Most of the Hatton Garden heist haul may have been recovered

Detectives investigating the gang that pulled off the Hatton Garden heist believe they have now recovered most of the valuables stolen during the audacious raid.
Nine people continued to be questioned on Wednesday after being arrested on Tuesday on suspicion of burglary from the safety deposit box vault at Hatton Garden, in the heart of London’s diamond district, over the Easter weekend. The majority of the valuables linked to the theft were found at one of at least 12 addresses searched on Tuesday, stashed in bags. Police were trying to establish who owned the property they recovered.

Prince Charles Ireland vist

Prince Charles is visiting the place in the Republic of Ireland where his great-uncle Lord Mountbatten was murdered by the IRA in 1979. It is the first time he has visited Mullaghmore in County Sligo. The prince said earlier that the compassion shown by people there "has done much to aid the healing process".He said the murder of his great-uncle and three others had given him a profound understanding of how people affected by the Troubles suffered.

JCB boss says UK will be fine if exit from EU

The chairman of construction equipment firm JCB has said the UK should not fear an exit from the European Union."We are the fifth or sixth largest economy in the world. We could exist on our own - peacefully and sensibly," Lord Bamford told BBC Midlands Today.
Lord Bamford said an exit would enable the UK to "negotiate as our country rather than being one of 28 nations". JCB said the UK's construction boom had helped offset weaker markets globally. The construction equipment market in both Brazil and China dropped by 17% last year, with Russia down 27% and India by almost 15%, it reported. In contrast, the market for plant machinery in the UK surged by 30%, while in the US it rose 13%. Overall JCB said sales totalled £2.5bn, down 6% on 2013. Lord Bamford said the firm was "well placed" to capitalise on improving growth in developing countries."The need for infrastructure in much of the developing world remains acute and will eventually drive a resumption of growth," he added.

Ed Miliband,Nick Clegg & Nigel Farage resigns

Ed Miliband steps down after admitting scale of election defeat had taken him and his staff by surprise. A devastated Ed Miliband has resigned as leader of the Labour party, saying he is truly sorry for the scale of the party’s crushing defeat.
In an emotional speech, Miliband said it was time for someone else to take over as leader, but called on the party to keep fighting, rather than give in to despair.
Nick Clegg has as well resigned as leader of the Liberal Democrats after his party was reduced from 57 to eight MPs in the general election.
"I must take responsibility and therefore I announce that I will be resigning as leader of the Liberal Democrats,'' he said."A leadership election will now take place according to the party's rules".
Also Nigel Farage is standing down as UKIP leader after failing to win Thanet South. Talking about his promise to quit if he lost, Mr Farage, said: "I'm a man of my word." However, he did not rule out putting his name forward again in the leadership election in September.

UK elections

Voters are going to the polls across the country to decide who will form the next government. Polling stations opened at 7am and close at 10pm in the United Kingdom's 650 constituencies.

Class A drugs in Schools

Many school kids have been found with Class A drugs such as crack cocaine to heroin. There has been over 200 incidents dating back to 2011 teachers describe the figures as "worry" and the "tip of the iceberg".

Chiles Volcano erupted after 42 years

Chile's Calbuco volcano has erupted for the first time in 43 years, prompting an evacuation of 1,500 people from the nearby town of Ensenada.The volcano, which has been inactive since 1972, spilled a huge ash cloud into the skies above southern Chile before a second eruption hours later.The National Mining and Geological Service issued a high alert and banned access to areas close to the volcano.

Baby who lived for 100 min youngest organ donor

The parents of Britain's youngest organ donor say their son "lived and died a hero" after the infant's kidneys saved the life of a patient with renal failure.Doctors told mother Jess Evans during her 12th week of pregnancy that one of the twin sons she was carrying suffered a fatal condition which stops the brain and skull from developing.
She and her fiance Mike Houlston were told their baby would either be stillborn or die shortly after birth.

Migrant Boat Captain murder charge

The skipper of the migrant boat which capsized off the Libyan coast killing at least 800 people is facing charges of mass murder.Tunisian Mohammed Ali Malek, 27, will appear before a judge on Friday along with crew member and Syrian national Mahmud Bikhit, 25, following their arrest. There were only 28 survivors brought ashore at the Sicilian port of Catania. Malek is accused of multiple first degree homicides, causing a shipwreck and people trafficking. Bikhit is facing the latter charge.
The rate of deaths among migrants trying to cross to Europe is increasing and there are fears up to 30,000 could perish this year.
A Greek minister has said the "great powers" of Europe need to take more responsibility for the unfolding crisis in the Mediterranean Sea.

Hillary Clinton's run for president

Hillary Clinton has set out for a tour of key states, at the start of her campaign to become the first woman US president. She is taking a road trip to meet small groups of voters in Iowa, having announced her bid for the Democratic presidential nomination on Sunday.She had been expected to declare her candidacy for months.

