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Convicted terrorist planned attack on scale of 7/7

An Al Qaeda terrorist has been found guilty of plotting to bomb a Manchester shopping centre and the New York subway by a US jury.

Abid Naseer, 28, planned a car bomb attack on the Manchester's Arndale shopping centre on the Easter weekend in 2009.

Had his Manchester plot succeeded, police believe it would have been as big as the 7/7 attacks in London.

ITV News Correspondent Martin Geissler reports:


No US federal charges for officer after Ferguson shooting

The police officer who shot dead an unarmed black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri, will not be prosecuted over the shooting, the US Justice Department has said.

Darren Wilson was cleared by a Missouri grand jury in November over the death of Michael Brown, which sparked huge protests across the country, before resigning from the department.

Darren Wilson's shooting of unarmed black teen Michael Brown sparked protests across America. Credit: St. Louis County Prosecutor's Office/Handout via Reuters

Federal officials concluded there was no evidence to disprove Mr Wilson's testimony that he feared for his safety.

The officials also said there was not reliable evidence that Mr Brown had his hands up when he was shot last August.


Third man arrested in Syria-fraud investigation

A third man has been arrested on suspicion of money laundering by police investigating large-scale fraud linked to extremists travelling to Syria.

The Metropolitan Police say that a 37-year-old man was arrested at an address in west London this evening.

Earlier today, two men, aged 23 and 29, were arrested at addresses in west and east London.

Scotland Yard said the arrests are linked to reports of vulnerable and elderly victims being "cold called" over the phone by a suspect impersonating a police officer, who informs them their bank account has been compromised.

Victims are then tricked into transferring money to an account under the control of the suspect, with one elderly victim losing around £150,000.

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