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Boy, 18, arrested in connection with TalkTalk hack

The cyber attack cost TalkTalk up to £35 million. Credit: PA

An 18-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of blackmail over the TalkTalk hack.

Personal details of thousands of customers were accessed in the cyber attack at the end of last month.

It is the fifth arrest in a Met Police investigation into alleged data theft from the communications company.

Police said the teenager was detained at an address in Llanelli, Wales and remains in custody.

A 15-year-old boy from County Antrim, two 16-year-old boys from Feltham and Norwich and a 20-year-old man from Staffordshire have also been arrested over the hack.

All were questioned on suspicion of Computer Misuse Act offences and were released on bail.

Confusion surrounds fate of downed Russian pilots

Turkey says the Russian plane was warned 10 times before it was shot down. Credit: Reuters

Confusion still surrounds the fate of the two Russian pilots shot down after their SU-24 attack jet briefly entered Turkish airspace.

Authorities in Turkey say that the two aircrew are thought to be alive and that the government is attempting to recover them.

But the Russian military say at least one the pilots was shot and killed by troops as he parachuted from the wreck. They also say a marine was killed when a helicopter looking for the downed crew was attacked.

Earlier, Turkmen rebels along the Turkish/Syria border claimed that they shot the men as they fell to earth via parachute.

Both of the pilots were retrieved dead.

Our comrades opened fire into the air and they died in the air.

– Alpaslan Celik, Syrian Turkmen brigade commander.


Tunis placed under curfew after bus blast attack

Armed police at the scene of the bus blast. Credit: Reuters

Tunisian authorities are putting the capital Tunis under curfew after a bomb attack on a presidential guard bus killed 12 people and injured many others.

It will be imposed until 5am local time (4am GMT) and a state of emergency has also been imposed.

Officials believe the blast was probably caused by a suicide bomber on the bus.

It is the third major attack in Tunisia this year.

Tyson Fury: Klitschko will be one of my easiest fights

Video report courtesy of ITV News Sports Correspondent Ian Payne

British heavyweight boxer Tyson Fury has said his upcoming challenge with Wladimir Klitschko will be one of his easiest fights yet.

In a press conference, free from his usual jokey antics, Fury said: "Old guy, young guy. Old champion, new champion. Enough said."

At 6ft 9, Tyson has won all his pro fights, mostly by knock-out, and said this weekend will be no different.

He told ITV News: "Saturday night we'll have a new heavyweight champion or I'll have egg on my face, one of the two."


'Hostages safe' after incident in French town of Roubaix

The incident is taking place in the northern French town of Roubaix. Credit: ITV News

All hostages are now reportedly safe following an incident in the northern French town of Roubaix near the Belgian border.

Police sources said that the incident appeared to be robbery-related and was not thought to be linked to the Paris terror attacks on 13 November.

"This is apparently not a terrorist attack, it's apparently a robbery," one police source said.

Reuters initially reported several people suffered gunshot wounds during the incident.

A source said:

An operation is underway after hostages were taken.

Gunshots were fired and the neighbourhood has been cordoned off.

A bank director and his family may have been taken as hostages.

– Reuters source

Medical and fire services confirmed that an operation was underway in the town, but haven't given further details.

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