervene in the government's "controversial" housing benefit changes - dubbed a "bedroom tax" by critics. Lawyers for the group had argued the regulations applying in England, Wales and Scotland failed to reflect the accommodation needs of disabled people. They said they planned to fight on.

Baftas

Gravity dominated the Bafta awards, scooping six prizes, while 12 Years a Slave won the coveted best film honour. The space drama was named best British film and picked up other prizes for visual effects, cinematography, best sound and original music, while Alfonso Cuaron won best director. British star Chiwetel Ejiofor collected the best actor Bafta for his role as Solomon Northup in 12 Years a Slave.

Sally Bercow kissing a mystery man

Sally Bercow who was pictured drunkenly kissing mystery man has taken to Twitter to tell her followers 'It's fine to drink after some time out - some people can handle it'.Sally Bercow took to Twitter for several hours to talk about her ‘tough week’ and slam reports that her husband is ‘distraught’ about her drinking.The mother-of-three has spoken candidly about her battle with alcoholism, and told her 5,000 followers on the site on Saturday night she had been ‘in denial’ about her drinking during the 1990s.

Eu Corruption

The extent of corruption in Europe is "breathtaking" and it costs the EU economy at least 120bn euros (£99bn) annually, the European Commission says. EU Home Affairs Commissioner Cecilia Malmstroem has presented a full report on the problem. She said the true cost of corruption was "probably much higher" than 120bn. Three-quarters of Europeans surveyed for the Commission study said that corruption was widespread, and more than half said the level had increased. "The extent of the problem in Europe is breathtaking, although Sweden is among the countries with the least problems," Ms Malmstroem wrote in Sweden's Goeteborgs-Posten daily. The cost to the EU economy is equivalent to the bloc's annual budget.

Justin Bieber charged with assaulting limo driver in Toronto

Justin Bieber has been charged with assaulting a limousine driver in Toronto last month. The Canadian popstar arrived at Toronto police station on Wednesday and is expected to be formally charged. Bieber's representatives declined to comment on the report. Bieber, 19, was charged with driving under the influence in Miami last week after Florida police caught him drag racing a rented Lamborghini. He told police he had taken prescription medicine, had been smoking marijuana and had consumed alcohol.

UK Economy on the Rise

Official figures to show UK economy grew by 1.9 per cent last year – the fastest pace since the financial crisis struck seven years ago. In a speech to the Royal Economics Society at the Bank of England, Mr Cable said that the UK has finally turned the corner thanks to growing consumer confidence.

Justin Bieber bailed after arrest in Miami

Justin Bieber has been released from custody in Miami, following his arrest on Thursday. The 19-year-old posted bail of $2,500 (£1,500), after a brief court appearance, where he was accused of driving under the influence of alcohol, marijuana and prescription drugs. Police said the star had been racing in a lamborghini in Miami. He was also charged with resisting arrest and having an expired driving licence. (Everying ones hoping that he slows downs and calms himself).

The mother of Mikaeel Kular charged

The mother of three-year-old Mikaeel Kular is due to appear in court in connection with his death. Rosdeep Kular, 33, is expected to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court later. She was detained by police investigating her son's disappearance on Friday night before being formally charged on Saturday.

Brussels says no to British threats to rewrite immigration rules

President of European parliament Martin Schulz says UK has 'no chance of curbing basic principle of free movement.

Brussels has started its fight against UK attempts to curb EU immigration as leaders of the European parliament declared that rules on freedom of movement
were completely non-negotiable, and made clear that attempts to change them would be blocked. In the latest response to calls from UK politicians to unpick the
EU treaties and rewrite one of its founding principles, the European parliament's president, Martin Schulz, said that while he took UK demands for reform of
the EU "very seriously" there was no question of the parliament agreeing to reopen the rule-book on free movement.

Osborne's cuts to welfare a 'monumental mistake'

Nick Clegg criticises George Osborne's Scandalous plans to fix the British economy with deep cuts to the welfare budget, saying the chancellor is heaping the burden on those with the "narrowest shoulders". Mr Clegg said: "The Conservative party is now out on an ideological limb, almost unique in developed economies, in saying we are
not going to ask people of very great wealth, very high incomes making any additional contributions to the tax system at all but only ask people with narrower shoulders to make further sacrifices to finish the job."

Happy News years Everybody!! Wow 2014 in style!!!!

 

Suicide bomber' bombs Russia's Volgograd train station

A suicide bomber attacked a train station in the southern Russian city of Volgograd that killed at least 13,officials suspect. It was a female suicide bomber who was thought to be responsible for the blast, Russia's anti-terrorism committee said.

Moscow is concerned militant groups could be ramping up violence in the run up to the the 2014 winter Olympic Games in the city of Sochi in six weeks. An Islamist insurgency in the North Caucasus region has led to many attacks there in recent years. Insurgents have also attacked big Russian towns.

Pre Christmas Storms

Thousands of homes are without power as rain and winds of up to 87mph blow across the country causing dangerous travel conditions. The heavy rain and strong winds are hitting western parts of the UK as Christmas travellers are warned of nationwide disruption all day.

Lee Rigby murder: Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale found guilty

Old Bailey jury finds pair guilty of fatally attacking soldier in street near Woolwich barracks in south London. Two men have been convicted of murdering a soldier in broad daylight near a military barracks in London, in the first al-Qaida-inspired attack to claim a life on British soil since 7 July 2005.

Michael Adebolajo, 29, and Michael Adebowale, 22, murdered Lee Rigby, 25, as he returned to the Woolwich barracks in south London, in May. They were convicted after a trial at the Old Bailey in central London, which heard that the soldier was
almost beheaded in the attack.

The jury took just over 90 minutes to reach its verdicts. Both men were found not guilty of the attempted murder of a police officer. Relatives of Rigby cried as the verdicts were given. Rigby's stepfather, Ian, wiped away tears and put his arm around the soldier's mother, Lyn, who was sobbing.

Mr Justice Sweeney, who ordered that the decisions be heard in silence, said he would pass sentence after a key appeal court ruling on the use of whole life terms in January.

Nelson Mandela buried at ancestral home

South Africa's first black president Nelson Mandela is buried at his ancestral home, after political and religious leaders pay tribute at his state funeral.

The funeral for the former South African president Nelson Mandela has taken place in Qunu, the village where he spent much of his childhood. The service included tributes from members of Mandela's family as well as world leaders. After the funeral ceremony, a smaller group of guests attended Mandela's private burial.

Interpreter in Nelson Mandela memorial was a fake and a schizophrenic

A mystery South African man who acted as a sign-language interpreter at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service was a “fraud” who simply made “childish hand gestures” for hours as he stood on stage. Deaf groups say the man, made no sense in any
language to those relying on him around the world. To make matters worst the man claims to be schizophrenic and the firm he was hire from has vanished.

Crowd cheers for Obama as he give a speech at Nelson Mandela Memorial

Barack Obama today hailed Nelson Mandela as “the last great liberator of the 20th century”.He told a vast crowd in Sowetothat Mandela was a “giant of history” who had lived “a life like no other”. Women take a group photo as they wait for theservice to start The US President told South Africa: “The world thanks you for sharing Nelson Mandela with us.”

Nelson Mandela has Died

South Africa's first black president and anti-apartheid icon dies after battling chronic lung infection for months. Former South African President Nelson Mandela died peacefully at his Johannesburg home on Thursday after a prolonged
lung infection. He was 95.

Mandela rose from rural obscurity to challenge the might of white minority apartheid government - a struggle that gave the 20th century one of its most respected and loved figures. He was among the first to advocate armed resistance
to apartheid in 1960, but was quick to preach reconciliation and forgiveness when the country's white minority began easing its grip on power 30 years later.(RIP Nelson Mandela July 1918- December 2013) You will be greatly missed!!

Once again David Cameron proves to be an embarrassment to Great Britain in his vist to China

David Cameron is seen even more of a week Leader not only at home but also in China as they snubs UK as "not a big power". This is not the first time such snub has be said about Britain on his watch. Earlier on this year a Russian representive said that the country is a small island that no one pays attenion to.

Its not a secret that Cameron and his cohort have made many political mess ups.

Heres a section taken from: http://www.shoutoutuk.org/2013/08/09/why-david-cameron-is-a-bad-prime-minister/ . "His government frequently changes its policies as soon as it senses they are unpopular, such as over the pasty tax and
cuts to school sport. Of course this is due to the fact that David Cameron, like Nick Clegg and Ed Miliband doesn’t really believe in anything. He, like Ed Miliband, simply wants to “be Prime Minister". Strong leaders do what they think is right and risk losing the next election in order to enact those policies. Sometimes, however, voters credit them for their bravery and re-elect them.

For a long time(even before he was Prime minster)alot of people sensed he was detrimental to the country and you know what we were all right. 1) Under his watch Uk triple dipped into ression while the US dipped once and slowly came out of it
2)Under his watch England had the worst riots in modern history which spread like wild fire (even Prince Charles car was attacked). 3)Student fees were rised to a ridiculously high level(the higest in hitory) 4)Taxes were raised 5) Scotland want to leave the UK and will be having a vote on staying or leaving. In all my years i have never ever heard Scotland wanting to leave the UK until now(even in the bad times we have had in the past) we all stuck together. These are just a few examples of the disastrous policies steming from David Cameron and his party.

PM David Cameron is bad for our health

Daily Mirror

DROWNING not waving, David Cameron has gone from TV spin doctor to Doctor of Spin – one who should be struck off for incompetence.The slick PR man who talked his way into Downing Street has bitten off more than he can chew by threatening to dismantle the NHS, our most cherished institution.It’s amateur time for the Prime Minister when he promises us a “long list” of supporters and the measly five he produces have all voiced criticism of the Government’s sick plan. The truth is everyone who cares for patients, including the professional bodies representing nurses and doctors, have serious reservations about what would be a privatisation.
Those in favour are mainly profit-hungry private firms salivating over the killing they’d make – including Tory donors anxious to cash in now Mr Cameron is in office.

Actor Paul Walker from the Fast & Furious movies dies in car crash

Actor Paul Walker from the Fast & Furious movies and his driver were involved in a fatal car crash. Paul Walker was in the passenger seat of a red Porsche Carrera GT sports car on his way to a charity event when the vehicle crashed into a lamp post and a tree. Representatives for Walker confirmed that he had died, aged 40, late on Saturday afternoon. He set up the Reach Out Worldwide charity in 2010 to help those affected by natural disasters, and starred in the upcoming drama film Hours, about Hurricane Katrina. It is due to be released on 13 December. Paul Walker RIP you will be missed!!

Dope fiend celebrity chef Nigella Lawson drug scandal

Celebrity chef Nigella Lawson nick named 'Higella' by ex Charles Saatchi over claims she sniffed cocaine every day for least ten years! The millionaire art dealer also accused her of "poisoning" her daughter Cosima with drugs and "trashing her life."Nigella Lawson's ex-husband Charles Saatchi was "astounded" by the scale of her alleged drug-taking, a court heard.He was said to be furious after finding her "guilty secret" following claims that she had been snorting cocaine daily for a decade and using cannabis and prescription pills. Its suggested that the drug allegations was
the cause of the row in which Saatchi was pictured grabbing a Nigella by the throat and tweaking her nose at a Mayfair restaurant in June.At the time Saatchi dismissed the incident as a "playful tiff", but accepted a police caution for assault.
The couple divorced seven weeks later after 10 years of marriage.

Iran sanctions maybe lifted due to deal on Iran's nuclear enrichment program


A deal struck after lengthy negotiations in Geneva, Switzerland, commits Iran to curb its nuclear activities for six months in exchange for limited and gradual relief from some sanctions, including access to £2.5 billion ($4.2 billion) from oil sales.
The hard work starts now, John Kerry said in London. When you consider the diplomatic mountain the US and Iran have already scaled, you get a daunting sense of the challenge ahead. French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius says some EU sanctions
on Iran could be lifted as early as next month, as part of a nuclear deal with world powers.

Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu called the agreement "an historic mistake", but David Cameron hailed the deal as an "important first step".

Three slave women found and rescued in London

A Man and woman both aged 67 were arrested in south London on suspicion of keeping three women as slaves for 30 years. The two pensioners who were bailed last night were also held on suspicion of immigration offences. Police say the same supects were arrested and were detained in the 1970.

Former chairman of the Co-op Bank Paul Flowers arrested over drugs allegations

The former chairman of the Co-op Bank has been arrested in Merseyside in connection with a "drugs supply investigation".Paul Flowers, 63, was filmed allegedly handing over £300 for cocaine and discussing buying other illegal drugs.
Following the revelations he was suspended from both the Methodist Church, where he was a minister in Bradford, and the Labour Party.

Google and Microsoft agree to block child porn

Leading search engine companies Google and Microsoft have agreed measures to make it harder to find child abuse images online. Now both companies have introduced new algorithms that will prevent searches for child abuse imagery delivering results
that could lead to such material. The Internet giants announced, ahead of a Downing Street summit today, that the new software is to be introduced that will automatically
block 100,000 search terms which lead to illegal content. But already experts have questioned what difference it will actually make.

Campaigners have warned that it will not stop paedophiles using the Internet, while technology experts emphasise that the depraved content will still be available on the web.

Tamil protesters mobs David Cameron in Sri Lanka while he vists Tamil leaders

David Cameron has been mobbed by many Tamil protesters in north Sri Lanka, who claim relatives have been murdered by the state.In chaotic scenes, the Prime Minister's convoy was surrounded by demonstrators trying to show him family pictures
and tell their stories of suffering in the country's 26-year civil war. The protesters were the relatives of "the disappeared"- those who have just vanished without explanation but whom, it is alleged, have been either captured or killed by the state.

Typhoon Haiyan claims 10,000 people in the Philippines

At least 10,000 people are thought to have died in the central Philippine province of Leyte after Typhoon Haiyan, one of the strongest storms ever to make landfall, lashed the area, swallowing coastal towns, a senior police official said early on Sunday morning. About 70-80% of the buildings in the area in the path of Haiyan in Leyte province was destroyed, said chief superintendentElmer Soria. "We had a meeting last night with the governor and the other officials. The governor said based on their estimate, 10,000 died," he said.

Rescue efforts are being hindered by damage to roads and airports. The storm has now made landfall in north Vietnam, near the Chinese border, but has weakened to a tropical storm.

 

Co-op Bank to make cut and close 50 branches as hedge funds broker rescue deal

The Co-operative Group on Monday sought to reassure customers of its troubled banking arm that its ethical approach could be maintained as it confirmed that activist hedge funds were taking a crucial role in the £1.5bn rescue of the bank. The loss-making bank indicated that a significant number of jobs were on the line as it announced a sweeping restructuring that will see the closure of around 50 branches from its 324 estate. It plans to move more customers to online banking and its network of corporate banking sectors is also to be rationalised. Even so, it warned that it would not make profits until 2015 at the earliest, and possibly not "for some years thereafter".

UK Newspapers loses fight against Press regulation

Newspaper publishers lose a High Court bid seeking an injunction to stop the approval of a new cross-party Royal Charter to regulate the press.

Newspaper groups have applied to the Court of Appeal after they failed in their bid to prevent press regulation being approved in a royal charter. A press regulation royal charter backed by both sides of Parliament, but criticised by many for allowing government to infringe on press freedom, was due to be submitted to the privy council for sealing by the Queen on Wed afternoon 30/10/13. However, the paper publishing industry was granted an emergency high court hearing for an injunction at 10:30 on Wednesday morning but this was refused by two judges.

Storm hits Britain

Gale force winds have been battering SE Britain. The winds has uprooted trees and has damaged properties blowing tiles from the roofs houses. Gusts of 93.15mph have already been recorded at the Needles on the Isle of Wight, according to the MeteoGroup.

Torrential rain is also forecast and there are a number of flood warnings in place.The storm is expected to bring severe disruption to transport, with chaos predicted at southern airports when the worst of the weather hits.

German officials set to travel to the U.S. over Angela Merkel's phone tapping

Senior German officials are set to travel to the U.S. 'shortly' for talks about allegations the NSA bugged Angela Merkel's phone. Government spokesman Georg Streiter says the heads of Germany's foreign and domestic intelligence agencies will participate in high-level discussions with the White House and National Security Agency. He did not give a specific date for the trip, saying it was being arranged on "relatively short notice".

Prince George Royal Christening

The Royal christening

Prince George has been christened at Chapel Royal at St James's Palace in London. The prince, third in line to the throne, was baptised by the Archbishop of Canterbury. The christening was private with a few guest, the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall and Prince Harry gathered for the private ceremony of the future king and supreme governor of the Church of England.

Real McCoy star Felix Dexter has died at the age of 52

Felix Dexter died on friday 18th Oct of cancer at the age of 52. Peers showed their respect and talked of the 'sad news' over social networking sites.

Dexter, who was born in St Kitts in the West Indies and moved to the UK when he was seven, studied law before entering the stand-up circuit.

Later he featured in Have I Got News You and Grumpy Old Men, as well as Knowing Me Knowing You with Alan Partridge. As an actor, he had parts in Casualty and The Bill, and appeared in the West End alongside Christian Slater.

(R.I.P Felix Dexter you will be missed)

Mark Duggan was shot in the back

The driver of the Minicab give evidence at inquest and claims officer who opened fire 'lost his senses.

The cab driver at the centre of the Mark Duggan shooting said he did not see a gun flying through the air when Duggan was shot by police in Tottenham, north London.

The driver who was transporting Duggan when his cab was intercepted and halted by armed police, claimed there was no indication that the cars that sped up to him and forced him to pull over were police vehicles.

Granted anonymity, he gave evidence through an interpreter at the inquest into the fatal shooting of Duggan in August 2011, which sparked widespread rioting in England.

He said he feared he was being attacked when he was dragged out of his car “like…some kind of criminal.”

"A lot of people got out of cars. They pointed guns towards my car. They had rifles in their hands," he told the hearing at the Royal Courts of Justice. He said Duggan got out of the car and started to run when a “tall officer” shot him. "I saw him get hit in his back," he added. He described the officer who fired the shots as “very angry, like someone who had lost his senses".

Police now believe that Madeleine McCann was snatched from her holiday apartment in a well-planned abduction

The three-year-old Madeleine McCann, who went missing in Portugal in 2007, was taken by kidnappers who would have carried out reconnaissance,they say. A new suspect being sought over the disappearance of Madeleine McCann was spotted carrying a child on the night she went missing. Detectives have released two e-fit images of the man based on the accounts of two separate witnesses. Both described seeing him in Praia da Luz, Portugal, on the evening of the three-year-old's disappearance on Thursday, May 3, 2007. He is said have been seen walking towards the sea carrying a child of a similar age to Madeleine. Their statements have been used to compose two e-fit images that will feature in a BBC Crimewatch appeal.

Savile in more Hospital Probes

Savile may have carried out sex assaults at more hospitals and NHS premises than previously thought, new evidence suggests.New evidence has emerged of sexual abuse by Savile at more hospitals, the health secretary has announced.
Savile had a bedroom at Stoke Mandeville Hospital, an office and living quarters at Broadmoor, and widespread access to Leeds General Infirmary. Mr Hunt said: "It is vital that the final NHS investigation report is thorough and complete and reflects all the evidence about Jimmy Savile's pattern of offending."

Libyan prime minister kidnapped by armed men

Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan has been seized by armed men from a hotel in the capital, Tripoli. Mr Zeidan was taken at dawn "by gunmen to an unknown place for unknown reasons" by a group thought to be from the Tripoli Revolutionaries Control Room and the Committee for Fighting Crime", said a statement on the government's website.

Two years after the revolt which overthrew Muammar Gaddafi, Libya's government has been struggling to contain rival tribal militias and Islamist militants who control parts of the country.

The Royal Mint made history, as the first British coins to commemorate a royal christening were unveiled

The special coins, celebrating the christening of Prince George of Cambridge, went into production in Llantrisant, Wales. Prices for limited issue coins in silver, gold and platinum start at £80 for a sterling silver five pound coin, with the gold “Kilo” coin costing £50,000. It is the first time that a royal christening has been marked with coins. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's son will be Christened on 23 October, just over three months after his birth.

US government begins shutdown after Congress failed midnight deadline

The US government was forced to begin closing swaths of non-essential services on tuesday morning after frantic rounds oflate night political sparring failed to avert the first federal shutdown in nearly two decades. Government officials told agencies to begin executing plans for a partial government shutdown as Congress failed
to reach an agreement. The shutdown is expected to place 800,000 federal workers on furlough, close national parks and monuments and disrupt services such as food assistance and IRS audits. Services like benefit payments and national security
operations would go on as usual.

US Secretary of State John Kerry met Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif

In high level talks on Iran's nuclear program US Secretary of State John Kerry met Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif at the UN. Diplomats from Britain, China, Russia, France and Germany were also present at the talks.

GTA 5 Breaks records and takes £500m in 24 hours

Grand Theft Auto 5 breaks video game records – both in terms of revenue generated and number of copies sold. In its first 24 hours on sale fans bought just under £500 million ($800m) worth of copies.

This more than recoups the reported £170 million spent creating and marketing the game and estimates suggests that it will generated more than £1bn global sales in its first year. The previous title in the series, GTA IV, has sold more than 25million copies since its 2008 release – a figure GTA 5 is expected to exceed.

GTA 5 also eclipsed the previous record launch day of any entertainment property to date (including movies and music) Call of Duty: Black Ops. When it launched on 12 November, 2012, Black Ops managed to take in $500 million in 24 hours, overtaking the previous record holder Call of Duty: Modern Warfare ($400m).

Twelve people killed in a navy base shooting in Washington

A gunman who died after killing 12 people at a naval installation in Washington DC has been identified as a former Navy serviceman. A former Navy reservist killed at least 12 people on Monday in a mass shooting at a secure military facility that led the authorities to lock down part of the nation’s capital even after the gunman was killed in a hunt for two other armed men spotted by video cameras, officials said. But by Monday evening, the authorities said they believed the shooting was the act of a lone gunman, identified as Aaron Alexis, 34, who was working for a military subcontractor.

Four men sentenced to death in India for the rape and murder of a 23 year old woman

An Indian court has sentenced four men to death for the gang rape and murder of a student in the capital Delhi, a case which led to violent protests across India and new laws against rape. Mukesh Singh, Vinay Sharma, Akshay Thakur and Pawan Gupta were found guilty on all counts earlier this week. Cheers were heard from crowds crowd inside and outside the Delhi courthouse when lawyers rushed out to announce the sentence, which had been widely expected after Khanna found the four men guilty this week of “cold-blooded” rape and murder. The victim, who was raped for an hour and tortured with an iron rod on a moving bus, became a symbol of the dangers women face in a country where a rape is reported on average every 21 minutes and acid attacks and cases of molestation are common.

