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Families threaten hunger strikes in MH370 protest

by - China Correspondent
Family members camp outside the Malaysian Embassy.
Family members camp outside the Malaysian Embassy. Credit: Lucy Watson/ITV News

Family members of passengers on board MH370 have spent the night outside the Malaysian Embassy in Beijing in protest at the lack of technical information they've received from the Malaysian government.

Angry families are demanding answers from the Malaysian government. Credit: Lucy Watson/ITV News

They are now demanding that someone in a position of significant seniority holds a meeting with them, and answers their questions.

Some of them are also threatening to go on hunger strike.

Read: MH370 search 'likely to take years'

Fifteen-year-old arrested after break-in murder

A 15-year-old boy has been arrested in connection with the death of a man murdered during a break-in.

The boy was detained last night and is being held in custody at a police station in south London, Scotland Yard said.

The victim, believed to be in his late 30s, was found with serious injuries on Tuesday evening by police and paramedics at an address in Huntingfield Road, Roehampton, south London.

An air ambulance crew arrived but he was pronounced dead at the scene.


Britons in Syria 'may be getting in way of rebellion'

A terrorism expert has said the Britons going to Syria to fight the Assad regime are generally doing so for "sincere reasons" but may end up making the situation worse for rebel forces.

Dr Shiraz Maher of King's College London said:

Most British jihadists go to Syria for sincere reasons to help in what they believe is a struggle against oppression but many don't appreciate the reality on the ground.

There are around 10 British women out there, we believe, and most have travelled to Syria with their husbands.

They go believing they will fight jihad to overthrow Assad but may actually be getting in the way of the rebellion by joining groups and fuelling the infighting they are involved in.

Ten British women 'may be fighting in Syria'

A female rebale fighter assembles a rifle in an Aleppo mosque.
A female rebale fighter assembles a rifle in an Aleppo mosque. Credit: Reuters

Ten British women may have travelled to Syria to join the fight against the Assad regime's forces, according to experts.

The Daily Mirror reports that the women could have joined up with an extremely violent Islamist group called 'Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, which is so brutal it has reportedly even been disowned by al-Qaeda.

Terrorism expert Shiraz Maher, from King's College London, told the paper there were "around 10 British women out there", most of whom have accompanied their husbands.

Read: Muslim women urged to warn men against Syria travel

Royals wave goodbye as journey home begins

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, along with Prince George, have boarded their first flight on the journey back home as their Australian tour draws to an end.

ITV News' Royal Editor Tim Ewart reports:


Will and Kate place poppies in war memorial

The Duke and Duchess have each placed a poppy in honour of fallen military personnel from Australia and New Zealand.


The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge place a poppy on The Roll of Honour for Anzac Day on their final day in Australia.

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