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A man who was left with life-changing injuries in an East London acid attack has been telling this programme about his ordeal. Jameel Muhktar was in his car with his cousin Reshem Khan when a toxic substance was sprayed through the window.
The fire broke out shortly before one o’clock, when many of the block’s residents were asleep in their beds. As the alarm was raised and the scale of the blaze became clear, the emergency services swung into action, rescuing 65 people from the burning tower. Assed Baig was on the scene at the height of…
We speak to our reporter, Assed Baig, who spent the night at the scene of the fire talking to those who escaped and were desperately searching for loved ones.
Smoke is still billowing from the block – more than 11 hours after the fire broke out, while residents slept in the middle of the night. At least twelve people are confirmed dead but that number is expected to rise as firefighters make their way through the tower. Another 50 people have been taken to hospital.
Counter terror officers investigating the London Bridge attack have made more arrests today in east London – and searched the gym where one of the attackers worked, apparently taking away computer equipment in an overnight raid.
Greater Manchester police have said 10 men, aged between 18 and 44, remain in custody on suspicion of terrorism offences after last weeks suicide bomb attack. Meanwhile more is emerging about the lifestyle of the terrorist Salman Abedi. Two of his cousins have described his actions as “disgusting”.
The police have searched 12 locations so far and will continue their operations over the weekend. They say they’ve made ‘immense progress’ in their investigation and eight men are in custody, held on suspicion of terror offences. More is emerging about the bomber, his lifestyle and his movements in the last few months.
A British woman has died in hospital after a stabbing incident in Jerusalem.
Initially it was a story about a man being dragged off a plane because his flight was overbooked. Then, as the phone footage of the incident went viral, it became a costly PR disaster for the airline, and the would-be passenger also found himself thrust under a global spotlight.
A video posted on Facebook last night has gone viral after showing a passenger on a United Airlines flight from Chicago to Louisville in the United States being forcibly removed from the plane before takeoff.
There should be no hiding place for terrorists, the Home Secretary Amber Rudd has declared – saying she’ll be meeting internet companies next week to discuss how to allow intelligence services get access to encrypted messaging services.
While Ukip insists it will carry on regardless despite Mr Carswell’s departure – thousands of people have taken to the streets across Europe to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the European Union. Including a march through London protesting against Brexit.
Turkey’s president Erdogan has warned the Netherlands will “pay the price” for refusing to allow two of his ministers to travel there – declaring “Nazism is alive in the West” and calling for international sanctions. The Dutch weren’t taking that lightly – their prime minister demanding an apology for comparing his country to Nazis. The…
US-backed Iraqi forces have launched a new offensive on Islamic State militants in the city of Mosul.
Tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets of London to demonstrate their support for the NHS. Organisers described the national protest as a rallying call to save the health service from further austerity, with the chancellor under pressure to find more money for social care in next week’s budget.