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FBI investigating at least 10 threats made to flights

Nothin was found during a sweep of the Air France flight Credit: NBC

The FBI is looking into a rash of threats made in quick succession by a single person today, claiming that chemical weapons had been hidden aboard planes.

The threats are not being considered credible, but two military jets escorted an Air France flight into New York.

A male caller is said to have made at least 10 threats by telephone, all to local police around the country.


B.B King's daughters claim he was 'poisoned by aides'

B.B King died in Las Vegas last month aged 89. Credit: PA

Two of blues legend B.B. King's daughters have accused his two closest aides of poisoning him.

Karen Williams and Patty King allege in documents provided by their lawyer to The Associated Press that King's business manager, LaVerne Toney, and his personal assistant, Myron Johnson, killed their father.

Clark County Coroner John Fudenberg said a post-mortem was performed on Sunday on King's embalmed body but test results will take up to eight weeks.

Las Vegas police Lt Ray Steiber confirmed that homicide detectives are investigating.

The investigation should not delay planned memorials this week in Memphis, Tennessee, and Indianola, Mississippi.

Toney and Johnson each declined to comment.

King died in Las Vegas earlier this month aged 89.


Death tolls rises to 11 after tornado hits Mexico

Hundreds of homes were damaged by the tornado Credit: RTV

At least 11 people died and around 180 were injured after a tornado ripped through the northern Mexican border city of Ciudad Acuna.

Residents attempt to clear the wreckage Credit: RTV

Mayor Evaristo Lenin Perez said as many as 350 homes were damaged and numerous cars damaged in the city that lies across the Rio Grande from Del Rio, Texas, officials said.

The tornado destroyed numerous cars Credit: RTV

"We're working on clearing the debris of the destroyed buildings and cars that were displaced," said Francisco Martinez, the deputy minister for Civil Protection in Coahuila.

David Cameron opens talks with EU chief

Prime Minister David Cameron has begun talks with European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker as he begins efforts to renegotiate the UK's relations with the EU.

David Cameron with European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker

Greeting Mr Juncker at Chequers, Mr Cameron told him they were meeting in the room reputedly used by Winston Churchill to write some of his most famous wartime speeches.

"Think of 'we'll fight them on the beaches' " he told him before they sat down for a dinner of pork belly, bacon and seasonal vegetables - promising to later show him the ex-premier's brandy glass.

Exchanging pleasantries before getting down to talks, Mr Cameron noted that it was a bank holiday, adding: "My wife has taken the children away on holiday and I am working."

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