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Somme centenary: Thiepval monument lit up for first time

The Thiepval Memorial to the missing of the Somme has been illuminated for the first time - a century after those whose names are engraved upon it died.

Honouring some 73,000 missing British and South African servicemen, who died with no known grave in the First World War's Battle of the Somme, the memorial has been lit as part of a series of events to mark the 100 year anniversary of the Somme.

Video report by Senior International Correspondent John Irvine.

Man held over stabbing of Glasgow pensioner

John Baker was murdered in the street, in Glasgow, in the early hours of Wednesday. Credit: Police Scotland/PA Wire

A man has been arrested after a pensioner was stabbed to death in the street in Glasgow, police have confirmed.

The 24-year-old is being held in connection with the death of 76-year-old John Baker, who was murdered in the Bridgeton area of Glasgow, on Wednesday.

According to police Mr Baker was attacked in Stevenson Street, near its junction with Abercromby Street, at about 12.30am and was taken to Glasgow Royal Infirmary where he died.

A Police Scotland statement said: "A 24-year-old man has been detained in connection with the death of John Baker on Wednesday June 29.

"Inquiries are continuing and a significant uniform presence remains within the Calton and Bridgeton areas."


Portugal beat Poland on penalties to reach Euro 2016 semis

Portugal's Pepe, Fonte and Ronaldo celebrate. Credit: Reuters

Portugal are the first team through to the Euro 2016 semi-finals after beating Poland in a penalty shootout.

The quarter-final in Marseille ended 1-1 after 90 minutes and with no goals scored in extra time the match was settled 5-3 on penalties.

Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal will meet the winner of Friday night's clash between Wales and Belgium for a place in the final. Credit: PA


Footage 'shows Turkey airport suspect shooting policeman'

WARNING: Contains graphic content which some viewers may find disturbing.

Footage appearing to show one of the Istanbul airport bombers shooting a plain clothes police officer has emerged.

Authorities believe that three men were involved in the attack, opening fire outside the airport before two of the men set off bombs inside the airport.

It is not known which of the three men is in the video.

Around 200 people have been injured and 43 people have died following the attack.

'Serial' murder convict granted new trial

Adnan Syed has always maintained his innocence Credit: Serial

The convict at the centre of the first season of the popular Serial podcast has been granted a new trial after spending 16 years in prison.

Adnan Syed is serving a life sentence having been convicted of the murder of his ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee, who disappeared in January 1999.

Baltimore Circuit Judge Martin Welch ruled on Thursday that Syed deserved another trial because his lawyer had failed to cross-examine an expert witness over data from Syed's mobile phone that placed him near where Lee's body was found.

The 12-episode Serial podcast was wildly popular and heightened interest in Syed's case.

Labour Party sees membership rise by 60,000

Credit: Reuters

With Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn facing an impending leadership challenge, party sources have said that around 60,000 new members have signed up to the party in the last week.

Both factions of the party - those that support Mr Corbyn, and those that believe he should step down - have been encouraging people on social media to sign up to vote either for or against him.

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