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Iran nuclear: ‘Terrorist act’ at underground Natanz facility

Iran nuclear: ‘Terrorist act’ at underground Natanz facility

World
ReutersA nuclear facility in Iran was hit by a "terrorist act" a day after it unveiled new advanced uranium centrifuges, a top nuclear official says.He did not say who was to blame but urged the international community to deal with nuclear terrorism.Israeli media suggest the incident was a result of an Israeli cyber attack.Last year, a fire broke out at the Natanz underground facility, which the authorities alleged was the result of cyber sabotage.The latest incident comes as diplomatic efforts to revive a 2015 nuclear deal - abandoned by the US under the Trump administration in 2018 - have resumed. On Saturday, Iran's President Hassan Rouhani inaugurated new centrifuges at the Natanz site, which is key to the country's uranium enrichment programme, in a ceremony broadcast live on televisi...
John Lennon killer says sorry for ‘despicable act’

John Lennon killer says sorry for ‘despicable act’

Entertainment
Mark Chapman, the man who killed John Lennon, has apologised to the late Beatle's widow, Yoko Ono, 40 years after his death.Chapman shot Lennon four times outside his New York Manhattan apartment as Ono looked on, in 1980.He was denied parole for the eleventh time following a hearing last month.During the hearing, Chapman said he killed the 40-year-old rock star for "glory" and that he deserved the death penalty.He added that he thinks about the "despicable act" all the time, and accepts he may spend the rest of his life in prison.'He was an icon'"I just want to reiterate that I'm sorry for my crime," Chapman told the parole board at the Wende Correctional Facility in New York. "I have no excuse. This was for self-glory. I think ...
Bank of England ‘ready to act’ as economy shrinks record 20%

Bank of England ‘ready to act’ as economy shrinks record 20%

Business
Bank of England governor Andrew Bailey has said he will be "ready to take action" to help the UK economy weather the coronavirus crisis.He was speaking after figures showed that the country's economy shrank by 20.4% in April - the largest monthly contraction on record - as the country spent its first full month in lockdown."We are still very much in the midst of this," Mr Bailey said.But he said the figure was "pretty much in line" with what the bank expected."Obviously it's a dramatic and big number, but actually it's not a surprising number," he said.The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said April's "historic" fall affected virtually all areas of activity, as large parts of the economy remained shut to battle the pandemic. ...