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Wednesday 17 January 2018

NOTW man (61) out on bail

A FORMER News Of The World executive arrested over phone hacking has been released on police bail.

Senior journalist Greg Miskiw (61) was detained after visiting a London police station yesterday.

He has been released on police bail until October.

A Scotland Yard spokesman said: "A 61-year-old man was arrested by appointment at a London police station by officers from Operation Weeting.

"He was arrested on suspicion of unlawful interception of communications.

"He has been released on bail to a date in October pending further inquiries."



Tensions rise at Korean blasts

NORTH Korea hit out against it neighbour's "preposterous" military response to what it says were only blasts at a construction site.

South Korea fired six warning shots towards the border, but the defence ministry rejected the North's construction blasts claim. It believes the North was conducting military drills.

The spat was barely a fortnight after their nuclear envoys met for the first time in over two years.

The United States has urged Pyongyang to get back to the main business of denuclearisation talks.



Second suicide bomber attack

A TEENAGE female suicide bomber today detonated her explosives-laden vest near police guarding the scene of an earlier bombing in Pakistan that killed five people.

The initial blast, in the north-western city of Peshawar, killed four police officers and a boy.

The blasts ended weeks of relative calm in Peshawar, a frequent target of Taliban and al-Qaida fighters.

No group has claimed it was behind the attacks, but the incidents suggest militants remain able to strike despite army operations.

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