New picture emerges of Jeremy Corbyn’s key ally with Hamas leader who is on US ‘terror list’

Labour was engulfed in a new anti-Semitism storm last night after it emerged that a key ally of Jeremy Corbyn had also met senior members of Hamas. Tony Lloyd, shadow secretary for Northern Ireland, was pictured meeting Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh and senior Hamas MP Ahmad Bahar in 2011. Haniyeh was added to the United States’ ‘terror list’ earlier this year. Hamas is designated as a terrorist organisation by the EU. A State Department statement said Haniyeh ‘has close links with Hamas’ military wing and has been a proponent of…

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Mother gives birth on board a Coastguard helicopter after she went into labour on Isles of Scilly 

A baby boy was born at 1,400 feet in a Coastguard helicopter after his mother went into labour on the Isles of Scilly. Torran MacDonald was born above Penzance in Cornwall on Saturday night after his mother, Alicia, went into labour. There was not a midwife on call on the islands at the time, so the expectant mother and her partner Sandy MacDonald needed to be flown to a hospital on the mainland.  Little Torran MacDonald was born at 1,400 feet above Penzance in Cornwall when his mother Alicia (pictured right…

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Three in four Brits received nuisance calls last month

Some 73 per cent of people said they had received an unsolicited marketing or sales call in the last month Almost three-quarters of people received a nuisance call in the last month, a survey has found. Two in five said they felt intimidated, and the same number said they were distressed by unsolicited marketing or sales calls, according to the poll. Consumer watchdog Which? is urging the Government to ensure bosses of the companies behind such calls are held accountable. Some 73 per cent of people said they had received…

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Leadership is declared vacant ahead of crucial party meeting by Malcolm Turnbull

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has declared the leadership vacant and will officially recontest his position against Peter Dutton. The Home Affairs Minister confirmed will face off against the prime minister in a leadership spill. Mr Dutton attended Mr Turnbull’s office on Tuesday morning, shortly before the prime minister made the leadership announcement. Mr Turnbull will recontest his position, and deputy positions are also being spilled.  If Mr Dutton wins today’s spill he will become Australia’s sixth prime minister in just eight years.  Australian Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull (pictured) has lost…

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At least eight people dead as flash floods sweep through gorge packed with hikers in southern Italy 

Six women and three men have died after heavy rain flooded a gorge filled with hikers in Italy’s southern region of Calabria. At least another five are missing, including one believed to be a local guide. Another 23 people were rescued from the flash flood in the Raganello Gorge, five of whom were hospitalised, including a 10-year-old boy who was being treated for hypothermia. A rescue helicopter is seen after several people were killed in a mountain gorge flooding, in the municipality of Civita Rescuers are seen at the Raganello…

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Controversial video shows burly policeman slapping 14-year-old girl in the face during arrest

A video of a male police officer striking a 14-year-old girl in the face during an arrest has gone viral, splitting opinions online. The girl, 14, and a woman, 52, were arrested on suspicion of assaulting police in Accrington, Lancashire on Monday afternoon after two officers were hospitalised following the incident. Lancashire Police, who referred to the girl in the video as a ‘young woman’ despite her being only 14, said they are aware of the video and will be conducting a full investigation into it. Shocking footage shows a…

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Billy Bush agrees to pay spousal support, seeks joint custody of kids

Billy Bush has demanded joint custody of his two youngest daughters, a month after his estranged wife filed for divorce. TMZ reported that the fired Today host agreed in legal documents to provide spousal support to Sydney Davis and for their two youngest daughters, Mary, 17, and Lillie, 13. He did not, however, agree to her request to be granted legal and primary physical custody of their two daughters, and is fighting back. The couple, who separated last September after 20 years of marriage, also have a 19-year-old daughter, Josie. Davis…

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Trump says he could ‘run’ the Mueller probe himself ‘if I wanted to’

President Donald Trump has found someone he may have greater confidence in to oversee the Russia probe than special counsel Robert Mueller: himself. ‘I could run it if I want,’ Trump said, in a bald declaration of what he says is authority to either assist, or take over the Russia probe that has upended his term in office. Trump told Reuters he is ‘totally allowed’ to intervene in the probe, but has chosen to stay out. ‘I could run it if I want,’ Trump said of the Russia probe  ‘I’ve…

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Teenage MS-13 gang member pleads guilty to quadruple murder

An MS-13 gangster pleaded guilty Monday to murdering four rival gang members on Long Island last year. Josue ‘Sparky’ Portillo, 17, admitted being part of a plot to ambush the 18th Street gang in an isolated park on April 11, 2017. Two female MS-13 gang member lured the five rival gang members to the woods where Portillo and others massacred them in a ‘horrific frenzy of violence.’ One victim managed to escape and is now a government witness, but Justin Llivicura, Michael Lopez Banegas, Jorge Tigre and Jefferson Villalobos were hacked to…

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Mexican man opens up about smuggling immigrants across the Mexico-US border in groups of up to 25

A Mexican man, who for 15 years escorted groups of up to 25 undocumented immigrants across the dangerous desert that covers the Mexico-US border, has finally given up the secrets to his successful business. The experienced runner, 46, who concealed his name during an interview with Univision, detailed how he would normally set off on foot on a daily basis with an average of 15 to 20 people looking to cash in on the American dream from 2001 to 2016. Before he chose that life, he had been living in Arizona…

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