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RBS blame 'cyber attack' for banking glitch

A fault which left RBS and NatWest customers unable to login to their online banking yesterday has been blamed on a 'cyber attack'.

The banking glitch meant customers could not access their online accounts for 50 minutes Credit: Yui Mok/PA

A spokesman for the bank said: "The issues that some customers experienced accessing online banking on Friday was due to a surge in internet traffic deliberately directed at the website.

"This deliberate surge of traffic is commonly known as a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack. At no time was there any risk to customers."


Bin Laden family believed to have died in private jet crash

Family members of Osama Bin Laden are believed to be among four people who died when a private jet crashed at a car auction site in Hampshire.

The Saudi-registered Phenom300 jet was attempting to land at Blackbushe Airport when it crashed on to dozens of cars and burst into flames.

Hampshire Police has tweeted a link to a statement translated by the Guardian by the Saudi ambassador to the UK on the embassy's Twitter account.

The translation of the statement said: "His royal highness Prince Mohammed bin Nawaf bin Abdul Aziz.... offered his condolences to the sons of the late Mohammed bin Laden and their relations for the grave incident of the crash of the plane carrying members of the family at Blackbushe airport".


Angelina Jolie meets female factory workers in Burma

Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie and Burma's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi have met with female workers in Yangon.

Jolie is in the country for a four-day visit in her role as a special envoy for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

UNHCR special envoy Angelina Jolie looks at a project run by a local group. Credit: Reuters
Burma's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi and Jolie meet with female factory workers at their hostel. Credit: Reuters

Airline debris believed from MH370 arrives in France

Airline debris believed from MH370 arrives in France. Credit: PA

Airline debris thought to be from MH370 has arrived in France for investigation, Reuters reports.

The debris, which reportedly arrived at Orly airport, near Paris, at 4.17am, is set to be delivered to a military unit near Toulouse which specialises in analysing aviation wreckage.

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