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11 people to be questioned over Madeleine McCann

Madeleine McCann was snatched while on holiday in Praia da Luz in 2007.

Eleven people are to be questioned over the disappearance of Madeleine McCann in a fresh investigation by British police.

They include seven potential suspects and four who will be spoken to as witnesses.

British ex-pat Robert Murat, who was the first "person of interest" when three-year went missing in Portugal seven years ago, is one of those police want to re-interview.

His wife, Michaela Walczuck, and her former husband, Luis Antonio, are also understood to be on a list of people identified to give statements to the inquiry run by British police.

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Syrian asylum seeker flees country after husband murdered and body dumped on doorstep

A mother who fled from Syria after her husband was murdered is pleading with the British government to reunite her with her children.

She's now safe in Stoke-on-Trent with her daughter and is being supported by a refugee group run by a local church. But four of her children are stranded more than fifteen hundred miles away in Bulgaria, after she says she was conned by a trafficker.


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'Terror Brit' dies in Iraq suicide bombing

The Foreign Office is looking into reports of the death of a Briton in a suicide bombing in northern Iraq.

The man is believed to have been involved in an attack in the town of Beiji, north of the capital Baghdad.

An FCO spokesman said: "We are aware of reports of the death of a British national in Iraq and are looking into them."

The Beiji attack happened late on Friday when a truck laden with explosives was driven by a bomber into the convoy of a top Iraqi police officer, killing eight people including the ranking official, authorities said.

The blast killed Lt Gen Faisal Malik Zamel, who was inspecting forces in the town, and seven other police officers, while wounding 15 people, hospital staff and police officers.

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Last man out of Bastion touches down on home soil

The last man out of Camp Bastion, Afghanistan, Wing Commander Matt Radnall, Royal Air Force Regiment arrived home on British soil, returning to RAF Brize Norton on Thursday evening.

Wing Commander Matt Radnall, Royal Air Force Regiment has arrived home on British soil

His troops manned watchtowers on the camp perimeter until the last possible moment, handing over each tower to Afghan security forces in a well-rehearsed and seamless transition, before boarding a Royal Air Force Chinook helicopter to Kandahar, from where they were flown home.

Wing Commander Matt Radnall, Royal Air Force Regiment has arrived home on British soil

7 Force Protection Wing based at RAF Coningsby are made up of RAF Regiment and RAF Police personnel from 15 Sqn, RAF Honington and 34 Sqn, RAF Leeming.

The Royal Air Force Regiment are the dedicated infantry for the RAF.

Counter-terror police working to find woman claimed to have travelled to Syria with toddler son

West Midlands Police say they are being assisted by counter-terror police, as they try to find out the whereabouts of a missing woman.

Her father, who is from Staffordshire, claims Tareena Shakil has travelled to Syria, and has taken her toddler son with her, after being radicalised online.

A 25-year-old woman from Sparkbrook was reported missing by a member of her family on 24 October. We have since been working to establish the woman’s whereabouts and that she is safe and well. One of our lines of enquiry is that she may have travelled to Syria via Turkey. Given the possibility that the young woman may have travelled to Syria, the Counter Terrorism Unit is assisting local police with the investigation.

– West Midlands Police spokesperson


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British mother 'takes 14-month old son to Syria'

Islamic State militants took over the Syrian city of Raqqa in June. Credit: Reuters

A young mother is believed to have taken her 14-month-old son to Syria after becoming radicalised online.

Tareena Shakil, 25, left her home in Burton-On-Trent on Monday telling family she was going on holiday to Spain.

But her father told The Sun Tareena later contacted him saying she was in Raqqa, a headquarters of Islamic State (IS).

Mohammed Shakil said: "There was no reason to suspect. She left wearing jeans and a top she bought in a shop owned by one of the Towie stars in Brentwood. She was not even wearing a headscarf."

"Tareena did drama and was in the Guides. She loved the Spice Girls and Towie."

One online message from Tareena told how her and her son Zaheem had almost been shot crossing the Syrian border.

"So many people died coming. They got shot at the border but we made it."

The newspaper claim former A-star pupil Tareena used a fake Facebook profile to post pro-Islamic messages referring to herself as "a slave of Allah".

In Pictures: Pipers & drummers start a poppy appeal flash mob

Pipers and drummers took part in a shopping centre flash mob. Credit: ITV News Central
Shoppers were thrilled to stand and listen to the musicians. Credit: ITV News Central
Sixth form students from Littleover Community School read poems. Credit: ITV News Central
The flash mob was al in aid of the annual poppy appeal. Credit: ITV News Central
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