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Officials: Taliban brief Pakistan about talks with Kabul

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 05:57:46 GMT

Three senior Taliban members traveled to Pakistan this week and held a series of meetings with Pakistani officials in Islamabad, mainly to brief them about the recent talks held in Qatar between the Taliban and Kabul, a senior Taliban official, an Afghan diplomat and a Pakistani official said Saturday. The Afghan ambassador to Pakistan, Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal, said he was aware of the meetings but refused to offer details.

Russian indicted on charges he hacked LinkedIn

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 02:10:32 GMT

A Russian man has been charged with hacking and stealing information from computers at LinkedIn and other San Francisco Bay Area companies, federal prosecutors announced Friday. A grand jury indicted Yevgeniy Aleksandrovich Nikulin, 29, of Moscow, Russia, on Thursday on charges including computer intrusion and aggravated identity theft, the U.S. Attorney's Office in San Francisco said.

A 19-year-old man has been arrested after a suspicious device was found on a Tube train

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 21:33:51 GMT

A 19-year-old man has been arrested by counter-terrorism officers after a device was discovered on a Tube train, sparking a major security alert. The swoop came after a controlled detonation was carried out on the suspicious item at North Greenwich station, close to the O2 complex in south-east London on Thursday morning.

Sarah Dahane was murdered by her mother Angela Whitworth in May 2013

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 17:10:52 GMT

A "wicked and selfish" mother has been jailed for life for murdering her 20-month-old daughter over a bitter custody battle. Angela Whitworth, 44, used a black bin liner to smother Sarah Dahane at her home in Herald Way, Bicester, Oxfordshire, on May 15, 2013.

Ex-policeman and Scout leader convicted of 40 child sex offences

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 15:00:32 GMT

Retired West Midlands Police sergeant Allan Richards, who has been convicted of 40 sex offences against children as young as eight in a catalogue of abuse spanning four decades A disgraced ex-policeman and former Scout leader has been convicted of 40 sex offences against children as young as eight in a catalogue of abuse spanning four decades. Retired West Midlands Police sergeant Allan Richards twice used his trusted position to lure youngsters to a police station and attacked his first victim when he was running a football team as a teenage Scout leader in the 1970s.

Gordon Anglesea ran a Home Office attendance centre in Wrexham, Mold Crown Court was told

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 12:51:28 GMT

A jury has retired for a second day to consider its verdicts in the trial of a former senior police officer accused of historical sex abuse against two boys. Ex-superintendent Gordon Anglesea, 79, is alleged to have used his "connections with authority" to prey on the youngsters while working as a police inspector in Wrexham in the 1980s.

Mazher Mahmood, right, was found guilty of plotting to pervert the course of justice

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 10:42:56 GMT

Fake Sheikh Mazher Mahmood could be facing jail later for tampering with evidence in the collapsed drugs trial of pop star Tulisa Contostavlos. Following a two-week trial at the Old Bailey, a jury found the 53-year-old "King of the Sting" and his driver, Alan Smith, 67, guilty of plotting to pervert the course of justice.

Magnitude 6.6 earthquake shakes western Japan, no tsunami

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 08:44:13 GMT

A powerful earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.6 struck western Japan on Friday, toppling shelves and knocking out power to thousands of homes. There was no risk of a tsunami.

Mexican peso dances to rhythm of US election campaign

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 04:35:07 GMT

In this Sept. 19, 2016 file photo, people stand outside an exchange house advertising the sale of U.S. dollars at the rate of 19.90 Mexican pesos per dollar in Mexico City.

Phil Collins recently announced a comeback tour after changing his mind about retiring

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 00:31:51 GMT

Phil Collins has revealed he organised a 40th birthday party for the Prince of Wales after Charles was particularly taken with a Michael Jackson show at Wembley. The former Genesis frontman, who recently announced a comeback tour after changing his mind about retiring, knew Charles and Diana, Princess of Wales, through his work with the Prince's Trust.

US service member killed by roadside bomb in northern Iraq

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 22:19:09 GMT

A U.S. military member assisting Iraqi forces in their push to retake Mosul was killed by a roadside bomb Thursday, marking the first American combat casualty in the campaign to oust the Islamic State group from its last major stronghold in northern Iraq.

Britain using cyber warfare in battle against IS, says Sir Michael Fallon

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 17:53:38 GMT

Britain is using cyber warfare in the bid to retake Mosul from Islamic State forces, Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon has revealed. Speaking at an international conference on waging war through advanced technology, Sir Michael made it clear Britain was unleashing its cyber capability on IS, also known as Daesh.

Tragic Met officers' families told: You do not mourn alone

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 17:53:37 GMT

Prince Harry lays a wreath during the Metropolitan Police Service Annual Ceremony of Remembrance at the Metropolitan Police Training College in London Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe has paid tribute to Met Police officers and staff who have died while on duty, telling their families and friends "you do not remember and mourn alone". Speaking during an annual memorial service held in their memory, the Met Commissioner said society was "forever in their debt" before joining Prince Harry, London Mayor Sadiq Khan and relatives of the fallen in laying wreaths and other floral tributes.

HMS Duncan sailed from Portsmouth on Tuesday to monitor the Kuznetsov task group

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 13:27:02 GMT

Royal Navy vessels are monitoring Russian warships thought to be heading to reinforce the attack on the besieged Syrian city Aleppo. A Russian taskforce, including the aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov, is on a course to sail through the North Sea to the English Channel, before heading for the eastern Mediterranean.

Stephen Lawrence suspect thought to be hiding from drug charges in Spain

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 09:13:01 GMT

A suspect in the murder of Stephen Lawrence who is wanted for drug dealing is among 10 British criminals thought to be hiding in Spain. Jamie Acourt, 40, from south-east London, was allegedly part of a cannabis-dealing gang between January 2014 and February 2016.

News 23 Mins Ago Iraqi special forces join Mosul offensive against is

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 07:10:29 GMT

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Russia's Putin Willing to Halt Aleppo Airstrikes for Longer

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 03:05:43 GMT

Russian President Vladimir Putin held out the hope of an indefinite halt to his country's airstrikes on Aleppo after meeting with the French and German leaders, who condemned Moscow's actions in the Syrian city. Russia had promised an eight-hour pause on Thursday in attacks on the city by Syrian government forces under the cover of Russian air power in order to allow suffering civilians to leave and to give rebels safe passage.