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White House to review petition to extradite Cecil hunter

The White House will review a petition to extradite Dr Walter Palmer

The White House said today it would review a public petition to extradite American dentist Walter Palmer accused of illegally killing Cecil, Zimbabwe's favourite lion.

The petition has exceeded the required 100,000 signatures, and the White House has said it will respond to all petitions that meet that level.

White House spokesperson Josh Earnest said it is up to the Justice Department to respond to an extradition order.

The incident is currently being investigated by Zimbabwean authorities and the US Fish and Wildlife Service, who said that efforts to contact Dr Palmer have been unsuccessful.

Finn bowls England to verge of victory over Australia

Deemed "not selectable" at the peak of his problems 18 months ago, Steven Finn bowled England to the verge of a resounding victory, and 2-1 Ashes lead, at Edgbaston.

Finn, back for his first Test in two years after much-chronicled technical problems, took five for 45 as Australia stumbled to 168 for seven by stumps on day two - a lead of only 23, despite opener David Warner's defiant 77.

England's Steven Finn (right) and Stuart Broad (centre). Credit: PA

He took two wickets in two balls here as England produced an outstanding turnaround after their embarrassing 405-run defeat at Lord's.

It should now merely be a matter of time - and not much of it at that - before they complete the win on the third morning of this third Investec Test.

Jerusalem Gay Pride attacker first struck event in 2005

People disarm Orthodox Jew, Yishai Schlissel, shortly after he stabbed participants at the annual Gay Pride parade in Jerusalem Credit: Reuters

A man who stabbed six people at an annual Gay Pride march in Jerusalem had just been released from prison after being convicted for a similar attack 10 years ago.

Ultra-Orthodox Jew, Yishai Schlissel, had received 12 years in prison for stabbing three people at the Gay Pride event in 2005.

Schlissel had received 12 years in prison for stabbing three people at the event in 2005 Credit: Reuters

Israeli media said the suspect had been released from prison several weeks ago.

Six people were wounded, two seriously, in the attack before Schlissel was disarmed by people in the crowd.

People at the gay pride parade react shortly after the stabbing Credit: Reuters

"I saw an ultra-Orthodox youth stabbing everyone in his way," witness Shai Aviyor told local media. "We heard people screaming, everyone ran for cover, and there were bloodied people on the ground."

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has condemned the stabbing, adding: "Freedom of individual choice is a basic value in Israel."


A trafficker's price list: Lorry drivers among those charging migrants to get into UK

While most lorry drivers caught up in the Calais migrant chaos are innocent workers facing only travel misery, ITV News has found that some truckers are doubling as people traffickers to smuggle migrants into the UK.

Credit: Reuters

During an undercover trip, an undercover reporter working for ITV News posed as a migrant, and was offered several routes and prices to get to England by lorry drivers, in exchange for cash.

(£6,300) Buys a 'guaranteed' route from Belgium by sail boat.
(£4,900) Buys entry through security fences to the Eurotunnel and a waiting lorry with hiding space.
(£840) Buys access to security fences - but migrant has to find a lorry to stowaway in.
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