Lord Stevens is under investigation over Steven Lawrance inquiry

Lord Stevens is accused of failing to hand information over to the Macpherson public inquiry, which investigated the police’s initial failure to apprehend the black teenager’s killers. John Stevens was Deputy Commissioner of the Met from 1998 to 2000 – while the Macpherson report was being compiled, before serving for five years as Britain’s most senior police officer.In a letter to the Macpherson inquiry in 1998, he stated that no officer or former officer involved in giving evidence was under investigation for corruption.
The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has now launched an investigation into the retired police chief – following a complaint made last October by the murdered teenager’s father Neville Lawrence.
Mr Lawrence requested the IPCC look into alleged failures of senior officers, including Lord Stevens, to provide "full, frank and truthful" information to the inquiry, as well as claims that hundreds of files on past major police corruption probes were shredded.

Election 2015 party leaders debate

The leaders of Britain's seven main political parties will do battle in a high-stakes TV showdown tonight, marking the only time David Cameron and Ed Miliband will debate each other in the General Election campaign.The two-hour event sees the Prime Minister, the Labour leader and Nick Clegg joined by the leaders of UKIP, the Greens, the SNP and Plaid Cymru for a live debate before a 200-strong studio audience in Salford.The debate will kick off at 8pm tonight April 2nd.

Nigerian presidential election

The Nigerian presidential elections has been won by the opposition party for the first time in the country's history. General Muhammadu Buhari beat incumbent president Goodluck Jonathan.Jonathan conceded this afternoon and called 72-year-old General Buhari to congratulate him, Aviation Minister Osita Chidoka said.

There were some issues with votes from the south and south east reigion of Nigeria people were questioning the low.vote count compared to the northen parts.
General Buhari, who has previously made three failed attempts to win the presidency, ruled Nigeria from 1984 until mid-1985, after a seizing power in a military coup.
His brief dictatorship saw him rule the nation with an iron fist, jailing people for trivial missteps such as public littering, and punishing civil servants who arrived late to work with gruelling physical exercises.Buhari was eventually was overthrown by his own soldiers after attempting to cover up Nigeria's deepening economic crisis, by silencing the press and jailing journalists.

Alps Crash Co-Pilot Doctors note

Prosecutors investigating the Germanwings crash have said there were indications the co-pilot hid his illness from his employers. Lubitz has been accused of deliberately flying the aircraft into a mountainside shortly after preventing the captain from re-entering the cockpit.In a news conference on Friday, the prosecutors said that Andreas Lubitz hid a sick note on the day the Airbus A320 crashed into a mountainside during a flight from Barcelona to Dusseldorf.The torn-up note, dated on the day of the crash on Tuesday, was found during searches of the 27-year-old's flat in Dusseldorf and the home he shared with his parents in the town of Montabaur.
The prosecutors added that documents showed he was receiving medical treatment, but that no suicide note or claim of responsibility for the crash was found.
Lubitz under went some of his training in Arizonia USA which seemed to be hindered by depression.
The sick notes which was found saying he was unable to work, among other things, if handed in it would of prevented him flying that day.

Jeremy Clarkson fired from BBC Top Gear

Jeremy Clarkson's contract will not be renewed after an "unprovoked physical attack" on a Top Gear producer, the BBC's director general has confirmed. Tony Hall said he had "not taken this decision lightly" and recognised it would "divide opinion". However, he added "a line has been crossed" and he "cannot condone what has happened on this occasion".Clarkson was suspended on 10 March, following what was called a "fracas" with Top Gear producer Oisin Tymon.

PM David Cameron Apologises over infected blood

Prime Minister David Cameron has apologised on behalf of the British government to victims of the contaminated blood scandal. It came after a Scottish inquiry described the saga as "the stuff of nightmares". Thousands of people were infected with Hepatitis C and HIV through NHS blood products in the 1970s and 80s.

Budget 2015 George Osborne does not explain cut £12bn from welfare which will hurt the UK poorest

Chancellor George Osborne needs to spell out exactly how he plans to cut £12bn from welfare spending, says the independent forecaster the Institute for Fiscal Studies. Only £2bn of these £12bn cuts have been outlined so far, said IFS director Paul Johnson, in response to the Budget.Yet all the cuts are supposed to be in place by 2017-18, he said. Mr Johnson added that it was important to know ahead of the general election what "radical changes" were planned. Spending cuts planned for 2016-17 and 2017-18 would be "twice the size of any year's cuts over this parliament", said Mr Johnson, if the £12bn of cuts already announced and the Chancellor's hoped-for £5bn of anti tax avoidance measures failed to materialise. This looks like an attack on the UK
poorest!

Mircosoft explorer is coming to an end

tAfter 20 years Microsoft has said they plan to end the Internet Explorer brand and launch a new browers by the name of Spartan.

Ebola British military health worker taken to Royal free hospital

A British military health worker has be tested postive for ebola and has flown back to the UK's Royal free hospital from Sierra Leone. Another 3 have been flown back to UK aswell.

Police shot during protest in Ferguson

Two US police officers have been shot in Ferguson, a Missouri town hit by riots over the killing of an unarmed black teenager last year. One officer was shot in the face and one in the shoulder, St Louis County police chief Jon Belmar said. Both suffered "very serious gunshot injuries" but were conscious, he said. They were shot during a demonstration after the resignation of Ferguson's police chief, which followed a report alleging racial bias in his department. Some say this was a comeuppance for the killing of the unarmed blackteenager (Michael Brown) who had his hands up when the police man (Darren Wilson) killed him.

