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DEFENCE DAILY: UK Launches Anti-Extremist Software And Fate Of IS 'Beatles' Unclear

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UK Launches New Software To Block Extremist Web Content

The government is trying to lead efforts to block the spread of extremist propaganda on the internet.

The Home Office has unveiled a new computer programme which it says can accurately detect jihadist content online and remove it instantly.  

It was announced by the Home Secretary, Amber Rudd, at a conference in California aimed at preventing the spread of such material.

The Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism was launched last year and it brings together several governments including the US and UK, along with major internet companies like Facebook, Google and Twitter.

UK And US In Row Over Captured IS Suspects 

The fate of two British men suspected of being members of an Islamic State execution group dubbed 'The Beatles' could escalate into a diplomatic dispute between the UK and United States. 

Alexanda Kotey and El Shafee Elsheikh were captured in Syria, after falling into the hands of US-backed Kurdish fighters in January.

They are currently being detained in the former IS heartland.

The US wants captured militants to face justice in their home countries but British ministers have resisted the move.

Royal Navy Moves Second World War Bomb From Airport

London City Airport has reopened after the discovery of an unexploded bomb forced flights to be cancelled and parts of east London to be evacuated.

Bomb disposal divers had been working through the night to move the 500kg Second World War device down the Thames.

The Royal Navy said the bomb would be exploded underwater overnight.