FRANCE STARTED AIRSTRIKES AGAINST ISLAMIC STATE IN SYRIA
The attacks on IS targets came after a fortnight of reconnaissance flights
French jets carried out airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Syria for the first time this weekend.
France previously said international law prevented it from carrying out attacks in Syria, but cited self-defence as its reason for carrying out the current strikes.
"We will strike any time our national security is at stake," French president Francois Hollande said in a statement.
France joins a US-led coalition that has been bombing Islamic State targets in Syria for over a year.
The UK is yet to send any manned bombing raids against Islamic State in Syria, but did carry out a drone strike against two British citizens in the country earlier this month.
ANTI-GENTRIFICATION PROTESTERS ATTACKED THE CEREAL CAFE
The 'Fuck Parade' saw hundreds of people marching to 'reclaim Shoreditch'
Hundreds of anti-gentrification protesters marched around Shoreditch on Saturday night attacking shops and estate agents and calling for an end to unaffordable rents and "fucking cutesy boutiques and coffee shops".
The "Fuck Parade", which previously took place in Camden in July, targeted the Cereal Killer Cafe, where protesters threw paint bombs and cereal at the windows and tried to storm the door; protesters smashed the windows of the estate agents Marsh & Parsons.
"We don't want luxury flats that no one can afford; we want genuinely affordable housing. We don't want pop-up gin bars or brioche buns – we want community," a statement on the Fuck Parade's website read.
"I can't agree with what they're doing, the way they are dealing with gentrification. It feels like it's been taken back to the Dark Ages – an angry mob with fire. It's a bit of a witch hunt," said Alan Keery, one of the owners of the Cereal Cafe.
DIVISIONS IN THE LABOUR PARTY OVER TRIDENT CAME TO A HEAD
Corbyn says he faces "differences of opinion" in his shadow cabinet
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said he faced "difference[s] of opinion" in his shadow cabinet over his desire to scrap the Trident nuclear deterrent, which will be discussed at the Labour conference this week.
Corbyn said he would do his "persuasive best" to bring shadow cabinet colleagues, such as deputy leader Tom Watson and shadow foreign secretary Hillary Benn, round to his nuclear disarmament point of view, but said it would not be a "disaster" if he couldn't.
Deputy leader Tom Watson, who's in favour of keeping Trident, predicted that the shadow cabinet would be given a free vote on the issue when the renewal of the weapons system is voted on in parliament next summer.
A PEOPLE SMUGGLER WAS KILLED IN A SHOOTOUT
Italian special forces were allegedly behind the killing
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A people smuggler who allegedly masterminded a key refugee route from Libya into Europe was killed in a shootout in Tripoli this weekend.
The man known as al-Maskhout was attacked on Friday, along with eight other men, by a four-man hit squad.
Bullets recovered from the attack by a pathologist are said to be "Hydra-Shok", a specialised round used by Western special forces, leading many media outlets to speculate the strike was carried out by Italy.
The attack came just one day after the EU announced it would begin military operations against people smugglers.
Meanwhile, NATO is about to begin its biggest amphibious exercise in the Mediterranean in over a decade, Trident Juncture, which will see the sea filled with naval and air units and 36,000 troops holding war games and simulated invasion operations.
[Since publication, a man named Salah al-Maskhout has contacted VICE to tell us that he is alive and well and has never been involved in people smuggling.]
SOME GUYS TRIED TO DELIVER A PIGLET TO 10 DOWNING STREET
The men said they had a delivery 'from the Bullingdon Club'
Two men attempted to deliver a piglet to 10 Downing Street this weekend.
In footage uploaded to YouTube, two men are shown approaching the gates of Downing Street saying they had "a delivery for David Cameron" and that "if he can't keep a secret, he's no longer in the club".
"It's not any pig, it's David Cameron's pig," one of the men tells passersby.
After being turned away, the men abandoned the piglet in a cage outside the gates, before it was taken to a police station.