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Wednesday Morning Headlines
8th October 2014

Four arrested for terrorism in London

Four men have been arrested in West London as part of an investigation into Islamist-related terrorism.

Officers are thought to have foiled the early stages of a plan to attack the UK.

The suspects were in their early 20's and one had to be tasered to be subdued. They are being questioned in police stations in central London.

The Metropolitan Police said counter-terrorism officers had arrested the four men  “on suspicion of being concerned in the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism.

Experts say jihadists are returning from Syria to carry out beheadings on British streets.


12 people Killed in Kurdish Protests

At least 12 people have been killed in clashes between Kurdish protesters and police in Turkey.

They say the Turkish government isn't doing enough to defend the town of Kobane in Syria from IS militants.

Riot police used tear gas and water cannon in a number of towns across the country.

Turkish troops and tanks have lined the border but have not crossed into Syria.

Meanwhile, Kurds have marched the streets of Hackney and to protest against the Turkish government.  They accuse them of supporting the Islamic State.

Up to 4,000 people are thought to have taken part - but police would not give an official estimate.

No arrests were made.

Crimes of ‘witchcraft’ reported to Met Police

Crimes against children including dunking in a bath and forcing them to drink unknown substances have been reported to the Met this year.

It's alleged the offenses were an attempt to rid the children of evil spirits.

The police are running a multi-agency event at City Hall today to raise awareness of child abuse linked to witchcraft and spirit possession.


Jennifer Lawrence says leaking photos is a sex crime

Jennifer Lawrence has called the leak of nude photos of her a sex crime.

In an interview with Vanity Fair, she said the publishing of the pictures online was "a sexual violation" and "disgusting".

The photos were stolen from her iCloud account and published on internet forum 4Chan.

Lawrence was one of about 100 female celebrities targeted by hackers.


Union and TFL in talks over tube strike

TFL and the RMT Union are going to have talks with a mediator this morning ahead of a possible tube strike next week.

The transport union told underground staff not to book shifts for 48 hours from 9pm on Tuesday.

The walkout is planned for the same time as a separate strike by council workers and civil servants.

It would be the first action under new RMT General Secretary Mick Cash.


And Finally… Celebs back a new selfie craze

Celebrities are backing a new charity selfie craze sweeping the internet - #WakeUpCall.

People are tweeting pictures of themselves just after they've woken up and are nominating others to do the same, similar to the Ice Bucket challenge.

It's raising money for Unicef's Syria Emergency Fund, which helps children in the Middle Eastern country.

Celebrities like Stephen Fry, Tom Hiddlestone and Nigella Lawson have already got involved.

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