The UK terror threat level has been raised to its highest level of “critical”, meaning further attacks may be imminent, according to British Prime Minister Theresa May. Military personnel will now be deployed to protect key sites under the new threat level. The change in terror threat comes after investigators were unable to rule out whether suspect Salman Abedi, a 22-year-old student, acted alone.
Over in Iraq, military engineers reconnected the two halves of Mosul by installing a new floating bridge across the Tigris River on Tuesday. Colonel Haitham al-Taie from the Iraqi army said the floating bridge will help deploy reinforcements to the west side to build up adequate forces to sweep the Old City. The new floating bridge also allows civilians fleeing the fighting to avoid a 30 km journey south of Mosul to get to the other side of the Tigris.
Lastly, renowned actor Sir Roger Moore, best known for playing James Bond, has passed away aged 89. Moore played the famous spy in seven Bond films including Live and Let Die and A View to a Kill. Sir Roger’s family confirmed the news on Twitter, saying he had died after “a short but brave battle with cancer”.