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Three feared dead as plane and helicopter wreckage lands near Rothschild manor house

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At least three people were feared dead after a mid-air collision between a helicopter and light aircraft flying from an airfield where air traffic control had been shut due to “staff shortages”. Wreckage from the aircraft tumbled from the sky and landed just over a mile from the former home of the Rothschild banking family at Waddesdon Manor in Buckinghamshire, yesterday lunchtime. Residents reported hearing a “loud bang” and a plume of smoke could be seen above trees. The Air Accidents Investigation Branch said the collision involved a helicopter and aircraft, both of which had taken off from Wycombe Air Park, 23 miles away near High Wycombe. It is understood the helicopter was carrying two people, while only the pilot was on board the light aircraft, reported to be a two-seat Cessna
London’s iconic Piccadilly Circus billboards to contain facial-recognition cameras

London’s iconic Piccadilly Circus billboards to contain facial-recognition cameras

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Facial detection technology in the new Piccadilly Circus lights is "incredibly intrusive", according to privacy campaigners. The revamped screen in central London will be turned on later in October in a space where 100 million people pass each month. Cameras hidden in the screen will detect people's faces, figuring out their age, gender and mood, and use that to tailor brand messages. According to Ocean Outlook, the company that provides the screen's technology, the system can detect people's age and gender with 90% accuracy. The system can identify the makes of vehicles and will also feature Wi-Fi to let people interact with the screen, but also potentially to track mobile devices. Privacy campaigners say signs should be put up in Piccadilly Circus to inform the publi...
Cobb County Officer Fired After Video Release

Cobb County Officer Fired After Video Release

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Greg Abbott, 20 year veteran of the Cobb County Police Department of the West Georgia region, was officially fired late Thursday afternoon due to a comment that he made during a routine traffic stop. Abbott asked a passenger of the vehicle to why they refused to lower their hands during the stop and was answered with, "...I've seen too many videos of people of people killing people." He answered, with, "but you're not black. Remember, we only kill black people. Yeah. We only kill black people, right?" More details will be posted when they are available.
Marcus Hutchins: English Tech Whizz who Stopped NHS Cyber Attack Arrested in US over ‘Malware’ Allegations

Marcus Hutchins: English Tech Whizz who Stopped NHS Cyber Attack Arrested in US over ‘Malware’ Allegations

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Marcus Hutchins: British Tech Whizz who Stopped NHS (National Health Service) Cyber Attack Arrested in US over 'Malware' Allegations A British computer whizz who helped stop a world-wide cyber-attack has been arrested in the US on suspicion of being involved in creating software that harvested banking details. Marcus Hutchins, the Devon-born tech expert also known as MalwareTech, helped foil the WannaCry "ransomware" virus that hit more than 300,000 computers. The NHS was one of the many organisations across 150 countries struck by the virus in May, before Hutchins, 23, discovered a ‘kill-switch’ that stopped it. According to US authorities, he was arrested at Las Vegas’s McCarran International Airport on Wednesday and was charged with creating banking malware. The US Departme
Watch – Police use Taser to bring down man ‘carrying crossbow and knife’ in Manchester City Centre

Watch – Police use Taser to bring down man ‘carrying crossbow and knife’ in Manchester City Centre

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Police have made an arrest after an armed man was seen walking around Manchester city centre with a crossbow and a knife. Officers swooped on Tib Street near Ancoats at around 2.30pm today. A man was detained and arrested and it is understood police used a Taser as they attempted to detain the man. Posts on social media appear to show a man being arrested on Great Ancoats Street. A GMP spokesman said: "We were called at 2.30pm to reports of a man walking around with a crossbow and a knife on Tib Street in Manchester city centre. "A man was detained and has been arrested."   Source: Manchester Evening News
Philippines Is Challenging China Again Over A Disputed Sea

Philippines Is Challenging China Again Over A Disputed Sea

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The Philippines and China are at odds as to which of the country has rights to Reed Bank, an 8,866 square-kilometer table mount 80 kilometers from the Philippine island of Palawan. The Philippines is ready to let drilling restart there, after it has been halted two years ago when the disagreement had began publicly. China believes more than 90% of the sea including Reed Bank to be its own – despite the July 2016 arbitration verdict saying otherwise. Thusly, they would not appreciate the drilling from Philippines. Therein lies a question, will China allow the Philippines to continue drilling to sustain their friendship, which keeps China’s chief rival the United States at bay, or start an altercation. Strong push-back would risk letting the United States tighten its grip on the Philippin
Manufacturing Contract For Type 26 Global Combat Ship Awarded To BAE Systems

Manufacturing Contract For Type 26 Global Combat Ship Awarded To BAE Systems

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BAE Systems has been awarded a contract by the UK Ministry of Defense worth c£3.7bn to manufacture the first three ships for the Type 26 Global Combat Ship program, with steel being cut on the first ship in Glasgow in the coming weeks. This provides a strong foundation for the next two decades of shipbuilding in Scotland, securing more than 3,400 jobs across BAE Systems and the wider UK maritime supply chain. Defense Secretary Sir Michael Fallon said: “The Type 26 Frigate is a cutting-edge warship, combining the expertise of the British shipbuilding industry with the excellence of the Royal Navy. We will cut steel on the first ship later this month – a hugely significant milestone that delivers on our commitment to maintain our global naval power. These ships will be a force to
UK to withdraw from international fishing arrangement.

UK to withdraw from international fishing arrangement.

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The government is to end an arrangement that allows other countries to fish in UK waters, it has been announced. The convention allows Irish, Dutch, French, German and Belgian vessels to fish within six and 12 nautical miles of UK coastline. Environment Secretary Michael Gove said the move would help take back control of fishing access to UK waters. The European Commission said it "took note" but felt the convention had been superseded by EU law. Ireland's minister for agriculture, food and the marine, Michael Creed, however, said it was "unwelcome and unhelpful". "Brexit poses very serious challenges to the seafood sector and this announcement will form part of the negotiations," he said. The Scottish government backed the idea, saying it had been pressing for it "for some
Cardiff University – Detecting riots with Twitter

Cardiff University – Detecting riots with Twitter

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Social media can be an invaluable source of information for police when managing major disruptive events, new research from Cardiff University has shown. An analysis of data taken from the London riots in 2011 showed that computer systems could automatically scan through Twitter and detect serious incidents, such as shops being broken in to and cars being set alight, before they were reported to the Metropolitan Police Service. The computer system could also discern information about where the riots were rumoured to take place and where groups of youths were gathering. The new research, published in the peer-review journal ACM Transactions on Internet Technology, showed that on average the computer systems could pick up on disruptive events several minutes before officials and over an
Victims from the Grenfill Tower fire recieve just £10 ($13) for food and drink.

Victims from the Grenfill Tower fire recieve just £10 ($13) for food and drink.

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Council is giving survivors £10 when they go to hotels but no access to £millions donated by public?   Shocking: Volunteer Nisha Parti says victims of #GrenfellTower fire have no access to donated funds and are being given 'a tenner'. #Peston pic.twitter.com/FXy1Er0Qkk — EL4C (@EL4JC) June 18, 2017 .@sarahwollaston and @DavidLammy agree the official relief effort for survivors of the #GrenfellTower fire has been unacceptable. #Peston pic.twitter.com/SLwikp4a58 — Peston on Sunday (@pestononsunday) June 18, 2017 Jeremy Corbyn: "Every day, hundreds of people are stranded at airports and they are found hotels straight away". #Peston. pic.twitter.com/92zvHWuSvA — EL4C (@EL4JC) June 18, 2017