Tag Archives: BBC

Sydney siege: Coroner to reveal inquest findings

An Australian coroner has begun delivering his long-awaited findings into Sydney’s deadly cafe siege. In December 2014, gunman Man Haron Monis held 18 people hostage inside a Lindt cafe until police stormed the building 17 hours later. Relatives of the two victims have sharply criticised police tactics, but a police union called the 18-month coroner’s inquest a “witch hunt”. The ...

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Manchester Arena attack: Scots girl still missing

A 14-year-old remains missing after the suicide attack at Manchester Arena which claimed the lives of 22 people. Eilidh MacLeod, from the Isle of Barra, has not been seen since the Monday night’s attack. Her friend Laura MacIntyre, 15, is in hospital with serious injuries. Angus MacNeil, the former Western Isles MP, who knows the families of both girls, said ...

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Australian indigenous leaders meet for historic summit

Hundreds of indigenous leaders have gathered in central Australia for a historic summit on formally recognising the country’s first inhabitants. The three-day summit at Uluru coincides with the 50th anniversary of a vote that allowed indigenous Australians to be included on a national census. Australia does not mention Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in its constitution. The summit aims ...

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Real pay reported £38m for 16 year old

Real Madrid have agreed to sign 16-year-old forward Vinicius Junior from Flamengo for a reported £38m. The La Liga giants will obtain rights to the teenager from July 2018 when he turns 18, but he will remain at the Brazilian club the following season. Vinicius only made his Flamengo debut this month and then signed a contract extension until 2022. ...

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Fox retracts Seth Rich 'murder conspiracy' story

Fox News has retracted a report about a US Democratic party employee whose murder last year has fuelled a right-wing conspiracy theory. The cable network’s report made an unsubstantiated link between Seth Rich’s death and Wikileaks’ leak of hacked DNC emails. The victim’s own family have debunked the report, imploring Fox News to stop reporting it. Mr Rich, 27, was ...

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UK threat level raised to highest level

The UK terror threat level has been raised to the highest level of “critical”, meaning further attacks may be imminent, Theresa May has said. The move came after investigators were unable to rule out Manchester bombing suspect Salman Abedi acted alone, the prime minister said. Military personnel would now be deployed to protect key sites. Twenty-two people were killed and ...

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Sam Allardyce resigns as Crystal Palace manager after five months

Sam Allardyce has resigned as Crystal Palace manager five months after he joined the Premier League club. Allardyce replaced Alan Pardew in December on a two-and-half year deal with the Eagles one point above the relegation zone. But the 62-year-old, who had an ill-fated one-game spell as England boss, led the club to eight wins in 21 games to guide ...

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Dog 'eats' rugby player Matt Shepherd's passport

A rugby player was left in a “nightmare” predicament after his dog chewed up his passport ahead of an overseas tour. Matt Shepherd, 27, from Cornwall, is due to travel to Spain for a two-match England Counties tour on Monday. His seven-month-old cocker spaniel destroyed the document less than two weeks before the flight. The Plymouth Albion player was forced ...

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Philippines President Duterte declares martial law on Mindanao island

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has declared martial law on the southern island of Mindanao, where the army and insurgents have been fighting. The violence has left three members of the security forces dead and 12 others wounded, officials say. The measure, which will last for 60 days, allows the use of the military to enforce law and the detention of ...

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Council boss Ged Fitzgerald steps aside amid fraud probe

A council chief executive has stepped aside from his role after being arrested as part of a fraud probe. Liverpool City Council’s chief executive Ged Fitzgerald and leader of the Conservatives at Lancashire County Council Geoff Driver were among four men held on Monday. The probe is looking into financial irregularities at Lancashire council. Liverpool mayor Joe Anderson said Mr ...

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