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Platini: Fifa credibility at stake over report

Michel Platini is hoping for a successful outcome. Credit: PA

Uefa president Michel Platini says the credibility of Fifa depends on the report in the World Cup bidding process.

Platini, who has been frequently critical of Sepp Blatter, was speaking after Fifa announced they would release Michael Garcia's findings.

"This is a step in right direction. Let us hope that the (corruption) report can now be published as quickly as possible. The credibility of Fifa depends on it," Platini told the media on Friday.


Hackers praise Sony as US 'confirms North Korea source'

Sony's hackers have reportedly told the company they will protect its stolen data after the "very wise" decision to cancel the release of movie The Interview - as a US official claimed an investigation has found North Korea was behind the hacking, with possible help from within China.

Sony Pictures pulled the film about the assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un earlier this week after hackers apparently threatened to launch terrorist attacks on cinemas that showed the film.

Sony faced criticism from leading figures in the film industry for cancelling showings of the controversial new release. Credit: Reuters

A US official, speaking anonymously, said an investigation has found North Korea was behind the hacking and may have either collaborated with Chinese actors or used Chinese servers to mask the origination of the hack.

According to CNN, the hackers' message to Sony read: "It's very wise that you have made a decision to cancel the release of The Interview. We ensure the security of your data unless you make additional trouble."

Ex-Liverpool boss Dalglish describes Hillsborough 'mayhem'

Kenny Dalglish wore a '96' badge to the inquest. Credit: PA

Former Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish has finished giving evidence at the Hillsborough inquiry.

Dalglish, 63, was questioned for two hours at Warrington Coroners Court about the tragedy that saw 96 Liverpool fans died.

The Scot described the situation at the ground as 'mayhem' during the questioning.

"It was mayhem. Nobody knew what was going on. There were stories coming from every angle," Daglish told the jury.


Taliban 'vow to attack more schools and civilians'

The Taliban ringleader of the Peshawar school massacre has vowed to hit more children and civilian targets in a newly-released video, The Wall Street Journal reports.

Khalifa Omar Mansoor said the group would strike in revenge for Pakistani military operations in the country's Northern Waziristan province, on the border of Pakistan and Afghanistan.

This is something we cannot accept anymore, and if you continue to target our women and children, then your children will not be safe anymore. We announce that we will not discriminate in our attacks any longer, and will be as unconcerned as you are. I want to tell the Pakistan government, and the directors, teachers and students of the army’s affiliated institutions, that you are the ones strengthening this un-Islamic democratic system.

– Khalifa Omar Mansoor

A&E doctor's concern over capacity to cope this winter

An A&E doctor has told ITV News that he believes the service does not have any spare capacity to cope with increased pressures this winter.

Dr Duncan Carmichael speaking to ITV News. Credit: ITV News

"Things are often very challenging this time of year," Dr Duncan Carmichael, A&E consultant at Whittingdon Hospital, said.

"We're seeing fairly similar pressures to previous winters, but I think each year it feels as though we are underneath even more pressure and as if there isn't any spare capacity."

Duggan family lose Court of Appeal bid over shooting

Court of Appeal judges have rejected a challenge by the family of Mark Duggan over police procedures following fatal shootings by armed officers.

Mark Duggan was shot by police in 2011. His death sparked rioting across the capital and several other cities. Credit: PA Wire.

Read: Duggan family react furiously to lawful killing verdict

The Duggan family lawyers argued the Association of Chief Police Officers (Acpo) was operating a policey of allowing police officers to confer - which was inconsistent with the stance of the Independent Police Complaints Commission.

The lawyers argued the IPCC had decided that key officers involved in a death should normally be separated from one another and not allowed to confer.

But three judges rejected the challenge and dismissed the family's claim for a declaration that the current Acpo policy is unlawful and contrary not only to IPCC thinking but also to Article 2 of the European Convention on Human Rights.

The judges also rejected a challenge brought by the family of Ryszard Delezuch, who died after being detained by Leicester Police.

Duggan was killed after armed officers forced a taxi he was travelling in to stop, based on intelligence that he had collected a gun.

The inquest jury found in January this year that unarmed Duggan was lawfully killed by a police marksman.

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