The 10 most important things in the world right now

Police officers run at the scene of an apparent terror attack on London Bridge in central London on June 3, 2017. Photo: Getty Images.

Hello! Here’s what you need to know on Monday.

1. ISIS has claimed responsibility for the London terror attacks. The attacks at London Bridge and Borough Market left seven dead and dozens injured. All three attackers were fatally shot. Police believe they know who their identities.

2. These photos show some of the most dramatic and heart-breaking images from the scene. The attacker’s van careened across Tower Bridge, running over pedestrians. At the Borough Market end, three men got out and began stabbing people at random. It began at 10.08pm and ended in just eight minutes.

3. One of the Islamic extremists involved in London’s terror attack reportedly tried to radicalise children. The man, who himself was reportedly radicalised by YouTube videos, tried to convince his neighbour’s children to convert to Islam on two separate occasions.

4. Following the attacks British prime minister Theresa May made a strong statement against “Islamist extremism” and the internet services companies who offer it “the safe space it needs to breed”.

5. In response, Facebook says aims to be a “hostile environment” for terrorists. “Using a combination of technology and human review, we work aggressively to remove terrorist content from our platform as soon as we become aware of it — and if we become aware of an emergency involving imminent harm to someone’s safety, we notify law enforcement,” said Simon Milner, director of policy at the social media company.

6. US president Donald Trump is reportedly considering visiting London this week. While the visit would be intended to show solidarity many critics argue that it would come at a bad time, following the attacks and with the general election on June 8. On Saturday Trump touted his blocked travel ban as police responded to the attacks in London.

7. Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates have cut diplomatic ties with Qatar, accusing it of destabilising the region by backing terrorist groups including Islamic State.

8. “Do you even understand what you’re asking or not?” This is the question Russian president Vladamir Putin asked NBC News anchor Megyn Kelly during a heated exchange on Sunday over the growing controversy involving Trump and his associates’ ties to Russia.

9. China should put more pressure on North Korea, according to US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. During a meeting between the Australian and US foreign and defense ministers in Sydney, Tillerson said: “We desire productive relationships, but we cannot allow China to use its economic power to buy its way out of other problems, whether it’s militarizing islands in the South China Sea or failing to put appropriate pressure on North Korea.”

10. The Filipino military continues to fight IS militants in Marawi. The battle has been raging for 12 days, trapping more than 2,000 people in the southern city with no electricity and little food and water. South-east Asian nations and the US have pledged support, while Australia, New Zealand, Britain, Malaysia and Singapore have also agreed to re-energise the Five Powers Defence Agreement.

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