President Donald Trump has fired the director of the FBI over his handling of the inquiry into Hillary Clinton’s emails. The White House shocked Washington by announcing that James Comey “has been terminated and removed from office”. The move came as it emerged Mr Comey gave inaccurate information about Mrs Clinton’s emails to Congress last week. President Trump wrote in a letter that he agreed with US Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ recommendation that Comey is not able to effectively lead the Bureau.

Over in Kurdistan, the first passenger flight between the Kurdistan Region and Syria is due to take off today after air travel between the two destinations was brought to a halt for two years due to the war with ISIS. There will be flights to the Syrian capital of Damascus from Erbil and Sulaimani international airports, with two flights from Erbil and one from Sulaimani every week. Previously, a return ticket to Damascus was $400. It has now dropped to $265.

  Finally, in what may be one of the biggest concerts in India, little expense has been spared for Justin Bieber. Four million dollars were invested for the Canadian pop star’s first show in India on Wednesday, according to the promoter. Tens of thousands of people are expected to attend the Mumbai event. Jain said that, as of Monday, more than 80% of tickets for the 60,000-capacity venue, the DY Patil stadium, had been sold. Tickets cost from $60 to $1,000.