Barack Obama Calls off Congress vote if Syria agrees to abandon Chemical weapons

US President Barack Obama has said he will put plans for a US military strike against Syria on hold if the country agrees to place its chemical weapons stockpile under international control. In a 15-minute address from a lectern in the White House, Obama said he asked Congress to postpone votes on a Syria military strike to pursue a diplomatic solution. Obama said he will work with France, Britain, China and Russia on a United Nations resolution requiring Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to give up his Chemical weapons.Obama said it was too early to tell whether this offer will succeed, but that he has "a deeply held preference for peaceful solutions."
The threat of U.S. military action and talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin had led to some "encouraging signs.""The Russian government has indicated a willingness to join with the international community in pushing Assad to give up his chemical weapons,"Obama said."The Assad regime has now admitted that it has these weapons and even said they’d join the Chemical Weapons Convention, which prohibits their use." if it did come to a strike, any attack would be limited, Obama said."I will not put American boots on the ground in Syria," he said. "I will not pursue an open-ended action like Iraq or Afghanistan. I will not pursue a prolonged air campaign like Libya or Kosovo. This would be a targeted strike to achieve a clear objective, deterring the use of chemical weapons and degrading Assad’s capabilities.

Prince Andrew the Duke of York was challenged by armed officers in the grounds of Buckingham Palace

In a case of mistaken identity, armed police pointed guns at Prince Andrew, Queen Elizabeth II's son, and ordered him to put his hands up in the gardens of Buckingham Palace, a media report said today. For a tense half a minute the Queen's
53-year-old son was in danger of being shot dead by officers paid to protect him and his family, the 'Daily Express' reported. Last night an internal inquiry was being carried out into the extraordinary incident, which took place last Wednesday, two days after a trespassing and burglary incident took place at Buckingham Palace.

Many people injured in one of UK's biggest car crash pile up

Sixty people have been injured as more than 130 vehicles were involved in a series of crashes in thick fog on the Sheppey crossing in Kent. Eight of those hurt in the collisions, which took place at about 07:15 BST, have serious injuries.Ambulance crews said 35 casualties needed hospital treatment in what were described as "horrendous scenes". A witness said visibility had been very poor at the time of the crash but drivers were approaching the crossing with no lights. People at the scene described a mass of tangled cars, lorries, and a car transporter. Some reports said the crash went on for 10 minutes as cars continuously collided with each other.

London's Notting Hill Carnival

Europe's largest street party erupted into a full blaze of colour for a second day as hundreds of thousands lined the roadsto watch the Notting Hill Carnival.
Performers wearing a vivid array of stunning costumes paraded through the streets under glorious Bank Holiday sunshine - with temperatures reaching up to 26C (78.8F) hit the capital .Hundreds of thousands of people descended on the west London
streets as they are turned into a Caribbean party of dance, music, floats and food.

David Miranda taking legal action over seized data

David Miranda was held at Heathrow for nine hours on Sunday and is taking legal action to prevent the police from examining the seized electronic items. He was held at the airport under the Terrorism Act and the Home Office has tried to defend the detention, saying police must act if they think someone has "stolen information that would help terrorism".

William and Kate have left St Mary's Hospital to Kensington Palace with their new baby

The Royal Couple have left the Hospital to Kensington Palace it has been also said the Queen paid a vist to meet her new great-grandson aswell as Prince Harry and Pippa Middleton.

Barack Obama Gives a powerful speech on racial profiling and how Trayvon Martin could of been him 35 years ago

President Barack Obama has said that "Trayvon Martin could have been me, 35 years ago", in his first comments on the case since last week's verdict.
In an unexpected press call, Mr Obama said very few black men in the US had not experienced racial profiling.
Mr Obama said the pain that African-Americans felt around the case came from the fact that they viewed it through "a set of experiences and a history that doesn't go away".He said African Americans were also keenly aware of racial disparities in the application of criminal laws. "That all contributes to a sense that if a white male teen was involved in the same kind of scenario, both the outcome and the aftermath might have been different," Mr Obama said. "When Trayvon Martin was first shot, I said that this could have been my son. Another way of saying that is Trayvon Martin could have been me, 35 years ago."He shared his experiences of being racially profiled in the past, such as being followed while out shopping. He also expressed how its not uncommon for African-Americans to get in an elevator and a woman to clutch her purse nervously and holding her breath until she has a chance to get off. And this seems to me to be a problem which effects alot of black people in UK which which includes countless times police stop & search and wrongfully detaining innocent blackmen due to racial profiling.

The Murder George Zimmerman was found not not guilty and protest have been taken place from the East to West Coast of America

George Zimmerman, the Florida neighbourhood watchman who shot dead an unarmed black 17-year-old male last year, was found not guilty over the weekend. Protests have taken place across the US after neighbourhood watch volunteer, George Zimmerman, was cleared of murdering an unarmed black teenager. And the question on every ones mouths was why? Was he justified in stalking trayvon after the police told him not to? and how do we know he never produced the gun to intimidate Trayvon Martin and Trayvon was fighting for his life against an armed stalker in the dark on that tragic night?

The Gunman George Zimmerman awaits trial verdict for the killing of Trayvon Martin

The trial of George Zimmerman the man who shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin enters its final phase.Closing arguments have begun in the trial of George Zimmerman, 29, who is charged with the second-degree murder of Trayvon Martin in February 2012. Earlier in the trial the jury heard from both the defendant's parents, who testified that screams heard in the background of an emergency call were those of Mr Zimmerman.But Martin's mother told the court she was "absolutely" certain it was her son crying for help. Prosecutors had said during opening statements that Mr Zimmerman shot Martin "because he wanted to", after profiling the teenager.

Murray wins the Wimbledon title and makes history to be the first british man to win in 77 years


Andy Murray won his first Wimbledon title and ended Britain's 77-year wait for a men's champion with a hard-fought victory over world number one Novak Djokovic.The 26-year-old player, who held his trophy aloft and kissed it, said: "That was one of the toughest moments.I don't know how I came through the final three points, I'm so glad to do it. I have played Novak many times and when everyone finishes playing, he will go down as one of the fighters
".

 

Police 'smear' campaign targeted Stephen Lawrence's friends and family

The guardian news paper has recently stated how the Police spied on Steven Lawrence's friends and family. An under cover police man who infiltrated protest groups has revealed how he was involved in an operation to spy on and attempt to "smear" the family of murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence, the friend who witnessed his fatal stabbing and campaigners angry at the failure to bring his killers to justice. Peter Francis, a former undercover police officer turned whistleblower, said his superiors wanted him to find "dirt" that could be used against members of the Lawrence family, in the period shortly after Lawrence's racist murder in April 1993. He also said senior officers deliberately chose to withhold his role spying on the Lawrence campaign from Sir William Macpherson, who headed a public inquiry to examine the police investigation into the death.

The 2013 G8 summit: Barack Obama arrives in Northern Ireland to join the rest of the G8 leaders
such as David Cameron and Vladimir Putin

US President Barack Obama arrived in Belfast amid the biggest security operation ever mounted in Northern Ireland for the G8 summit.
The president spoke to 2,000 students in Belfast ahead of the G8 summit "You’re the first generation in this land to inherit
more than just the hardened attitudes and bitter prejudices of the past. You now live in a thoroughly modern Northern Ireland."

His young audience has been described as "the generation of peace" - people born after the ceasefires.

Syria is the word on every one lips, as talks between US President Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin
looks slightly awkward with both leaders now offering military support to opposing sides in the civil war in Syria.
David Cameron Said: "What we can try and do here at the G8 is have further pressure for the peace conference and the transition that is needed to bring this conflict to an end."

 

US and UK Government's surveillance phones and the internet

US spy chief James Clapper has defended government surveillance programmes after revelations of phone records being collected and internet servers being tapped. And in the UK, Britain’s Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) has been given information gathered in the US-run PRISM system, which grants the American
spy agency a direct line to data stored on the servers of Google, Facebook, Apple, Yahoo and five other tech giants. Documents obtained by the Guardian revealed that the GCHQ has had access to PRISM since at least June 2010,having generated 197 intelligence reports from it last year. Access to the information has allowed the British
electronic eavesdropping and security agency to bypass the formal legal process required to obtain such information from a non-UK-based company.

Throughout PRISM’s seven-year existence, operatives at the NSA and FBI have collected email, video and voice chat, videos, photos, voice-over-IP (Skype) chats, file transfers and social networking details, with the ostensible purpose of thwarting terror attacks.

In a statement to the Guardian, the GCHQ insisted it "takes its obligations under the law very seriously."Apple, Google, Yahoo, Microsoft and Facebook have all publically disavowed knowledge of PRISM or any cooperation with the program.

The GCHQ was further provided access to so-called “telephony metadata” culled from the telephone records of
millions of US customers of Verizon – one of the largest telecommunication companies in the United States – current
and former US intelligence officials familiar with the operation told the Daily Beast.

EU arms embargo ends on Syria rebels

European Union foreign ministers have said they will not renew an arms embargo on the Syrian opposition,
due to expire on Saturday.
The decision came after lengthy talks among divided ministers in Brussels.Russia said it would "directly harm" the prospects of an international peace conference on Syria. Moscow, which has been trying with the US to organise the conference for next month, was disappointed with the EU move.

More Suspects found in the machete attack on British soldier

Two more suspects have been arrested in the murder of the British Soldier in Woolwich south London. The British soldier was killed by two men who wielded machetes and knives in broad daylight in front of shocked on lookers. They were later shot by police and taken to hospital where they are said to be in stable condition and under 24 hour supervision.

Mid west Tornadoes

A string of tornados have ripped through Oklahoma killing more than 90 people(at least 20 were children) and injuring many.

Problems within the Tory party over staying in the EU

David Cameron has express himself towards senior Conservatives who want to leave the European Union, accusing them of "throwing in the towel".

The Tory party has been having difference within their party and with David Cameron over staying in the EU for a while now as some want an in or out Referendum (Seventy MPs have now backed calls for a vote on an EU referendum on Wednesday).They have signed an amendment to the motion welcoming the Queen's Speech, in which they express "regret" about the absence of legislation paving the way for a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU. But it seems that the Commons amendment is highly unlikely to be passed, because Labour, the Lib Dems and many Conservatives will vote against it or abstain.

Its common knowlegde that a considerable amount of people (including many EU residents who came to the UK in 2003 and earlier) have express there urgency for Britian to leave the EU.

Boston bomber caught

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev who was one of the two men suspected of the bomb attacks has be caught and is in custody after being found hiding in a boat in a homeowner's backyard.

Boston bombers Suspects shoot-out

U.S police officers got into a gun battle with two men who are main supects into the Boston bombings. Two brothers Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev were said to have a small arsenal of weapons which includes pipe bombs, grenades and improvised explosive devices.

Bomb Explosion in Boston

Two bombs were detonated in Boston during the Marathon on sunday 15th which killed at least 3 people and left many people injured. No individual or terrorist groups has claimed to detonating the bombs but President Obama said 'Make no mistake, we will get to the bottom of this.'
And 'All American people stand with the people of Boston.' The FBI said it was leading a 'potential terrorism investigation' by the city's joint terrorism taskforce into the two bomb explosions.

Samsung's New S4 phone

Samsung launched the new S4 phone in New york on thursday the 14th of March and has raised the heat on the Sumsung vs iphone
Phone war.

Pistorius granted bail

The Blade Runner Oscar Pistorius has been granted bail, after a week in custody facing the charged of the murder of his girlfriend.

Meteor in Russia

After the meteor hit Russia President Putin has ordered a big operation to help the people who were injured, thankfully there were no serious Injuries.

President Obama public inaugurated

President Barack Obama is to be publically sworn in for his second term today Monday 21th January 2013.

Winter Wonderland

Many parts of Engand has been snowed in and the snowy weather may last till the end of the week!

New Years Resolutions

2013 is here and every body is making new years resolutions there is a good feel factor in the air! Fresh new start and fresh new beginnings :)

Merry Christmas and happy New Years

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYBODY AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR!! FROM ALL OF US WE ARE WISHING YOU ALL HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!

