Tommy Robinson has been ordered to pay £100,000 to a Syrian schoolboy who was filmed being attacked at school, after the English Defence League founder lost a libel case.Robinson – whose real name is Stephen Yaxley-Lennon – was sued by Jamal Hijazi, 18, who was assaulted in the playground at Almondbury Community School in Huddersfield in October 2018.Shortly after the video of the incident went viral, Robinson claimed in two Facebook videos that Mr Hijazi was “not innocent and he violently attacks young English girls in his school”.
Former Isis-bride Shamima Begum has begged the British public for forgiveness, saying there is “no evidence” she was a key player in preparing terrorist acts.The 22-year-old, who fled her east London home for Syria as a 15-year-old schoolgirl, said she wanted to be brought back to the UK and face terror charges in order to prove her innocence. In a direct plea to Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Begum added: “I think I could very much help you in your fight against terrorism because you clearly don’t know what you’re doing.“I want them (the British public) to see me as an asset rather than a threat to them.”
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Boris Johnson tells his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in that reducing use of coal is "not as painful as you think". He encourages Moon to join their alliance to end the use of coal and explains how important South Korea signing up would be. Report by Edwardst. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
The grandparents of two children found dead, along with their mother and another child, in Killamarsh, near Sheffield have spoken of their heartbreak as they laid flowers at the scene.
Trevor and Debbie Bennett, grandparents to 11-year-old Lacey and 13-year-old John Paul said: "We're just heartbroken…they were well-mannered, beautiful little kids … I don't know how we're going to manage without them." Report by Buseld. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Boris Johnson has hailed the UK's AstraZeneca Covid jab as a "great vaccine" during a meeting with Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro, who has previously shared vaccine-sceptic views.
The prime minister urged people to get the jab, saying "I've had it twice", prompting his Brazilian counterpart to laugh as he wagged his finger, and responded "not yet" through an interpreter. Report by Buseld. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn