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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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Guy Hedger death: Two charged with murder

Two men have been charged with murder of Dorset businessman Guy Hedger, who was found shot at his home. Mr Hedger was attacked at his home in Ashley early on Sunday. The 61-year-old died later in hospital. Dorset Police said Jason Baccus, 41, and Scott Keeping, 44, both of Verney Close in Bournemouth, were charged with murder and aggravated burglary. Both men are due to appear at Bournemouth Magistrates’ Court on Saturday. A 40-year-old Bournemouth woman and a 40-year-old man from the Blandford area continue to be questioned by detectives. ...

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Arkansas executes Ledell Lee in first death penalty use in 12 years

Media playback is unsupported on your device Arkansas has executed Ledell Lee in the US state’s first use of the death penalty in 12 years. It came after the US Supreme Court rejected a challenge arguing Arkansas was unfairly rushing several executions before its supply of a lethal injection drug expires at the end of April. On Thursday the state’s Supreme Court overturned a ruling blocking the use of a different drug. Lee was convicted for murder and recently told the BBC he was innocent. His third request to stay ...

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Stratford baby bus death: Parents guilty of causing child's death

Media playback is unsupported on your device The parents who disguised the death of their baby by pretending she had died on a London bus have been convicted of causing or allowing her death. Rosalin Baker, 25, and Jeffrey Wiltshire, 52, had denied murdering 16-week-old Imani in September 2016. The child was found to have multiple injuries including 40 rib fractures, a broken wrist and fractured skull. The pair were acquitted of murder but were told by Judge Nicholas Hilliard to expect a “substantial sentence”. The Old Bailey heard other ...

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Day after sister's death, Thomas plays for Celts

2:24 AM ET BOSTON — Point guard Isaiah Thomas scored a team-high 33 points Sunday in Game 1 of the Boston Celtics‘ first-round playoff matchup with the Chicago Bulls, one day after the death of his sister in a one-car crash. Thomas, overcome with emotions multiple times before the start of the game, finished on 10-of-18 shooting with six assists and five rebounds over 38 minutes. The Celtics marveled at Isaiah Thomas, the way he competed Sunday despite what he’s going through. Their only lament was they couldn’t get him ...

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Prince Harry sought counselling after hiding Diana death grief

Prince Harry has revealed he sought counselling after spending nearly 20 years “not thinking” about the death of his mother, Diana, Princess of Wales. In an interview with the Daily Telegraph, he said it was not until his late 20s that he processed the grief – following two years of “total chaos”. But he was in a “good place” because of the “process I have been through”. The 32-year-old prince also said boxing “saved” him after he took it up as a “good way of letting out aggression”. The Telegraph ...

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