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Police officers injured in London protest over man's death

Media playback is unsupported on your device Six police officers have been injured and four people arrested in a protest over the death of a man following a traffic stop. Bricks were thrown and fires lit outside Stratford bus station and Forest Gate police station in London. Protesters allege Edir Frederico Da Costa, 25, was “brutally beaten” by Met Police officers earlier this month. The police watchdog is investigating the treatment of Mr Da Costa, who died six days after he was stopped. Earlier in the evening, Borough Commander Supt ...

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London fire: Police expect Grenfell death toll to rise

The number of people believed to have been killed in the Grenfell Tower fire in west London is expected to increase from 58, the Met police has said. Commander Stuart Cundy said an updated figure for those presumed dead would be released on Monday. But he said the process of identifying victims was likely to take weeks due to the conditions in the tower, which “verge on the indescribable”. A minute’s silence is to be held later in memory of the victims. The BBC understands about 70 may have died. ...

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Death toll expected to rise further

Media playback is unsupported on your device Twelve people have died in a west London tower block fire and the number of deaths is expected to rise, police have said. Firefighters rescued 65 people from Grenfell Tower in north Kensington, after they were called at 00:54 BST. Eyewitnesses said people were trapped in tower block, screaming for help and yelling for their children to be saved. Policing and fire minister Nick Hurd said checks are now planned on similar tower blocks. The ambulance service said 68 patients had been taken ...

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Manchester tram death: Woman cries in court over murder charge

A woman wept as she appeared in court charged with murder after a man was hit by a tram and died at Manchester’s Victoria station. Charrissa Loren Brown-Wellington, 31, was in tears in the dock at Manchester and Salford Magistrates’ Court. Philip Carter, 30, who was named in court, was struck by the tram at about 19:50 BST on Sunday. Ms Brown-Wellington, who wore a red jumper and grey tracksuit bottoms, was remanded in custody. She is due to appear at Manchester Crown Court on Wednesday. Let’s block ads! (Why?) ...

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Zoo tiger death: Victim named as Rosa King

A zoo-keeper who died after a tiger entered an enclosure at a wildlife park in Cambridgeshire has been named as 33-year-old Rosa King. The death happened at Hamerton Zoo Park, near Huntingdon, at about 11:15 BST on Monday. Wildlife photographer Garry Chisholm, who worked with Ms King, said: “I tried to get in touch with Rosa but couldn’t get through.” The zoo said it was a freak accident, and police said it was not suspicious. Mr Chisholm, from Northamptonshire, took pictures of cheetahs for one of the wildlife park’s animal ...

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Russia promotes conspiracy theory on DNC staffer's death after false Fox News story

The Russian Embassy in the UK promoted a conspiracy theory about the unsolved murder of Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich after Fox News heavily promoted an inaccurate story about the theory, for which there is no real evidence, this week. In a tweet on Friday that amassed thousands of shares, the Russian Embassy said, without evidence, that Rich was a “Wikileaks informer.” The embassy additionally accused mainstream news outlets of ignoring the supposed bombshell story. Asked for evidence to support its claim, a representative of the Russian Embassy told ...

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Stratford baby bus death: Parents jailed for 11 years each

A “devious” couple who staged their baby’s death in a “cynical charade” on a bus have been jailed for 11 years. Rosalin Baker, 25, and Jeffrey Wiltshire, 52, concocted the plan to cover up the horrific abuse of baby Imani at home. The 16-week-old had 40 rib fractures, a broken wrist and fractured skull. At the Old Bailey, Judge Nicholas Hilliard QC told the pair the child’s last days must have been “terrifying, painful and bewildering”. They were convicted last month of causing or allowing Imani’s death in September 2016, ...

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Ian Brady death: 'Lost chance' to find Keith Bennett's body

Media playback is unsupported on your device The brother of Moors Murders victim Keith Bennett feels he has lost the opportunity to find his remains, the family’s solicitor has said. Alan Bennett told John Ainley he felt no sense of celebration following the death of Ian Brady on Monday. Brady, 79, tortured and killed five children with Myra Hindley. But he never revealed where Keith’s remains were buried, though Keith’s mother Winnie Johnson, who died in 2012, had begged Brady to do so. Writing on Facebook, Alan Bennett, who runs ...

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Drayton Manor: Evha Jannath named as ride death girl

An 11-year-old girl who died after falling from a water ride has been named. Evha Jannath fell out of a circular boat on the Splash Canyon attraction during a school trip to Drayton Manor Theme Park in Staffordshire on Tuesday. The pupil, from Leicester, was rescued from the water and taken to hospital but pronounced dead a short time later. Staffordshire Police said a Health and Safety Executive investigation had begun. The theme park is to remain closed for the day as “a mark of respect”. The girl’s school, Jameah ...

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In a Death Spiral, Cassini Is Delivering Incredible Science

Cassini has entered its stately death spiral, and the images it’s beaming back from Saturn are second to none. As it starts the Grand Finale, Cassini is taking a long, intense burst of observations designed to beam back as much data from Saturn as we can possibly scrape up, including parsing out an audio recording from flecks of dust smacking into the orbiter’s hull. “Cassini’s imaging cameras, the Imaging Science Subsystem (ISS), takes advantage of the last opportunity to observe Saturn’s rings at extremely high phase angles while the Sun ...

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