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Brit arrested in US cyber attack investigation

A 23-year-old British man has been arrested in connection with an alleged US cyber attack Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire/Press Association Images

A suspected British hacker has been arrested in connection with an alleged cyber attack on the United States Department of Defence.

The 23-year-old man was arrested on Wednesday by National Crime Agency officers on suspicion of offences linked to data stolen from a messaging service used by DoD employees around the world.

Contact information for around 800 people including name, title, email addresses and phone numbers, as well as details for around 34,400 devices were obtained during the attack last June, the NCA said.

However no sensitive data was obtained and none of the data could be used to personally identify anyone or threaten US national security, the NCA added.

Thomas Cook sells 5% stake to Chinese firm

Chinese conglomerate Fosun is buying a 5% stake in Thomas Cook for £91.8 million as part of a deal which the travel operator hopes will help it cash in on China's £85 billion tourist market.

Fosun said it aims to buy further stock in Thomas Cook to take its holding to 10%.

Thomas Cook shares soared by 21% after news of the deal. Credit: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Thomas Cook shares soared by 21% after news of the deal.

The travel firm said today's deal would give it access to the fast-growing Chinese tourism market "in partnership with a company with significant experience in Chinese leisure and tourism".

Motorcyclist sought over Alps murders ruled out of inquiry

An e-fit released of the biker in 2013. Credit: Police handout

A motorcyclist who was sought by police investigating the triple murder of a British family in the French Alps has been found and ruled out of the inquiry, French police said.

The biker was traced last month, more than two years after the shootings of Saad al-Hilli, his wife Ikbal and her mother Suhaila al-Allaf on a forest road in Chevaline.

Authorities said the man, from Lyon, had no connection to the killings and was in the area "by accident" when they took place.

The investigation into the attack, in which the al-Hilli's two young daughters survived, remains ongoing.

Read more: French police release man held over Alps murders


NHS England sees 'sharp increase' in A&E visits

There was a "sharp increase" in the number of people attending Accident and Emergency departments in England last week, figures show.

The target of seeing 95% of patients within four hours was also missed for an 85th week in a row.

Attendances went up more than 20,000 to 426,500, NHS England said. Credit: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Attendances went up more than 20,000 to 426,500, compared with 406,200 the previous week, NHS England said.

The percentage of patients waiting four hours or less from arrival to admission, transfer or discharge was 91.5% - down from 92% a week earlier.

Which areas have seen the biggest migration influx?

Figures out today suggest the number of people living in England has increased by 565,000 due to immigration in the last four years.

The North East saw the biggest surge in foreign-born residents with a jump of 20% (26,000) between 2011 and 2014.

This was followed by Yorkshire and the Humber with an 11% increase and a 10% surge in the East Midlands.

The East, North West and West Midlands saw an 8% rise, while there was a 7% increase in the South West.

And although London saw the biggest increase in terms of the number of people overall (189,000) , only 6% of these were foreign-born.

See the figures in full below:

Credit: University of Oxford Migration Observatory
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