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Airlines body says laptop ban affecting Middle East-US traffic

Airlines body says laptop ban affecting Middle East-US traffic

Global passenger traffic demand rose in April at its fastest rate in six years, but the ban on some electronic devices is having an effect, IATA reported in its monthly update. By contrast, Asia-Pacific airlines' April traffic increased 10.9% compared to the year-ago period, a 14-month high. Capacity rose 7.6% and load factor jumped 2.4 percentage points to 80.3%.



Vladimir Putin Suggests American Hackers Framed Russia

Asked if Russia is happy to see divisions in North Atlantic Treaty Organisation over Trump's push for members to increase defense spending, the Russian leader responded on an acerbic note that Moscow would be happy to see the meltdown of the alliance he described as a Cold War relic.



Van mounts curb, hits people on London Bridge

Witnesses described a white van veering into pedestrians near London Bridge and knocking over several people. Police activity spread throughout the Borough Market area. Authorities declared the incident a terrorist attack. Police said they responded to the incident on London bridge at 2208 (2108 GMT). A map of where the attacks occurred.



London Bridge, Borough Market incidents declared terrorist attacks

British Prime Minister Theresa May would later release a statement saying the incidents were being treated as a " potential act of terrorism ". Armed officers confronted and shot the suspects within eight minutes. A picture has emerged on social media reportedly showing a London terror attack suspect lying on the ground with metal canisters attached to his chest.


Jeremy Corbyn struggles to put cost on Labour plan for free childcare

Jeremy Corbyn struggles to put cost on Labour plan for free childcare

The studio audience again applauded loudly when Mr Paxman pointed out that Mrs May and her spokesmen had promised on six occasions since becoming PM that there would not be a general election before 2020. "This country is badly divided between the richest and the poorest", the Labour leader replied, asking the man whether he was "happy" that children were going to school hungry and being taught in "supersized" classes.