Kate Middleton Pregnancy

Kate Middleton is pregnant and the question on every body's lips is, will it be a boy or a girl?

Tablets wars

With the new windows tablets, ultrabooks and ipad mini being released which will be number 1 must have buy for christmas and where does this leave the samsungs galaxy in the new age of tablet tech?

Palestine has been upgraded with new UN status

Palestine has been voted as a non-Member observer state.
The assembly voted 138-9 in favour, with 41 nations abstaining.

Call of Duty Black Ops 2

Call of Duty Black Ops 2 has just been release and has broken worldwide sales. The game even had people lining up outside video game stores for hours just to purchase the item.

2012 US Presidential Election Results

President Obama has won the 2012 USA presidential election and secured 4 more years in the White House!!

US Election 2012

The 2012 USA election is moments away! Its has been all over the news World wide and has been the talk of the town Obama vs Romney who will win??

Playstation3 has released Its new slimmer models

Sony has released two cheaper slim versions of the PS3, one is flexing a 500gb hard drive and the other has a 12gb flash drive memory both are in stores now.

iPhone 5

Apples iphone 5 smashes sales as it sold 5 million units its first weekend three days after its launch!! Sales figures are set to grow exponentially in the next coming weeks.

Olympic Victory Parade

The public will get a chance to see and cheer on the athletes of the London 2012 Olympic games today (10th september) at the Victory Parade. It will start from 1.25pm at in Mansion House, London but viewers can also see it in Trafalgar Square on the big screen.

Paralympic closing ceremony

The London paralympic games has been an amazing event to watch and ends in a marvalous visual display.

Paralympic Game

The Paralympic games has started and truly has inspired a generation!! Click this link for more info on the games.

Nottinghill Carnival

Europes biggest Street party kicks off with a blast!!

Olympic closing ceremony

The Olympic games ends in a spectacular finish! You can watch the ceremony on this link.

Olympic SuperSaturday( The British Olympic Gold Rush! )

"The Golden Six" Wows the crowd as Britain cleans up the Gold in the Olympic games on Saturday! The 4th Auguest will be a joyous day to remember and will go down in history, especially three of the medals which were won within one hour! We have Nickname the three as: "Grafter"Greg Rutherford, "Magical" Mo Farah and Jess "finesse" Ennis.

Olympic updates

The London 2012 games has started in a magnificent display in Stratford at the Olympic Stadium click this link to see.

One more day to go to the biggest event in the world!!! Click here to find out more about the big day which commences on: 27/7/12.

Queen's Diamond Jubilee tour comes to an end

The Queen 's has ended her grand diamond jubilee tour in a vist to the Isle of Wight.

Olympic updates

The Olympic torch has finally arrive in London and Hackney enjoys a street party.

2012 Wimbledon Tennis Championships will commence from the 25th of june to 8th july the details are on the official website . You can also buy tickets here to go to Wimbledon and watch the tennis games live.

Olympic Fever

The Olympic games are almost amongst us! Click here for the Official Website to watch the torch relay and to see the count down to the big day.

The Queens Jubliee celebrations starts from The 2nd -5th of June. There will be lots of events and street parties check out this link here for more details.

 

Hacking of sony North Korea threatens USA

North Korea has threatened unspecified attacks on the US in an escalation of a war of words following the Sony Pictures cyber-attacks. In a fiery statement, the North warned of strikes against the White House, Pentagon and "the whole US mainland".North Korea denies US claims it is behind cyber-attacks linked to a film that features the fictional killing of its leader Kim Jong-un.

Woman to fight in the British army by 2016

The UK defence secretary, Michael Fallon, has announced he wants to end the army’s ban on women serving in frontline infantry roles. A final decision on the move is subject to research into the long-term impact on women of infantry training, but Fallon said he hoped the ban would be lifted “over the next year or so”.
He told BBC Radio 4’s Today Programme “Women can fight just as effectively as men. There’s a small piece of work to be done, but I think army selection should be done on the basis of ability, from now on, and not on the basis of gender.”

illegal Migrants make 100 attempts a day to get into the UK

Migrants made about 100 attempts a day to get into the UK illegally this summer, official figures suggest. Between April and July 2014, 11,920 so-called "clandestines" were caught trying to enter the UK illegally by the British and French authorities.
This compared with 11,731 for the whole of 2012/13 and 9,632 in 2011/12. The Home Office said it was contributing funds towards French efforts to boost security at Calais and other ports in northern France.The UK's chief inspector of borders, John Vine, said more resources were needed to tackle the problem at French ports. Campaigners for reduced levels of immigration said the figures showed the scale of the problem the UK was facing.

New domestic abuse law: controlling behaviour can face upto five in jail

A new domestic abuse offence for "coercive and controlling behaviour" within relationships has been announced by the home secretary. Theresa May said domestic abuse by intimate partners or family members was a "hideous" crime that shattered lives.She said she hoped the new law would protect victims from extreme psychological and emotional abuse. The maximum penalty for the new offence in England and Wales will be five years in prison and a fine.

Russia's economy

President Vladimir Putin has sought to ease fears over Russia's economy, insisting that the dramatic fall in the rouble will stabilise. Speaking at his end-of-year news conference, which lasted over three hours, he blamed "outside factors" for the currency hitting an all-time low.But he admitted Russia's central bank could have acted more swiftly. Russia is on the verge of recession due to falling oil prices and sanctions over its role in the Ukraine crisis. However, the president denied pursuing an "aggressive" foreign policy and accused the US and EU of conspiring to weaken Russia.

Russian rouble free-fall

The Russian rouble has lost more than half its value against the dollar this year, hit by cheaper oil and Western sanctions. Both of these have weakened the Russian economy.
The ruble plunged to as weak as 80.10 per dollar, a record low, before trading at 72.90 by 5:18 p.m. in Moscow, as Russians scrambled to convert their money into dollars amid concern the government will implement currency controls to slow the outflows. Bonds fell as the RTS stock index tumbled the most in almost six years. Government officials will gather to discuss the financial crisis engulfing the country.

Poorest households hit hardest with the living cost rise

UK households with the lowest income faced the fastest cost of living rise in the past 11 years, figures show. The rising cost of domestic gas and electricity was one suggested reason for the trend. Households without children and retirees also experienced faster price increases in their typical basket of goods, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said.

Ed Miliband Labour sensible controls on immigration

Ed Miliband has said a future Labour government would introduce "fair" and "sensible" controls on immigration. The Labour leader said his party had made "mistakes in the past" on the issue and had learned from them.
He announced plans to make it illegal for employers to undercut wages to end "the epidemic of exploitation". Earlier, a leaked document suggested Labour wanted its MPs to "move the conversation" away from immigration when campaigning in constituencies.
Speaking in Great Yarmouth, the Labour leader set out plans to stop cheap foreign workers replacing British staff, saying a future Labour government would pass a law to criminalise such behaviour. He promised a "sensible approach" to immigration controls, not "false promises or false solutions", adding that he was "serving notice" on firms which exploited workers.

Palestinian minister killed by a member of the Israeli security force

A minister in the Palestinian Authority, Ziad Abu Ein, has died after being attacked by Israeli security forces and inhaling tear gas during a protest in the occupied West Bank, witnesses say. Abu Ein, 55, was leading a group of Palestinians on Wednesday to plant olive trees near the village of Turmusayya, northeast of Ramallah, when he was accosted by Israeli soldiers.

CIA torture interrogation

The CIA interrogation and detention programmes launched in the wake of the September 11 terror attack was laid bare in the long-awaited Senate report released on Tuesday. While parts of the programme had been known – and much more will never be revealed – the catalogue of abuse reveals horror & nightmarish like something out of the spanish inquisition. Detainees were forced to stand on broken limbs for hours, kept in complete darkness, deprived of sleep for up to 180 hours, sometimes standing, sometimes with their arms shackled above their heads. Prisoners were subjected to “rectal feeding” without medical necessity. Rectal exams were conducted with “excessive force”. The report highlights one prisoner later diagnosed with anal fissures, chronic hemorrhoids and “symptomatic rectal prolapse”.

Many young people are going hungry in the UK this winter

"You're so hungry," says 25-year-old Matt. "But you're that sick of it you can't even put it to your mouth. It's horrible." The aspiring electrician's prospects had been looking up. He was on a college course but was instructed by the job centre to take a two-week placement at Boots. By the time the placement was over, he had fallen behind and couldn't meet the college's required 97% attendance rate.
And then he had his jobseeker's allowance stopped.

Matt and the other residents of the YMCA say that going door-to-door with their CVs, or ringing around employers no longer seems to satisfy officials at the job centre.

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) sanctions regime, made tougher in 2012, means that those out of work can have their payments withdrawn for between a week and three years if they are deemed not to have been doing enough to find a job. Matt says that when he told the job centre about his job searching efforts the response he got was like: "Handing your CV in, the searches you've done here - that's not applying for work. So bye-bye, see you later. "I'm going without money at the moment - no electric, no food."

Street fighter 5 video clip

A new video footage has just been released which shows a clip off the up and coming Street fighter 5 video game. According to the trailer Street Fighter V is said to be is coming exclusively to PS4 and PC. Click here to watch trailer.

A Grand Jury did not Indict Daniel Pantaleo but Ramsey Orta for an bogus outrageous charge

On Wednesday, a Staten Island grand jury decided not to return an indictment for the police officer who put Eric Garner, an unarmed black man, in a chokehold shortly before his death. A different Staten Island grand jury was less sympathetic to Ramsey Orta, however, the man who filmed the entire incident. Police alleged that Orta had slipped a .25 caliber handgun into a teenage accomplice's waistband outside a New York hotel. Orta testified that the charges were falsely mounted by police in retaliation for his role in documenting Garner's death, but the grand jury rejected his contention, charging him with single felony counts of third-degree criminal weapon possession and criminal firearm possession.

Spending cuts "on a colossal scale"

Forecasters predict public spending will fall to levels not seen since the 1930s, suggesting the loss of one million public sector jobs by 2020. The statement revealed borrowing would be higher than forecast and unveiled an £800m stamp duty cut Mr Osborne said would benefit 98% of homebuyers. Labour has said the government's deficit reduction targets were "all in tatters".

Osborne's Autumn Statement £50 billion 'black hole'

George Osborne will be forced to admit in his Autumn Statement that the government is facing a £50 billion black hole in public finances because of so called disappointing tax revenues. Labour said the chancellor had failed to keep his 2010 general election promise to clear the deficit.

Ed Balls said that wages have not kept pace with prices for 52 out of the last 53 months, 3bn cut to workers tax credit. Economic forecast: Dept to peak 81.1% GDP next year, Inflation predited to be 1.5% in 2014, falling to 1.2% in 2015. With Euro zone deflation UK may fall even lower than 1%. With lower than what the Bank of Englands said to sutain the level of 2%. Small business rate relief will be doubled to 1bn, Increase tax credit for reasearch and development businesses.

US Attorney General Eric Holder speech & plain to tackle racial profiling

US Attorney General Eric Holder has announced plans to "help end racial profiling once and for all". He was speaking in Atlanta in the wake of mass protests surrounding the shooting dead of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown by a white policeman. Mr Holder was speaking at the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta where Martin Luther King preached. President Barack Obama has requested funds to improve training and provide body cameras for the police.
In his speech, Holder discussed the often troubled and tense relationship between police officers and the communities they serve.
"Our police officers cannot be and cannot be seen as an occupying force disconnected to the communities that they serve," Holder said. Holder's speech was briefly interrupted by a group of protesters, who shouted "No justice, no peace" and stormed out of the service. Holder responded, "I ain't mad at you" and continued his speech.