Blurred Lines song by Pharrell Williams & Robin Thicke to pay out 5 million dollers

A jury has ruled that Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke copied Marvin Gaye with their song Blurred Lines, ordering the pair to pay $7.3m (£4.85m). The eight-person panel reached the decision after hearing nearly a week of testimony about similarities between the biggest hit of 2013 and Gaye's 1977 song Got To Give It Up.
Gaye's children sued Thicke and Williams, saying their song infringed the copyright of their father's song, which the pair denied.

Crufts prize-winning dog posioned

The co-owner of a prize-winning Irish setter allegedly poisoned at the Crufts dog show over the weekend says the animal appeared to have been fed cubes of meat laced with slug killer and other toxins. Police have begun an investigation after three-year-old Thendara Satisfaction, known as Jagger, collapsed and died shortly after returning to Belgium from the show at Birmingham’s NEC, where he had come second in his class.
There are suspicions that Jagger may have not been the main target (there was another dog which looked similar to Jagge) there also been a finding that another dog fell ill after the event.

Harrison Ford in volved in a plane crash but is ok

US actor Harrison Ford has been injured in a small plane crash in Los Angeles. The 72-year-old star of the Indiana Jones and Star Wars films reported engine failure and crash-landed his vintage plane on a Venice golf course. Ford suffered “moderate” injuries but is ok. His son Ben Ford sent out a tweet from the hospital with the Star Wars star. In a follow up Ben Ford said, “Thank you all for your thoughts and good vibes for my dad.” The Force is strong with this one.

US ambassador to South Korea attacked by razor

The US ambassador to South Korea, Mark Lippert, has been slashed by a political extremist armed with a razor at a function in Seoul where he was to give a lecture. Lippert, who became Washington’s envoy in the South Korean capital in October 2014, was taken to hospital with cuts to his hand and face after the attack on Thursday morning. Officials said his injuries were not life-threatening. His assailant, identified by police as 55-year-old Kim Ki-jong, carried out the attack while Lippert, 42, was attending a breakfast function at the Sejong Cultural Institute in the city centre of the South Korean capital. Mr Lippert received 80 stiches.

US police shoot and kills a homeless man in LA

1US police have shot and killed a homeless man during an altercation in central Los Angeles, in an incident caught on video. The graphic film shows a violent struggle between the man and several officers in the city's Skid Row area. Witnesses said the dead man was known as Africa and had been homeless after treatment for mental illness.

15-year-old stabbed in North London

The mother of a 15-year-old boy stabbed during a botched bicycle theft has made an emotional appeal for information about her son's killer. Michelle Watson's son Alan Cartwright was stabbed as he rode along the Caledonian Road in Islington, north London with friends on Friday night.

The night of the Brit Awards

The Brit awards went off with a bang Paloma Faith pick up an award, Ed Sheeran picked up 2 brits. Kanye West put on spectaculaur performance even though a large portion of it was muted. And later Madonna fell down during her performance, she later tweeted:
"Armani hooked me up! My beautiful cape was tied too tight! But nothing can stop me and love really lifted me up"!..

Gary Glitter jailed for 16 years

Gary Glitter has been jailed for 16 years after being found guilty of historic sex attacks on three schoolgirls. The 70-year-old, whose real name is Paul Gadd, was convicted of having sex with a 12-year-old girl.
The disgraced singer was also found guilty on one count of attempted rape and four counts of indecent assault. Another of his victims included a girl who was less than 10 years old when he crept into her bed and tried to rape her in 1975.
Glitter, who denied all the charges, also indecently assaulted a 13-year-old.

Brit Awards

Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith and Taylor Swift Paloma Faith, George Ezra, Royal Blood, Take That and Kanye West will share the spotlight at this year's Brit Awards, which take place at London's O2 arena or watch it on ITV 8pm.

MP's Cash for access

Sir Malcolm Rifkind quits after him and another former foreign secretary, Jack Straw, who was also filmed (accepting cash offers for outside service), say they have broken no rules. Reporters for the Daily Telegraph and Channel 4's Dispatches posed as staff of a fake Chinese firm.The MPs have referred themselves to Parliament's standards watchdog. Sir Malcolm will also be investigated by a party disciplinary committee.Labour leader Ed Miliband has written to the prime minister calling for a ban on MPs having second jobs.
MPs are allowed to take on other employment as long as it is declared in accordance with the code of conduct. They have to register their financial interests, including paid employment outside ParliamentBut they are forbidden from acting as a "paid advocate" - taking payment for speaking in the House, asking a parliamentary question, tabling a motion.

UK misreading of the Ukraine crisis

The UK and the EU have been accused of a "catastrophic misreading" of the mood in the Kremlin in the run-up to the crisis in Ukraine. The House of Lords EU committee claimed Europe "sleepwalked" into the crisis. The EU had not realised the depth of Russian hostility to its plans for closer relations with Ukraine, it said.
It comes as French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke about the crisis at a joint news conference in Paris. Prime Minister David Cameron said blame for what had happened in Ukraine "lies absolutely squarely with Vladimir Putin and Russia".

