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Warsaw Ghetto uprising remembered 71 years on

Simcha Rotem, centre, one of the last living members of the Warsaw Ghetto resistance in 2013. Credit: Reuters\Kacper Pempel

The Jewish community and local residents in Warsaw have observed the 71st anniversary of the city ghetto's ill-fated uprising against Occupying Nazi troops during the Second World War.

Officials laid wreaths and the group said prayers at the monument to the Ghetto Heroes today. Next they walked to the former Umschlag Platz, where in 1943 the Nazis loaded ghetto residents on cattle wagons to take them to the Treblinka camp.

About half a million of Warsaw's Jews died there.

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Family pulled from burning car in Lakes horror smash

Eyewitnesses have told ITV News that passers-by pulled a family of five from their wrecked car just moments before it burst into flames.

The silver coloured Mercedes estate had been involved in a collision with a Ford Range pickup shortly before 9.30am on Saturday.

A man driving the Mercedes has been flown by air ambulance to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle with "life-threatening" injuries.

A woman and a boy aged ten were also flown to hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries.

The silver-coloured car furthest away burst into flames Credit: ITV News

Two other children, aged 12 and 14, were taken by road ambulance to the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle with less serious injuries, as was the female driver of the Ford.

Cumbria Police say the family of five are not from this region.

They are believed to have been returning home from a Lake District holiday when the crash happened.

Kidnapped twins fight off car thief with toy snake

Seven-year-old twin boys fought off a car thief after he tried to drive away with them and their baby sister in San Antonio, Texas.

Luis and Lucius Lozada were inside the family car parked outside their home when their mother went inside briefly to get a baby bottle.

A man jumped into the car and started driving it away, but one of the twins kicked the car thief from behind, while the other hit him with a toy snake.

The man released the three children about a mile from their home. So far no one has been arrested.

Crossan shot 'several times' as he sat in Belfast office

Police have confirmed dissident republican Tommy Crossan was shot several times while he sat in an office yesterday.

The 43-year-old father-of-six, who was a former senior member of the Continuity IRA (CIRA).

Crossan, who also had five grandchildren, was gunned down at a fuel depot in the grounds of an industrial complex in full view of surrounding houses yesterday afternoon.

Police also wanted information about a red BMW, registration OEZ 9177, which is believed to be linked to the murder. It was found burned out a short time later in the Beechmount Grove area of Belfast, he said.

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Kidnapped journalist 'really happy to walk freely'

One of the French journalists who was held hostage in Syria said he is "really happy" to be free.

Speaking from Turkey Didier Francois said: "We are very happy to be free. We thank the Turkish authorities because they really help us.

"It's very nice to see the sky, to be able to walk, to be a able to speak freely. I'm really happy."

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Lake District crash: children among the injured

A serious crash involving "multiple casualties" has taken place on a main road through the Lake District.

The Great North Air Ambulance has three helicopters at the scene, to take injured people to hospital.

They report that children are among the casualties, although details are unclear at present.

The crash happened on the A66 at Threlkeld, near Keswick at approximately 1030am.

The road was exceptionally busy due to Bank Holiday traffic.

More details to follow.

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