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London attack: Police 'know identities of killers'

Police investigating Saturday night’s terror attack in London say they know the identity of the three attackers who killed seven people and injured 48. The Metropolitan Police said their names would be released “as soon as operationally possible”. A van hit pedestrians on London Bridge at 21:58 BST on Saturday before the men stabbed a number of people in Borough ...

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Australian man's remains found 10 years after disappearance

Human remains found in dense Australian bush belong to a man who went missing nearly 10 years ago, police have said. Matthew Leveson, 20, was last seen leaving a Sydney nightclub in 2007 with his then boyfriend, Michael Atkins. Mr Atkins was acquitted of Mr Leveson’s murder in 2009. He later made a deal giving him immunity from perjury if ...

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Colombia peace deal: Rebels threaten demobilisation delay

Colombia’s Farc rebels have threatened to delay their demobilisation, saying the government has repeatedly broken the terms of last year’s peace deal. Farc leader Rodrigo Londono, known as Timochenko, made the warning after the arrest of a rebel – a move that went against the terms of the deal. President Juan Manuel Santos said there had been “confusion” over the ...

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Putin plays down ties with President Trump's ex-adviser Flynn

Media playback is unsupported on your device Russian President Vladimir Putin has said he barely spoke to former US National Security Adviser Michael Flynn at a dinner in Moscow in 2015. A widely-posted photo of the event has fuelled speculation about possible links between US President Donald Trump’s administration and the Kremlin. But Mr Putin told NBC he was only ...

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General election campaign resumes after London terror attack

The general election campaign is resuming in earnest after Saturday’s London terror attack, with the parties setting out their security credentials. Prime Minister Theresa May will return to her core theme of leadership after being criticised by Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn over police cuts. The leaders suspended the campaign after the London Bridge attack, in which seven people died. But ...

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Four countries cut links with Qatar over 'terrorism' support

Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates have cut diplomatic ties with Qatar, accusing it of destabilising the region. The Saudi state news agency said Riyadh had closed its borders, severing land, sea and air contact. It cited officials as saying it was to “protect its national security from the dangers of terrorism and extremism”. The countries have ...

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The National Front member who fell in love with Calais Jungle migrant

Béatrice Huret stood on a beach on the northern French coast before dawn, watching as her lover headed off across the English Channel in a rickety boat. Would she ever see him again? Had she been taken for a ride, used by a man she met just a few weeks earlier to help him fulfil his dream of a new ...

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'Extraordinary' month for Scottish renewable energy

Scotland had “another extraordinary month” for renewable energy in May, according to environmental groups. Wind turbines alone provided enough electricity to supply 95% of Scottish homes. WWF Scotland analysed renewables data provided by WeatherEnergy. It also found that in several parts of Scotland, homes fitted with solar PV panels had enough sunshine to generate more than 100% of the electricity ...

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General election 2017: Greens and UKIP grilled on terror policy

Security and terrorism policy featured strongly as the Green Party and UKIP leaders faced a Question Time audience. UKIP leader Paul Nuttall called for 20,000 more police officers on UK streets, and for a review of funding of mosques in Britain. Green co-leader Jonathan Bartley said the Prevent counter-radicalisation strategy should be scrapped. The Bristol Q&A was the latest in ...

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Canada's mowing man and tornado photo goes viral

A picture of a man in Canada calmly mowing his lawn with a menacing tornado swirling in the background has gone viral on social media. Theunis Wessels was “fully aware” of the twister but “wasn’t worried at all”, his wife Cecilia, who took the photo, told the BBC. She said the tornado was about 2km (1.25 miles) from their house ...

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