Users of the notorious message board 4chan have made claims that an anonymous message posted to the site ‘predicted’ the Westminster attacks. Users claim that a cryptic message shared to the site’s /pol community at 3pm on Tuesday, long before the attacks, contained images of firearms – and the GPS coordinates of Westminster Bridge.
A British teenager has emailed NASA scientists to tell that their calculations are wrong – and the space agency thanked him. A-Level student Miles Soloman found that radiation sensors on the International Space Station were recording ‘false data’ – and messaged a correction to NASA.
US president Donald Trump has hailed a tourist killed in the Westminster terror attack as a “great American”. Kurt Cochran from Utah was in London celebrating his 25th wedding anniversary with his wife Melissa when the terrorist struck. President Trump tweeted: “A great American, Kurt Cochran, was killed in the London terror attack.
The man who murdered three people before he was shot dead by police in London has been named as Khalid Masood. It has been confirmed that Masood, 52, was born in Kent and more recently lived in the West Midlands. Masood was also known by a number of different aliases.
A campaign led by a Muslim community to support the families of the victims of the London terror attack raised more than £3,000 in a single hour. Muslims United for London launched a donations page after the atrocity in the capital, and donations immediately began to pour in. All proceeds raised will go to the families of those who lost their lives.
Chinese officials warned off an American heavy bomber on a mission near South Korea – telling the pilots they were illegally operating in Chinese airspace.
The woman who plunged into the Thames during the terror attack in London has been named as 29-year-old Andreea Cristea. According to Romanian media, Ms Cristea was in London to celebrate her boyfriend’s birthday when the attack took place. Speaking yesterday, a spokesperson for the Port of London authority said: ‘A female member of the public was recovered from the water near Westminster Bridge.
If you’re worried about how you’ll cope with getting old, perhaps you shouldn’t be – older people seem to be tougher and more optimistic than their younger selves. In fact, people tend to get more optimistic as they get older – and are even optimistic about facing the problems of old age, such as declining health and memory loss. ‘The younger generation is less optimistic,’ said Dr. Zia Agha, chief medical officer at West Health.
Researchers say that measuring older people’s sense of smell could be an important indicator of overall health well-being. Dr Jonas Olofsson, of the University of Stockholm in Sweden, said: ‘Our results were not explained by dementia, which was previously linked to smell loss.
Vitamin D seems to play an important role in the development – and prevention – of autism, researchers have found. Researchers at the Queensland Brain Institute found that giving vitamin D supplements to mice during pregnancy completely prevented autism traits in their offspring. Previous research showed a link between pregnant women with low Vitamin D levels and the increased likelihood of having a child with autistic traits.
Gay hate attackers are now threatening victims by saying they live in ‘Trump America’ – and researchers believe one in five attacks is now ‘done in Trump’s name’. Victims have described being assaulted by attackers wearing ‘Make America Great Again’ hats – and being told “You live in Trump country now’ by gay bashers, according to Broadly. Speaking to Broadly, Heidi Beirich of the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) says that they have recorded 1400 crimes since the election.
At the centre of the Hiroshima blast, temperatures are estimated to have reached 300,000 degrees Celsius – 300 times hotter than a crematorium oven.
A group of hackers calling themselves ‘Turkish Crime Family’ are threatening to wipe 200 million iPhones on April 7 – unless Apple pays a $1 million ransom. The group, which is from Turkey, but also affiliated with Green Lanes, north London, claims to have the ability to reset people’s iPhones and iCloud accounts on a massive scale. The group says that previous reports distort their goals – and have under-reported their ransom demands to Apple.
A man has been arrested after trying to drive a car ‘at high speed’ onto a pedestrianised shopping street in Antwerp, police have said. ‘At about 11 am this morning a vehicle entered De Meir at high speed due to which pedestrians had to jump away,’ a Belgian police spokesman told a news conference. The attack comes just a day after a terrorist mowed down pedestrians on London’s Westminster Bridge, killing two people and injuring dozens more, before driving to parliament and fatally stabbing a policeman.
The i newspaper has bowed to criticism and ditched its controversial cover image of the lower leg of one of yesterday’s terror attack victims. Mr Duff admits: “The first take of [today’s] front page was more shocking – it showed the shoe and lower leg of one of the victims injured on Westminster Bridge, some blood, and nothing else in shot.
Nigel Farage has pointed the finger of blame for the Westminster attack at multiculturalism, claiming it has created a “fifth column” of terror supporters within Western societies. In an interview on the right-wing, Donald Trump-supporting TV network Fox News, the former Ukip leader claimed “search parties” sent out by Tony Blair’s government to find immigrants would harm the UK for the next 100 years.
Isis has claimed responsibility for the attack in London in which four people were killed. In a statement, issued via its Amaq news agency, a spokesperson said a ‘soldier of the Islamic state’ had carried out the attack – which caused the deaths of two civilians and a serving policeman. Isis is well known for claiming responsibility for terror attacks that it has not directly co-ordinated, but that are linked to its murderous ideology.
The Queen has issued a statement following yesterday’s terror attack in London which left four people dead. In a message to Craig Mackey, the Acting Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Service, Her Majesty wrote: ‘Following the shocking events in Westminster, Prince Philip and I are sorry that we will not be able to open the New Scotland Yard building as planned today, for very understandable reasons. I look forward to visiting at a later date. ‘My thoughts, prayers, and deepest sympathy are with all those who have been affected by yesterday’s awful violence.
Four people are dead after a terrorist attack in the heart of London yesterday. The attacker drove a car into a crowd of people on Westminster Bridge, then drove the the Palace of Westminster and smashed his vehicle into railing. An extensive police operation is now underway.
Police are working round the clock to identify the roots of the deadly terror plot which brought bloodshed to the streets of London yesterday. The identity of the knifeman who injured scores of pedestrians in a car before rampaging into the Palace of Westminster has yet to be made public. If he was was not on the radar of security services, questions will be asked about why this was, but if he had been highlighted as a potential threat, this will likely be viewed as a major security failing.
The husband of murdered MP Jo Cox has urged Britain to be united in the aftermath of yesterday’s terror attack – and says that the attacker represents Muslims no more than his wife’s murderer reflected the people of Yorkshire. ‘We have to remember that the person who did this is no more representative of British Muslims than the person who killed Jo is representative of people that are from Yorkshire. Posting on Twitter, one user wrote: ‘Please don’t share your graphic, sensitive, pictures of those hurt in the #London attack.
Channel 4 News has admitted naming the wrong man as the main suspect in yesterday’s London terror attack. Trevor Brooks – known as Abu Izzadeen – was identified as the man suspected of being responsible for the events at Westminster during a live broadcast. Simon Israel, Senior Home Affairs Correspondent for Channel 4 News, confirmed his mistake on Twitter yesterday evening, admitting: “I got it wrong”.
The son of U.S. President Donald Trump has been slammed as a ‘disgrace’ after he appeared to criticise London mayor Sadiq Khan on Twitter, only hours after a terror attack at the Houses of Parliament left four people dead – including a police officer.
Footage from the London terror attack shows a car being driven into a group of pedestrians on Westminster Bridge, and a woman plunging from the bridge into the River Thames. A spokesman for the Port of London Authority said: ‘A female member of the public was recovered from the water near Westminster Bridge. Two people were killed and dozens were injured after the attack ploughed a vehicle into a crowd of people as they walked over Westminster Bridge yesterday afternoon.