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'Stop the War' protesters gather in Parliament Square

Stop The War protesters are gathering for a demonstration in Parliament Square to demonstrate against tomorrow's House of Commons vote on airstrikes in Syria.

Earlier today, the pacifist protest group urged supporters to gather at the square in an effort to urge MPs to vote against military action against so-called Islamic State targets in Syria.


Alan Johnson: PM has made a compelling argument for Syria airstrikes

Mr Johnson also said a UN Security Council resolution 'made a difference'. Credit: ITV News

The Prime Minister has made a "compelling argument" for a bombing campaign against Islamic State targets in Syria, former Labour Home Secretary Alan Johnson has said.

Speaking to ITV News, Mr Johnson said that whilst he hadn't yet decided if he would vote for airstrikes and that there was widespread agreement in the House of Commons that something must be done about IS.

"He (Cameron) needs to do more about what happens next in terms of ground forces - and that's a concern I think right across the house," Johnson said.

Foreign Affairs Select Committee does not support Syria airstrikes

The Foreign Affairs Select Committee has decided by a majority vote that they do not support the Prime Minister on proposed airstrikes against the so-called Islamic State in Syria, ITV News understands.


Turkey: Metro bomb blast 'injures five'

Five people have been injured following a reported pipe bomb explosion near Istanbul's Bayrampasa metro station, a city official has said.

Atilla Aydiner, the mayor of the Bayrampasa district in the European side of the Turkish city, said on television that the blast hit the industrial and residential area near the height of evening rush hour.

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