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London teenager charged with terrorism offences

A London teenager has been charged with terrorism offences after returning to the UK on a flight from Istanbul.

The Met Police say 19 year old Yahya Rashid, from Willesden in north-west London, was arrested by counter terrorism police at Luton Airport yesterday.

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He's been charged with preparing to carry out an act of terrorism as well as preparing to help others to do so.

Police say the alleged offences took place between November 2014 and March 2015

Rashid was due to appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court today.

Peace march in Shoreditch to stamp out violence

A march for peace is being held in Shoreditch this afternoon to stamp out knife and gun crime in London. Youth Against Crime not Crime Against You and Oh Mothers, are working together to raise awareness of gang crime. The march aims to raise awareness of the dangers of carrying weapons. The groups hope to speak to both parents and youths about how to keep away from gangs, or how to leave one.

Today's march follows the stabbing death of 15-year-old Joel Adesina. The teenager was stabbed on Bethnal Green Road, following a late night row on December 5.

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