US police shoot and kills a homeless man in LA
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
“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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.”
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.
Hope everbody had a wonderful Christmas!!
Glasgow bin lorry crash
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,
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 Cant Breathe, Garners 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
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
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.
Obamas 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 jurys decision. McCulloch made a 25-minute statement debunking several exaggerated social media accounts of last Augusts 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
best man did win, Hamiltons 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 Hamiltons old boss Ron Dennis. Team mate Rosberg has been
the faster qualifier this year, but Hamilton had won 10 races to Rosbergs
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 groups 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
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
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"
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
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
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.
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
blind spot in the criminal justice system revealed in report disclosing a
catalogue of 'appalling' errors in Home Offices 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 Offices 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 Alices 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.
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
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 Zalkalnss 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 Londons New Years 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 Familys 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
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
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.
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
R.I.P Richard Kiel truely a special star, you will be missed God bless!!
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 Scotlands 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
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 Scotlands 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 Salmonds 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 Britains 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.
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
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.
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
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".
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
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
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 Britains spies to access data about the publics 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 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