Racist Chelsea fans in Paris Metro train

Footage has emerged which appears to show Chelsea football fans preventing a black man from boarding a Paris train. The video shows the man repeatedly tring to get on the crowded Metro carriage but is pushed off. The racist group were heard singing: "We're racist, we're racist and that's the way we like it." The incident took place before a Champions League match in the city. Chelsea FC said it would help police, and any fans involved faced a ban. The Metropolitan Police said it was taking the incident "very seriously". In a statement it said it would assist French authorities to identify the people involved and support them in any action they
chose to take.

Strong cannabis responsible for quarter of new psychosis cases

One in four new cases of psychotic conditions such as schizophrenia could be the direct result of smoking extra-strong varieties of cannabis, a major new study concludes. The finding suggests that about 60,000 people in Britain are currently living with conditions involving hallucinations and paranoid episodes brought on by abuse of high-potency cannabis, known as skunk, and more than 300,000 people who have smoked skunk will experience such problems in their lifetime. The six-year study, the first of its kind in Britain, calculates that daily users of skunk are five times more likely to suffer psychosis than those who never touch it.Psychiatrists said there is now an “urgent need” for a drive to educate the public about the risks involved with the substance. It is believed that even newer varieties, some of them more than twice as potent as those currently available on British streets, have already been developed in the Netherlands.The findings reopen the debate about the classification of cannabis as an illegal drug, with some supporters of liberalisation now considering tougher restrictions on some varieties.


Levels of tetrahydrocannabinol (or THC), the main psychoactive compound, are arbout 15 per cent in skunk, compared with about four per cent in traditional “hash” cannabis. The study concluded that the strength of cannabis and the frequency of use play a crucial role in determining the mental health risks.
“Compared with those who never used cannabis, individuals who mostly used skunk-like cannabis were nearly twice as likely to be diagnosed with a psychotic disorder if they used it less than once per week, almost three times as likely if they used it at weekends, and more than five times as likely if they were daily users,” a study has said.

Bobby Brown Releases statment saying the comments about switching off daughters life support are false

Following numerous reports that the family of Bobbi Kristina Brown would take her off life support on the third anniversary of her mother’s death, her father, Bobby Brown, has released a statement blasting the media for “egregious and false” stories.Christopher Brown of Brown & Rosen LLC released this statement on behalf of the Brown family:
“We support the candlelight vigil for Bobbi Kristina. The Brown family is amazed by the love and support from all that attended. However the false reports that continue to appear in print and on the internet are egregious, false and will be dealt with at an appropriate time. In particular, the false reporting of TMZ,
The National Enquirer, The Atlanta Journal Constitution and the Daily Mail (UK) citing, police sources, family sources and Bobby Brown himself, will receive my attention. The desire to be “first” has clouded the judgment of many reporters as they forgo accuracy. This is a criminal investigation and the integrity of that process
requires silence.” Brown added.
“We continue to request privacy in this matter. We thank everyone that supported the vigil for Bobbi Kristina. God is hearing our prayers.”

A vigil held for Bobbi Kristina asking God for a miracle

At approx 7pm local time, about 500 people filled the Amphitheater at Riverdale Town Center for a vigil in Bobbi's honor titled Shining a Light for Healing. Supporters of the Brown family, some of whom were in attendance, prayed and sang gospel songs together while waving flashlights in the air, asking God to perform a miracle for Bobbi.

Baftas 2015

2015 British Academy Film Awards, held at the Royal Opera House in London's Covent Garden, didn't disappoint. The night belonged to Eddie Redmayne, who won the best actor award for his role in the Stephen Hawking biopic, The Theory of Everything.
Other big winners of the night were Richard Linklater's Boyhood, Julianne Moore and JK Simmons. The evening also included a surprise appearance from Tom Cruise, who presented the award for best film to Boyhood.

Gary Glitter trial: historical sex abuse offences

Gary Glitter has been found guilty of historical sex abuse against three young girls between 1975 and 1980. The 70-year-old former singer - real name Paul Gadd - was convicted of attempted rape, four counts of indecent assault and one of having sex with a girl under the age of 13. Gadd, who denied all charges, was acquitted of three other counts at Southwark Crown Court, London. Police are looking at new information relating to other potential victims. Asked whether any more complainants had come forward during the course of the trial, a Metropolitan Police spokeswoman said: "Officers have received other information and it is currently being assessed."

Taiwanese plane crash

At least 13 people are after the Taiwanese TransAsia GE235 plane with 58 passengers and crew on board crashed into a Taipei river shortly after take-off on Wednesday, officials and domestic media said.

P Diddy Wanted by police after punching a fan

According to TMZ, the 45-year-old rap mogul is wanted by police after a fan filed a battery report, alleging he was punched in the face by the p diddy. The site reports that Steven Donaldson is claiming he was struck by the father-of-six at a pre-Super Bowl party on Saturday night, which Diddy was billed to host but didn't arrive at until 1:15 am. The complainant claims the star then went on to strike him and he was thrown out by security while Diddy remained at the party. It is also alleged that Drake and Diddy got into an altercation in Miami last year over a song.

