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Father pleads for sons to come home from Syria

A father has spoken about his fears for his two sons who are believed to be in Syria, where his other son was killed as he fought in the conflict.

Abdullah Deghayes, from Brighton, left his home in January.

It's thought the 18-year-old was killed in Kassab earlier this month.

His father is pleading for his two other sons, Jaffar and Amer, to come home.

Around 400 Britons are believed to have gone to Syria over the last two years, authorities believe, with an estimated 20 having died.

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Father of teen killed in Syria 'proud' of son

The father of a British teenager who died fighting in Syria has told ITV News he is "proud" that his son "sacrificed his own life for the sake of others".

Speaking from his home in Brighton, Abubaker Deghayes said his son was a "nice person" with many friends, although he was "a bit naughty, like any other teenager".

Read: Father hails British teen killed in Syria as a 'martyr'

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Teen killed in Syria nephew of ex-Guantanamo detainee

The British teenager killed in Syria is the nephew of a former Guantanamo Bay detainee.

Abdullah Deghayes, 18, from Brighton, East Sussex, was killed in Syria. Credit: ITV Meridian

Abdullah Deghayes, 18, from Brighton, East Sussex, is the nephew of Omar, who was held in the United States as an enemy combatant at the detention centre between 2002 and 2007 after he was arrested in Pakistan.

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Family of teen killed in Syria "didn't know he was there"

The family of Abdullah Deghayes, who has been killed in Syria, say they had no idea that he had travelled to the country.

His father, Abubaker Deghayes, is believed to have found out about his sons death via Facebook.

He also said he thought his son was visiting family in Libya.

Abdullah, from Brighton, is believed to have died earlier this month.

The circumstances surrounding his death are not yet clear.

His Facebook page says he went to school in Rottingdean and was set to go to the University of Brighton next year.

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Tributes pour in for 18-year-old Briton killed in Syria

Tributes to British teenager Abdullah Deghayes, who was killed in Syria, have been left on social media.

Friend Louis Tierney wrote on Facebook: "Miss you like mad! Love you mate forever in my heart xxxxx."

Other friends have taken to Twitter:

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R.I.P this is such a shock, can not get my head around it. Everyone's gonna miss you Abdullah Deghayes. much love xxx

A spokesperson for the Foreign Office said, "We are aware of the death of a British national and are urgently looking in to it."

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Teenager from Brighton killed in Syria

An 18-year boy from Brighton has been killed in Syria.

Abdullah Deghayes died earlier this month, although the circumstances of his death are not clear.

The family of Abdullah confirmed his death and said they did not know he had travelled to the country.

A spokesperson for the Foreign Office said, "We are aware of the death of a British national and are urgently looking in to it."

A spokesperson for Sussex Police said, "On Monday 14th April, we received information that an 18-year-old Brighton man had been killed in Syria in recent weeks.

"The circumstances of this reported death remain unclear and we are in contact with the family."

QM2 cruise ship celebrates 10th birthday

The QM2 cruise ship berthed in Sydney last month Credit: AAP/Press Association Images

The Queen Mary 2, which was based at Southampton until 2011, is celebrating her 10th anniversary today.

The cruise ship was designed by Romsey's Steven Payne, which includes fifteen restaurants, five swimming pools, a casino, theatre and first planetarium at sea.

Pensioners swindled 'in every street' by mail fraud

In every street in the South East someone could be being conned out of thousands of pounds - because of scam mail.

Sussex Police have become the first force in the country to try to find out exactly how bad the problem is.

They say elderly and vulnerable people are sometimes parting with their life savings to criminals sending them letters - posing as charities, competition organisers and suppliers. The cheques they send are funding criminal gangs abroad.

Andy Dickenson reports and speaks to victim's son Chris Becket, Insp Nick Bowman and PC Bernadette Lawrie from Sussex Police.

This story also features a police interview with the late Tom Beckett.

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Berezovsky family questioned over new information

Boris Berezovsky's family has been asked why 'potentially significant' information was only presented to a coroner two days before his inquest was set to resume.

ITV News' Romilly Weeks reports from Windsor Guildhall:

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Coroner asking Berezovsky's family why he only received information of potential significance to inquest 2 days before

The inquest into Mr Berezovsky's death was opened and quickly adjourned shortly after his death in March last year.

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