One pilot has died and another is seriously injured after a rocket belonging to billionaire Sir Richard Branson's space tourism venture crashed during a test flight, US authorities said.
Nasa Administrator Charles Bolden has offered condolences on behalf of the "entire Nasa family" to the family and loved ones of the Virgin Galactic pilot who was killed in the crash.
The Justice Secretary Chris Grayling has said the revamp of court disposals, which at the bottom-end would see offenders writing an apology to victims or repairing damages but could see more serious offences being fined, removes the "soft option".
Three police force areas will trial the new approach over the next 12 months and if successful it will be replicated across the country.
The Justice Secretary said:
A convoy of Kurdish Peshmerga troops departed from Turkey in a convoy overnight to help bolster Syrian Kurds holding out against self-styled Islamic State militants in the besieged town of Kobani.
Islamic State combatants have been trying to capture Kobani, known as Ayn al-Arab in Arabic, for over a month, pressing their assault despite U.S.-led air strikes on their positions and the deaths of hundreds of their fighters.
Cautions are set to be scrapped in England and Wales as part of an overhaul in the way out-of-court disposals are dealt with.
Ministers want to replace existing disposals available to police officers, which include cautions and cannabis warnings, with a new two-tier approach requiring offenders to take one or more actions.
Detective Superintendent Jon Chadwick said: "This tragic incident is only a few hours old so it is far too early to go into exactly what has happened and why.
"All we can say for certain is that a man has tragically died after being shot and his family are absolutely devastated. Our thoughts are with them and we will be providing them as much support as they need at this very difficult and upsetting time.
A man has died after being shot in Openshaw.
The victim believed to be aged 35, was blasted twice in the chest and abdomen at Manchester Food Traders on Wood Street.
It happened around 6.20pm this evening and armed police were sent to reports of a man with a gun in the area.
Palestinians furious at an Israeli ban on worshipping at the al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem vowed that today would be a "day of rage".
But the clashes were not as violent as feared, with Muslim men over the age of 50 allowed to pray at the sacred site.