A suspected jihadist carrying a rucksack packed with knives was thought to be heading towards Downing Street when he was dramatically arrested by armed police, according to security sources. The ‘lone wolf’ suspect had been under close surveillance when counter-terrorism officers ordered his immediate detention as he came within 300 yards of the gates of the Prime Minister’s residence. It is understood that the suspect’s family had become concerned about his behaviour and reported him to the authorities several weeks ago.
The US is seeking a peaceful denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula but is "prepared to defend ourselves" in the face of any threat from North Korea, a security briefing has revealed. President Donald Trump hopes to pressure Pyongyang into dismantling its nuclear and ballistic missile programmes through tightened sanctions and bring it back to the "path of dialogue", according to an administration statement after the briefing. All 100 US Senators were invited to the classified briefing by the Trump administration on the threat posed by North Korea.
By Anastasia Lyrchikova and Anton Zverev MOSCOW/SEVASTOPOL, Crimea(Reuters) - Russia's $1.3 billion (£1.01 billion) plan to build two new power plants in Crimea aimed to show that Moscow could complete high-tech projects on the annexed peninsula despite Western technology sanctions. The plants were designed to house gas turbines made by a unit of Siemens .
Britain wants a "deep and special partnership" with the EU after Brexit, Theresa May has told Brussels chiefs in talks at 10 Downing Street. The Prime Minister held a "working dinner" lasting an hour and 45 minutes with European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker and the EU's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier. After the meeting, a No 10 spokesperson said: "The PM had a constructive meeting this evening with President Juncker of the European Commission.
Gone Girl director David Fincher is joining actor and producer Brad Pitt in a sequel to the zombie thriller World War Z. The duo have worked together before in three of the director's movies, including the noir-thriller Seven which brought Fincher to the spotlight. Now, Variety is reporting Fincher has accepted Pitt's dare to direct a sequel to the 2013 zombie action movie World War Z.
So how much does James Bond pull down to afford those fancy cocktails? Business site Bizdaq.com have done the maths and worked out how much your favourite characters from movies and TV would actually make in the real world… From Digital Spy
By Suleiman Al-Khalidi and Angus McDowall AMMAN/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Israeli warplanes struck a weapons supply hub operated by Lebanese group Hezbollah near Damascus airport on Thursday, targeting arms sent from Iran in commercial and military cargo aircraft, Syrian rebel and regional intelligence sources said. The Israeli military said later that one of its Patriot anti-aircraft missile batteries intercepted a target over the Golan Heights that Israeli media described as an unmanned drone. It was the second Israeli interception of a target coming from Syria in the past few weeks.
A student who was in London with his girlfriend to celebrate his 18th birthday collapsed in front of the London Eye and died after suffering an anaphylactic reaction to grilled chicken. London Eye staff and a passing doctor tried to help and paramedics rushed to the scene. Owen was taken to nearby St Thomas's Hospital but was pronounced dead 45 minutes later at 4 pm.
Conservative firebrand Ann Coulter on Wednesday canceled a planned appearance at the University of California, Berkeley, saying she had lost the backing of the groups that had sponsored her talk.
Disposable income and consumer spending in China continue to grow at a slow but steady pace. According to an April 2017 forecast by iResearch Consulting Group, average annual ecommerce spending in China continues to rise. The question for ecommerce companies, marketers and observers of China’s economy is where to place the “ceiling” on ecommerce spending growth.
‘Australia is a marvellous place for the vast majority of the population. Maybe that’s the problem.’ Photograph: AzmanL/Getty Images/iStockphoto
Weeks after firing host Bill O’Reilly amid allegations of sexual harassment, Fox News is under fire once again for accusations of racial discrimination. Eleven current and former Fox News employees have filed a lawsuit alleging that Fox employees engaged in “abhorrent, intolerable, unlawful and hostile racial discrimination” and created a workplace “more akin to Plantation-style management than a modern-day work environment". The case, which started with two former payroll employees, made headlines this week with the addition of former Fox and Friends co-host Kelly Williams.