Cyber Monday

Online retailers are hoping that a spending frenzy will continue, with internet shopping reaching a pre-Christmas peak. Dubbed "Cyber Monday", some online stores offer discounts for consumers ramping up their Christmas shopping. Like Black Friday, it's another American import, and although there's not likely to be the kind of high-street chaos we saw last week, we're still expecting more than 6 million shoppers to log on and check out some bargains.

Black Friday frenzy

At least three people have been arrested for fighting over Black Friday bargains as huge crowds caused mayhem in shops across the UK. Many supermarkets put on extra staff to deal with the frenzy starting at midnight but police had to be called to several shoppers worried about the crowds. Metropolitan Police officers were called to three Tesco stores in London in the early hours of the morning amid fears of confrontations in heated queues.Many supermarkets put on extra staff to deal with the frenzy starting at midnight but police had to be called to several shoppers worried about the crowds. Metropolitan Police officers were called to three Tesco stores in London in the early hours of the morning amid fears of confrontations in heated queues.

Darren Wilson’s Has No Plans to Apologize to Michael Brown’s Family

The legal team of Darren Wilson, the white police officer who killed an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Mo., igniting violent protests in the St. Louis suburb and a national conversation on race, said Wednesday that he has no specific plans to apologize to the family of Michael Brown. He has now settled on an undisclosed location, according to his lawyers, he used disguises whenever he did mundane activities like go to the movies, which they said he prefers because of the darkness.

Officer not charged in teen's shooting and Ferguson turns into a state of fury

A Missouri grand jury's decision not to indict a white police officer on any charges in the fatal August shooting of an unarmed black teenager unleashed a wave of violent protests Monday night similar to what engulfed the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson in August. Angry crowds took to the streets around the Ferguson,Missouri, police department after the grand jury determined there was no probable cause to charge officer Darren Wilson with any crime for the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown. The incident highlighted longstanding racial tensions in the predominantly black city, which has a white-dominated power structure.

12 year old Shot Dead By Cleveland Police

12 year old Tamir Rice, was shot dead by police in Cleveland after brandishing what turned out to be a replica gun.Tamir Rice died from his wounds on Sunday, a day after officers responded to an emergency call about someone waving a “probably fake” gun in a playground. Deputy Chief Ed Tomba said one officer fired twice after the boy pulled the fake weapon — which was lacking the orange safety indicator usually found on the muzzle — from his waistband but had not pointed it at police.

Al-Shabab Kenya bus attack

At dawn on Saturday, al-Shabab gunmen attacked the bus in northern Kenya, shooting dead non-Muslim passengers. The bus was travelling to the capital, Nairobi, when it was stopped in Mandera county, not far from the border with Somalia.
Gunmen separated out non-Muslims by asking passengers to read from the Koran, officials and witnesses said. Those who failed were then shot in the head. Kenya's Red Cross confirmed that 28 of the 60 passengers on the bus were killed, 19 men and nine women. The Somalia-based Islamist group has carried out numerous attacks across Kenya since 2011.

Ukip wins over Rochester

Nigel Farage has said UKIP can become a major force in Parliament at next year's election after its victory in the Rochester and Strood by-election. The UKIP leader said Mark Reckless's victory made him believe the party could win twice as many seats in May.
Mr Reckless took 16,867 votes, 2,920 more than Conservative Kelly Tolhurst's 13,947, with Labour's Naushabah Khan on 6,713 - ahead of the Green Party. The Lib Dems came fifth with their lowest vote total in a by-election.

Mr Reckless, whose defection from the Tories to UKIP triggered the contest in Kent, travelled to London soon after his election to take his seat in Parliament.

A female student in Kenya aims to spread HIV to 2000 men

A female student in Kenya has revealed that she has infected a total of 324 men with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). The HIV positive girl, who attends the Kabarak University in Nakuru, is said to have been infected by a man at a party. The unidentified 19-year old is allegedly aiming to infect a total of 2000 men in revenge.
The girl then confessed she had already infected 324 men, 156 of which are students at the Kabarak University where she studies, the rest are married men, lecturers, lawyers, celebrities and politicians. “Not a day passes without me having sex, mostly 4 people per day,” she continued in her confession. “Your day is coming, you men destroyed my life and I will make you and your people pay for it”. People of Kenya and the world be aware protect your selves at all times!

Duck flu/Bird flu out break

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural affairs has said avian flu has been confirmed on a duck breeding farm in Yorkshire. Defra said there is at least one case of the virus at the farm - but insisted the risk to public health is "very low". It confirmed the entire flock - about 6,000 ducks - would be culled as a result.

8 Ball jacket man with the Slap of justice

Video of 'Man smacks the soul out of girl on the NY Subway' goes viral. Its starts as the underground F train rattled towards Washington Square station, Danay Howard, 21, started taunting Jorge Pena, 25, over his 'eight ball' leather jacket.
Her friends clap and cheer in the background then attack the man filming (Danay Howard included) knocking the camera out of his hands twice then Ms Howard proceeded to verbly and physically attack Jorge Pena with her high heel shoes. Mr Pena(the man in question) Looked at her for a second before delivering a slap to her face which echoed the whole train carriage. Soon after a fight broke out with him and Kevin Gil a man who decided to get involved (Mr Gil got his ass handed to him and rightly so). Howard and Pena were arrested by police, two of Howard’s friends were also arrested for their alleged involvement.Howard was charged with felony assault for using a shoe as a weapon. Pena and the two other girls were all charged with misdemeanor assault and disorderly conduct. Later Mr Pena charges against him were all dropped. You can watch the video here or here.

Space probe landing

Scientists are facing a tense wait to learn the fate of a robot probe that made a historic landing on a comet - but did not stay in place as planned. Data from the Philae craft indicates it landed at least three times on the comet, after harpoons failed to attach it to the surface on the first attempt. Philae sent images of the icy grey comet during its approach.The chief of the European Space Agency said the landing - after a decade-long journey - was a "big step" for humans.

EU benefit tourism

The European court of justice (ECJ) has ruled that Germany can refuse welfare benefits to EU migrants if they have never held a job in the country. In a landmark ruling on “benefit tourism” that could set an EU-wide legal precedent, the Luxembourg court announced on Tuesday that “economically inactive” migrants from other EU nations can be refused German unemployment benefits under certain conditions.David Cameron said the decision on so-called "benefit tourism", which could set a example for other EU nations, was "simple common sense". It could allow the UK to exclude some EU migrants from specific benefits. Mr Cameron is under pressure to reduce EU migration and will outline his plans by the end of the year.
He has called for reforms to the principle of free movement of people within the EU - but has been told an "arbitrary cap" on numbers will not be accepted.

Shadow chancellor Ed Balls says Osborne's EU budget deal is smoke and mirrors

Chancellor George Osborne has been accused of resorting to "smoke and mirrors" after he claimed to have halved the additional bill Britain would pay towards the European Union budget, from £1.7bn to £850m. Shadow chancellor Ed Balls said the deal had not saved the UK "a single penny".The Dutch finance minister backed up this claim saying the UK would not get a "discount" while Labour said it was "smoke and mirrors". Osborne also was accused by the Shadow chancellor of being "a diplomatic disaster for the government".

George Osborne said he has managed to halved the ridiculous so called EU bill UK have to pay for doing better than expected

Mr Osborne said he negotiated a halving of a £1.7 billion budget surcharge Britain has to pay to the European Union after negotiations with EU officials.
Mr Osborne said: "Instead of challenging the law, we have actually changed the law, so it's a real result for Britain". It was done by ensuring the UK's rebate applies to the payment, he said it had also agreed that the UK would pay the additional sum in two interest-free instalments in July and September 2015.

AC/DC Phil Rudd murder plot charge

The drummer of the hard rock group AC/DC, Phil Rudd, has appeared in a New Zealand court on charges of attempting to arrange a murder. Mr Rudd, 60, who was born in Australia, has also been charged with possessing the drugs methamphetamine and cannabis, and of making threats to kill.

US midterm elections Democrats lose the Senate

The Republicans have won control of the Senate in the US mid-term elections, increasing their power and making things harder in the final two years of Barack Obama's presidency.

Immigration changes in UK: Merkel's threatens Cameron UK may be kicked out of the EU, George Osborne barks back but will he back up his talk?

Angela Merkel told the Prime Minister that she would rather see UK leave the EU if David Cameron continues his drive to curb immigration into the UK. Der Spiegel news magazine quoted sources within Mrs Merkel's office and German foreign ministry who said she feared Britain was approaching "the point of no return" unless Mr Cameron changed his strategy. Chancellor George Osborne has insisted the UK will pursue its "national interest" in Europe despite German warnings about its future in the EU. Mr Osborne said the British people wanted concerns about EU immigration and access to benefits addressed. The German government has insisted the right of EU nationals to live and work in other member states is unchallengeable.

Virgins SpaceShipTwo crash

Virgin Galactic reported that its SpaceShipTwo suffered "a serious anomaly" during a test flight over California on Friday. SpaceShipTwo, typically flown by a crew of two pilots, has been under development in the desert northeast of Los Angeles. An eyewitness reported that the space tourism rocket exploded after ignition and crashed into the Mojave desert. Aerial footage showed the wreckage strewn across the landscape. One pilot was killed in the crash and another seriously injured, according to California authorities. Sir Richard Branson sent his deep condolences and has vowed to continue his space tourism venture.

Stafford fireworks explosion

Two people are in hospital and 53-year-old man arrested following the blast at a fireworks supplier in Stafford. Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service are using a drone to search nearby woods for a missing person. One man, who is in his 60s has a back injury and was suffering from smoke inhalation. Another man his 40s suffered serious burns. Two women, one in her 40s, the other in her 50s, were assessed for smoke inhalation and discharged at scene.

40 years since Muhammad Ali won the Rumble in the Jungle

It is 40 years to the day since Muhammad Ali soared to a higher altitude than any sportsman in history but, even now, his 'Rumble in the Jungle’ with George Foreman retains its capacity both to mesmerise and surprise. Never was this more gloriously evident than at 4.23am on the morning of Oct 30, 1974, when he landed the straight right-hand punch that knocked out Foreman in Kinshasa, Zaire. In the words of the novelist Thomas Hauser, it was a moment that “inspired more global joy than any athletic achievement in history”.

Asylum back log & migrants rushing to UK for benifits

The Home Office has "failed to deal" with the UK's backlog of asylum cases, with 29,000 applications dating back at least seven years still waiting to be resolved, MPs have warned. The Public Accounts Committee said 11,000 of those applicants had not even received an initial decision on whether they could remain in the country. Contact was lost with 50,000 people refused the right to stay, it added. The government said it was "addressing the backlogs inherited" in 2010.
During Prime Minister's Questions, Labour leader Ed Miliband told David Cameron to "apologise" for his record on immigration, adding: "You're not making it right. You're making it worse."

Calais has struggled in recent months with increasing numbers of migrants arriving and trying to get to the UK. The Major of Calais Natacha Bouchart said there were "aspirational" reasons for migrants to want to come to the UK (big exaple was the benifits system). Natacha Bouchart added that the fences placed around UK border controls set up in the city "make everybody laugh .These people are ready and prepared to die to come to England," she told the Home Affairs Committee (not to mention how Calais was suffering problems from "a lot of mafia and traffickers). UKIP said it had sympathy with Ms Bouchart at having to deal with the disturbances in Calais but the UK needed to send a message that "its streets are not paved with gold".
the problem she highlights is not one of the British welfare system, but of the way in which it can be misused.

"Welfare in the UK should be there for our own citizens, who have paid in, or whose family have paid in. It is not something for anybody turning up at our borders to be able to access." Currently migrants have to wait three months before claiming Jobseeker's Allowance and can only receive it for six months. Home Secretary Theresa May scrapped the UK Border Agency and assumed direct executive responsibility for its Border Force enforcement arm. She also took control of UK Visas and Immigration and Immigration Enforcement, new bodies created as part of the Whitehall restructuring.

