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More police for Wales v England after violence fears

Fear of more violence has prompted the government to send more British police to help their French counterparts ahead of Wales' next game against England in Lens on Thursday.

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England and Russia could face being thrown out of Euro 2016 if scenes of serious fan disorder continue, UEFA has warned.

Ugly scenes both before and during Saturday night's Group B game in Marseille left a number of supporters injured, with one England fan in a critical condition in hospital.

Downing Street said Home Secretary Theresa May made the offer during a meeting with her counterpart, the French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve.

A Downing Street spokeswoman said, while officers have been in France since before the tournament began, they had offered to send more "to support the security operation around the match in Lens".

Four years ago, UEFA imposed a series of sanctions on Russia, including a 120,000 euro (#96,000) fine, for their fans' behaviour in the previous European Championship held in Poland and Ukraine.


EgyptAir flight 'showed no technical problems on take-off'

'Electronic messages' indicated the plane's engines were functional Credit: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

The doomed EgyptAir plane that crashed last week did not show technical problems prior to take off in Paris, Egyptian investigation sources said on Tuesday.

66 people died in the crash including Richard Osman from Carmarthen.

Egypt's state-owned newspaper Al-Ahram reported that the aircraft showed no technical difficulties before taking off, citing an Aircraft Technical Log signed by its pilot. Al-Ahram published a scan of the technical log on its website.

The paper said EgyptAir flight transmitted 11 "electronic messages" on May 18 about three-and-a-half hours before disappearing from radar screens with 66 passengers and crew on board.

The first two messages indicated the engines were functional.

At 00.26GMT on May 19, the third message appeared and showed a rise in the temperature of the co-pilot's window.

The plane kept transmitting messages for the next three minutes before vanishing, Al-Ahram said.

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Smoke detected 'in multiple places' on EgyptAir plane

Smoke was detected in multiple places on the EgyptAir plane before it crashed, French investigators said.

Spokesman Sebastien Barthe said the plane's automatic detection system sent messages indicating smoke a few minutes before it disappeared from radar on Thursday morning.

He said the messages "generally mean the start of a fire".

He added: "We are drawing no conclusions from this. Everything else is pure conjecture."

It follows reports on aviation industry website on Friday that smoke was detected near the cockpit of the plane, which vanished over the Mediterranean.

Investigators also said the priority is to find the flight's data recorders of the missing jet.

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