British police name two London Bridge attackers
One of the three attackers who killed seven people near London Bridge on Saturday night (June 3) was previously investigated by British security services but had not been viewed as a serious threat, British police said on Monday.
Khuram Shazad Butt, aged 27, was a British citizen born in Pakistan, who was already known to police and Britain's domestic spy agency MI5, London's police force said.
The second attacker was named as 30-year-old Rachid Redouane, who police said claimed to be Moroccan and Libyan, and also went by the name Rachid Elkhdar with a different date of birth. Both men lived in the same area of east London.
Get The Straits Times
newsletters in your inbox
Show of solidarity at terror vigil: 'We're all Londoners'
Crowds gathered by London's beloved Tower Bridge on Monday - many Muslims among them - to grieve for the victims of the city's second terrorist attack in three months.
Under grey skies on a late spring day, mourners held up signs such as "Love for all, hatred for none" and "N.Ireland supports London," as the British flag flew at half-mast on the bridge, a monument of national endurance.
"There's nothing better to do than come here and pay respect to such an awful situation, you know, just to come out and be with everybody in a time where everybody needs to be together," said Matthew Chamberlain, 21, from south London."It just felt like the right thing to do."
US President Donald Trump will not block ex-FBI director James Comey's testimony
The White House on Monday said that Donald Trump would not use presidential powers to prevent ex-FBI director Jim Comey from testifying to Congress.
"The President's power to assert executive privilege is well-established," the White House said in a statement.
"However, in order to facilitate a swift and thorough examination of the facts sought by the Senate Intelligence Committee, President Trump will not assert executive privilege regarding James Comey's scheduled testimony."
Apple announces Homepod speaker, iMac Pro, 10.5-inch iPad Pro and software at developer conference
Apple has announced its new software and hardware during the keynote address at its annual Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) in San Jose McEnery Convention Center.
Traditionally, WWDC only sees software updates. As expected, there are new updates to its software lineup, including iOS 11, macOS 10.13, watchOS 4 and tvOS 11 for its mobile, computer, smartwatch and Apple TV devices respectively.
But this WWDC also saw the launch of several new hardware. These include the refreshed iMac all-in-one desktops and MacBook Pros laptops. In addition, a new iMac Pro and a 10.5-inch iPad Pro are being announced. The main highlight though has to be the HomePod, a smart speaker.
Football: Former Newcastle and Ivory Coast midfielder Cheick Tiote, 30, dies during training in China
Former Ivory Coast and Newcastle United midfielder Cheick Tiote collapsed and died at the age of 30 in training with his Chinese club Beijing Enterprises on Monday, his agent said on Monday.
Tiote, who made more than 150 appearances in seven seasons at Newcastle, was an African Nations Cup winner with the Ivorians in 2015, although he missed the final through injury, and he also played in the 2010 and 2014 World Cups.
“It is with deep sadness that I confirm that my client Cheick Tiote sadly passed away earlier today after collapsing in training with his club Beijing Enterprises,” agent Emanuele Palladino told Sky Sports.