Lloyds Bank branch closures & 9,000 job losses

Lloyds Banking Group has confirmed 9,000 job losses and the net closure of 150 branches over the next three years. The latest job losses - representing about 10% of its workforce - come on top of 43,000 cuts made since 2008. The bank said it would concentrate on urban branch closures first and has abandoned its pledge to keep open "the last branch in town".

The South Africa football captain Senzo Meyiwa killed by burglars

The captain and goalkeeper of South Africa's national football team has been shot dead while trying to protect his pop star girlfriend from intruders, officials said. Senzo Meyiwa, 27, was killed in a suspected robbery at actress and singer Kelly Khumalo's home in the Vosloorus township near Johannesburg at around 8pm local time on Sunday.

A doctor in New york city has testing positive for Ebola

oA doctor who worked in West Africa with Ebola patients was in an isolation unit in New York City on Friday after testing positive for the virus, becoming the fourth person diagnosed with the disease in the United States and the first in its largest city. Dr. Craig Spencer, 33, was placed in a quarantined unit at Bellevue Hospital on Thursday, six days after returning from Guinea, renewing public jitters about transmission of the disease and rattling financial markets.
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Canada will not be intimidated by Ottawa shooting

Canadian prime minister reassures the people that they will not be intimidated by the Ottawa shooting of a soldier at war memorial he also vowed a tough and uncompromising response to that brazen gun attack on the national parliament that left a soldier dead and a nation in shock. It was the second time in two days that the country’s security forces had confronted an attack on the streets: on Monday a man described by authorities as having been radicalised ran down a soldier with his car in Quebec.

Father of IS hostage dies

The father of an Islamic State hostage has died, days after making an emotional plea for his son to be released, his family said. Paul Cantlie, 80, died "from complications following pneumonia", according to a family statement. He recorded an impassioned video message for his son John's captors earlier this month, calling on them to give the hostage up.

Oscar Pistorius sentenced to 5 years

South African athlete Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced to 5 years in Jail for culpable homicide after a seven-month trial in the North Gauteng High Court for the death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp and will begin serving time straight away.
He was driven to Pretoria's Kgosi Mampuru prison where he is expected to be housed in the hospital wing.

Lynda Bellingham passed away

The broadcaster and actor Lynda Bellingham has died within a month of revealing she had stopped her chemotherapy for cancer. Her agent, Sue Latimer, said the 66-year-old – who was best known for her role as the mother in long-running Oxo advertisements – died “in her husband’s arms” on Sunday. She had been suffering cancer of the colon since July 2013.
Last month, Bellingham revealed she had weeks to live after deciding to end her chemotherapy; the cancer had spread to her lungs and liver. Before her death, Bellingham recorded a farewell interview on the ITV show Loose Women, on which she had appeared as a panellist. Asked how she wanted to be remembered, she said: “Just [as] an honest person.”
R.I.P Lynda Bellingham such a warm person, you will not be forgotten..

New UK dog laws

police and local authorities will be able to demand that owners take action to prevent a dog attack or risk fine of up to £20,000. If a complaint has been made about a dog to the council or police, its owners could be ordered to do any or all of the following:
Attend dog training classes ,Muzzle the dog or require it to be on a lead in public ,Require the dog to be microchipped and/or neutered ,Repair fencing to prevent the dog leaving the property. A new manual will guide police forces and local authorities in the use of their new legal powers to prevent dog attacks.
It is aimed at dealing with dog-related incidents that are brought to the attention of the police in England and Wales.

UK Airports start Ebola checks

Screening for signs of the deadly Ebola virus have begin at London Heathrow airport today, after the Health Secretary said the UK could expect to see a “handful” of cases within the coming months. Monitoring & screening will include temperature checks and a questionnaire for travellers to fill out, which Mr Hunt said would ensure nine out of ten passengers travelling to the UK from affected regions on tickets booked directly to the UK are checked.

Health workers Strikes

Today more than 400,000 health workers, including nurses, midwives and paramedics took strike action and members of the armed forces were drafted to fill in. They walked out over pay issues. In England Workers from seven trade unions took part from 07:00 to 11:00 BST, In Northern Ireland the walkout is by two unions from 11:00 to 15:00 BST.
The strike is being followed by four-days of work-to-rule from Tuesday.

Experts fear Ebola virus could spread through the air

As the death toll from Ebola reaches 3,800, experts are warning that the virus could mutate and become airborne, meaning that it could be caught by breathing it in. The public is being told by health officials that the virus that causes Ebola cannot be transmitted through the air and can only be spread through direct contact with bodily fluids – blood, sweat, vomit, feces, urine, saliva or semen – of an infected
person who is showing symptoms. However, several leading Ebola researchers claim that the virus mutating and spreading through the air should not be ruled out (dailymail).

Geoffrey Holder passed away

Geoffrey Holder, the 6ft 6ins actor best known for playing Bond villain Baron Samedi in Live and Let Die, has died at the age of 84 from complications relating to pneumonia. Born in Port of Spain in Trinidad and Tobago, Geoffrey had a varied career as an actor, dancer, choreographer and painter, but it was his portrayal of the voodoo henchman of Mr Big/Kananga - complete with top-hat and half-painted face - that shot him to fame. According to a family spokesman, he died on Sunday in New York, He is survived by his wife, Carmen de Lavallade, and their son Leo. R.I.P Geoffrey Holder a multi talented individual.

Spanish nurse’s suppected to of caught Ebola outside of west Africa

Health professionals in Madrid have blamed substandard equipment and a failure to follow protocol for the first case of Ebola to be contracted outside west Africa. Health authorities announced on Monday that a Spanish nurse at Madrid’s Carlos III hospital who treated a patient repatriated from Sierra Leone had twice tested positive for Ebola.
Her husband had also been admitted to hospital and was in isolation, and a second nurse from the same team that treated both repatriated Ebola victims was also being tested. In this case, the nurse contacted the authorities on Monday complaining of a fever. She was in isolation in the Carlos III Hospital while authorities waited for the test results, a spokesperson for the Madrid regional government said.
Staff at the hospital told El País that the protective suits they were given did not meet World Health Organisation (WHO) standards, which specify that suits must be impermeable and include breathing apparatus. Staff also pointed to latex gloves secured with adhesive tape as an example of how the suits were not impermeable.

Police my have found a body which may belong to Arnis Zalkalns

Detectives hunting for the prime suspect in the murder of Alice Gross found the body of a man in dense woodland close to where the teenager disappeared more than a month ago. The badly decomposed body is thought to be Latvian labourer Arnis Zalkalns.Police said further searches were to look for any further evidence and they were not searching for anything in particular.

Wonga may have to write off some of its customers debts

Payday lender Wonga says it is writing off £220m of debts for 330,000 customers after putting in place new affordability checks. The company, which has faced criticism for its high interest rates and debt collection tactics, made the changes after discussions with regulators. Customers in arrears whose loans would not have been made under the new checks will have their debts written off. A further 45,000 customers in arrears will not have to pay interest on loans.

Hong Kong protesters want want full democracy

China's state media have strongly backed Hong Kong Chief Executive CY Leung, praising his performance while condemning protests as "chaos". The support in Communist Party paper People's Daily comes as student activists threaten to occupy government buildings if Mr Leung does not resign. Police and government have again called on protesters to disperse. The protesters are angry at China's plan to vet candidates for polls in 2017, saying they want full democracy.

Alice Gross disappearance now turn to a murder case

The missing teenager Alice Gross has now turn into a murdercase as an unnamed body has now been found in the River Brent. Detectives say significant efforts were made to conceal the body, which was discovered on Tuesday night. Alice's family have been informed. Formal identification is yet to take place and a post-mortem examination is due to be held later, police said. Convicted murderer Arnis Zalkalns, 41, from Latvia, remains the main suspect. There is a film footage of him cycling along the Grand Union Canal 15 minutes after Alice had walked along it, on 28 August. It is the last known sighting of the 14-year-old girl. *Note* Mr Zalkalns has been missing from his Ealing home since 3 September, there are supision that he may have returned to Latvia or even another country..

Osborne announces 2-year benefit freeze

Working-age benefits will be frozen for two years from April 2016. This follows a 1% cap on increases that was announced in 2012. Working-age benefits currently covered by the 1% cap will be covered, and housing benefit will also be covered. The full list includes: jobseeker’s allowance, tax credits, universal credit, child benefit, income support, the work-related activity component of employment and support allowance and the local housing allowance rates in housing benefit. Some minor benefits, like maternity pay, paternity pay, sickness pay and adoption pay won’t be covered.

Hong Kong Riot

Thousands of pro-democracy protesters are blocking Hong Kong's streets, shutting down the territory's business hub and ignoring appeals to leave. Crowds remained on the streets overnight after a day that saw riot police deploy tear gas and batons in a bid to disperse them. On Monday, the Hong Kong government said riot police were being withdrawn as people had "mostly calmed down". But some banks and schools were closed, and there was transport chaos. Protesters - a mix of students and supporters of the Occupy Central pro-democracy movement - are angry at Beijing's plans to vet candidates for Hong Kong's 2017 leadership elections. They want a free choice of candidates when they cast their ballots for the chief executive - something Beijing says is out of the question.

Boko Haram leader Mohammed Bashir has been killed and over 130 members apprehended by Nigeria's military

More than 130 members of the Boko Haram terrorist group have surrendered to Nigeria's military. Mohammed Bashir, a man who had posed as the group’s leader Abubakar Shekau in numerous videos, was also been killed in clashes, the military said on Wednesday. This was confirmed by Defence spokesman Major-General Chris Olukolade Also in recent news one of hundreds of schoolgirls kidnapped by a brutal Nigerian terrorist group has been found wandering in the bush in a remote region of the country, police said on Friday.

362 Phones 4u stores to close down costing 2,400 jobs

More than 2,400 Phones 4u staff are to lose their jobs after plans to wind up the stricken mobile phone retailer were announced on Monday night. Administrator PWC said that 362 of the retailer’s stores will close, immediately costing 1,697 staff their jobs. Another 720 people have been retained in the short term to assist with the closure programme, the accountants added, but will then be made redundant.

ISIS posts new video of their British hostage

British Isis hostage John Cantlie has appeared in a new video posted by the militants, warning the U.S and its allies that military intervention against them will create 'a new Vietnam'. He was forced to criticise military build-up against terror group.

David Cameron needs to go

David Cameron was today warned that he faces a Tory rebellion on Friday following the Scottish referendum result, regardless of whether it is a Yes or No outcome. As the final day of campaigning got under way in Scotland, several backbenchers said privately that there will be pressure on the Prime Minister to resign if Scotland vote for independence.
One, Andrew Rosindell, broke cover last night, telling the Financial Times: “If it goes wrong, however, the Prime Minister will have to decide what the honourable thing is to do.” Another MP warned privately: “If the referendum goes for independence, the Prime Minister will have to resign.”But even if there is a No vote, senior MPs are planning a delegation to protest against the Prime Minister.

Phones 4U goes into administration 5,600 jobs at risk


The Phones 4U company announced the shock news after phone company EE pulled the plug on its agreement to supply it with phones and contracts. Staff at the company’s 550 stores will learn today whether the administrators will allow the business to reopen (or not) for trading.

Barack Obama authorises airstrikes in Syria to take out (IS) terrorist group

Barack Obama authorises airstrikes in Syria to take out (IS) terrorist group Mr Obama reassured Americans that the US "will hunt down terrorists who threaten our country, wherever they are" – authorising "a systematic campaign of airstrikes" against IS fighters. IS have now forcefully seized almost one third of Iraq and Syria and installed a self-appointed caliphate – a chief civil and religious ruler – in areas under the group's control. Two recent video messages sent by the terror group have shown the brutal murder of American journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff – alongside a threat to a British hostage.

