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California wildfires: Death toll climbs to 29

The number of people confirmed dead in wildfires sweeping northern California has climbed to 29, as officials warned that conditions would worsen. Hundreds of people remain missing as at least 22 fires rampaged across the state’s famous wine country. More than 8,000 firefighters are now battling the flames. The wildfires have destroyed more than 3,500 buildings and homes over 170,000 acres (68,800 hectares) and displaced about 25,000 people. Fifteen people are now confirmed killed in Sonoma County, with another eight in Mendocino County, four in Yuba County and two in ...

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Marseille attack: Two young women stabbed to death

Two young women have been stabbed to death at Marseille’s main train station in a suspected terrorist attack. Soldiers on guard at the station shot dead the attacker, who police described as of North African appearance and aged about 30. Witnesses said he shouted “Allahu akbar” (God is greatest). One victim had her throat slit and the other was stabbed in the stomach. They were aged 17 and 20. President Emmanuel Macron said he was disgusted by the “barbarous act”. He paid tribute to the soldiers and the police officers ...

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Poynton lake death: Detective was 'tireless worker'

A detective found dead in a lake was a “tireless worker” and “popular figure” among colleagues, Greater Manchester Police (GMP) has said. The body of Leanne McKie, 39, was discovered in the early hours of Friday in Poynton, Cheshire. Chief Constable Ian Hopkins said the mother-of-three worked in the sexual offences unit and sought justice for victims. A man, 43, from Wilmslow remains in custody on suspicion of murder. Cheshire Police said her death appeared to be “an isolated incident” and officers were not looking for anyone else. Mr Hopkins ...

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Grenfell death toll 'may be below 80'

The number of people who died in the Grenfell Tower fire may be a little lower than the previous estimate of 80, police have said. The police say the estimate “may come down a little bit” because of some potential cases of fraud. In the initial weeks following the fire, police were unwilling to speculate on the final death toll. That left some convinced that the eventual figure would be much higher than officially confirmed. The Metropolitan Police, in a briefing, said 60 of the estimated 80 people killed have ...

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Charlie Alliston: Cyclist detained over pedestrian death

A cyclist who knocked over and killed a 44-year-old woman in east London has been sentenced to 18 months in a young offenders’ institution. Charlie Alliston, then 18, was travelling on a fixed-wheel track bike with no front brakes before crashing into Kim Briggs in February last year. He was cleared of her manslaughter, but found guilty of bodily harm by “wanton or furious driving”. Judge Wendy Thomas described Alliston as “an accident waiting to happen”. Sentencing at the Old Bailey, the judge said: “I am satisfied in some part ...

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Mexico earthquake: Death toll rises as rescue effort begins

The number of people killed by a powerful earthquake off the southern coast of Mexico has risen to at least 58, officials say. A huge rescue operation is under way in the worst-hit states of Tabasco, Oaxaca and Chiapas where people are feared trapped under rubble. President Enrique Peña Nieto says at least 200 people have been injured. The 8.1-magnitude quake was the strongest to hit the region in a century. “The National Emergency Committee is currently reporting 58 deaths from the September 7 earthquake,” the agency’s director, Luis Felipe ...

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Game Of Thrones Season 7 Finale's Big Death Scene Explained By Show Creators

Game of Thrones‘ abbreviated seventh season has come to a close, and the indeterminately long wait for the eighth and final season now begins. One of the few things of which we can be sure is that a specific character won’t be showing their face next season following a major death scene in Episode 7, “The Dragon and the Wolf.” Showrunners David Benioff and DB Weiss have now spoken out on the scene and shared some thoughts on how and why it happened. Game of Thrones Season 7 spoilers follow. ...

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Terminator 2's Joe Morton Shares The Story Behind His Iconic Death Scene

Of all the iconic scenes in the seminal 1991 action movie Terminator 2: Judgment Day, one in particular stands out in many fans’ minds: The death of Miles Dyson, accidental creator of the doomsday AI Skynet. After a violent meeting with Sarah Connor, her son John, and Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Terminator, Dyson accompanies the crew to his lab, where they’ve determined they need to destroy his research to prevent the machine apocalypse. Dyson is shot in the ensuing fight, but not before arming a network of explosives that will go off ...

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