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Solution: David Cameron addresses MPs on riots

The Telegraph – The Prime Minister promises new police powers, a crackdown on looters and compensation measures for victims of riots across the country, but rejects Ed Miliband’s calls for a public inquiry. Addressing MPs, Mr Cameron desrcibed the rioting as “criminality pure and simple” and said the government would not allow a culture of fear to exist on the streets and would do “what ever it takes.” Read Article

Iran: Israel ranks first in cyber terror

PressTV – Iran’s Minister of Communications and Information Technology Reza Taqipour says Israel ranks first in planning cyber terrorism against other nations in the globe. Read article

Pakistan: Peshawar twin blasts kills seven

BBC – At least seven people have been killed in twin bombings in the north-western Pakistani city of Peshawar, police say. In the first incident, four police officers and a child were killed when a remote-controlled bomb exploded near a police vehicle in the Lahori Gate area. Later, a woman suicide bomber killed herself and another woman, possibly her companion, by detonating her jacket. She was trying to target the police checkpoint about 400m from the spot where the police vehicle was hit. Militant attacks in Pakistan have risen sharply since May, when US commandos killed al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden. Read Article

Reaction: Use LIVE bullets, say 33% in Sun poll

The Sun – One in three people want police to use LIVE bullets against rioting thugs, a YouGov poll for The Sun reveals today. Two-thirds support using plastic bullets on the yobs – and nine in ten want water cannons. Three-quarters of those quizzed also say troops should be called in. Read Article

Problem: Why police were so soft on London looters: They ‘were ordered to stand and observe’ as capital burned (but in Manchester they were hunting looters within hours)

Mail Online – Police were ordered to ‘stand and observe’ rioters as they laid waste to London’s streets instead of confronting them, it was claimed today. Scotland Yard insiders have revealed teams were frustrated at their inability to wade in and arrest troublemakers while they looted and burnt out shops. They had apparently been told to try and contain any violence but not to haul away offenders who would instead be identified through video footage later, according to The Times. Read Article