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Final five UK victims of Tunisia attack repatriated today

Claire Windass, from Hull, was described by her family as 'warm, kind-hearted woman' Credit: ITV News

The Foreign Office confirmed the final five bodies being returned today are Lisa Burbidge, Stuart Cullen, Christopher Dyer, Bruce Wilkinson and Claire Windass.

They will arrive on an RAF C-17 aircraft at RAF Brize Norton at about 3pm.


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Families lose hope as London schoolgirls become 'jihadi brides'

The families of two east London school girls who fled to Syria have confirmed the teenagers have been married off to Islamic State (IS) militants.

Authorities in the UK and Europe launched a major search operation in February after three girls from Bethnal Green Academy left to become so-called "jihadi brides".

Kadiza Sultana,16, Shamima Begum,15 and 15-year-old Amira Abase going through security at Gatwick airport. Credit: PA

The families of the girls have confirmed that two of the three have since contacted them to reveal their marriages to what they've described as "approved" IS men.

The lawyer representing the families, Tasnime Akunjee, says it's now more unlikely the girls will ever return home.

"It has caused a lot of distress," he told The Guardian newspaper. "It entrenches their lives in Syria, rather than in Britain. It erodes significantly hopes that they will come back."

The three girls, Shamima Begum, 15, Kadiza Sultana, 16, and Amira Abase, 15, were seen on security cameras at Gatwick airport before flying out to Turkey.

There has been some criticism from the families about how Turkish authorities handled the case.

At Gatwick airport on their way to Turkey in February. Credit: PA

They have reportedly told their families that they have been separated and are living in the ISIS stronghold of Raqqa in Syria.

The two who are now confirmed to be married apparently chose their husbands from a catalogue of suitors.

The Metropolitan Police believe around 600 Britons have travelled to Syria and Iraq since the conflict began, and around half are believed to have returned to the UK.

Read more: Missing Bethnal Green schoolgirls 'identified in Syria'


Patient tests negative for Ebola at Liverpool hospital

The patient was admitted to the Royal Liverpool Hospital. Credit: PA

A patient admitted to hospital in Liverpool with suspected Ebola has tested negative for the deadly disease.

In a statement issued yesterday, Public Health England said the patient was undergoing a series of tests - one of which was for Ebola.

But in a follow up statement today it confirmed there was no sign of the virus, which has now killed more than 11,000 people in West Africa.

Read more: Patient admitted to Liverpool hospital for Ebola testing

Greek Finance minister brands EU action 'terrorism'

Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis. Credit: Reuters

The Greek Finance Minister has branded European action towards the country "terrorism" in an interview with a Spanish newspaper.

Yanis Varoufakis told El Mundo a trillion euros would be lost if Greece was allowed to crash.

"Why have they forced us to close the banks? To frighten people. And when it's about spreading terror, that is known as terrorism."

Varoufakis said the country's banks would reopen by Tuesday whether a Yes or No vote in Sunday's referendum.

The vote could decide Greece's future as a member of Europe's single currency.

Philippine ferry crew charged with multiple murder

The ferry capsized three days ago. Credit: Reuters

Police in the Philippines have filed multiple murder charges against the owner and crew of a ferry that capsized shortly after pulling out of port, leaving more than 50 dead.

Regional coastguard commander Pedro Tinampay said at least 59 people died, while 145 survived, including all 18 crew members.

This man said his pregnant wife and two children were missing. Credit: Reuters

An investigation has now begun to determine exactly how many people were aboard the vessel.

The ferry was carrying heavy construction materials and bags of rice.

It is thought movement of cargo inside the hold could have contributed to the accident.

Read more: Dozens feared dead after ferry capsizes in Philippines

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Blackpool lifeboat crews save woman from drowning

Lifeboat crews have released footage of the rescue of a woman who was feared to be drowning off the coast at Blackpool.

The 26- year- old local woman had been walking on the beach when she was stranded on a sandbank after being cut by the incoming tide.

RNLI bosses hope the footage will stand as a warning to others of the potential dangers along the Lancashire coastline this summer.

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