A memeber of Bobbi Kristina Brown family says she fighting for her life

Whitney Houston's daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown is "fighting for her life", according to a family statement. A family representative said on Monday that Ms Brown is surrounded by immediate family and they are requesting privacy."We are asking you to honor our request for privacy during this difficult time," the statement read. "Thank you for your prayers, well wishes, and we greatly appreciate your continued support." A cousin of Ms Brown, Jerod Brown, earlier told the news media that the daughter of Houston and R&B singer Bobby Brown "was doing fine".

We pray for her to pull through!!

Bobbi Kristina Brown condition still unknown

Bobbi Kristina Brown has been transferred to a new hospital as questions remain over her condition two days after she was found face-down in a bathtub at her home. The 21-year-old was moved from North Fulton Hospital in Roswell, Georgia to another hospital in Atlanta on Sunday - a day after the incident that eerily shadows the death of her mother, Whitney Houston, in February 2012.'The report that Bobbi Kristina Brown has been taken to the hospital in Atlanta, Georgia, is accurate,' her father's lawyer Christopher Brown told PageSix. 'No additional information will be forthcoming.' The family has remained tight-lipped about the cause of the emergency and her condition, but sources told TMZ that her brain function has 'significantly diminished'.
That same source revealed to the TV show that it's 'no coincidence' that Bobbi Kristina was found in such similar circumstances as her mother, who was died in a bathtub from an 'accidental' drug overdose almost exactly three years ago.

Bobbi Kristina was allegedly obsessed with her mother being found dead in a bathtub and had been repeatedly talking about the upcoming third anniversary of the singer's death, according to a source close to the family.

Suge' Knight hands himself to the police over a fatal hit and run

Marion Suge' Knight has turned himself in to authorities after people say he was involved in a fatal hit-and-run incident on Thursday in Compton, California, that left one man dead and put another in the hospital. Police believe Knight and some other men were involved in an argument on the set of the upcoming N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton on Thursday afternoon. When the men went to lunch at Tam's Burger's 20 minutes later, Knight, 49, is believed to have followed the men in his red pickup truck before running two of them over in the parking lot. Knight's lawyer says his client 'accidentally' hit the men but the incident is being treated as a homicide. He is being held in West Hollywood on bail of $2m (£1.3m).

Murray beats Berdych to reach Australian Open final

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Andy Murray overcame a blistering start from Tomas Berdych to advance to his fourth Australian Open final with a 6-7(6) 6-0 6-3 7-5 victory on Thursday. Murray will meet either top seed Novak Djokovic or defending champion Stan Wawrinka, who play their semi-final on Friday, for the title. It is Murray's first grand slam final since he beat Djokovic at Wimbledon in 2013, and eighth of his career. He was disappointed to lose the first set but started to feel better and stick to his game and was more aggressive in the second set. Murray said in a courtside interview.

A number of UK airport flights have been suspended due to snow storm

Heavy snowfall has forced flights at Manchester Airport to be suspended as wintry weather disrupts travel across northern England. The airport said it hoped to resume services later and advised passengers to arrive as normal. Elsewhere, hazardous driving conditions have been reported and hundreds of schools have been closed across the North. Parts of Yorkshire, Derbyshire and the North East are the worst affected.

US forecast mistake

The US National Weather Service (NWS) has admitted its forecasts were wrong, after predicting a "potentially historic blizzard" would strike New York City.The city was largely spared as the storm piled deep snow on Connecticut and Massachusetts.

Apple has reported a net profit of $18 billions in its first quarter

Apple has reported a net profit of $18 billion (£11.8 billion) in its fiscal first quarter - the biggest quarterly profit ever made by a public company. Record iPhone sale boosted profit figures. The company's quarterly results smashed Wall Street expectations, with a 70 percent rise in China sales also being credited as a factor behind the huge surge, which saw revenue rise by 30 percent from $57.6 billion to $74.6 since last year.

Auschwitz survivors

About 300 Auschwitz survivors have gathered at the site of the former Nazi death camp to mark the 70th anniversary of its liberation.
On the eve of the landmark event, which draw several heads of state, a leading Jewish organisation was echoed by German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Hollywood mogul Steven Spielberg in highlighting violence against Jews in modern-day Europe.
Europe is "close to" a new exodus of Jews, European Jewish Congress chief Moshe Kantor warned at a Holocaust forum in the Czech capital Prague.

Recalling his experiences at Auschwitz, survivor Zigi Shipper said: "they told them (the prisoners) were going into the showers, but of course there were no showers. It was a building and they packed them into that building, closed the door and then they killed them - they gassed them It just breaks my heart...I just cannot cope with it."

Greece The far-left Syriza party forms anti-austerity coalition with a right-wing party

The far-left Syriza party, the winner of Greece's election, has formed an anti-austerity coalition with a right-wing party, the Greek Independents. The coalition will have a comfortable majority in the new parliament. In his victory speech the Syriza leader Alexis Tsipras?vowed Greece would abandon the "catastrophic austerity" measures imposed by European creditors. Greece leaves behinds catastrophic austerity, it leaves behind fear and authoritarianism, it leaves behind five years of humiliation and anguish," Mr Tsipras told thousands of supporters in Athens.

European Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker congratulated Mr Tsipras while reminding him of the challenge of "ensuring fiscal responsibility".The European Commission stands ready to continue assisting Greece in achieving these goals," Mr Juncker said in a tweet.

