Westminster is investigating a cyber attack that targeted MPs’ email addresses, Jeremy Corbyn delighted fans at Glastonbury, and passengers on an AirAsia flight were told to “say a prayer” during a mid-air engine scare.
Meanwhile, the Lions have been left licking their wounds after a disappointing defeat to the All Blacks.
If you’ve been away from a screen or newspaper all weekend or want a summary, here’s a quick recap of the main events.
1. Westminster cyber attack hits 100 accounts
A cyber attack on Westminster compromised almost 100 email accounts, parliamentary officials have confirmed.
An unprecedented attack by hackers seeking to break into MPs’ inboxes utilising a “brute force” assault which lasted for more than 12 hours on Friday prompted fears that senior politicians could become the targets of blackmail.
But the “sustained and determined” offensive is now believed to have only compromised up to 90 email accounts with less than one per cent of Parliament’s 9,000 users directly impacted.
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An investigation is now underway to determine whether any data has been lost.
Unknown hackers repeatedly probed “weak” passwords of politicians and aides, forcing parliamentary officials to lock MPs out of their own email accounts as they scrambled to minimise the damage from the incident.
The network affected is used by every MP including Theresa May, the Prime Minister, and her cabinet ministers for dealing with constituents.
2. Corbyn thrills at Glastonbury
The Labour leader received a hero’s welcome at the music festival as he met festival staff as well as organiser Michael Eavis, 81.
He told an audience: “The commentariat got it wrong. The elites got it wrong. Politics is about the lives of all of us, and the wonderful campaign that I was involved with, that I was so proud to lead, brought people back into politics because they believed there was something on offer for them. But what was even more inspiring was the number of young people who got involved for the first time.”
However, he was later forced to deny claims he told Mr Eavis that he planned to scrap Trident “as soon as I can” if he becomes Prime Minister.
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Mr Eavis, who said Mr Corbyn told him he would be Prime Minister “in six months”, was asked during a question and answer session with festival-goers what Mr Corbyn had said to him before he addressed the crowd from the famed Pyramid Stage on Saturday.
Somerset Live reported that Mr Eavis said Mr Corbyn predicted he would be in Downing Street by the end of the year and that when he asked him when he would get rid of Trident he said “as soon as I can”.
A Labour source said that Mr Eavis appeared to be “paraphrasing” a conversation with Mr Corbyn.
3. Government facing £600m bill over cladding
The Government faces an estimated bill of more than £600m for replacing flammable cladding on housing blocks after the Grenfell Tower disaster.
Sixty blocks have so far failed cladding fire safety checks – every one tested so far – with another 540 still to be looked at.
Industry experts told the Telegraph the cost of replacing the cladding on each block would top £1m and costs would spiral far higher if residents had to be evacuated during building work.
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Camden Council on Sunday said around one-in-five households it was trying to evacuate from four blocks in north London were refusing to leave.
4. AirAsia passengers describe mid-air scare
Passengers on board an AirAsia flight that was forced to return to Australia were told by the captain to “say a prayer” after a problem reportedly with an engine made the plane shudder like a “washing machine”.
The Kuala Lumpur-bound flight turned back to Perth one and a half hours into the journey due to a “technical issue” and the Airbus 330 landed about three hours after departure.
Passengers have been recounting the terrifying ordeal, which reportedly began with a bang from the left engine.
Sophie Nicolas said the cabin crew’s reaction suggested the situation was “really bad”.
“He [the flight captain] said ‘I hope you all say a prayer; I will be saying a prayer too and let’s hope we all get back home safely,’ ” she said, according to WA Today.
5. Six police officers injured as protests turn violent
Six police officers have been injured, with four taken to hospital, following a protest in London over the death of a man after a traffic stop.
One male police sergeant suffered facial injuries and a female constable sustained head injuries as demonstrators threw “a number of objects” toward officers at the scene in Stratford, east London, Scotland Yard said.
Four people have been arrested for offences including disorder, arson and criminal damage in connection with the demonstration.
Earlier crowds joined a march demanding justice for Edir Frederico Da Costa, 25, who died six days after he was stopped in a car by Metropolitan Police officers in Newham, east London.
6. Shark scare in Majorca
A beach in a popular Majorcan holiday resort was briefly closed on Sunday after a blue shark sent panicked bathers running out of the sea.
The eight-foot shark was spotted near swimmers in Illetas close to Magaluf just after midday on Saturday.
Extraordinary photos taken by stunned onlookers show the shark swimming towards a group of people including children on lilos.
One local said first aiders sounded the alarm by yelling: “Everyone out of the water.”
Civil Guard were alerted and Civil Protection workers monitored the area for several hours afterwards to make sure the shark did not reappear.
The beach was then closed on Sunday after a shark, thought to be the same one, was spotted again. It reopened hours later but lifeguards in the water were stopping people from swimming too far out.
7. Hansen slams Gatland as ‘desperate’
Steve Hansen, the All Blacks head coach, has labelled his British and Irish Lions counterpart Warren Gatland as “desperate” after hitting back at claims that his players were dangerously targeting Conor Murray.
Hansen was so incensed at Gatland’s comments that Murray could have suffered a career-ending injury because of the late collisions during the All Blacks 30-15 victory in first Test in Auckland that he called into a New Zealand radio station on Monday to hit back.
“These are predictable comments from Gatland,” Hansen told Radio Sport NZ. “I guess he might be a bit desperate but I’m not sure why he is saying it.”
Gatland had raised the issue on Sunday night after the squad arrived in Wellington ahead of their match against the Hurricanes on Tuesday and said he intended to speak to match referee Jerome Garces ahead of the second Test on Saturday.
8. Hamilton and Vettel in Azerbaijan race row
Sebastian Vettel was accused of deliberately driving into his title rival Lewis Hamilton as this year’s Formula One championship burst into life during a dramatic Azerbaijan Grand Prix.
Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo won what will be regarded as a race for the ages following three safety car periods, one red flag and a series of notable incidents.
But it is Hamilton’s clash with Vettel which will be the main talking point after the Ferrari driver was hit with a penalty for colliding twice with the Briton.
Yet despite his 10-second stop-and-go penalty – after the stewards in Baku deemed Vettel’s actions to be dangerous – the German still managed to extend his title lead to 14 points after Hamilton was forced into an unscheduled pit stop when his headrest came loose.
9. Buttler defends captain’s decision to sit out
Jos Buttler felt Eoin Morgan’s decision to hand over the England Twenty20 captaincy to him underlined the importance of players remaining in peak condition.
England secured a 2-1 NatWest International T20 series victory over South Africa with a 19-run victory in Cardiff on Sunday.
But Morgan guaranteed himself a fair share of the headlines when he chose to sit out the game, saying: “There’s a rigorous Test schedule coming up.”
The decision was criticised by former England skipper Michael Vaughan who tweeted: “1-1 … Series decider … and the England Skipper is resting !!!!!!!!!!!!! £WTF ….. Worlds gone mad.”
However, having been told about his promotion by Morgan on Saturday evening, Buttler defended the Irishman, with so many demands placed on the modern-day cricketer.
“It shows how much cricket gets played,” said Buttler, who had previously led England in Dubai and Bangladesh, but never on home soil.
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