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Stranded motorists at Dover given water from helicopter

A police helicopter has been sent out to help provide water to motorists stuck in the delays at Dover, as security was stepped up in the wake of the Nice attacks.

Highways England has warned drivers that they may face delays of up to 10 hours, and advised them to use a different route.

In a statement they said: "All traffic is being advised to use the M20/A20 as the A2 is at a standstill into the Port of Dover."


  1. Border

Dumfries woman caught up in Munich mass shooting

20 year old Amy Landsburgh was in Munich during the shooting Credit: ITV Border

A woman from Dumfries has told ITV Border how she and her boyfriend were locked in a sports store for over an hour during the shootings in Munich last night.

Twenty-year-old Amy Landsburgh was on holiday with her boyfriend in the German city when a gunman opened fire killing nine people.

She was shopping just 10 minutes away from where the attack happened.

Turkey detains nephew of US-based Muslim cleric

Fethullah Gellen, whose nephew has been detained in Turkey Credit: Reuters

Turkish authorities have detained a nephew of Fethullah Gulen, a US-based Muslim cleric accused of organising the failed military coup last week, according to state run media.

Gulen, who denies any involvement in the coup, has lived in self-imposed exile in the US since 1999 but has an extensive network of followers in Turkey and elsewhere.

His nephew Muhammed Sait Gulen was detained in Erzurum in northeastern Turkey, and will be taken to Ankara, the capital, for questioning.

Among possible charges that may be brought against him is membership of a terrorist organisation, state news agency Andalou reported.

Number of people dead in Kabul attack rises to 80

The number of people killed in a suicide attack on a peaceful demonstration in Kabul has climbed to 80 according to Afghanistan's interior ministry.

Islamic State have claimed responsibility for the attack in Kabul. Credit: Reuters/Omar Sobhani

The ministry said in a statement that at least 231 people were also wounded.

A suicide bomber struck a protest march in Kabul by members of Afghanistan's ethnic Hazara community.

President Ashraf Ghani, who has condemned the blast, declared Sunday a day of national mourning.

I promise you I will take revenge against the culprits. I have ordered the attorney general to set up a commission to investigate this incident.

– Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani


  1. Anglia

Man dies after getting into difficulty swimming in Norfolk


A 54-year-old man has died after getting into difficulty in the water at Sea Palling beach in Norfolk.

The Coastguard received multiple 999 calls from members of the public after a group of four males were seen in distress around 800 metres from the main beach which has a lifeguard.

The group were rescued from the water at 11.47am this morning.

A 26-year-old man, who was pulled unconscious from the water, has been airlifted to hospital.

A 16-year-old and a man in his 20s were also helped by emergency crews.

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