The Islamic State has claimed the Las Vegas concert shooting which left more than 50 people dead and hundreds injured, however US officials have said no there is no known link to international terrorism. Through Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant’s official Amaq news channel, the group said the suspected gunman, Stephen Paddock, 64, converted to Islam a few months ago. They said the attack, the deadliest mass shooting in US history, was carried out by a “soldier” of the caliphate and was done “in response to calls to target coalition countries.” In another statement released hours later, Isil referred to Paddock by the nom de guerre Abu Abd al-Barr al-Amriki and said he had answered a call to arms by its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. In an audio message released on Thursday Baghdadi exhorted his followers to wage attacks against the West and "besiege them in every corner". Isil often claims attacks by individuals inspired by its message … [Read more...] about Isil claims Las Vegas massacre and says shooter Stephen Paddock converted to Islam – but provides no evidence
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The girlfriend of the Las Vegas mass murderer has described him as a "kind, caring, quiet man" as police pored over the gunman's "secret life". Marilou Danley was interviewed by FBI agents on Wednesday in a bid to discover the motive of Stephen Paddock, who is said to have spent decades acquiring weapons. There was no evidence at this point to indicate that the mass shooting was terrorism, FBI Special Agent in Charge Aaron Rouse told a news conference, adding no one had been taken into custody as a suspected accomplice. Ms Danley said in a statement that she had no clue he was planning the massacre that left 59 dead and more than 500 injured in America's worst ever mass shooting. … [Read more...] about Las Vegas gunman’s girlfriend says Stephen Paddock was a ‘quiet, kind man’, as sheriff says it’s ‘hard to believe’ he planned attack alone
The new series of Strictly Come Dancing is a matter of weeks away and the professionals are gearing up to be matched with a celebrity contestant. And while many might be wondering if the dreaded Strictly Curse will strike, some of the pros are either happily married or dating. Kevin Clifton is getting serious with Stacey Dooley and Gemma Atkinson and Gorka Marquez have just had their first baby. But who's single and might be finding love on the dancefloor this year? Here we take a look at all the love lives of the dancers. Stacey Dooley and Kevin Clifton Stacey and Kevin met on Strictly 2018 but didn't get together until after the series ended and they were crowned the winners. Kevin was separated from his wife Karen Hauer at the time they were paired together, but Stacey was still with her ex Sam Tucknott - although she insists there was no overlap in those relationships. Sam supported Stacey, 32, from the audience each week as she performed intimate routines with Kevin, 26. and … [Read more...] about Strictly Come Dancing professionals: Who’s married and who’s single?