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Two men die in light aircraft crash in North Yorkshire

Two men - the pilot and a passenger - have died in a light aircraft crash near Castle Howard, North Yorkshire Police have confirmed.


Two casualties feared in aircraft crash in North Yorkshire

A light aircraft has crashed in North Yorkshire with two people suspected to have been on board, police have said.

The aircraft crashed in fields in the Ryedale area between Castle Howard and the A64 at around 10.40am.

Emergency services are on the scene and the Air Accidents Investigation Branch has been informed.

Roads in the area have been closed to allow emergency services to deal with the incident and members of the public are advised to keep away from the area.

– North Yorkshire Police spokesman

Up to 20 firefighters are on the scene and have set up a foam blanket around the aircraft in case it catches fire, a North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said.

Education Secretary takes issue with 'sexist' remark

Ms Morgan appeared to be offended by the question posed.

During a question and answer session after her speech at the National Association of Head Teachers annual conference, Education Secretary Nicky Morgan refused to answer a question she deemed "sexist".

She had been asked if she was in charge of her department or an education minister as part of a broader question about school policy changes.

Ms Morgan was posed the question by a delegate at the conference.

A delegate had asked, "are you in charge of the department or is Nick Gibb?", to which he was loudly applaused.

Ms Morgan then sharply responded: “I’m not going to dignify that sexist remark with a comment”.


Deadly car bomb attack in Baghdad kills 'at least 13'

At least 13 people have died in a Baghdad car bomb attack targeting civilians in the Iraqi capital's south east, Reuters reports, citing police sources.

More than 40 people are believed to have been injured in the blast at a market in the Nahrawan district.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility but Islamic State regularly attacks civilians in and around the Iraqi capital.

The death toll could rise given the high number of injuries, the sources said.

Jeremy Corbyn: 'Labour is an anti-racist party to its core'

Jeremy Corbyn has set up an inquiry into Labour antisemitism following a turbulent week for the party Credit: PA Photos

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has said he is determined to root out racism in all forms in the party amid accusations of anti-Semitism within the party.

It follows the suspension of Bradford West MP Naz Shah for an antisemitic Facebook post and Ken Livingstone's remarks that linked Hitler to Zionism.

In an interview with the Guardian, Mr Corbyn said: “Labour is an anti-racist party to its core and has a long and proud history of standing against racism, including antisemitism."

I have campaigned against racism all my life and the Jewish community has been at the heart of the Labour party and progressive politics in Britain for more than 100 years.

– Jeremy Corbyn, Labour leader

Mr Corbyn has appointed former head of rights group, Liberty, Shami Chakrabarti, to lead an independent inquiry into antisemitism within his party.

As part of this Chakrabarti will talk to members Jewish community to establish how it can best tackle antisemitism and other forms of discrimination and racism.

Death toll from Kenya building collapse 'rises to seven'

An operation is underway to find survivors of the building collapse. Credit: APTN

The death toll from the collapse of a six-storey building in Kenya's capital has risen to seven and the number of injured stands at 121, police have said.

A rescue operation is continuing to find survivors after the building collapsed in Nairobi's Huruma residential estate late on Friday after days of heavy rains that have left several parts of the city flooded.

"Seven people are confirmed dead and 121 people have been rescued and rushed to various hospitals in Nairobi," Japheth Koome, Nairobi County police chief, told Reuters by phone.

"The search and rescue operation is ongoing for people feared trapped inside the collapsed building of the six-storey building", he added.

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