Police are looking for multiple suspects after a 29-year-old journalist was shot and killed allegedly by the dissident republican group the New IRA in Northern Ireland. Lyra McKee - a rising star "who died doing her job with great courage" - was hit in the head by a stray bullet as 'violent dissident republicans' shot at police in Derry in what is being treated as a "terrorist incident". The investigative journalist, from Belfast, was at the scene as petrol bombs, bricks and bottles were hurled at police officers and Land Rovers. Eyewitnesses said a masked figure stopped at the bottom of the road and fired shots up towards where Ms McKee was standing with others. Footage shows a masked man taking cover while holding a handgun before two shots and cheers are heard as vehicles burn. Moments later harrowing screams are heard in the distance. A young boy is heard saying "run" while a man adds: "They shot somebody over there." Video Loading Video Unavailable Click to play Tap to … [Read more...] about Lyra McKee: First picture of journalist, 29, shot dead in Derry ‘terror attack’
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ISIS fanatics have warned of more attacks in London in a chilling poster showing Big Ben burning on the two-year anniversary of Manchester Arena attack. The poster depicts a suicide bomber standing in front of the clock tower engulfed in flames and the warning “London attacks coming soon” and the words “Just Terror”. ISIS took responsibility for the bombing in the foyer of the Manchester Arena on May 22, 2017, killing 22 people and injuring another 50. The suicide bomber was Manchester-born Salman Abdei, who had links to the terror group. Another poster depicts New York City and shows a masked ISIS supporter wielding a knife and calling for lone wolf attacks. It has caption that reads: “Fight them in your country.”Both feature a quote from the Koran’s At-Tawbah 5 – the “Sword Verse”. It reads: “And when the sacred months have passed. “Then kill the polytheists wherever you find them and capture them and beseige … [Read more...] about Sick ISIS fanatics warn ‘London attacks soon’ in chilling poster showing Big Ben burning on anniversary of Manchester bombings
ARIANA Grande is one of the most recognised pop stars in the world, who has more than 155million followers on Instagram. The singer is heading back to Manchester to perform at the Pride festival just two years after its tragic concert arena attack in 2017. Here's more about her career and personal life... Who is Ariana Grande? Singer, songwriter, and actress Ariana Grande-Butera, 25, was born in Boca Raton, Florida, on June 26, 1993. She is of Italian descent and her name is believed to be inspired by Princess Oriana from Felix the Cat. Her parents separated when she was eight years old and she moved to New York with her mother and half-brother Frankie, who was one of the contestants on Celebrity Big Brother in 2016. Ariana made her Broadway debut in 2008 when she landed the supporting role of cheerleader Charlotte in the musical 13. Following her stint on Broadway, she landed the role of Cat Valentine in the Nickelodeon show Victorious, a role for which she had to dye her hair … [Read more...] about What’s Ariana Grande’s net worth, is she on tour, and how much has she raised for the Manchester bombing victims?
This is the haunting final tweet posted by investigative journalist Lyra McKee shortly before she was shot dead during unrest in the streets of Derry. Ms McKee, 29, was "caught in crossfire" and shot in the head when a gunman fired a number of shots at police in what the force in in Northern Ireland is treating as a "terrorist incident". Police have blamed the dissident republican group the New IRA for the journalist's murder as petrol bombs, bricks and bottles were hurled at police Land Rovers amid disturbances in Derry on Thursday night. At 10.56pm, about four minutes before she was fatally wounded, Ms McKee posted a photo of the scene with flames and smoke visible in the distance. She wrote: "Derry tonight. Absolute madness." Award-winning Ms McKee, from Belfast, worked as an editor for California-based news site Mediagazer, a trade publication covering the media industry. Her work has been published by The Atlantic, Mosaic Science, BuzzFeed and The Ferret. It is understood she had … [Read more...] about Lyra McKee: Haunting final tweet of journalist shot dead ‘by New IRA’ in Derry
Iran’s foreign minister has accused Saudi Arabia of supporting violent extremists and trying to derail its landmark nuclear deal with the US. In a provocative column in the New York Times on Monday, Mohammad Javad Zarif claimed that Riyadh has promoted “hatred and sectarianism” and drew parallels with beheadings carried out by Isis. The attack came a week after Saudi Arabia severed diplomatic relations with Iran in a row over the execution of a Shia cleric. The beheading of Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr triggered demonstrations and an arson attack at the Saudi embassy in Tehran. “Following the signing of the interim nuclear deal in November 2013, Saudi Arabia began devoting its resources to defeating the deal, driven by fear that its contrived Iranophobia was crumbling,” Zarif wrote in the American newspaper. “Today, some in Riyadh not only continue to impede normalisation but are determined to drag the entire region into confrontation.” The final … [Read more...] about Iran foreign minister accuses Saudi Arabia of ‘hatred and sectarianism’