The new anti-bailout government raises the prospect of a stand-off with European creditors, with Mr Tsipras promising to renegotiate the repayment terms of Greece's debt. Financial markets have reacted nervously to the result, fearing conflict with other eurozone governments that could put strain the currency bloc.

Saudi Kings Dies

The Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz has died, royal officials have announced, weeks after he was admitted to hospital. Abdullah, who had ruled since 2005 and was said to be aged about 90, had been suffering from a lung infection. His 79-year-old half-brother, Salman, has been confirmed as the new king. Within hours of his accession to the throne of the oil-rich kingdom, King Salman vowed to maintain the same policies as his predecessors. R.I.P Abdullah bin Abdulaziz.

Tributes to Anne Kirkbride

The cast of Coronation Street have led tributes to actress Anne Kirkbride, who played one of the soap's best-loved characters Deirdre Barlow for 42 years. At 60 she died peacefully, R.I.P Anne Kirkbride.

World's population may soon be own by the wealthiest 1%

The wealthiest 1% will soon own more than the rest of the world's population, according to a study by anti-poverty charity Oxfam.

The charity's research shows that the share of the world's wealth owned by the richest 1% increased from 44% in 2009 to 48% last year. On current trends, Oxfam says it expects the wealthiest 1% to own more than 50% of the world's wealth by 2016.
The research coincides with the start of the World Economic Forum in Davos. The annual gathering attracts top political and business leaders from around the world. Oxfam's executive director Winnie Byanyima, who will co-chair the Davos event, said she would use the charity's high-profile role at the forum to demand urgent action to narrow the gap between rich and poor.

Boko Haram north of Cameroon

In recent years the extremist fighters used the remote areas inside the far north of Cameroon as rear bases, but - as the insecurity deepened and the Cameroonian government sent elite soldiers to fight them - the jihadists have seen barracks, villages and their inhabitants as legitimate targets.

Kidnappings have happened in Cameroon before, including a group of Chinese engineers taken last year, as well as French tourists. It seems money was the motivation as multimillion dollar ransom payments were handed over Chad has experience fighting jihadists. It sent soldiers to help oust rebels from northern Mali in 2013. So far the regional fight against Boko Haram has been ineffectual..

Soldiers from Nigeria, Niger and Chad were supposed to be part of a multinational force based just outside Baga in Borno state. Cameroon was also due to join. But when Boko Haram fighters attacked there earlier this month, only Nigerians soldiers were present and they were soon outgunned.

Belgian terror cell were to carry out 'a second Paris' attack

A Belgian terror cell poised to carry out 'a second Paris' attack planned to abduct and behead a senior policeman or judge has been intercepted resulting two suspects being shot dead. Searches were also carried out overnight in the Brussels area. Thirteen suspects had been arrested, while two were arrested in France. Guns, munitions and explosives, as well as police uniforms and a large amount of money, were seized during the raids, prosecution spokesman Thierry Werts told reporters.

New Charlie Hebdo magazine sells out in Paris and sparks more controversy

The latest issue of Charlie Hebdo, produced one week after many of its editorial staff were murdered, reportedly 5 million prints were sold out across France within minutes. The cover shows a weeping Mohammed, holding a sign reading 'I am Charlie' with the words 'All is forgiven' above him. It is appearing on newsstands one week to the day after the assault in Paris by two masked gunmen that killed eight members of the Charlie Hebdo staff, including its editor and three other cartoonists, along with two police officers. They said they were wreaking vengeance for the magazine's blasphemous cartoons and jokes about figures sacred to Islam.The latest issue of Charlie Hebdo maintained the intentionally offensive tone that made the newspaper famous in France.

Fox News commentator apologise about Birmingham muslium comment

An American terrorism commentator has apologised for describing Birmingham as a "Muslim-only city" where non-Muslims "don't go in" during an interview on Fox News.
Non-Muslims do not go to the British city of Birmingham, which has become a “totally Muslim” city, it has been claimed. Speaking on US news channel Fox News, Steven Emerson – who claims to be a “terrorism expert” – also said that gangs of religious police in parts of London beat up people who are not wearing Islamic clothes.
Emerson later apologised for his comments, which he admitted were “totally in error” and offered to make a donation to Birmingham Children's Hospital.

The Paris hostage sieges has come to a dramatic end

The two Al Qaeda hostage sieges has come to a dramatic and furious end in France with police killing three gunmen - including two brothers suspected of the Charlie Hebdo terrorist Shooting. Two brothers suspected of the Charlie Hebdo magazine shootings were killed in an assault at a warehouse where they had held a hostage north of Paris.
In the second incident, anti-terror forces stormed a supermarket in eastern Paris where several hostages were being held by another gunman. Four hostages there were killed prior to the police assault, reports say. Another four hostages were seriously injured, but 15 were freed alive, the BBC's Christian Fraser in Paris reports.It is said that the hostage taker at the supermarket is to have links to the two Charlie Hebdo suspects.
The hostage taker in eastern Paris (Amedy Coulibaly, 32) targeted a Jewish supermarket, Hypercacher, near Porte de Vincennes. He had threatened to kill his captives if police attempted to capture the brothers, reports said. He was also suspected of being behind the shooting of a policewoman in the southern suburb of Montrouge on Thursday.