Mental health issues needs to be made more of a priority

Mental health needs to be more of a priority, with targets for waiting times and more protection for funding, says England's chief medical officer. Dame Sally Davies said there were signs funding was being cut at a time when the cost to the economy was rising. Her annual report said mental illness led to the loss of 70 million working days last year - up 24% since 2009.As well as calling for greater emphasis on mental illness in the NHS, she also said employers could play a role too. She recommended they allowed people with mental health problems the option of flexible working to keep them in employment and maintaining regular contact during sickness leave.

Hit and run In Harlesden

A man is fighting for his life following a hit-and-run during a street fight in Harlesden on saturday. The victim, in his 20s, was hit by a car during the brawl outside a fast food shop in the High Street at around 3.40am. The driver is believed to have sped away after. The victim suffered multiple injuries and is in a critical condition in hospital. Surrounding streets have been condoned off while police carry out an investigation. Three men have been arrested and are in police custody.

Migrants try to rush the ferry after breaking into port of Calais

NP&O is demanding urgent action by the French authorities to improve security in the port of Calais and prevent a repeat of the break-in last night which saw hundreds of migrants trying to storm onto ferries bound for Britain. The ferry company questioned whether more could have been done more to prevent the mass security breach, claiming it was an “extraordinary coincidence” that so many migrants were able to get past guards on the same day the mayor of Calais threatened to blockade the port unless Britain did more to help deal with the spiralling migrant population. Ships in the port had to lock their doors, raise the ramps and even use fire hoses to prevent a group of about 100 migrants trying to force their way onto vessels on Wednesday afternoon.

Ashya King's parents realeased from Jail

Naghemeh King and her husband Brett were freed from custody in Madrid on Tuesday after efforts to extradite the couple to the UK were abandoned. Speaking after her release, she said: "All I could do was just cry and pray." It has emerged that five-year-old Ashya, who has a brain tumour, can receive treatment at the Proton Therapy Center in Prague.
Brett King claimed that Southampton General Hospital knew he planned to take the five-year-old abroad yet he and his wife Naghmeh were hunted across Europe by police and 'treated like terrorists'. They were freed from a notorious Madrid jail last night after a humiliating climbdown by British authorities over their arrest for child neglect. A judge ordered the immediate release of the couple after the European arrest warrant against them was dropped - following a sustained campaign of outrage over their treatment. Mr King said: 'They are going to kill him in England or turn him into a vegetable. I would happily spend years in jail to stop my son getting treatment that would kill him or leave him disabled.

Celebrities hacked nude pictures are being investigated

The apparent leak of hundreds of naked photos purportedly belonging to more than 100 high-profile singers, actors and celebrities has raised questions of the safety and security of digital services. On Sunday night, images of 101 high-profile stars, including Jennifer Lawrence, Ariana Grande, Victoria Justice, Kate Upton, Kim Kardashian, Rihanna, Kirsten Dunst and Selena Gomez, were posted on 4chan, an online image sharing forum, in an apparent hacking leak linked to the Apple iCloud service.Ms Lawrence, who stars in The Hunger Games films, has requested an investigation after a hacker apparently obtained photographs, with graphic content, from the mobile phones of numerous celebrities.

Avoid Calais, lorry drivers have been told in fear from knife-wielding immigrants trying to come to the UK

Lorry drivers are being ordered to avoid Calais because of confrontations with knife-wielding illegal immigrants who are trying to get to Britain. Cross-Channel haulage firms are advising drivers to use other ports – including Cherbourg, Boulogne and Dunkirk – to transport goods to the UK to prevent migrants clambering into their vehicles.
Up to 2,000 foreigners have massed at Calais in a desperate bid to reach our shores where they will be able to claim benefits if they fail to find jobs. The growing problem has led to calls for a new Sangatte-style refugee camp – a successor to the notorious Red Cross centre closed in 2002 that was used by 60,000 people as a springboard for illegal entry to the UK.
Angry truckers have told of desperate migrants armed with knives, iron bars and other weapons who leap on to UK-bound ferries. At the weekend police launched a hunt for an Iraqi Kurd people-smuggler who pointed a pump-action shotgun at them as they arrested 15 illegal immigrants who were attempting to stow away in the back of a wagon parked in Calais.

Ashya King found in Malaga

Police have rejected criticism of their search for a five-year-old boy with a brain tumour removed from a UK hospital by his parents against medical advice. Ashya King was found in Malaga on Saturday and his parents arrested, following an international search. His father Brett King defended his actions in a video posted on YouTube, saying there had been a "ridiculous chase". Hampshire Police said medical advice was that Ashya was in "grave danger".

Police commissioner quits over Rotherham child sex scandal

The Deputy South Yorkshire police and crime commissioner has resigned over the Rotherman child sex scandal - and called for her embattled boss Shaun Wright to do the same. Tracey Cheetham said she believed 'it would have been the right thing' for Mr Wright - former head of Children's Services in the town - to step down in the wake of the Rotherham report, which found 1,400 children were
sexually exploited between 1997 and 2013.

Russian troops Captured in Ukraine say they entered by accident

A group of Russian soldiers captured in eastern Ukraine crossed the border "by accident", Russian military sources are quoted as saying.

Ten Russian paratroopers who were captured in Ukraine on Monday crossed the border "accidentally" during a routine frontier patrol, Russia's Ministry of Defence said on Tuesday. Ukraine's Security Service, the SBU, said on Monday that the men were captured near the village of Dzerkalne, about 25 miles southeast of the rebels' besieged stronghold, the city of Donetsk. Russia has previously vigorously denied that its troops have crossed into Ukraine, despite repeated accusations from the Ukrainian and Western governments that it is providing men and material to the pro-Russian rebels fighting in the area.

UK Police new code of conduct for stop and search

Police forces across the country have signed up to a new voluntary code of conduct that will place limits on the stop and search powers used by officers. Home Secretary Theresa May has said the powers were being misused, which she warned could be 'hugely damaging to the relationship between the police and the public.' All 43 police forces in England and Wales have now agreed to sign up to the scheme, which places limits on the use of controversial 'Section 60' stops. The changes have been brought in after Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) found that 27 per cent of stop and searches did not contain reasonable grounds for suspicion, meaning more than 250,000 of the one million searches conducted last year could have been illegal.In addition, black and minority ethnic (BME) members of the public were up to six times more likely to be searched than white people.

Forces signed up to the scheme will agree to more limits on blanket Section 60 stops, which allow officers to stop people on the anticipation of serious violence without suspicion a person is carrying weapons, while better records will be kept of each instance and published online.

GCSE results

GCSE results show the number of test papers marked a C has increased this summer but English graded dropped sharply and examiners warned of "volatility" in many schools. Exam officials revealed that 68.8%. A "significant minority" had not received their predicted results, he said, with schools with many disadvantaged students having been "hit the hardest".
"The volume of change has made year on year comparisons in GCSE results increasingly meaningless. It is almost apples and oranges," said Mr Lightman.

US journalist James Foley beheaded by Islamist IS'

Islamic State insurgents have posted a video apparently showing the beheading of US journalist James Foley. The jihadist militant group said the killing was revenge for US air strikes against its fighters in Iraq. Intelligence agencies are trying to identify masked killer, who has a British accent. Foley's mother Diane said on Facebook she was proud of her son: "He gave his life trying to expose the world to the suffering of the Syrian people." Foley, 40, has reported extensively across the Middle East, working for the US publication GlobalPost and other media outlets including French news agency AFP.

John Kerry, Clinton spied on by Germany

Germany's foreign intelligence agency eavesdropped on calls made by US Secretary of State John Kerry and his predecessor Hillary Clinton, German magazine Der Spiegel has reported. The weekly magazine reported that the agency, known by its German acronym BND, tapped a satellite phone conversation Mr Kerry made in 2013 as part of its surveillance of telecommunications in the Middle East. The agency also recorded a conversation between Ms Clinton and former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan a year earlier, Der Spiegel claimed.

Sir Cliff Richard Berkshire home has been searched by the police in sex abuse claim

Police were seen taking a number of items from the property in Sunningdale, Berkshire, for further investigation. A police spokesman said the allegation involved a boy under 16 and dated from the 1980s in the South Yorkshire area. No arrests have been made and there are reports that the 73-year-old entertainer is currently at his home in the Algarve in Portugal. Sir Cliff today released a statement
calling the allegations 'completely false'. The investigation is not connected to Operation Yewtree and police said officers from that operation - set up by the Metropolitan Police to investigate hundreds of allegations in the wake of the Jimmy Savile scandal - had been notified.

Man sectioned over Airport bomb hoax

A man has been sectioned under the Mental Health Act after a bomb hoax resulted in an RAF jet escorting a passenger plane to Manchester Airport.

World War 1 lights out vigil

A candle-lit vigil at Westminster Abbey and a "lights out" event have concluded a day of ceremonies marking 100 years since Britain entered World War One. People were invited to turn off their lights for an hour until 23:00 BST, the time war was declared in 1914.

Israeli strikes UN school in Rafah

At least 10 people have been killed in a strike near a UN-run school housing Palestinians displaced by the Gaza conflict, medics say. The attack hit the entrance of the facility in Rafah, where thousands of Palestinians are said to be sheltering.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon described the attack as a "moral outrage and a criminal act". The Israeli military has not commented but has been carrying out renewed strikes in Gaza. Israeli media reports say most troops have left Gaza, though there is no official order to end the operation.

Sierra Leone's mountain biking champion vanished from Commonwealth Games

Sierra Leone's mountain biking champion has disappeared from the Commonwealth Games, days after his sick teammate was tested for the Ebola virus, his team has revealed. Mohamed Tholley was due to compete in the time trial event in Glasgow today (Thurs) and the road race on Saturday, but never turned up at the start line (Sierra Leone team believe he may have absconded over fears about the deadly disease). Last week his roommate and teammate Moses Sesay was taken to a Scottish hospital with a fever and was tested for Ebola, but was given the all-clear after being quarantined for four days.

Israel bombing UN run school

Israel has attacked a UN-run school housing refugees in Gaza despite warnings that civilians were there, the UN has said.

UN spokesman Chris Gunness said "the world stands disgraced" by the attack, in which 15 died and dozens were hurt. The Israeli military said an initial inquiry suggested soldiers responded to mortar fire. The military says it is now holding a partial, four-hour humanitarian ceasefire. 1,200 Palestinians and 55 Israelis(53 soldiers 2 civilians) have been killed in the conflict. Most of the Palestinian deaths have been civilians.

Israel's bombing of the children of Gaza

Gaza is manily populated with young children 17 years of age and younger (quarter of a million are around 10). These are predominantly the people who are being seriously hurt or killed. The bombing has been so intense that some have even hit hospitals where they are over stretched with the injured children.
Click here for Jon Snow - returning from Gaza.

Air Algerie AH5017 plain crash

Algerian aircraft carrying 110 passengers and six crew crashed in northern Africa early on Thursday with the apparent death of all on board – the third airliner disaster in a week.

The French President, Francois Hollande says There are no survivors from the Air Algerie AH5017 passenger jet that crashed in Mali.

Mo Farah withdraws from the Glasgow Commonwealth Games

Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah has withdrawn from the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow after failing to recover from a recent illness. Farah, 31, won the 5,000m and 10,000m at London 2012 and was set to run both distances in Scotland. However, he has decided to stay at his training camp to be fit for August's European Championships in Zurich.

