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Cameron: We must destroy 'evil organisation' IS

The Prime Minister has said it was not possible to "opt out" of a fight with the so-called Islamic State. Speaking exclusively to NBC News, David Cameron said:

This is a fight you cannot opt-out of.

These people want to kill us, they have us in their sights, and so we have to put together this coalition, working with, right across the board, those countries I mentioned, to make sure that we ultimately destroy this evil organisation.

– David Cameron


Foreign fighter in Syria: Airstrikes 'killed alot of brothers'

An English speaking jihadi fighter based in Syria, believed to be fighting for al-Qaeda affiliate al-Nusra, said the US-led airstrikes "killed a lot of Mujahideen brothers". The fighter, believed to be Dutch, posted this video on social media shortly after the attacks took place. He said:

"These Americans are relentless and are hard and heartless in their fight....They came and attacked us in the night, and many brothers died and many brothers were wounded."

UK to hold international conference on Ebola

A medical team wearing special uniforms carry the body of an Ebola victim. Credit: AA / TT/TT News Agency/Press Association Images

Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said Britain will host an international conference on the Ebola epidemic on October 2nd to raise international awareness of the disease.

Mr Hammond, who chaired a meeting of the Government's Cobra emergency committee via a video link from New York where he is attending the United Nations General Assembly, called for a "global coalition" to tackle the disease.

It's now vital that the international community translates its concern into action. This outbreak has wide-ranging humanitarian and security consequences for the region, and the world.

"Defeating this disease will need a global coalition, as well as innovative approaches to reducing the spread of the virus in communities. That is why combating Ebola through UK and international efforts is one the Government's top priorities."

– Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond


Man kills ex-girlfriend's goldfish but spares his own

A man killed his ex-girlfriend's five goldfish by poisoning them with bleach in revenge after they split up, a court was told.

Prosecutors told Leicester Crown Court that the victim was "in shock and disbelief" when she found her goldfish were all dead, but the man’s fish, which had been in the same tank, was missing.

A man killed his ex-girlfriend's five goldfish but sparred his own, the court heard. Credit: PA

Julian Inchley, 25, broke into his former partner's home after taking a spare key and the court heard he also poured bleach into a pair of training shoes he'd bought for his ex partner and stole computer equipment.

Inchley, from Braunstone, was given an 18-month community order and told to do 120 hours of unpaid work for admitting burglary and two counts of criminal damage.

But the court heard that the victim, who has a 14-month-old daughter with Inchley, did not want a restraining order preventing him from contacting her and no order was made.

CPS: Travis' actions were 'deeply invasive'

The Crown Prosecution Service released the following statement after Dave Lee Travis was convicted of indecent assault.

“David Griffin, also known as Dave Lee Travis, indecently assaulted a young woman by touching her in a way that was not only deeply invasive but also against the law. We thank the jury for their careful consideration in this case and we respect all the verdicts of the court today.

“The prosecution of sexual offences is often difficult and complex, perhaps even more so when the allegations are from some years ago. We will continue to consider cases and, wherever there is sufficient evidence and it is in the public interest, we will work with police to build strong cases which can be put before the court.”

– Deputy Chief Crown Prosecutor for the CPS in London, Jenny Hopkins.
Dave Lee Travis leaves court with his wife Marianne after being granted bail. Credit: Justin Tallis/PA Wire/Press Association Images
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