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Sunday 19 August 2018

New arrest in hacking probe

Detectives investigating phone hacking at the News of the World arrested a 35-year-old man today.

Officers from Scotland Yard's Operation Weeting held the man in a pre-dawn swoop on his home.

He was taken to a north London police station for questioning on suspicion of conspiracy to intercept voicemail messages.



Saab battles for survival

Swedish car maker Saab is filing for bankruptcy protection.

Owner Swedish Automobile, said Trollhattan-based Saab and its subsidiaries, are filing for a "voluntary reorganisation" at Vanersborg District Court.

It cites Saab's limited funds and says the move "is to secure short-term stability while attracting funding".

The brand has been plagued by production stoppages and problems to pay its suppliers and 3,700 staff for months.

Creditors have threatened to put it into bankruptcy unless it pays. Netherlands-based Swedish Automobile brought Saab out of a liquidation process by buying it from General Motors Co in 2010.



Katia weakens to storm force

Hurricane Katia has weakened over the Atlantic Ocean to a Category Two storm.

The US National Hurricane Centre in Miami said that Katia's maximum sustained winds were at 105mph.

Forecast maps showed Katia veering to the north east away from the US mainland in the coming week. But the hurricane centre said large swells could affect the US East Coast, Bermuda, the Greater Antilles and the Bahamas.



Amish mourn crash children

An Amish community is mourning two girls killed when their horse-drawn carriage collided with an SUV on a rural Indiana road in the US.

Three of their siblings remained in hospital, two with critical injuries.

Authorities said 10-year-old Jenna Miller and seven-year-old Jolisa Miller were killed in the crash involving the SUV and the cart, operated by their 10-year-old sister.

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