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Zimbabwe calls for Cecil the lion killer to be extradited

Cecil and Walter Palmer. Credit: ITV News

Zimbabwe has called for Cecil the lion killer Walter Palmer to be extradited from the US over the "illegal" killing.

Officials allege Palmer, a 55-year-old dentist from Minnesota, broke the law by financing an illegal hunt.

Palmer claims he thought it was organised above board and did not know Cecil was the country's oldest and most famous lion.

Environment minister Oppah Muchinguri said she understood the Prosecutor-General had already started extradition proceedings against the "foreign poacher".

'Revenge' and Star of David daubed on wall after attack

Suspected Jewish terrorists who killed a toddler in an arson attack wrote the word 'revenge' next to a Star of David on the wall of the targeted house.

Star of David graffiti and the word 'revenge' daubed on the wall. Credit: APTN

Eighteen-month-old Ali Dawabshe died in the fire, and three of his family members were wounded.

The inside of the house after the fire. Credit: APTN

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has condemned the atrocity and called for the perpetrators to be brought to justice.

Security services have surrounded the property. Credit: APTN

Palestinian toddler killed in arson named as Ali Dawabshe

The aftermath of the scene of the fire in West Bank. Credit: Reuters

A Palestinian toddler killed in an arson attack by suspected Jewish terrorists has been named as Ali Dawabshe.

The 18-month-old died and three of his family members, including his four-year-old brother, were injured.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has condemned the attack and ordered Ali's killers be brought to justice.

In a statement, he added: "On behalf of Israel's citizens, I would like to share in the sorrow of Ali Dawabshe's family and wish a quick recovery to injured family members."

Cecil killer left 'the world will hunt you down' message

The sign left outside Walter Palmer's Californian holiday home. Credit: Reuters

Cecil the lion killer Walter Palmer has been warned "the world will hunt you down" in a message left outside his holiday home.

A sign, with a lion cuddly toy attached, was taped to the front door of the property in California.

It reads: "You are an abomination - the world will hunt you down. Cecil Innocence."

Palmer has not been seen since news of the lion's death broke sparking a furious backlash from animal rights campaigners around the world.


Israeli PM 'shocked over reprehensible and horrific act'

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Credit: Reuters

The Israeli Prime Minister has condemned a terror attack which killed a toddler and ordered security forces to "use all means" to bring the perpetrators to justice.

Benjamin Netanyahu said he was "shocked over this reprehensible and horrific act".

He added: "This is an act of terrorism in every respect. The Government of Israel is united in its strong opposition to such deplorable and awful acts."

Lloyds sets aside £1.4bn more for PPI scandal payouts

State-backed Lloyds Banking Group has set aside a further £1.4 billion to take its bill for the mis-selling of payment protection insurance (PPI) to £13.4 billion.

Despite announcing a 38% rise in pre-tax profits for the first half of the year, Lloyds said it was "disappointed" to confirm the extra PPI scandal provision.

The Treasury's stake in Lloyds, which was rescued by the taxpayer at the height of the financial crisis, has shrunk to less than 15% in recent months. Credit: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Pre-tax profits rose for the first half of 2015 to £1.19 billion, providing a 0.75p dividend for shareholders that amounts to £535 million.

Today's results demonstrate the strong progress we have made in the first half of the year.

We are disappointed to announce further provisions today, but we do so from a position of financial and capital strength.

– Chief executive Antonio Horta-Osorio

PM and Home Secretary arrive for Cobra meeting

Prime Minister David Cameron and Home Secretary Theresa May have arrived at Downing Street ahead of the Cobra meeting on the Calais crisis, ITV Political Correspondent Paul Brand has reported.

Man charged with murder of two-week-old baby girl

Credit: PA

A man has been charged with the murder of a two-week-old baby girl in Stockport.

Matthew Higham, 23, of Shaw Road South, will appear before magistrates later today.

Police were called to a house following reports the baby girl had stopped breathing.

She was taken to hospital but later died. A post mortem revealed the cause of death was multiple injuries.

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