Manchester attack: Terrorism threat reduced from critical

The threat level for terrorism in the UK has been reduced from critical to severe, the Prime Minister has said. The change indicates an attack is highly likely, rather than imminently expected. It comes as police evacuated an area of Moss Side in Manchester, as part of a search linked to Monday’s bomb attack. Police are continuing their investigation into the Manchester Arena bombing, which killed 22 people. Let’s block ads! (Why?) BBC News –…

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British Airways: Computer problems cause flight delays

Computer problems are causing delays for British Airways passengers, the airline has said. The carrier apologised and said it was “working to resolve the the problem as quickly as possible”. Heathrow Airport said it was “working closely” with BA to solve the issue. Let’s block ads! (Why?) BBC News – Home

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Labour promises flexible train tickets and money for grassroots football

Jeremy Corbyn is using FA Cup Final day to launch plans to offer football fans a “flexible football ticket” to help more people attend matches. The proposal would mean fans aren’t left with unusable tickets after matches are moved or rescheduled. The Labour leader – who will be at Wembley later to support Arsenal – is also pledging more money for grassroots football if Labour wins power. The Conservatives have called Labour’s proposals “nonsensical”. Mr…

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Kushner 'discussed secret line to Moscow' – US media reports

Donald Trump’s son-in-law explored the possibility of setting up a secret line of communication with Moscow, according to US media reports. Jared Kushner is said to have discussed setting up the channel during a meeting in December, reports in the Washington Post and New York Times said. The senior White House aide has not commented on the latest reports. Mr Kushner is understood to be under scrutiny by the FBI as part of its wider…

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Manchester attack: Armed police patrol bank holiday events

Armed police will guard hundreds of events across the UK this bank holiday weekend following a reassessment of security after the Manchester bombing. Senior officers are encouraging people to go out but to remain vigilant on the first holiday weekend with the national threat level at its highest. Security is being increased at football cup finals at Wembley and Hampden Park and the Great Manchester Run. Police are questioning nine men over the attack in…

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Egypt hits 'jihadist camps' after attack on Coptic Christians

Egyptian forces have launched a strike against “terrorist training camps” in retaliation for an attack on Coptic Christians. Gunmen earlier attacked a bus carrying worshippers in central Egypt, killing at least 28 people and wounding 25 others, officials say. President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi said he “will not hesitate to strike terrorist camps anywhere”. It is not clear whether the attack was within Egypt’s borders. In a televised speech, President Sisi said: “We will not hesitate…

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Egyptian Christians killed in bus attack

Media playback is unsupported on your device Gunmen have attacked a bus carrying Coptic Christians in central Egypt, killing at least 28 people and wounding 25 others, officials say. The bus was travelling to the Monastery of St Samuel the Confessor, 135km (85 miles) south of Cairo, from Minya province when it came under fire. No group immediately said it was behind the attack. But Islamic State (IS) militants have targeted Copts several times in…

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