The 10 most important things in the world right now

An explosives device detector is sent down the driveway with keys outside service apartments where a gunman who took one person hostage and killed another on June 6, 2017 in Melbourne. Photo: Michael Dodge/ Getty Images.

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

1. UK police have named 2 of the 3 men behind the London terror attacks: Khuram Shazad Butt and Rachid Redouane. The Metropolitan Police knew about the trio’s identities for some time, but kept the intelligence under wraps while investigation work continued.

2. All 12 people who were arrested in connection to the London terror attacks have been released on no charges. They included seven women, aged between 19 to 60, and five men, aged between 28 and 55 years old.

3. London held a vigil near the epicentre of Saturday’s attacks. Hundreds gathered in Potters Fields Park next to City Hall to pay their respects to the seven people who died and the 48 others who were injured.

4. British prime minister Theresa May’s nightmare is coming true: The economy is crumbling, we’re not safe from terrorists, and the polls are turning against her.

5. Russian hackers tried to breach US voting systems days before the election, according to a leaked top-secret NSA report which was leaked to The Intercept, a US news outlet. The leaked material has left US national-security experts floored.

6. A 25-year-old contractor is accused of leaking the top-secret document, and is facing espionage charges. Reality Leigh Winner, a US Air Force veteran from Augusta, Georgia, has reportedly confessed to an agent that she mailed a news outlet the report revealing Russia’s hacking operation in the presidential election.

7. Half of expected world GDP growth in the next two years will come from the US and China, according to the World Bank. An interesting scenario considering Pimco says the biggest risk to the global economy is a face-off between the two countries.

8. Qatar Airways — one of the best airlines in the world — may be in a spot of trouble as Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates sever diplomatic relations with Doha. The nations, which have also closed their airspace to its neighbor, accuse Qatar of destabilising the region’s security by supporting the Muslim Brotherhood, ISIS, and Iran.

9. Australian police have killed a hostage taker who killed a person during a siege in Melbourne. The attacker, who was killed by police at the scene, said he was doing it for IS and Al Qaeda. ISIS also claimed responsibility for incident. The hostage was unharmed.

10. A US-led coalition air strike has killed 21 Syrian civilians fleeing Raqqa, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. The civilians were reportedly boarding small boats on the northern bank of the Euphrates River to flee southern neighbourhoods of Raqqa when the incident occurred.

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