*** There's concern survivors of child abuse are not at the heart of what's been described as a troubled inquiry, set up to help deliver answers to them. ***
A slump in home ownership and less generous pensions are being blamed as a report finds 80s children are only half as wealthy as those born in the 70s. *** | |
*** Europe are preparing to begin their defence of golf's Ryder Cup at Hazeltine ***
*** The FA will be meeting with City of London Police as they continue to try to get to the bottom of allegations of corruption made in the Daily Telegraph. ***
*** Slow traffic due to people on the road on M56 Eastbound between J2 A560 Altrincham Road and J1 M60. ***
One lane closed and very slow traffic due to stalled vehicle on M62 Eastbound at J10 M6. Lane one (of four) is closed heading away from Liverpool towards Manchester. ***
Traffic building up on A629 Huddersfield Road Westbound between Exley Lane and A6026 Huddersfield Road.
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Dozens of world leaders are gathering in Israel to pay tributes to Shimon Peres, one of the country's founding fathers, who died on Wednesday aged 93.
A funeral procession is en route to the national cemetery in Jerusalem, where Mr Peres will be laid to rest.
A security crackdown ahead of the ceremony has led to the "preventative arrests" of several people.
Guests include the Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas, who will visit Israel for the first time since 2010.
The visit comes at the request of Mr Abbas.
National Security Advisor General Nasir Janjua has submitted a comprehensive report on LoC situation to Prime Minister Mohammad Nawaz Sharif.
The Prime Minister is being briefed regularly on the situation on the LoC by the security institutions.
Nawaz Sharif has shown satisfaction on the level of preparedness of Pakistani armed forces to match any provocation by Indian security forces.
Saudi Arabia's foreign ministry has said it is a matter of "great concern" that 9/11 relatives in the US may be able to sue the kingdom for damages.
On Wednesday the US Congress voted for a law allowing families of nearly 3,000 people killed in the attacks to sue.
In doing so they overrode a veto by President Barack Obama, who said it would set a "dangerous precedent".
Fifteen of the 19 hijackers that day were Saudi nationals, but the kingdom has denied any role in the attacks.
In a statement, the country's foreign ministry said: "The erosion of sovereign immunity will have a negative impact on all nations, including the United States."
Indian villagers living close to the border with Pakistan are fleeing, one day after India said it launched strikes targeting militants in Kashmir.
India said it conducted "surgical strikes" along the de facto border. Pakistan denied that, saying two of its soldiers died in cross-border shelling.
People from a number of villages in Punjab state were leaving amid fears the confrontation might escalate.
Disputed Kashmir has been a flashpoint for decades and has sparked two wars.
Analysts say India has previously conducted more substantial strikes without any serious escalation of hostilities.