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Christchurch shootings: Far-right attack ‘could happen in UK too’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, was one of two to be targeted It is "perfectly possible" that a far-right attack like that seen in New Zealand could happen in the UK, security minister Ben Wallace says.He told the Commons the UK was seeing a "growing threat" from the far right. He added the attack must be a "wake up call"
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Christchurch shootings: Attack suspect Brenton Tarrant appears in court

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption Brenton Tarrant, 28, appeared in court on Saturday in relation to the mosque attacks The main suspect of killing 49 people in shootings at two mosques in New Zealand on Friday has appeared in court on a single murder charge.Australian Brenton Tarrant, 28, was brought to the dock in a white prison shirt and handcuffs. Further charges are expected to be made against him.PM

Christchurch shootings: Social media races to stop attack footage

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionChristchurch was put into lockdown as events unfolded A gunman opened fire in a mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, killing 49 people and injuring 20 more. As he did so, he filmed the entire crime and live-streamed it directly to Facebook.What ensued was an exhausting race for social media pages to take the footage down, as it was replicated seemingly endlessly

GCSE coursework lost in cyber attack on Bridport school

[ad_1] Image copyright Sir John Colfox Academy Image caption The Sir John Colfox Academy has about 1,000 pupils Hackers have used ransomware to encrypt files at a school, causing it to lose some students' GCSE coursework.The Sir John Colfox Academy in Bridport, Dorset, said a member of staff mistakenly opened an email containing a virus.The email claimed to be from a colleague at another Dorset school and infected the computer
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SDF attack Islamic State group’s Syria enclave Baghuz

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption The Syrian Democratic Forces, backed by the US, are fighting to clear Baghuz of militants The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have launched another assault on the Islamic State group's last enclave in Syria. Head of the SDF media office, Mustafa Bali, tweeted their troops were in "direct violent clashes".Islamic State militants are centred in the town of Baghuz in eastern Syria. Once the
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Pulwama attack: Four India soldiers killed in Kashmir gun battle

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption The encounter occurred in Pulwama, where more than 40 Indian soldiers were killed in a suicide attack on Thursday Four soldiers have been killed in Indian-administered Kashmir in a gun battle with militants, police say. The encounter occurred in Pulwama district, where more than 40 Indian soldiers were killed in a suicide attack on Thursday.A civilian was also killed in the shootout as Indian

Jussie Smollett had no role in own attack, lawyers say

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption Jussie Smollett's lawyers said the actor felt "victimised" by reports he was involved Lawyers for the US actor Jussie Smollett have denied he had any role in an assault last month he alleges was carried out by two white men.Their statement came after sources told US media that police believed he may have paid two Nigerian brothers to stage the attack on 29 January.The
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Colorado runner kills cougar in self-defence after attack

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images A man running on a popular park trail in the mountains of northern Colorado killed a mountain lion after it pounced on him from behind.Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) officials say the man sustained serious injuries after he was bitten on his face and wrist by the young male lion.The man, who has not been named, turned after hearing a noise behind him, just as
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Senator Rand Paul wins damages after neighbour attack

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Paul was attacked over a gardening faux pas Senator Rand Paul has been awarded more than $580,000 (£441,000) after his neighbour attacked him and broke six of his ribs in a gardening dispute.Rene Boucher, 60, pleaded guilty to attacking the senator in November 2017.The argument arose over the Republican's habit of leaving garden waste on the border of their properties in Bowling
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Corsica gunfire: Bastia attack leaves one dead and several hurt

[ad_1] One person has been killed and at least six injured after a man opened fire in the town of Bastia on the French island of Corsica, French media report.The suspect began firing on the street at around 16:25 local time (15:45 GMT) in Bastia's Montesoro neighbourhood.After the attack, the suspect reportedly returned home and security forces have surrounded the building.The motive for the attack is still unclear, though initial