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Daily News Briefing: Daesh claims responsibility for UK attack – Iran stops cooperating with plane crash probe & Coronavirus death toll jumps to 427

Iran ends cooperation with Ukraine plane crash

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In today’s briefing update, The headlines are: Daesh has claimed responsibility for the knife attack in south London on Sunday. However, they failed to provide any evidence to support their claim.

Iran has stopped cooperating with Ukraine on the plane crash probe due to an audio clip that suggests Tehran knew its missile bought down the passenger plane.

The death toll for the coronavirus has jumped to 427 and a staggering 20,000+ cases worldwide have been reported. Of the deaths, 426 were in mainland China.

US Democrats election: Iowa caucus results have been delayed by ‘inconsistencies’ due to a technical fault. The candidates are competing to challenge Trump in the 2020 presidential election.

France, police have shot and wounded a knife assailant who entered a police station in eastern France. Police were reportedly given a warning of an ‘atrocity that was about to be committed in the name of Islamic State.’

Entertainment, Liam Gallagher has said Oasis were offered £100 million to do a reunion tour. But his brother Noel said no. 

All this and more in today’s news briefing – A daily roundup of all the news headlines that you need to know, summarised as part of WTX News Briefing.

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Daesh claims responsibility for UK Knife attack

Arab News says Daesh has claimed responsibility for the knife attack that injured three people in Streatham, south London on Sunday. London terrorist attack Feb

“The perpetrator of the attack in Streatham district in south London yesterday is a fighter of Islamic State (Daesh), and carried out the attack in response to calls to attack the citizens of coalition countries,” said a statement carried by Amaq – a news outlet linked to the group. There was no evidence provided to support their claim. 

Sunday’s knife attack echoes the tragedy on the November 2019 London Bridge attack in which two people were killed. The November attack was also claimed by Daesh. 

Sudesh Amman, 20, was shot dead by the police at the scene. Police say he was wearing a hoax suicide vest.

Read the full story on Arab News

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Iran ends cooperation with Ukraine on the plane crash probe

Fox News reports Iran has stopped cooperating with Ukraine in its investigation of a Ukrainian jetliner that crashed last month. Iran ends cooperation with Ukraine plane crash

Iran has abruptly ended its cooperation following the release of an audio clip that suggested Tehran knew its missiles brought the passenger plane down. 

The clip was broadcasted by Ukrainian media on Sunday and listeners heard the exchange between the pilot of an Iran Aseman Airlines flight and air traffic control. 

The pilot says he saw flashing lights in the sky, suggesting it could be missile fire, the Wall Street Journal reported. Iran initially denied responsibility for bringing down the plane. 

Read the full story on Fox News

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‘Cycle of pain & neglect’? US prepares for ‘pandemic’ as coronavirus death toll reaches 427 with 20,000+ cases

RT News says the death toll from the coronavirus has drastically risen to 427, with over 20,000 cases worldwide. WHO has urged for preparedness instead of panic and the US called the spread “explosive and unprecedented.” coronavirus update

Another 2,345 cases were confirmed in Hubei on Tuesday as the coronavirus passed the scale of the SARS outbreak in the early 2000s. 

All of the confirmed deaths, but one, occurred in mainland China. The additional death was in the Philippines involving a Chinese national who travelled from Wuhan. 

Read the full story on RT News

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Iowa caucus results delayed by ‘inconsistencies’

BBC News reports results from Iowa’s caucuses, the first vote in the race to pick a Democratic White House candidate to face President Trump, has been plunged into chaos by apparent technology issues. Iowa Caucuses tech issue causes results delay

The state’s Democratic Party said it had found “inconsistencies.”

But made clear the unprecedented holdup was a “reporting issue” and a “hack or an intrusion.” 

The candidates are competing to win the opening contest of the 2020 White House campaign and become the Democratic nominee who will challenge Republican Trump in the 3 November election

Read the full story on BBC News

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French police shoot knife assailant who entered a police station in eastern France

France24 says police shot and wounded a man armed with a knife after he attacked officers inside a police barracks in eastern France on Monday. french police shoot knife assaliant

Police were reportedly given a warning that an atrocity was to be committed in the name of Islamic State just before the knifeman struck the police facility in Dieuze. 

“We must relate the facts to a call received by the operational centre of the gendarmerie shortly before, in which an individual declared that he was a soldier, that there was going to be carnage in Dieuze and that he was a member of Islamic State,” prosecutor Christian Mercuri was quoted as telling a news conference in the area. 

Several hours after the attack, there had been no claims of responsibility. 

Read the full story on France24

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Liam Gallagher: Oasis ‘offered £100 million for reunion tour but Noel turned it down’

Sky News says Liam Gallager claims Oasis was offered £100m for a reunion tour but his brother Noel turned down the idea. liam gallagher says oasis offered 100m to tour but noel says no

The brothers parted in 2009 but Liam has made it clear he wants the band to get back together. Something Noel doesn’t seem to want. 

Liam tweeted: “We’ve been offered 100 million pounds for a tour still not enough for the greedy soul oh well stay young LG.”

Minutes earlier he had written: “Wahey we’re getting back together” and that “rich as f***” Noel was “doing it for nothing” while Liam being “desperate” is doing it for the cash.

Read the full story on Sky News

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