Charlie Hebdo terrorist hold up

French police have surrounded a building in a northern town where two Islamists suspected of the Charlie Hebdo massacre have taken a hostage. They have holed up a small printing business in Dammartin-en-Goele, 35km (22 miles) from Paris, the gunmen reportedly said they were prepared to die.
Shots were fired during a high-speed car chase earlier on Friday, the third day of the manhunt for the attackers. A shooting has been reported at a kosher business in the east of Paris. A gunman, believed to be the killer of a policewoman in Paris on Thursday, has taken a hostage at the store, a source told France's AFP news agency. Earlier, a police source linked the killing of the policewoman to the Charlie Hebdo attack, when 12 people were shot dead and 11 injured. The suspects, two brothers linked by intelligence officials to militant groups, shouted Islamist slogans during the shooting and then fled Paris in a hijacked car, heading north.

12 people killed at the French satirical Charlie Hebdo magazine office

Gunmen have attacked the Paris office of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, killing 12 people and injuring seven in an apparent Islamist attack. At least two masked attackers opened fire with assault rifles in the office and exchanged shots with police in the street outside before escaping by car. According to the AFP news agency, the attackers shouted: "We have avenged the prophet." witnesses say the gunmen shouted out that they are connected to Al-Qaeda in Yemen.
“Somebody who was nearby on the roof and saw much of the incident said three policemen then arrived on a pushbike. "When they saw how armed these men were they left and then there was a kind of gunfight in the street.” He added: "Then the gunmen escaped and are currently on the run, being pursued. They moved towards the east of Paris. While fleeing they wounded a policeman and a passer-by was also hit.

President Francois Hollande said there was no doubt it had been a terrorist attack "of exceptional barbarity". A major police operation is under way in the Paris area to catch the killers.

Pauline Cafferkey condition stabilised

The condition of Pauline Cafferkey the Scottish nurse being treated for Ebola has stabilised, according to the Health Secretary. Jeremy Hunt said Pauline Cafferkey remains in a critical condition at London's Royal Free Hospital, where she receiving the "best possible care" in isolation.

“She said in Sierra Leone that she hoped her loved ones would be proud of her," he told MPs in the House of Commons."Well, she should know today the whole country is proud of her for her bravery and dedication to the service of others. “She stands, quite simply, for the very best of NHS values." His statement this afternoon came as Save the Children, which ran the treatment centre where she worked in Sierra Leone.

Nurse Pauline Cafferkey in critical condition

British nurse who was diagnosed with Ebola after returning from Sierra Leone is now in a critical condition, the London hospital treating her has said. The Royal Free Hospital said it was "sorry to announce that the condition of Pauline Cafferkey has gradually deteriorated over the past two days". Ms Cafferkey, from South Lanarkshire, was given an experimental anti-viral drug and blood from disease survivors.

New restrictions on Syrians refugees

New restrictions on Syrians entering Lebanon have come into effect, further slowing the flow of asylum seekers trying to escape the war. Previously, travel between the two countries was largely unrestricted, but now Syrians will have to obtain a visa.
Lebanon hosts more than a million Syrian refugees and this is the latest step to try to stem the influx. Millions of Syrians have been displaced by the civil war as rebel forces try to oust President Bashar al-Assad.

Prince Andrew and US lawyer Dershowitz accused of having sex with a minor

US lawyer Mr Dershowitz alleged to have had sex with a minor has denied the claims - and said allegations against Prince Andrew must also be "presumed" false. Alan Dershowitz said the woman making the claims "should not be believed". He and the Duke of York were named in documents filed in a Florida court over how prosecutors handled a case against financier Jeffrey Epstein. The woman alleges she was forced by Epstein to have sex with Prince Andrew - claims denied by Buckingham Palace. She says it happened when she was under age, and on three occasions - in London, New York and on a private Caribbean island owned by Epstein - between 1999 and 2002.

"Great Train robbery" new train fares seen as day light robbery and too expensive for the everyday person


Train fare rises due to start this friday. Its has been said that season tickets have risen by up to 2.5%, while the average fare of a rail ticket in Britain will increase by 2.2%.
The government said fares were crucial to funding rail modernisation. Meanwhile, commuters have faced rail delays in East Anglia, Wales and between London and Crewe.
The January 2015 increase means a record number of people will now pay £5,000-a-year or more for a season ticket into London and some will be paying close to £10,000.
New research has revealed that these prices are up by as much as £1,900 since 2010.
Rail bosses say today's rise is the lowest in years but it was again overshadowed by train delays across Britain as many returned to work. Unions protested outside certain railway stations today have demanded an end to fare rises.

Wishing you a happy 2015

Wishing everyone a happy New year for 2015 and beyond from all of us at Wats-up.net !!

