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Man from Jersey dies in Cambodia

Peter Riley.

A 25-year-old man from Jersey has died in Cambodia.

Peter Riley was found in Sihanoukville Province, in the south west of the country.

His family have been informed, but Jersey Police have not released further details at this time.

Peter Riley was found in Sihanoukville Province.

The States of Jersey Police have informed the next of kin of the death of a 25 year male resident by the name of Peter Riley in Sihanoukville Cambodia. We have no further details at this time.

– Jersey Police

The Foreign Office has confirmed that a British National died in Cambodia on 25 May, and says it is providing consular assistance to his family.

Islamic State: Iraqi forces prepare for assault on Anbar

Iraqi forces are set to launch an offensive to drive Islamic State out of Anbar province.

An Iraqi soldier pictured during clashes with IS in Anbar in March. Credit: Reuters

The start of the operation - backed by Shi'ite and Sunni forces - was announced on state television, although no further details were given.

IS seized large parts of Anbar in early 2014 and militants recently captured the provincial capital Ramadi.

Iraq's prime minister said yesterday that he was confident his troops would retake Ramadi "in days".


The EU 'needs to change', Cameron tells Juncker

David Cameron has told the president of the EU that it "needs to change" to meet UK voters' wishes.

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker reacts as he meets David Cameron. Credit: PA Wire

The Prime Minister met with Jean-Claude Juncker at Chequers yesterday, in an attempt to build bridges with a man whose election he once described as a "serious mistake".

"The Prime Minister underlined that the British people are not happy with the status quo and believe that the EU needs to change in order to better address their concerns," a Number 10 spokeswoman said.

"Mr Juncker reiterated that he wanted to find a fair deal for the UK and would seek to help. They talked through the issue at some length in the spirit of finding solutions to these problems."

FBI investigating at least 10 threats made to flights

Nothin was found during a sweep of the Air France flight Credit: NBC

The FBI is looking into a rash of threats made in quick succession by a single person today, claiming that chemical weapons had been hidden aboard planes.

The threats are not being considered credible, but two military jets escorted an Air France flight into New York.

A male caller is said to have made at least 10 threats by telephone, all to local police around the country.


David Cameron opens talks with EU chief

Prime Minister David Cameron has begun talks with European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker as he begins efforts to renegotiate the UK's relations with the EU.

David Cameron with European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker

Greeting Mr Juncker at Chequers, Mr Cameron told him they were meeting in the room reputedly used by Winston Churchill to write some of his most famous wartime speeches.

"Think of 'we'll fight them on the beaches' " he told him before they sat down for a dinner of pork belly, bacon and seasonal vegetables - promising to later show him the ex-premier's brandy glass.

Exchanging pleasantries before getting down to talks, Mr Cameron noted that it was a bank holiday, adding: "My wife has taken the children away on holiday and I am working."

Anonymous call about JFK flight was bomb threat

The flight landed safely at JFK airport. Credit: Reuters

An anonymous call to police about an Air France flight to JFK airport was a bomb threat, officials confirmed.

Maryland Police said: "The caller made a bomb threat involving commercial aviation."

The plane was escorted to New York by US fighter jets where it landed safely so it could be inspected.

Air France flight inspected after landing at JFK

An Air France flight reportedly being escorted into New York JFK airport after police received an anonymous call reporting a "chemical threat" on board is being inspected after it landed at New York JFK airport.

Air France confirmed the flight had landed safely and an inspection of the aircraft was ongoing.

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