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Father admits to killing his children after being “upset” by customers at work

A man has admitted killing his two children at their family home during lockdown. Nadarajah Nithiyakumar attacked 19-month-old Pavinya and three-year-old Nigish with a knife in Ilford, east London, on 26 April. The children’s mother had been in the shower at the time and was the person who alerted police. Nithiyakumar, 41, admitted two counts […]

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United Kingdom upgrades terrorism threat level to ‘SEVERE’

United Kingdom upgraded the terrorism threat level from “substantial” to “severe”. The move means security chiefs believe that an attack is highly likely but there is no specific intelligence of an imminent incident. The move follows the Vienna shooting early this week. Also last week, three others died in a knife attack in Nice, France, […]

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London bans Indian taxi app Ola over public safety concerns

London has banned Indian taxi app Ola over public safety concerns. The cab company has been operating in London since February. Transport for London (TfL), the capital’s transport authority, said the firm reported a number of failings including more than 1,000 trips made by unlicensed drivers. Ola said it will appeal the decision and has […]

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Police officer shot dead by man detained at custody centre in London

A long-serving police officer has been shot dead at Croydon Custody Centre in south London. The male sergeant was shot in the chest before the suspect turned the firearm on himself. The man had been brought to the custody suite in a police vehicle and the shooting happened during questioning about Covid-19. A minute’s silence […]

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Woman falls out of car window on highway while filming Snapchat video

A woman fell on a busy highway from her car while hanging out of the passenger window while filming a Snapchat video, UK police said. The unnamed woman was dangling out of the vehicle on the M25 motorway south of London, Surrey Police wrote on Twitter. “It is only by luck she wasn’t seriously injured […]

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New rapid test can accurately diagnose coronavirus under 90 minutes

A new rapid test can accurately diagnose a coronavirus infection within 90 minutes without needing a specialist laboratory, scientists claim. An Imperial College London study showed the “lab-on-a-chip” gave comparable results to current tests. The device is being used in eight hospitals to quickly identify patients who are carrying the virus. However, experts warn that […]

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London’s Tower Bridge gets stuck, creating traffic chaos

London’s iconic Tower Bridge was stuck open on Saturday afternoon due to “mechanical failure,” causing traffic chaos in the city. The 240 meter-long bridge, a staple of London’s skyline and a popular tourist attraction, features a drawbridge type movable bridge, which lifts around 800 times a year to allow vessels to pass in the river […]

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Brother of bomber that attacked Ariana Grande’s concert sentenced to 55 years in prison

The brother of the Manchester Arena bomber Salman Abedi was sentenced on Thursday to at least 55 years in prison for his involvement in the Ariana Grande concert attack that killed 22 people in May 2017. Hashem Abedi was convicted in March at the Old Bailey in London of 22 counts of murder, one of […]

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Scientist detect rare boomerang earthquake while examining quakes under the Atlantic ocean

Scientists from the University of Southampton and Imperial College London found a rare type of an earthquake, known as a boomerang, while carrying out a study examining quakes under the Atlantic ocean. They found out that in case of the boomerang earthquakes, the rupture initially travels away from the original break but returns at higher […]

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24-year-old YouTube influencer dies along with unborn son

Social media star Nicole Thea has died along with her unborn son, her Instagram page has announced. A statement from her mum said the 24-year-old, who was eight months pregnant, had named her child Reign with her partner Boga. No cause of death was revealed in the post. The dancer and influencer, who lived in […]

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Malala Yousafzai celebrates finishing her Oxford degree

Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai has completed her degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Britain’s prestigious Oxford University. Malala, who attended Oxford’s Lady Margaret Hall college, took to social media on Friday to share two pictures that show her celebrating the big occasion with her family and reveal her plans for the future. […]

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Picture of black man carrying injured white man at London protests goes viral

“That’s not what we do!” Reuters photographer Dylan Martinez heard the words ring out during chaotic scenes in London on Saturday, when mostly peaceful anti-racist demonstrations turned into violent scuffles with counter-protesters in the area. Then he saw the man who had uttered them – a black protester emerging from the melee carrying an injured […]