Monday, 29 May 2017

MI5 inquiry into Manchester bomber intelligence is 'right first step'

An internal MI5 investigation looking into possible intelligence failings over the Manchester bomber is the "right first step", the Home Secretary has told Sky News.

North Korea fires 'Scud missile' into Sea of Japan

North Korea has fired what appears to be a short-range Scud missile off its east coast, South Korea's military has said.

Great white shark jumps into Australian fisherman's motor boat

A 73-year-old fisherman had a lucky escape when a great white shark jumped into his boat, "doing a mad dance" and "thrashing everywhere."

Sunday, 28 May 2017

Man arrested in Old Trafford on suspicion of terror offences

A 25-year-old man has been arrested in Old Trafford on suspicion of terror offences, Greater Manchester Police has said.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says Europe 'must take fate into its own hands'

German leader Angela Merkel says the US and Britain are no longer reliable partners and "we have to fight for our own destiny".

US Mississippi shooting leaves eight dead

An overnight shooting in the US state of Mississippi has left eight people dead, including a local deputy sheriff, police say.

Members of Manchester bomber's network could still be at large - Amber Rudd

Other members of Manchester bomber Salman Abedi's terror network could still be at large, the Home Secretary has said.

British Airways resumes some flights but delays are expected

Some flights from London's Heathrow and Gatwick airports have resumed after a massive IT failure caused chaos, but further delays and cancellations are expected.

North Korea tests weapon that will 'spoil enemy's dream'

North Korea has tested a new anti-aircraft weapon system that Kim Jong Un says will "completely spoil the enemy's dream to command the air".

Sri Lanka flash floods leave half a million people displaced

The country appeals for international assistance after the disaster kills 126 people - with another 97 missing.

Saturday, 27 May 2017

FA Cup final : Arsenal 2-1 Chelsea

Aaron Ramsey scored 12 minutes from time to win the FA Cup final for Arsenal in a pulsating 2-1 victory over Chelsea on Saturday.

Terror threat level reduced to 'severe' after Manchester arrests

The UK's terror threat level has been reduced from 'critical' to 'severe', the Prime Minister has confirmed.

Egypt launches strikes on Libya 'terror camps' after bus attack

Egypt has launched airstrikes on "terror camps" in Libya in response to the slaughter of Coptic Christians earlier on Friday.

BA cancels flights from Heathrow and Gatwick due to global outage

British Airways has cancelled all flights from London's Heathrow and Gatwick airports before 6pm due to a "global system outage".

US spy plane intercepted by Chinese jets in 'unsafe' incident

An American spy plane came within 200 metres of a scrambled Chinese fighter jet near Hong Kong, according to US officials.

Serial killer Todd Kohlhepp avoids execution after plea deal

A serial killer has pleaded guilty to murdering seven people and has been jailed for life - avoiding the death penalty.

Sri Lanka: More than 100 dead and dozens missing after floods

Sri Lanka is calling for international assistance after more than 100 people died in flood waters caused by heavy rain.

Trump foreign tour: G7 leaders turn attention to Africa

Leaders of the G7 group of rich nations have begun the last day of their summit with talks on the migrant crisis.

Hunger strike by Palestinian prisoners ends after 40 days

Hundreds of Palestinian prisoners who held a hunger strike to demand better conditions in Israeli jails have agreed to end their protest after 40 days.

BA hit by 'global system outage' causing delays for passengers worldwide

British Airways passengers are facing delays and long waits as the airline says it is experiencing a "global system outage".

Afghanistan war: At least 13 dead in Khost bombing

At least 13 people have been killed in a suicide car bombing in the eastern Afghan city of Khost, officials say.

Friday, 26 May 2017

G7 summit agrees on countering terrorism but not climate change

Leaders of the world's leading industrial nations, the G7, have agreed on new action to counter terrorism at a summit in Taormina, Sicily.

Pigeon 'caught with backpack of drugs'

Customs officials in Kuwait have apprehended a pigeon carrying drugs in a miniature backpack, Kuwaiti newspaper al-Rai reports.

Anger as Jeremy Corbyn links foreign policy to UK terror attacks

Jeremy Corbyn has faced a barrage of criticism after he used the resumption of campaigning in the wake of the Manchester bombing to blame UK foreign policy for terror attacks.

Raided barbershop visited by Salman Abedi 'shut down day after bombing'

Police have raided businesses and homes as they race to shut down Salman Abedi's suspected terror network.