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Facebook has 'a duty of care' to alert authorities

Social media websites like Facebook have "a duty of care" to alert authorities when users reveal their intentions to take part in an act of terrorism, the Step-Dad of murdered soldier Lee Rigby has said.

Lee Rigby's sister, Sara McClure and Step-Dad Ian Rigby, with Good Morning Britain presenter Ranvir Singh. Credit: Good Morning Britain/ITV

Speaking exclusively to Good Morning Britain, Ian Rigby criticised Facebook for not sharing more information with authorities when it emerged one of Lee's killers, Michael Adebowale, had spoken of his plans to murder a solider in an exchange on the social media site ahead of the attack.

Fusilier Rigby was chased down by Adebowale and his accomplice Michael Adebolajo, before he was stabbed to death on the street in broad daylight on May 22 last year.

Both men were found guilty of murder and received full life sentences, with only Adebowale eligible for parole after 45 years.

Step-Dad Ian spoke after a report into the security failings which contributed to the attack was published. He said it was "a necessary evil" for social media websites to share information with authorities in extreme cases.

Tune in to Good Morning Britain from 6am to watch the full interview.


Investigation into reports of British death in Syria

The Foreign Office is investigating reports that a British national has died in Syria.

"We are aware of reports of the death of a British national in Syria," an FCO spokesperson told ITV News.

‘‘The UK has advised for some time against all travel to Syria, where all UK consular services are suspended.

"As we do not have any representation in Syria, it is extremely difficult to get any confirmation of deaths or injuries and our options for supporting British nationals there are extremely limited."


'No excuse' for violent acts in Ferguson, says Obama

President Obama has said there is "no excuse" for the destructive activity during protests in Ferguson, insisting all criminal acts should be prosecuted.

President Obama speaking about the Ferguson protests.

Mr Obama added that he did not have any sympathy for people who believe "what happened in Ferguson is an excuse for violence".

"Burning buildings, torching cars, destroying property…that’s destructive and there’s no excuse for it,” Mr Obama said at an event in Chicago.

"The bottom line is, nothing of significance, nothing of benefit results from destructive acts."

Police captain: We have to listen to the voice of reason

Captain Ron Johnson of the Missouri Highway Patrol said the force will "have to listen to the voice of reason to make ourselves better"..

The St Louis County Police Department wrote on Twitter following a night of violence in Ferguson:

Fears grow more violence could break out in Ferguson

Missouri's governor ordered hundreds more National Guard troops to the region rocked by rioting after a white police officer was cleared in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager.

Violent protests and looting were sparked after the grand jury's decision not to indict Darren Wilson, with Governor Jay Nixon calling the resulting damage "heartbreaking."

ITV News Washington Correspondent Robert Moore reports from Ferguson as fears grow that more violence could break out:

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