MH17 plane crash victims bodies being sent home

The first planes carrying victims' bodies from crashed flight MH17 have left Ukraine for the Netherlands, where experts will begin to identify them. The black box from the air craft will be handed to British experts to examine.

Israel begins Gaza ground offensive

The Israeli military has begun a ground offensive against Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip, stepping up its 11-day-old military operation.

Israel and Gaza have reached a ceasefire deal

A ceasefire deal has been reached to end fighting between Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza. The deal was due to take effect on Friday at 06:00 local time (03:00 GMT). Hamas, which controls Gaza, has denied a deal has been reached at talks in Egypt, but that efforts are continuing.

Some 227 Palestinians have died in Israeli air strikes since the current crisis began on 8 July. One Israeli has been killed by mortar fire from Gaza.

Israel warns Gaza before they commence air strikes

Israel warns thousands of Palestinians in Gaza to evacuate as it resumes air strikes amid continuing militant rocket fire directed at Israel.

Israel drops leaflets over Gaza ordering tens of thousands of Palestinians to leave their homes 'for your own safety'. Shortly after 8am evacuation deadline passed, Israel shelled Hamas militant targets in north and east of the region.

Israel accepts Egypt proposal to end conflict in Gaza

Israel has accepted an Egyptian truce proposal for the conflict with Gaza.

Israel has accepted an Egyptian proposal for a cease-fire, but Hamas' military wing rejecting the gesture outright saying it is a "surrender", there may be little hope of seeing an end to the near constant exchange of fire that has so far killed more than 190 Palestinians in Gaza. The Israeli Security Cabinet met early Tuesday morning and reached a decision to halt aerial strikes beginning at 9 a.m. (2 a.m. ET).

World Cup 2014: Germany wins the world Cup defeats Argentina

Germany defeats Argentina 1-0 and wins the world Cup for the forth time.

NICE (National Institute of Health and Care Excellence) weight loss surgery to combat diabetes

The new draft guidelines from the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) aim to reduce debilitating complications, which are a huge drain on NHS resources. Diabetes UK estimates 850,000 people could be eligible for surgery, but NICE expects it to be tens of thousands.

Type 2 diabetes is closely linked to lifestyle and obesity. The inability to control blood sugar levels can result in blindness, amputations and nerve damage. A mounting body of evidence suggests a gastric bypass improves symptoms in around 60% of patients.

World Cup 2014: Netherlands lost against Argentina by penalties

Netherlands lost against Argentina by penalties shoot outs which means Argentina will play against Germany on sunday for the finals at the Maracana. The match was a hard fought battle which niether side scored a goal which evently went to penalties were Argentina won.

Politicians child sex abuse investigation

Mark Sedwill is to face questions from the Commons Home Affairs Select Committee about how his department lost or destroyed 114 files that could shed light on alleged abuse in the 1980s. The government has already announced two reviews into claims of abuse. At least 20 public figures have been accused of abuse spanning "decades". Mr Sedwill's appearance comes 24 hours after Home Secretary Theresa May announced the launch of a wide-ranging, Hillsborough-style inquiry into historical child sex abuse claims "to consider whether public bodies and other non-state institutions have taken seriously their duty of care to protect children".

Mrs May also appointed the head of the NSPCC, Peter Wanless, to focus on concerns the Home Office failed to act on allegations of child sex abuse contained in a dossier handed over in the 1980s by former Tory MP Geoffrey Dickens.

Tour de France 2014: London

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The final English leg of the Tour de France starts later with nearly 200 cyclists racing along the 96-mile (155km) route from Cambridge to London. 12:15 BST: Cambridge. Riders leave Parker's Piece for a tour of the city, 12:25 BST: Trumpington. Race begins as riders reach the A1309 12:42 BST: Essex. Peleton crosses the border through the Chesterfords, 14:06 BST: Riders reach Chelmsford, 14:43 BST: Epping Forest, 14:55 BST: London stage begins at Woodford ,15:04 BST: Walthamstow, 15:11 BST: Lead riders expected at the Olympic Park ,15:42 BST: Stage three ends at The Mall.

63 abducted women, girls escape from Boko Haram

Sixty-three women and girls kidnapped by Boko Haram last month in Nigeria escaped from their captors and have returned to their burnt village, a security source and a local vigilante fighting the militant group said.

Tour de France 2014

Kicks off in Yorkshire. Unfortunately Mark Cavendish crashed out of the Tour de France after he dislocated his shoulder and suffered ligament damage in a crash near the end of stage one in Yorkshire.

Rolf Harris sent to Jail

Rolf harris has been sentanced to serve a jail term of 5 years and 9 month. "You have no-one to blame but yourself," Judge Mr Justice Sweeney told Harris, before passing sentence at London's Southwark Crown Court. He told Harris he "took advantage of the trust placed in you because of your celebrity status", and treated one victim "like a toy". Harris, 84, was convicted of 12 indecent assault charges on Monday. Victim statements were read in court ahead of sentencing, with one woman saying the abuse destroyed her "childhood innocence". Prosecutors, meanwhile, said Harris would not stand trial over allegations he downloaded sexual images of children.

Rolf Harris found guilty of Sex offenses

The veteran entertainer and artist Rolf Harris is facing prison after being found guilty of indecent assault following a trial in which he was portrayed as a "Jekyll and Hyde" character who used his celebrity status to grope and abuse young women and girls.
Following a dramatic six-week hearing, the jury at Southwark crown court convicted Harris of 12 counts of indecent assault, from 12 initial charges dating over nearly two decades from 1968. The judge, Mr Justice Sweeney, said the entertainer would be sentenced on Friday, pending medical reports, and warned Harris a jail term was "uppermost in the court's mind". Harris will remain on unconditional bail until Friday. And now more women have also accused him of indecent assault and are looking for compensation.

Nicolas Sarkozy is held over influence claims

French ex-President Nicolas Sarkozy has been detained for questioning over alleged influence peddling at Nanterre, near Paris. Its followed by arrests of Sarkozy's lawyer and two magistrates who are under investigation for allegedly using their influence to obtain information about legal cases against him.

Detectives are trying to establish whether the former leader promised a top-level job in Monaco to a magistrate in return for letting him know whether corruption allegations against him would go to court. Sarkozy denies any wrong-doing. Police were listening to Sarkozy's calls as part of a separate investigation into claims he accepted illegal donations from the former Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi for his 2007 presidential election campaign. When he discovered his phone was tapped, Sarkozy allegedly obtained another phone under the pseudonym Paul Bismuth, to talk to his lawyer. In the taped conversations, detectives allegedly heard information that Herzog had been tipped off by a magistrate about a legal decision over yet another police investigation into whether or not Sarkozy also accepted illegal campaign funds from France's richest woman, Liliane Bettencourt.

Bobby Womack passed away aged 70

Soul singer Bobby Womack died aged 70. He was a legendary Soul singer who worked with musicians from Sam Cooke to Damon Albarn has died after career spanning nearly six decades. The cause of death was not announced, but he had suffered from cancer and Alzheimer's disease and battled with drug addiction. Many have been sending tributes to singer from Peter Gabriel to Ronnie Wood who said his friend would be "greatly missed".
R.I.P Bobby Womack, remarkable and never forgotton!

Luis Suárez banned for four months for World cup biting

Fifa has banned Uruguay’s Luis Suárez from all “football-related activities” for four months for biting Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini, ruling the striker out of the rest of the World Cup and the start of the domestic season – although not a potential move to Barcelona. The Liverpool player will not be able to play or train for his club or country for four months after Fifa’s disciplinary committee handed down the hefty sanction, which will be appealed against and has provoked dismay from Uruguay and a guarded response from Anfield. The biting incident, the third in which Suárez has been involved in his career, has also led Fifa’s disciplinary committee to prevent the player from entering any football stadium during the ban.

Wonga ordered to pay out 2.6m due to sending letters from non-existent companies

FCA orders payday lender to compensate 45,000 customers after it sent threatening letters from non-existent companies.


The payday lender, Wonga, has been ordered to pay more than £2.6m compensation after it was found to have sent threatening letters to customers from non-existent law firms. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) said Wonga had been guilty of "unfair and misleading debt collection practices" after it emerged the lender had created fake law firms.

Three al-Jazeera journalists Jailed

In Egypt 3 al-Jazeera journalists accused of supporting the Muslim Brotherhood have been jailed for seven years in Egypt. A court in Cairo convicted Peter Greste, Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed of spreading false news and supporting the now banned Islamist group. The trio had denied the charges. Eleven defendants tried in absentia, including three foreign journalists, received 10-year sentences.

Spy enforcement cameras are banned

The sneaky, scandalous and money grabbing spy CCTV cameras mounted on enforcement vehicles will be made a thing of the past in the UK. The Government will make it illegal from the Autumn, this is to ending the plague of parking tickets by post from Councils. This effort is to stop “over-zealous” enforcement, ministers will announce. Drivers will be encouraged to appeal against more parking tickets, with the introduction of a 25 per cent discount for those who try to overturn a fine but fail. Ministers are trying to ease the policing of parking, as they believe it often makes driving to shops too difficult and forces people to go out of town or online. Hundreds of thousands of drivers are caught by cameras each year. The ban on CCTV, both fixed cameras and so-called “Orwellian spy cars”, will become law through the Deregulation Bill this autumn.

World Cup 2014: England are out

England have been knocked out of the World Cup after Costa Rica win 1-0 over Italy.

World Cup 2014: England losses to Uruguay

England losses the football match to Uruguay 2-1 and many blame Gerrard for assisting Suarez in scoring the goal. Steven Gerrard admitted England’s defeat to Uruguay had left him at his lowest point and he hinted that he would announce his international retirement once World Cup elimination is confirmed.

Ian Wright house was robbed and his wife held at knife point

Ex footballer Ian Wright rushes home from the World Cup after learning his wife was held a knifepoint in their home while his daughters slept in another room. Nancy Hallam has been left “very shaken up” after being threatened with a blade while four thieves ransacked his property in Willesden north-west London . Her ITV football pundit husband boarded a flight home from the World Cup in Brazil last night after hearing of the attack. He is expected to arrive home in the afternoon today and will head straight from the airport to join his family, his agent revealed.

A Bomb blast was set off in Northern Nigeria as viewers watch the World Cup

At least 21 people have been killed in a bomb blast in northern Nigeria as they were watching a World Cup match, a hospital source has told the BBC. Witnesses in Damaturu, in Yobe state, say a suicide bomber in a tricycle taxi detonated explosives as people watched Brazil's match against Mexico on TV. At least 27 people are said to have been seriously injured. Public screenings of the World Cup in some parts of Nigeria have been banned because of threats by Boko Haram.

Kenya attacks: Al-Shabab raid villages near Mpeketoni

At least 15 people have been killed in a new attack by Islamist militants near Kenya's coastal town of Mpeketoni, local police say. They say the gunmen raided two villages overnight. Somalia's al-Shabab group said it had carried out the attack, telling Reuters that its "operations in Kenya will continue". Approximately 48 people died after the al-Qaeda-linked group attacked hotels and a police station in the town on Sunday.

World Cup England 1 - Italy 2

England lost their first game against Italy 2-1. Even though England did not win they put up a very good fight against Italy and even came close to scoring winning goals a few times.

World Cup 2014: England vs Italy

The England vs Italy match is today at the Amazonia Arena, Manaus Saturday June 14 2014, kick-off starts 23:00 (BST)

The world cup 2014

The world cup kicks off in a spectacular way with stars like Pitbull and Jennifer Lopez who were joined by Brazilian pop star Cláudia Leitte for their performance of the official Fifa World Cup song "We Are One (Ole Ola)".

30,000 passports delayed

Around 30,000 passport applications have been delayed, the Prime Minister has admitted. David Cameron told the House of Commons that HM Passport Office had received 300,000 more