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16th January 2015

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Two suspected terrorists shot dead by Police in Belgium

Two suspected terrorists have been killed and a third arrested in a shoot-out with police in Belgium

A spokesman for the Belgian Federal Prosecutor said they had been investigating a group whose members included individuals recently returned from Syria.

The country's terror alert level has been raised to its second highest level.

UK and US in cyber battle as part of defence measures

The UK and US are to carry out "war game" cyber attacks on each other as part of a new joint defence against online criminals.

The first exercise, a staged attack on the financial sector, will take place later this year.

Low oil price threatens UK energy jobs 

Talks are to be held regarding the future of off-shore UK energy jobs, which are potentially in threat due to the continued low price of oil. 

The discussions, between union leaders and off-shore oil and gas industry representatives, come after BP announced 200 jobs and 100 contract roles would go from it's North Sea operations

Green Party numbers surge, overtake UKIP

The number of Green Party members has passed UKIP's membership amid the row over which parties should be included in the general election TV debates.

According to a Green Part spokesman, over 2,000 people signed up to the party overnight.

The party’s membership across the country has now reached more than 43 thousand.

Yesterday, London Live spoke to Natalie Bennett, leader of the Green Party, who discussed the surge. 

Police investigating rise of Anti-Semitic offences 

Police are investigating a spate of hate crimes after anti-Semitic graffiti was daubed on adverts for a Holocaust Memorial Day event.

Residents in Newham spotted the graffiti, which included the words “liars” and “killers” spray painted on advertising boards and posted their pictures on Twitter.

Fatal collision leaves 13-year-old dead

Police are appealing for witnesses following a fatal collision in Edmonton yesterday.

Officers were called to Fore Street after a 13-year-old boy was hit by a bus just after 8am.

He died in hospital shortly afterwards.

David Ginola to run for Fifa presidency 

Former Spurs player and French International David Ginola has said they will run against Fifa president Sepp Blatter.

However, it may be difficult for him to be prove he is viable for the position - he needs five football associations to support him and must demonstrate active involvement in football for two of the past five years. 

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