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A chilly night ahead

With clear skies tonight, it will be a chilly night with a grass frost likely in some rural areas. Whilst this isn't unusual for this time of year, it is by contrast to the very mild nights we have seen of late.

Looking ahead at weather patterns for the week ahead, tomorrow is going to be a fine day for most, dry with sunny spells and light winds.

Thicker cloud will build across the far northwest however, with rain arriving into northwest Scotland and Northern Ireland later in the day.

Beyond that it turns increasingly unsettled from the northwest, although southern and eastern counties of England stay mostly dry.

Army identifies veteran as White House intruder

The man accused of scaling a fence and getting inside the White House is a veteran who was awarded a medal for his service in Iraq and retired due to disability, the Army has said.

An armed agent is seen following the evacuation. Credit: Reuters

Authorities have identified the intruder as Omar J. Gonzalez, 42, from Texas.

He served from 1997 to 2003, when he was discharged, and then again from 2005 to December 2012, when he retired.

Gonzalez is expected to appear in federal court on Monday to face charges of unlawfully entering a restricted building or grounds while carrying a deadly or dangerous weapon.


Pope condemns 'perverted' IS militants

Pope Francis has stepped up his criticism of Islamic State militants, accusing the group of "perverting" religion.

He said no religious group which used violence and oppression could claim to be "the armour of God".

Pope Francis waves as he arrives in Tirana. Credit: Reuters

Let no one consider themselves the 'armour' of God while planning and carrying out acts of violence and oppression.

– Pope Francis
Pope Francis speaks with Albania's Prime Minister Edi Rama. Credit: Reuters

Francis made his comments during a one-day visit to Albania, an impoverished Balkan country hailed by the pontiff as a model of inter-faith harmony because of good relations between its majority Muslim community and its Christian denominations.

More than 50 new Ebola cases in Sierra Leone lockdown

More than 50 new cases found in Sierra Leone Ebola lockdown Credit: Reuters

At least 56 new cases and 92 bodies have been discovered in Sierra Leone's Ebola lock down.

There is a "very strong possibility" the national curfew will be extended beyond the scheduled finish later today, an emergency official has said.

Sierra Leone is staging a three-day lockdown aimed at stemming the worst Ebola epidemic on record.

Prince William scores winning goal in table football

The Duke of Cambridge scored the winning goal during a game of table football when he joined a group of Maltese teenagers for a lunchtime match.

The Duke of Cambridge plays table football as he visits a young people's centre in Vittoriosa. Credit: PA Wire

William showed off his skills during a visit to a centre providing a range of services for youngsters and adults from an impoverished area of Malta.

The Duke went on to play an Xbox football game with three teenage boys, taking one of his computer footballers on a mazy run before getting tackled.

The Duke of Cambridge plays computer games in Malta. Credit: PA Wire

Earlier today, the Prince attended a mass to commemorate Malta's 50 years of independence.

The Duke is welcomed at the St John's co-Cathedral in Valletta, Malta. Credit: PA Wire

The second-in-line to the throne has travelled to Malta in place of his pregnant wife Kate who withdrew due to a severe form of morning sickness.

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Thousands join People's Climate March

People's Climate March. Credit: Tamanna Rahman@tamannarahman

Thousands of people marched through Central London earlier to highlight the climate change crisis to the UK government. Similar rallies also took place simultaneously across the globe.

People's Climate March. Credit: Sophie Yeo@rtcc_sophie


'More than 3,000 killed' in Ukraine conflict

Thousands of Russians protested against the armed conflict in Ukraine in the first major anti-war rally in Moscow since the start of the standoff between Kiev and pro-Russian rebels.

Supporters of the self-proclaimed republics of Donbass and Luhansk clash with the anti-war rally protesters in Moscow. Credit: Reuters

The armed conflict in eastern Ukraine, which Kiev and the West blame on Russia's support of the separatist armed groups, has killed more than 3,000 people since April, although this month's ceasefire has brought a relative calm.

Supporters of the self-proclaimed republics of Donbass and Luhansk shout slogans before an anti-war rally in Moscow. Credit: Reuters

The organisers of "The March for peace" said over 50,000 people were expected to take the streets in Moscow alone to deliver a strong message to President Vladimir Putin: stop the war.

What does Labour's minimum wage pledge mean?

Labour leader Ed Miliband has said a Labour government would "write the next chapter" in the battle against low pay.

Labour leader Ed Miliband Credit: PA Wire

Earnings have lagged behind inflation since the 2008 financial crisis.

The main rate is due to increase to £6.50 an hour on October 1, but Labour promised further £1.50 increase by 2020, if it wins the General Election next year.

Here is what you need to know about the pledge:

  • The £1.50 increase would be introduced in annual stages
  • It would amount to a rise of just over 4% a year
  • That is more than in recent years: Since 2010 election, the minimum wage increased on average 2.1% a year
  • The planned increase would affect around 1.4 million jobs
  • It would add around £3,000 a year to those working 40 hours week

The promised rate is said to be similar to that in force in Australia and EU countries such as Belgium and Germany, but still lower than in France and New Zealand.

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