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Police close off streets near Washington Navy Yard

Police cordon off roads near the base. Credit: NBC News

Police and FBI units are responding to reports of an "active shooter" at a major US Navy Yard in Washington.

NBC News report that a number of roads have been closed in the area. Military officials say that a number of gunshots were heard on the base.

The US Navy has confirmed that a "lockdown/shelter in place" order is in effect on the base, but has not yet released any more information.


Washington Navy Yard 'on lockdown' amid shooter reports

A US Navy yard in Washington is on "lockdown" after reports of a gunman on the site, the US Navy has said.

The police and paramedics are attending the scene of the incident, NBC News reported, with a number of roads closed in the area.

The Navy Yard was the scene of a deadly mass shooting in September 2013.

Aaron Alexis, a Navy veteran, opened fire in an office building at the yard, killing 12 people.

Foreign Office names repatriated Tunisia victims

A tourist pays tribute at the scene of the massacre in Tunisia. Credit: PA

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has confirmed the names of the nine British victims of a massacre in Tunisia who will be repatriated to the United Kingdom later today.

The names are:

  • Lisa and William Graham

  • Philip Heathcote

  • Trudy Jones

  • Ann and James McQuire

  • Janet and John Stocker

  • David Thomson.

Scottish victims of Tunisia massacre return to the UK

The bodies of two of the Scottish victims of the Tunisia beach massacre will return back to the UK today.

Downing Street said the two are among nine bodies being returned to the UK later.

Deputy First Minister John Swinney is expected to be present at RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire for the repatriation.

Jim and Ann McQuire, from Cumbernauld, North Lanarkshire, and Billy and Lisa Graham, from Bankfoot, near Perth, died in the attack at the Sousse beach resort last Friday.

The final death toll of British holidaymakers in the atrocity is 30, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has said.


Woman accused of inciting terror on social media

A woman has been charged with inciting terrorism on social media and being a member of the terrorist group Islamic State.

The 26-year-old was held at Heathrow in February. Credit: PA Wire

The 26-year-old woman, from Burton-on-Trent in Staffordshire, is accused of sending a series of tweets encouraging others to "commit, prepare or instigate" acts of terror.

West Midlands Police said the woman had also been charged with belonging to a banned organisation, between October 2014 and January this year.

She was arrested by counter-terror officers at Heathrow Airport in February after arriving on a flight from Turkey.

She is due to appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court today to face the charges.

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