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Summary

  1. Welcome to your social buzz. Here you'll find details of stories making an impact across social media
  2. This is an editorial trial
  3. A number of stories are trending on social media including the Chilcot Report aftermath and a shooting in the US

Live Reporting

By Paul Harrison

All times stated are UK

Sulu is gay in new Star Trek film

John Cho at a recent Star Trek premiere in Sydney
AP

Hikaru Sulu is in a same-sex relationship in the new Star Trek film, Star Trek Beyond, according to John Cho, who plays the character in the upcoming feature.

Cho said the decision to recast Sulu as gay is a tribute to George Takei, who played the character in the original 1960s series. 

Takei is a prominent advocate for LGBT rights and diversity in Hollywood.

George Takei at a Star Trek set
Getty Images

"Magical mystery tourists" spotted in Oxfordshire village

Tourists photographed everything in their sights in the Oxon village of Kidlington
Janis Harwood

Groups of tourists have been spotted in the quiet Oxfordshire village of Kidlington.

Local residents claimed tourists have posed for photos in front gardens and against parked cars.

Locals have no idea why the unassuming, quiet suburb, about five miles north of Oxford, has become an unlikely tourist magnet.

Many people have taken to social media to put forward theories. Inspector Morse, Love Island, Oxford University experiments and Harry Potter are among the causes suggested for the tourists' interest.  

Philando Castile death continues to dominate social media

An editor watching a live-stream of the aftermath of the shooting
AFP

A black man has been shot dead by police during a traffic stop in the US state of Minnesota. 

Philando Castile's girlfriend live-streamed on Facebook showing the immediate aftermath, showing him covered in blood as an officer pointed his gun at him.

Lavish Reynolds, Castile's girlfriend, said he was shot dead as he reached for his driving licence.

The live-stream was shared widely on social media.

The shooting follows the the death of Alton Sterling, who was shot dead by police during an incident in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on Tuesday evening.

Hashtags #BlackLivesMatter and #PhilandoCastile are trending on Twitter around the world. 

Reynolds, who filmed the live-stream, has not been seen since police officers took her and her daughter moments after the incident. 

Many people are trying to find her current whereabouts. The hashtag #WhereIsLavishReynolds is trending on Twitter.

The shootings sparked protests in the US, reigniting the debate over police officers' use of lethal force.  

Lynx escapes from Dartmoor zoo

An Iberian lynx
Antonio Rivas/PA Wire

A lynx wild cat has escaped from Dartmoor Zoo, sparking a massive 'cathunt' across the area.

Chris Ellis, a BBC News journalist, wrote: 

"The zoo took delivery of the animal last night, but about an hour ago discovered that it had dug its way out of the enclosure. 

Thirty staff and volunteers have searched the zoo and concluded it has managed to escape from the grounds. Police are on site and neighbouring properties have been alerted."

Police have urged people not to approach an escaped lynx "as it could become dangerous if alarmed or cornered."

The zoo is currently closed. We will keep you updated throughout the day!

Police searching for a Lynx that has escaped from @DartmoorZoo today. Animal size of large domestic cat and shouldn't be approached 1/2

Police are undertaking searches along with the helicopter, if you see the escaped Lynx please call 999. 2/2 goo.gl/IgcgpW

Andrea Leadsom's supporters staged a 'polite' march on Parliament

Tory MPs Tim Loughton and Theresa Villiers lead supporters on a march in central London
Reuters

Conservative leadership candidate Andrea Leadsom gave a speech in central London earlier this morning.

Tory MPs are due to decide which two leadership candidates will go forward to a vote of party members. 

Home Secretary Theresa May and Justice Secretary Michael Gove are also in the leadership race.

It's not her speech that attracted attention on Twitter. 

Her supporters took it upon themselves to march on the Houses of Parliament to show their support for Leadsom. The rather polite march attracted some sarcastic comments.

Jim Waterson, Buzzfeed political editor, tweets:

These Leadsom backers are about to march on parliament. Not much experience of marching so more like summer drinks.

These Leadsom backers are about to march on parliament. Not much experience of marching so more like summer drinks.

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London remembers the 7/7 bombings

Today is the 11th anniversary of the 7/7 terrorist attacks on London. 

Many people are sharing their tributes on social media. Terms #7July2005, 7/7 and #LondonBombings are trending on Twitter in the UK.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan took to Twitter to pay his tribute.

Remembering those who lost their lives on 7/7, the heroic efforts of our emergency services and unity of Londoners
Remembering those who lost their lives on 7/7, the heroic efforts of our emergency services and unity of Londoners
Remembering those who lost their lives on 7/7, the heroic efforts of our emergency services and unity of Londoners

Remembering those who lost their lives on 7/7, the heroic efforts of our emergency services and unity of Londoners

#WeStandTogether at the Hyde Park memorial to pay tribute to the heroism & unity of Londoners #LondonBombings

#WeStandTogether at the Hyde Park memorial to pay tribute to the heroism & unity of Londoners #LondonBombings

Good morning from London

Another busy news day with the Chilcot Report and US police shooting dominating people's social media timelines.