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- U.S.The Telegraph
Federal officials intercepted an envelope addressed to the White House that contained the poison ricin, a US law enforcement official said on Saturday. The letter appeared to have originated in Canada, according to a statement from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), which said it was assisting the FBI The letter was intercepted at a government facility that screens mail addressed to the White House and President Donald Trump, the US official said. A preliminary investigation indicated it tested positive for ricin, a poison found naturally in castor beans, the US official said. The US official was not authorised to discuss the ongoing investigation publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity. But an RCMP spokesman confirmed "it has received a request for assistance from the FBI in connection with a suspicious letter sent to the White House". The RCMP added "the FBI conducted an analysis on the substance found in the envelope. This report indicated the presence of ricin, a toxic substance." Federal investigators were working to determine where the enveloped originated and who mailed it. The FBI, the Secret Service and the US Postal Inspection Service were leading the investigation. In a statement, the FBI said agents were working to investigate "a suspicious letter received at a US government mail facility" and that there is "no known threat to public safety". A Navy veteran was arrested in 2018 and confessed to sending envelopes to Mr Trump and members of his administration that contained the substance from which ricin is derived. Authorities said the man, William Clyde Allen III, sent the envelopes with ground castor beans to the president, FBI Director Christopher Wray, along with then-Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, then-CIA Director Gina Haspel, Adm. John Richardson, who at the time was the Navy's top officer, and then-Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson. The letters were intercepted, and no one was hurt. In 2014, a Mississippi man was sentenced to 25 years in prison after sending letters dusted with ricin to President Barack Obama and other officials.
- EntertainmentEvening Standard
Tom Hardy has reportedly been cast as the next James Bond to replace Daniel Craig.Although it has not been officially confirmed, The Vulcan Reporter claims Hardy has been locked into the role since auditioning back in June.
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- WorldThe Guardian
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- WorldThe Telegraph
A British bomb disposal expert has been killed in an explosion in the Solomon Islands. Luke Atkinson, 57, was working for Norwegian People’s Aid, an 81-year-old humanitarian organisation, specialising in mine disposal and relief aid. Mr Atkinson, from London, was a programme manager working on creating a database of unexploded ordnance, dating back to the Second World War. Trent Lee, an Australian in his 40s who was a chemical weapons adviser, was also killed. Police are working overnight to clear the site of the explosion in a residential area of Honiara, the Solomon Islands capital. The blast could reportedly be heard three miles away, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation reported. "Explosives ordinance disposal officers will have to render the scene safe before forensics and other investigators access the scene to find out what happened," Inspector Clifford Tunuki said. According to ABC, investigators are trying to ascertain why the explosives were taken to a flat, which serves as the project office. The Solomon Islands, which was a major battleground in the war, is strewn with unexploded ordnance and workers have been trying to clear the site ahead of the 2023 Pacific Games. “There is a worldwide problem with the remnants of war all kinds of munition are left after conflict and it takes a tremendous toll on societies,” Per Nergaard, the deputy general secretary of Norwegian People’s Aid, told the Telegraph. “We have been doing for the last 25 years. We are among the largest in the humanitarian field.” Mr Nergaard paid tribute to Mr Atkinson. “Luke is a very experienced ex-army guy and worked with us for more than 10 years in various countries. “I knew him very well, I have been working with him since the mid-90s. He was a fantastic person. “You could deploy him at any theatre he would be an extremely accomplished manager at these kind situations.”