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Revealed: London Bridge killer worked at Westminster Tube station and had access to tunnels under Parliament - despite being known to police and MI5 and featuring in ISIS TV ...

Khuram Butt, 27, was pictured in an Arsenal shirt after being gunned down by police on Saturday nightHe worked at Muslim gym in Ilford with Sajeel Shahid, a member of Anjem Choudary's al-Muhajiroun networkHis involvement is hugely embarrassing for the police and MI5 who did not suspect he was planning anythingButt was the featured on a Channel 4 documentary about British jihadis - where he waved an ISIS flagExtremist also had links to a key contact of Mohammed Siddique Khan - one of the 7/7...

The 3 men who spent months living on a billboard, 35 years later

For most people, the Route 22/MacArthur Road interchange is a place to do some shopping and/or get trapped in a traffic jam. But for three men in the early 1980s, it was home. In September 1982, Ron Kistler, Dalton Young and Michael MacKay, all Lehigh Valley residents who didn't have much else to do, climbed a billboard overlooking the busy Whitehall commercial district and lived there far longer than anyone expected.The three men were competing to become instant homeowners. The eccentric...

Film Review: ‘Nothingwood’

Afghan director Salim Shaheen is a guy who makes the word “prolific” seem like a wildly inadequate understatement. When French-Swedish filmmaker Sonia Kronlund caught up with him, he was making his 111th movie — though it’s hard to be certain about the number since Shaheen was shooting four films at the same time. “Nothingwood” is Kronlund’s amusing, at times rousing, tribute to a man called the Ed Wood of Afghanistan, someone whose larger-than-life presence makes him more suited to being in...