Dwyane Wade may have forgotten what side of the floor he was on during the Chicago Bulls' critical Game 5 against the Boston Celtics on Wednesday. Wade, at times, has been known to coast on defense, but he took it to a whole new level on Wednesday, losing Isaiah Thomas on a screen off of an inbounds, then failing to run out to Thomas. When Thomas swung the ball to Kelly Olynyk in the corner, after Jimmy Butler left Olynyk to deny Thomas, Wade instead stood and watched Olynyk take an open three-pointer.
New details have been discovered about the identity of a woman and little girl shown in an iconic picture running from a Jewish prisoner train liberated by American troops during WWII. It was the same camp at which Anne Frank died during the Holocaust shortly before liberation in 1945. It began with Matthew Rozell, a history teacher from the US who was researching his book A Train Near Magdeburg: A Teacher’s Journey into the Holocaust and the Reuniting of the Survivors and Liberators, 70 Years On.
Manchester United could sponsor the M6 motorway to generate funds for investment in roads, the president of the AA has claimed. Sports teams, supermarkets and tech firms are among the companies who could purchase the naming rights of major roads, Edmund King said. This could lead to the Morrisons M1, the Microsoft M4 and the Adidas A1, according to the motoring expert.
The 5 Series is the sixth model in the BMW line-up to receive the iPerformance treatment. Simon Davis finds out how the new PHEV fares
Hermione and Ginny are BACK together! But just for a quick moment. 'Harry Potter' co-stars Emma Watson and Bonnie Wright had a run-in at the Tribeca Film Festival, and it gave the movie franchise's fans ALL the feels!
The majority of children in the UK feel social media companies are not doing enough to protect them from pornography, self-harm, bullying, and hatred on their sites, a study has found. Four out of five children surveyed said websites needed to do more to protect them from inappropriate or harmful content, saying that the lack of strict controls led to “hurtful messages” that could cause them to feel negative about themselves and even self-harm. The findings, published by the NSPCC and O2 from a poll of 1,696 children and young people, showed that among the sites children rated to be most risky were ASKfm, Omegle and IMVU, as well as Facebook, prompting the NSPCC and O2 to urge parents to look beyond the “big names” and find out about the lesser known apps their children are using.
More than one fifth of tourists planning to come to the UK said television programmes such as The Crown had helped persuade them, according to a study of nearly 10,000 holidaymakers. The survey, by Barclays, found that 63 per cent of international tourists claim to be more interested in the UK than in previous years. Nearly a third of international tourists said they were more likely to visit the UK after the vote, with just ten per cent saying it had put them off.
West Heslerton Estate, near Scarborough, North Yorkshire, was owned by the Dawnay family for 150 years. An entire English village has been bought one year after it went on the market for £20m. Albanwise Ltd, a Norfolk-based real estate and farming investment firm, said on Wednesday it had purchased West Heslerton Estate near Scarborough in North Yorkshire.
The potential to edit the human genome to create people with fewer genetic conditions is just around the corner. Unchecked, gene editing could be used to make certain conditions and types of people disappear from society, Stamell wrote in an article published in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine. What is gene editing?
A British Airways passenger allegedly abandoned on a tiny Portuguese island after demanding an upgrade to business class was a 65-year-old diabetic with cancer, it has been disclosed. Kwame Bantu alleges he was “ambushed” and tied up by cabin staff after he tried to ease his swollen legs by moving to a seat with more room on the Boeing 777. “I was just trying to get some room to stretch my leg,” Mr Bantu said.
Nearly half of all doctors’ surgeries shut during working hours, a committee of MPs has found as they warned there is no “credible plan” for making sure enough GPs are in place. A report by the influential Public Accounts Committee also found that two in five GPs services are closed by 3pm on some days in parts of England. The cross-party group of MPs called for NHS England to come up with a plan by September for how to keep practices open during opening hours.
A pioneering eye test could save the sight of millions by helping doctors tackle the biggest global cause of permanent blindness. The test allows early detection of glaucoma so that treatment can start before vision begins to deteriorate. It also has potential for diagnosing degenerative neurological conditions including Parkinson's, Alzheimer's and multiple sclerosis.