Sbtv owner Jamal Edwards on the Queen's Honours List

Jamal Edwards aged 24 is one of the youngest people on the Queen's New Year's Honours List. Edwards was just a teenager when he started his YouTube channel, and has gone on to help launch the careers of major stars like Ed Sheeran, Jessie J, Rita Ora and Emili Sande. Sbtv was founded in 2006 by Jamal Edwards who started up by filming rap freestyles cyphers which he would then upload to YouTube.
For the first three years Edwards acted alone to provide amateur footage regarding many British grime artists, such as Dizzee Rascal, Wiley, Chipmunk and Tinchy Stryder. As the channel began to attract more attention, it also began offering lifestyle interviews and event coverage, and a production team of ten people was then established. As time went on the company has cited its aim to become a more 'diverse youth lifestyle broadcaster,' incorporating more genres of music.

Today sbtv provide three main cores which are : Broadcasting, production and editorial services. Edwards - who is also an ambassador for the Prince's Trust - commented: "I'm honoured to be one of the youngest people awarded with an MBE on this years New Honours list. Never in a million years did I ever think I would receive such an accolade. For me this is about us the YOUTH, with so much negativity around us it's hard sometimes to stay positive and fight for your dreams."
The self-made millionaire added: "I am over the moon to be honoured for my contributions to music, honestly people anything is possible if you stay dedicated. I was forced to carve my own path, taking an untraditional route, part of a digital culture rewriting the rules & breaking down barriers. Growing up I've always had a passion for music, I'm privileged to be able to work with singers, rappers & MCs & talented people in general and be able to provide a platform for them to be heard."

Debris found from missing plane

MIndonesian officials have confirmed that bodies and debris found in the Java Sea off Borneo are from AirAsia flight QZ8501 that went missing on Sunday, a statement by AirAsia says.
AirAsia CEO Tony Fernandes said he was "devastated" by the news. President Joko Widodo told media he had instructed all search teams to focus on finding the passengers and crew.The Airbus A320-200, carrying 162 people from Surabaya in Indonesia to Singapore, disappeared on Sunday. The navy said 40 bodies have been recovered, though other officials have given much smaller figures.

Virgin Atlantic jet safely lands

A Virgin Atlantic passenger plane has landed safely at London's Gatwick Airport after discovering a problem with part of its main landing gear. The Virgin flight VS43 with 447 passengers and 15 crew was travelling from Gatwick to Las Vegas when it had to return. The Boeing 747 circled over southern England for several hours dumping fuel before making a bumpy but safe landing just before 16:00 GMT.

City Link to go into administration and makes 2,000 workers redundant

More than 2,000 City Link staff will face 2015 without a job, according to their union, which met the company’s administrators over the weekend. The RMT said the jobs will be cut by EY on Wednesday, New Year’s Eve. It follows a decision by City Link’s owners, Jon Moulton’s private equity group Better Capital, which bought it for £1 in April 2013, not to go ahead with a turnaround proposal.EY, which was told City Link would be put into administration on 22 December but not officially appointed until Christmas Eve, said yesterday that it was assessing the company and its existing order book. The administrator said: “This process will have a bearing on the number of employees retained and those that unfortunately face redundancy in the next few days.”

Also workers facing redundancy from the company have staged a demonstration outside a depot in North Lanarkshire.

AirAsia Indonesia flight QZ8501 going to Singapore has gone missing

An AirAsia Indonesia airliner flying from Indonesia to Singapore with 162 people on board has gone missing. Flight QZ8501 lost contact with air traffic control at 06:24 local time (23:24 GMT Saturday) over the Java Sea. The plane, an Airbus A320-200, disappeared midway into the flight of more than two hours from the city of Surabaya. No distress call was made. This is the third mysterious air tragedy to beset south-east Asian air travel this year. A search, which is focused on an area of the Java Sea near Belitung, an island off of the east coast of Sumatra, was set to resume at first lighton Monday, while some ships were continuing the hunt overnight.

Aparently a racial slur was use against Obama by North Korea news reports say

North Korea has compared President Barack Obama to a monkey and blamed the US for shutting down its internet amid the hacking row over the movie The Interview. There was no immediate reaction from the White House on Saturday. On Saturday, the North’s powerful National Defense Commission, which is led by Kim and is the country’s top governing body, said Obama was behind the release of The Interview. It described the movie as illegal, dishonest and reactionary.“Obama always goes reckless in words and deeds like a monkey in a tropical forest,” an unidentified spokesman at the commission’s policy department said in a statement carried by North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency.

Xbox & Playstation hack

Xbox and PlayStation internet services experienced severe problems on Christmas Day, preventing users acessing online gaming sites, amid claims of a cyber attack. A notorious group of hackers, Lizard Squad, which is known for its attacks on the video game industry, took credit but could not be reached for comment.Some security experts believe it is closely allied with Guardians of Peace, the group blamed for the attack on Sony provoking a diplomatic row between North Korea and the USA.

Seasonal Greetings!!

Hope everbody had a wonderful Christmas!!

Glasgow bin lorry crash

Six people have been killed and eight others injured after an out-of-control bin lorry crashed into pedestrians in central Glasgow. The council vehicle then crashed into the Millennium Hotel, near Queen Street station in George Square, at 14:30.
A major investigation is now under way to establish the circumstances surrounding the crash. who has concerns about relatives or friends. Call 01786 289070 - for anyone who has concerns about relatives or friends. It has also urged people in the city centre to let relatives know they are safe and well.

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.