Orlando shooting: Isil wages war on gays in the West after Omar Mateen kills 50 in nightclub attack – America’s worst ever mass shooting

• 50 dead and 53 injured after Isil gunman opened fire on gays and lesbians in Orlando nightclub
• Shooter Omar Mateen, 27, said to have “pledged allegiance to Isil” in 9/11 call before massacre
Police use armoured vehicle to storm Pulse nightclub and release 30 hostages
Obama condemns attack as an “act of terror and hate”
World Trade Center to be lit up in LGBT colours in mourning for homophobic attack
• Everything we know so far about the 50 people killed by Omar Mateen
• Orlando gunman used AR-15 assault rifle to kill his victims – the weapon of choice for mass shooters

Source: Orlando shooting: Isil wages war on gays in the West after Omar Mateen kills 50 in nightclub attack – America’s worst ever mass shooting

America

America has had a really, REALLY bad week this week.

First the Boston Marathon bombings, and now the explosion in West, TX.

From http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Explosion-Rocks-Fertilizer-Plant-During-Fire-203508011.html?_osource=SocialFlowTwt_DFWBrand

People can call the following emergency number for information on family and loved ones: 254-202-1100.

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Moston Marathon Explosions — People Finder By Google

Looking for someone caught up in the explosions? Have information about someone caught in the explosions? Google have setup a people finder to help on both fronts:

http://google.org/personfinder/2013-boston-explosions

EDIT: From Sky News UK

Boston Police said there is a helpline in the US for concerned relatives: 617 635 4500, and anybody with information about the blasts should call 1 800 494 tips.

The UK consulate in Boston said British Nationals in need of emergency consular assistance should call the Global Response Centre on 1 877 854 6872.