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The Muslim Council of Britain has condemned what it called a "truly barbaric act" following an attack in Woolwich.
– Muslim Council of Britain statement
This is a truly barbaric act that has no basis in Islam and we condemn this unreservedly.
Our thoughts are with the victim and his family.
We understand the victim is a serving member of the Armed Forces. Muslims have long served in this country's Armed Forces, proudly and with honour.
This attack on a member of the Armed Forces is dishonourable, and no cause justifies this murder. This action will no doubt heighten tensions on the streets of the United Kingdom.
We call on all our communities, Muslim and non-Muslim, to come together in solidarity to ensure the forces of hatred do not prevail.
London mayor Boris Johnson said it was "overwhelmingly likely" an attack in south London in which a man was hacked to death was an act of terror.
"Obviously it's early to have all the facts ... I am afraid it is overwhelmingly likely now to be a terrorist attack, the kind the city has seen before," he said in televised remarks.
Speaking in Paris, Prime Minister David Cameron has said there are strong indications that the murder of a soldier in Woolwich was terror related
The bill for damage from the Oklahoma tornado could top $2 billion, according to the Oklahoma Insurance Department.
A department spokeswoman said the tally is based on visual assessments of the extensive disaster zone that stretches more than 17 miles, and the fact the tornado lasted 40 minutes.
Between 12,000 and 13,000 homes were destroyed or damaged and 33,000 people were affected in some way by the storm, said Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornet.
Two years ago, the 2011 tornado which hit Joplin in Missouri caused around $2.8 billion in damages.
Police forensic investigators continue to examine the scene where one man was killed and two more injured in an attack in Woolwich today.
From COBRA meeting: Security has been tightened at Woolwich barracks and increased at all London barracks.
London's Mayor has said it is too soon to draw conclusions, but I think it is looking more and more likely that this is a terrorist attack.
We have heard from a man - an attacker, who you see in the ITV News footgage - with a knife and blood on his hands, saying "...we swear by almighty Allah, that we will never stop fighting you. Until you leave us alone, your people will never be safe".
He goes on: "...the only reason we have done this is because Muslims are dying by British soldiers every day. This British soldier is an eye-for-eye, a tooth-for-a-tooth."
There have been very distressing scenes here at Woolwich earlier today. Now we have a massive police investigation, and the Prime Minister is flying home this evening.
President Barack Obama will visit Moore, Oklahoma - the scene of the devastating tornado - on Sunday.
Spokesman Jay Carney said the president will visit "affected families, as well as thank first responders."Authorities have confirmed two infants are among the 24 people confirmed dead.
IPCC deputy chair Deborah Glass said in a statement:
The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has begun an independent investigation in to the circumstances surrounding the shooting of two men by the Metropolitan Police Service in Woolwich south London, today Wednesday 22 May.
We were notified of an incident by the MPS at 2.50pm. This was declared an independent investigation and investigators were deployed immediately.
A Commissioner has been appointed to lead the investigation and twelve IPCC investigators are currently at the scene, viewing CCTV footage and attending the post incident procedure.
The Metropolitan Police Service is investigating the death of one man and the IPCC is investigating the shooting of two men by police officers.
– IPCC statement
We would like to reassure the Woolwich community and wider public that our investigation will be both thorough and robust.
Anyone who was in the vicinity of Wellington Street at the junction with John Wilson Street, Woolwich, is urged to contact the IPCC by email on Woolwich@ipcc.gsi.gov.uk or using freephone 0800 096 9071.