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Friend of Munich gunman arrested over attack

People mourn the victims of the attack. Credit: Reuters

A friend of the Munich gunman has been arrested over suspicions that he knew of the attack plans but failed to report them.

The 16-year-old Afghan youth may also have played a role in creating a Facebook post encouraging people to gather at the city's train station, police said.

"There is a suspicion that the 16-year-old is a possible tacit accomplice to (Friday's) attack," police said in a statement.

Attacker David Sonboly, 18, killed nine and wounded 27 others in a rampage through the city before taking his own life.

He apparently plotted the attack for a year and is thought to have created a Facebook post offering free meals to teenagers at the McDonalds on the day of the shooting.

Dover traffic delays could last for weeks, police warn

Kent police said wait times were back to normal by Sunday night Credit: PA

Travellers heading towards Dover could face delays for weeks to come, police have admitted after a weekend of gridlock on the roads.

UK Border Force officials were drafted in to help after extra security checks which were introduced following recent terror attacks caused miles of tailbacks.

Kent police said the situation was back to normal by Sunday night, with those on the roads facing a wait of about 30 minutes on the A20 approach to Dover.

However the force said that the "large volume" of holiday traffic coupled with heightened security checks "could however mean some delays over the next few weeks".

They had initially predicted severe disruption could last into Monday.

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Munich gunman visited site of school massacre

Video report by ITV News Security Editor Rohit Kachroo.

The teenage gunman who killed nine and wounded 27 others in a rampage in Munich had visited the site of a school mass shooting, it has emerged.

David Sonboly, 18, went to see the south German campus where a former student killed fifteen people in 2009.

It has added to the picture of a quiet and disturbed teenager who apparently plotted his attack for months in advance.

However police have stressed there is no evidence that the attack was terrorist.

Tennis federation allows Russia to compete in Rio

The International Tennis Federation (ITF) has said that seven Russian tennis players are eligible to compete in the Rio Games after "rigorous" anti-doping testing.

The ITF welcomes the decision of the IOC to permit clean athletes to compete in Rio 2016 and to let each International Federation determine the eligibility of its respective Russian athletes. The seven Russian tennis players who have been nominated to compete in Rio have been subject to a rigorous anti-doping testing programme outside Russia.

The ITF believes that this is sufficient for the seven Russian tennis players to meet the relevant requirement of today’s decision of the IOC Executive Board.

The ITF believes it is right that clean athletes are permitted to compete in Rio 2016 and looks forward to welcoming the Russian tennis players, along with all other nominated athletes, to Rio.

– Statement by International Tennis Federation (ITF)
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