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'Jihadi John' was my best worker ever, ex-boss says

Mohammed Emwazi, the British graduate named as Islamic State murderer "Jihadi John", was a model worker who was "very good with people", his former employer has said.

A picture of Emwazi taken from his student records.

The manager of an unnamed IT firm that hired Emwazi as a salesman while he lived in the Gulf told the Guardian he was "the best employee we ever had".

"How could someone as calm and quiet as him become like the man who we saw on the news? It's just not logical that he could be this guy," he said.

"I have no answers for this. He wasn't sociable. He was always earnest. He didn't smile. But he wasn't bad."

He said Emwazi had left the company when he returned to England in 2010, adding: "Maybe he fell into the wrong hands when he went back."


'Difference of opinion' in coalition over preachers ban

The coalition government has admitted there's a "difference of opinion" over how to deal with extremist speakers at universities and colleges.

Conservative Party chairman Grant Shapps told Sky News' Murnaghan, "Vince Cable doesn't want to do what the Conservatives want to do which is to make sure that on campus we do not have radical preachers saying things which incite violence, which ultimately can lead to the radicalisation of young people."

It comes as email exchanges between the man believed to be "Jihadi John" were released.

ITV News Political Correspondent Libby Wiener reports:

Police search three properties in hunt for Becky Watts

Police looking for missing teenager Becky Watts in Bristol are now searching three properties as officers from neighbouring forces are brought in to help.

Two people are still being questioned over the 16-year-old's disappearance 10 days ago.

ITV News reporter Duncan Golestani has the latest on the investigation:


US 'has no intelligence' on Nemtsov shooting suspects

Secretary of State John Kerry said the US had no intelligence on who was behind the shooting of Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov.

US Secretary of State John Kerry. Credit: REUTERS/Gary Cameron

"The bottom line is we hope there will be a thorough, transparent, real investigation, not just of who actually fired the shots, but who, if anyone, may have ordered or instructed this or been behind this," he told ABC News' This Week.

London firefighters battle large blaze in Catford

Eight fire engines and 58 firefighters are currently tackling a fire at a pub under refurbishment on Doggett Road in Catford, London Fire Brigade said.

Firefighters led four people to safety from the building who were taken to hospital suffering from smoke inhalation but there were no reports of any serious injuries.

Most of the roof, half of the second floor and part of the first floor of the building is reportedly on fire.

Firefighters from Greenwich, Lee Green, Bromley, Forest Hill, Lewisham, Bromley, East Greenwich and Orpington fire stations are at the scene.

17 year old arrested on suspicion of attempted murder

A 17-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after two teenagers suffered serious injuries.

Officers were called to a property in Bracknell, Berkshire, shortly before 12.40pm today following reports that a serious assault had taken place, Thames Valley Police said.

A 17-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. Credit: PA Wire

Two teenagers are currently being treated in hospital with serious injuries.

Detective Chief Inspector Jim Reeves said officers were patrolling the area to talk to anyone with information or concerns.

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