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Israeli police kill suspected shooter of Jewish activist

Israeli police have shot dead a Palestinian suspected of trying to kill far-right Jewish activist Yehuda Glick.

Moataz Hezaji was suspected of shooting Glick from a motorbike as he left a conference at the Menachem Begin Heritage Centre

Police shot him dead on a rooftop in the Abu Tor area of east Jerusalem, where there have today been clashes with Palestinian residents.

A tear gas canister explodes in east Jerusalem, where security forces have clashed with Palestinian residents. Credit: Reuters

The incident has led to the closure of the Temple Mount site, a holy site for both Jews and Muslims.

Glick has caused controversy by campaigning for Jews to be able to pray at the al-Aqsa mosque compound, one of Islam's holiest sites.

The 48-year-old is in a serious but stable condition in hospital, doctors said.


Coffey: Abuse response 'shouldn't be a postcode lottery'

Stockport MP Ann Coffey, who led a report into child sexual exploitation, has said the authorities' response to abuse "shouldn't be a postcode lottery".

ITV News Granada Political Reporter Daniel Hewitt reports:

Barclays sets aside £500m ahead of possible fine

Barclays has set aside £500 million in anticipation of fines from regulators over alleged rigging of foreign exchange markets.

The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) have both launched investigations into the alleged manipulation of the £3 trillion-a-day foreign exchange market.

Barclays is expecting to pay hundreds of millions of pounds to regulators. Credit: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Last month, it was reported that Barclays was one of six banks facing fines of hundreds of millions of pounds after the FCA began talks to settle its inquiry into the scandal.

The bank announced the £500m provision as it posted a 4% rise in profits to £1.22bn in the third quarter of this year.

It said the £500 million set aside was "relating to ongoing investigations into foreign exchange with certain regulatory authorities".

James Corden becomes a father for the second time

British presenter and actor James Corden has become a father for the second time.

James Corden and wife Julia have welcomed their second child. Credit: PA Wire

Corden's wife Julia gave birth on Monday to a baby girl who has been named Carey - which was her maiden name before they married two years ago.

The couple's first child Max is now three.

Corden, 36, is due to make his US chat show debut in March when he succeeds Scottish star Craig Ferguson on CBS's The Late Late Show.


Clegg: We will not pay EU money by deadline

Nick Clegg has insisted he and David Cameron are "as one" in their outrage at the extra money demanded from the UK for the EU budget.

"We are not going to pay this money by the December 1 deadline that has been set," the Deputy Prime Minister told his weekly LBC radio phone-in.

Nick Clegg on his LBC radio phone-in. Credit: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

"It is a completely arbitrary, random way to behave to suddenly have this bill dropped into your lap without any warning and without any explanation.;"

Mr Clegg added that the UK needed to "build alliances" to challenge the European Commission demands, adding: "We are not going to pay this money. It is not a way to do these things. It is not just a British problem, it is a European problem.

Palestinian president: Mosque closure 'declaration of war'

Israel's closure of a mosque compound in Jerusalem has been labelled a "declaration of war" by Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas.

The Israeli government closed the site after the shooting of Jewish activist Yehuda Glick last night.

A view of the Dome of the Rock on the site known as Temple Mount to Jews and Noble Sanctuary to Muslims. Credit: Reuters

The area is known as Noble Sanctuary to Muslims and includes the third most holy site in Islam, the al-Aqsa Mosque.

But it also the holiest site for Jews, who call it Temple Mount.

Reacting to the closure of the site, a spokesman for Mr Abbas quoted him as saying: "This dangerous Israeli escalation is a declaration of war on the Palestinian people and its sacred places and on the Arab and Islamic nation."

Before he was shot, Mr Glick was speaking at an event advocating for Jewish prayer rights at the Temple Mount site.

He is now being treated in hospital, where his condition is reported as being serious but stable, according to local media.

Nick Clegg: 'The war on drugs is not working'

Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg has said the "war on drugs is not working".

His comments came after a Liberal Democrat report published today found drug laws had no impact on levels of substance misuse.

Nick Clegg says drug addiction should be treated as a health rather than criminal problem. Credit: PA

Speaking on LBC radio, he said it should be a "wake up call" to the other parties that the current system was failing.

We have got to get away from this facile view that just talking tough solves this problem. It is a betrayal of the families of those 2,000 people dying every year in our country.

The evidence shows that a smarter approach where you deal with addicts as people who need treatment so they don't remain hooked on the stuff that is being pushed at them by criminals.

That actually frees up resources that allows you to go after the pushers and the criminal gangs and the 'Mister Bigs' who should be behind bars.

I cannot understand why on earth we as a society are putting a thousand people behind bars every year who have only been found to possess drugs for personal use. They have done nothing else wrong.

– Nick Clegg
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