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Amsterdam stabbing suspect had ‘terrorist motive‘

Amsterdam stabbing suspect had ‘terrorist motive‘

The 19-year-old Afghan, identified only as Jawed S, lives in Germany but allegedly travelled to the Netherlands and carried out the attack on Friday. Prosecutors have said the suspect had a “terrorist motive”. They added that the teenager mentioned the Dutch anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders during police questioning, but not a cartoon contest the far-right populist planned to hold mocking […]

400 prisoners escape amid violence in Libya

400 prisoners escape amid violence in Libya

The inmates included many supporters of the country‘s late leader Muammar Gaddafi, who was found guilty of killings during a 2011 uprising in the country. Libya has been plunged into chaos since the end of the dictator‘s more than 40 years of rule. Inmates overpowered guards and forced open the doors of the Ain Zara prison after riots broke out […]

Eight dead in munitions plant explosion

Eight dead in munitions plant explosion

The blast happened at the Rheinmetall-Denel plant in Somerset West at around 3.45pm local time, with locals saying the force had shaken houses and rattled windows. “Eight persons were confirmed as fatalities and the fire department is assisting the search and rescue operations,” said JP Smith, Cape Town council‘s safety chief. Theo Layne, a fire and rescue spokesman, said the […]

‘Journalists are being jailed – it‘s time to act‘

‘Journalists are being jailed – it‘s time to act‘

Baher Mohamed, an Al Jazeera journalist who was jailed in Egypt for reporting on the military overthrow of Mohamed Morsi in 2013, tells Sky News the world should work together to protect those reporting the news. The jailing of Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo in Myanmar for carrying papers on the Rohingya massacre is another stab in the back […]

England baked in hottest summer on record…

England baked in hottest summer on record…

England‘s temperatures beat the previous record mean temperature of 17C (62.6F) set in 1976. This year‘s mean hit 17.2C (62.96F). Temperatures for June to August in the UK reveal this year is joint top of the league table in records which date back to 1910. The temperatures are tied with those for 1976, 2003, and 2006, all of which are […]

May calls for release of jailed journalists in Myanmar

May calls for release of jailed journalists in Myanmar

Wa Lone, 32, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 28, were jailed for seven years after being found guilty of breaking state secrets laws while investigating the massacre of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar. Mrs May‘s spokesman criticised the verdict, saying she was “extremely disappointed” by it, and the sentencing. Image: Wa Lone leaves court after his verdict was announced The spokesman said: […]

… And the warm weather could stay in autumn

… And the warm weather could stay in autumn

It comes as the Met Office said , while the rest of the UK enjoyed the joint-hottest. A Met Office three-month outlook released to local authorities in Britain indicates for “August-September-October as a whole, above average temperatures are more likely than below average temperatures”. The outlook adds there will be an increased chance of high-pressure patterns close to the UK […]