World Briefs: Girl, 15, arrested over alleged terror intent

The BBC will cut more than 1,000 jobs as viewers turn off televisions and watch programmes on the Internet.
The BBC will cut more than 1,000 jobs as viewers turn off televisions and watch programmes on the Internet. PHOTO: REUTERS

Girl, 15, arrested over alleged terror intent

LONDON• A 15-year-old girl was arrested in London yesterday on suspicion of intent to commit a terror offence.

The teenager was arrested in East London by officers from the police's counter-terrorism command, Scotland Yard said, reported The Guardian.

The girl is being held at a Central London police station.


71 journalists killed in last six months

GENEVA• A total of 71 journalists were killed from January to June this year in 24 countries, a 7 per cent increase compared with the same period last year, a report released yesterday by the Press Emblem Campaign said.

According to the report, at least 24 journalists were killed in targeted terrorist acts, mostly in France, Libya and Iraq, and around 17 journalists died while covering fighting in Yemen, Libya, Iraq, Syria, South Sudan and Ukraine.

The other 30 journalists were murdered in criminal acts outside war zones.

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BBC plans to cut more than 1,000 jobs

LONDON•The BBC plans to slash more than 1,000 jobs by trimming management layers and back-office functions.

The cuts were required to make up for a £150 million (S$317 million) funding shortfall in 2016-17, said BBC director-general Tony Hall yesterday, reported The Guardian.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 03, 2015, with the headline 'World Briefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe