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8-year-old victim in Manchester terror attack

Saffie Roussos was the youngest of the 22 victims in the Manchester bombing attack.

She was only 8-years-old.

In a statement, the head teacher of the Tarleton Community Primary School that she attended in the village of Tarleton, Lancashire, described her as “simply a beautiful little girl in every aspect of the word.

She was loved by everyone and her warmth and kindness will be remembered fondly. Saffie was quiet and unassuming with a creative flair.”

The head teacher, Chris Upton, said her death was “a tremendous shock to all of us.”

Developing: Police officer shot dead, another injured in Paris attack

Armed police have blocked off the Champs Elysees in Paris after an officer was killed and another wounded in a shooting.

A report citing a police source said the person who fired on officers had been killed in turn.

There were at least two attackers and police said the shooting was very probably a "terrorist act".

Police urged people to avoid the area.

A witness identified only as Ines told French television station BFM that she heard a shooting, saw a man's body on the ground and the area was quickly evacuated by police.

International: At least three killed after lorry drives into crowd of people in Stockholm, Sweden

A manhunt is underway in Sweden after a lorry ploughed into crowds in a shopping area in central Stockholm killing at least three people and leaving several injured.

Armed police rushed to the scene but the driver of the vehicle fled.

All trains in and out of Stockholm have been cancelled for the rest of the day the country's national rail company confirmed. 

Sweden’s intelligence agency has said there was a “large number injured” in the attack.
Stefan Lofven, the Prime Minister, said all evidence pointed to “a terror attack”.

Oil prices jump after US missile strike on Syria

Oil prices spiked after the U.S. launched a missile strike on a Syrian government target.

U.S. crude futures jumped more than 2% in early Friday trading after President Trump ordered the first direct American military action against the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. They pared those gains later.

The strike, in which U.S. warships fired 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles at a Syrian government airbase, ramps up uncertainty in the oil-rich and politically unstable Middle East.

BREAKING: US launches missile attack in Syria in response to gas attack

The United States launched dozens of cruise missiles Thursday night at a Syrian airfield in response to what it believes was the Syrian government's use of banned chemical weapons blamed for having killed at least 100 people on Tuesday, U.S. military officials told NBC News.

The U.S. military fired at least 50 Tomahawk missiles intended for a single target — Ash Sha'irat in Homs province in western Syria, the officials said.

Guardian photographer attacked as murder-accused breaks free from police

A news photographer attached to the Guardian newspaper's San Fernando bureau has been forced to seek medical attention at hospital after being attaked by a prisoner being escorted by police outside the San Fernando courthouse.

Rishi Ragoonath was taking photographs of the accused when the man, who is on four murder charges, broke loose from the police and attacked him.

The man kicked Ragoonath and injured him in his face.

He also caused the camera to fall to the ground and be badly damaged.

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