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Crashed Space X Falcon 9 debris found off Isles of Scilly

Debris, believed to be from a crashed US space rocket, has been found in British waters Credit: MCA

Debris from an American space rocket that exploded just minutes after take-off has reportedly been found floating in the sea off the Isles of Scilly.

According to the Maritime and Coastguard Agency a 10 metre long piece of metal, which had the American flag on it, was recovered from the water near between Bryher and Tresco on Thursday and is "most likely to be the unmanned Space X Falcon 9".

Posting on Facebook the MCA said:

We always say we deal with a wide variety of search and rescue incidents - but it's not often we recover USA space rocket debris.

– MCA Facebook
The rocket debris was found off the Isles of Scilly Credit: MCA

Man held in Germany 'may have supplied Paris gunmen'

A 34-year-old man has been arrested in Stuttgart in Germany on suspicion of arms dealing, but prosecutors have declined to comment on reports he may have supplied guns to the Paris attackers.

A spokesman for the prosecutor in the state of Baden-Wuerttemberg told Reuters: "I can confirm that a man is in custody on suspicion of arms trading."

German newspaper Bild reported the man was suspected of supplying the Paris attackers with two AK47s and two assault rifles which were sold online on November 7.


Shadow minister admits rebellion against Corbyn is likely

There will be a rebellion within Labour if party leaders try to whip a vote on the issue of Syria, a shadow minister has admitted.

Emily Thornberry said MPs could not 'stick to a whip' on Syria, if one was imposed Credit: PA

MP Emily Thornberry said there was "brutally honest" debate among MPs at the moment, as they ask their constituents what they believe should happen.

It comes after leader Jeremy Corbyn sparked a furious backlash after revealing he could not back RAF air strikes against so-called Islamic State in Syria, before the shadow cabinet had reached an agreed position on the issue.

Speaking to BBC Radio 4's Today programme, Ms Thornberry said:

We have an open debate, and a brutally honest debate, going on within the Labour Party.

I think there will always be divisions within the political parties, the Conservatives will have their divisions too.

When it comes to an issue of war it is something that people think very profoundly about. We do usually act collectively, but I think on issues like this there are times when people cannot stick to a whip which is imposed.

– Emily Thornberry MP

Weather: Strong winds across the country on Friday

Winds will be strong across the country. Credit: ITV weather

A band of heavy rain will push southeastwards through Friday with cloudy but mild conditions to the southeast.

It will turn colder and showery from the north behind the rainband with showers turning wintry over hills.

Winds will be strong across the country.

Top temperature 13 Celsius (55F).

Shoppers queue outside Tesco for Black Friday bargains

Shoppers have been queuing outside Tesco stores in the hope of grabbing some Black Friday bargains.

Shoppers queue outside a Tesco store in north London. Credit: Nick Dixon/Twitter

Initial indications were that customers were remaining orderly, with little sign of the chaos seen last year.

In some places there were more security guards than people queuing, with staff telling shoppers there was no need for a "massive rush".

Customers at Tesco get their hands on discount televisions. Credit: Lizzie Robinson/Twitter

A number of major stores opened at midnight, with others keeping bargain hunters waiting until at least 5am.

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Paris memorial ceremony to honour 130 killed in attacks

Terrorists killed 130 people in Paris on November 13. Credit: Reuters

Hundreds of people are due to gather for a memorial service on Friday in honour of those killed in the Paris attacks two weeks ago.

The families of the 130 people killed in the French capital on November 13 have been invited to the ceremony at Les Invalides, where President François Hollande is expected to speak.

Republican guards will hold photos of each of the victims, who died in a series of attacks across the city, including at the Bataclan concert hall, outside the Stade de France and at restaurants and cafés.

President Hollande has called for citizens to drape their homes in the red, white and blue of the nation's flag for the ceremony.

Nearly 11,000 police are expected to be deployed for the event as the city remains on high alert.

Trump denies mocking disabled New York Times reporter

Donald Trump has denied mocking a disabled reporter from the New York Times, saying he does not know who he is.

The billionaire property tycoon and frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination was criticised for doing an impression of Serge Kovaleski, who suffers from a congenital joint condition, at a rally in South Carolina

But in a statement on Thursday, he said: "I merely mimicked what I thought would be a flustered reporter trying to get out of a statement he made long ago.

"If Mr. Kovaleski is handicapped, I would not know because I do not know what he looks like. If I did know, I would definitely not say anything about his appearance."

Mr Kovaleski has since disputed this, saying the pair "were on a first-name basis for years" and that he met and interviewed Trump "around a dozen times" while working for The Daily News in the 1980s.

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