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British victim of Norway helicopter crash identified

Iain Stuart was among 13 people killed in the helicopter crash Credit: Via STV

The British national who died in a helicopter crash off the coast of Norway has been named locally as Iain Stuart, 41, from Laurencekirk in Aberdeenshire.

Mr Stuart was working for oilfield services company Halliburton, which earlier confirmed that four of its employees were among the 13 victims of the crash.

The Airbus Super Puma went down on Friday off the Norwegian coast while on its way to shore from Statoil's Gullfaks B platform in the North Sea.

Following the crash, the UK Civil Aviation Authority suspended flights of a particular model of Super Puma helicopter.

Two dead in Turkey police station blast

The blast occurred in front of a police headquarters in the city Credit: Reuters

Two police officers have been killed and 23 people have been injured in a car bomb attack at a police headquarters in Turkey's southeastern city of Gaziantep, according to security forces.

Nine of those wounded in the blast were police officers, Ali Yerlikaya, governor of Gaziantep province said, according to CNN Turk.

Gaziantep, which borders territory controlled by so-called Islamic State in neighbouring Syria, has been hit by a succession of attacks in recent weeks.

Gunfire was heard at the time of the explosion and a second car was reported to have been driven away from the scene.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack.


Weather: Rain and strong winds moving north to south

Rain with strengthening winds in the north-west will move slowly south eastwards over the UK, although this should gradually become lighter and patchier over time.

The south-east however will slowly cloud over after a bright start, but should stay dry till evening.

Top temperature 16 Celsius (61F).

Rain will move from the north to the south while becoming lighter and patchier. Credit: Met Office
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