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French couple found guilty of murdering their 21-year-old nanny

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When firefighters were alerted by neighbours to pungent-smelling smoke, Medouni tried to pass off the charred remains as a sheep. Kouider collapsed in tears as the jury foreman delivered the verdicts, while Medouni hung his head. Banker Medouni became an ardent believer in Kouider's twisted reality and they interrogated Miss Lionnet for hours to get to "the truth". Their on-off relationship, which lasted 17 years ending in the Old Bailey dock, was dysfunctional and turbulent, and marred by ... Read More »

Parents go to court to evict 30-year-old son from home

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Michael Rotondo (left) has been evicted from his home after his parents took him to court. "After a discussion with your mother, we have decided you must leave this house immediately", the couple wrote in one of the letters. Court filings allege Rotondo doesn't contribute to the family's expenses and doesn't help out with chores around the house. His parents declined to discuss the case with reporters at the courthouse and could not be reached for comment. Read More »

Young Americans Fight To Keep Abortion Out Of Ireland

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If Ireland votes yes, leadership has promised to regulate abortion . ‪Abortion is already a reality in Ireland . Based in London, our group is largely comprised of members of the Irish Diaspora, including those who were active in the Irish Women's Abortion Support Group, which helped women from Ireland traveling to England to access abortion between 1980 and 2000. Read More »

The 2018 hurricane season expected to be near or above-normal

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Harvey , which drenched Texas, cost US$125 billion and was the second-most expensive hurricane in USA history, after 2005's Katrina which cost US$161 billion. The official outlook says 16-20 named storms are possible, with 7-12 of those named storms becoming hurricanes. "We use all the data we can get", says Dr. Read More »

Former NAACP Leader Rachel Dolezal Charged With Welfare Fraud

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Ms. Dolezal was head of the Spokane chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People until June 2015, when she resigned in wake of her parents telling local media she is white but passing as black. According to the documents, Dolezal did submitted a "change of circumstance" to DSHS, insisting she received a one-tie payment of $20,000 in October 2017, but failed to make mention of any additional earnings. Read More »

No immigration deal unless 'real wall', good security: Donald Trump

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Earlier this month, Trump threatened to "close up" the country if his wall is not built. Some centrist Republicans in the US House of Representatives are negotiating a bill to address the future of young immigrants known as "Dreamers" who were brought to the United States illegally as children. Read More »

Human remains ID'd as those of teen who went missing in 2015

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On Tuesday, investigators returned to the park and used a remote-controlled robot fitted with a video camera to search inside an underground drainage pipe. Just before her disappearance, Ebby spoke by telephone with her brother, who told police that she sounded confused and disoriented. It has been through your support, many prayers and God's strength that they have been able to make this journey. Read More »

Pacific blue and Californian sunshine feature as Meghan's Coat of Arms revealed

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The coat of arms of the Duchess of Sussex has been released, and it includes a tribute to her home state of California, a nod to her way with words and a reference to her new status as a member of the royal family . The Royal Family are granted their own personal coat of arms, based on the Royal Arms which features a shield divided into four quarters. "Good heraldic design is almost always simple and the Arms of The Duchess of Sussex stand well beside the historic beauty of the ... Read More »

North Korea summit could still happen on 12 June

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North Korea issued a measure response early on Friday to Mr Trump's decision to cancel the summit. Mr Trump had initially sought to placate North Korea, saying that he was not pursuing the "Libya model" in getting the North to abandon its nuclear weapons programme . Read More »

Drug-trafficking grandma sentenced to death in Malaysia

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When officials looked closer, they noticed the stitching inside did not match that of the backpack and when they ripped it open, they found grey packages inside, customs official Mohd Noor Nashariq told the Shah Alam High Court a year ago. The mom of four and grandmother of two said the black backpack was given to her in Shanghai by her boyfriend - whom she had met online, and who claimed to be named Capt. Read More »

Lawmakers are briefed on Trump ‘spy’ claim

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But in the past 24 hours, fears about the substance of the meeting have taken a back seat to political bickering about the guest list. "Neither [Chief of Staff John Kelly] nor Mr. However, Democrats have not been invited to Thursday's briefing. Neither Kelly nor Flood was present for the meetings themselves, according to the White House. Read More »

Sledgehammer road rage attack

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The entire incident was captured on surveillance video by a nearby business. Also, Philadelphia Police Spokesperson Captain Sekou Kinebrew said the victims have not come forward, which is kind of unusual. As the SUV is then seen driving off, a man falls out of the passenger's side of the auto and the man strikes him with the weapon. The driver took off, but a man in the passenger seat fell out, and had to limp after the vehicle to escape the attacker. Read More »

US$1 billion awarded in lawsuit after armed security guard rapes girl

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Cheston, now 20, said it took time and "soul-searching" for her to be able to pursue the lawsuit. "Twelve strangers feel like what I went through and my story and how I feel, after six years, is worth a billion dollars", said Cheston. "I was really proud of the jury, because there is no basis in the legal world for how high a rape verdict can be", he said. Stewart tweeted a photo of himself, flanked by Cheston and her mother, and the verdict. Read More »

Oklahoma restaurant shooting suspect shot and killed by armed citizen

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At this point, a motive is still unknown. The company says in a statement that the restaurant will be closed Friday and counselors will be available to employees and customers as needed. The shooting happened around 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Louie's On The Lake, a restaurant on Lake Hefner. "Put it down! Put it down!' and they wound up exchanging fire", Benton told KFOR. Read More »

Sterlite Copper protest hits 32,500 jobs at Tuticorn plant

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A curfew remained in pockets of Tuticorin city in Tamil Nadu state where police used live ammunition to disperse protesters this week, provoking global outrage and demands for an immediate investigation. The State government on Wednesday banned internet services in Thoothukudi, Tirunelveli and Kanniyakumari districts for five days, starting Wednesday. Read More »

Recently adopted girl dies after father leaves her in hot auto

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Police said Barker returned to the home around 8 a.m. and left a few minutes later for the airport in a rideshare. Police said Barker flew out of Nashville on a business trip and his wife went to work. Records indicated that temperatures in Nashville reached 89 degrees on the day in question-meaning temperatures inside the truck could've reached 120 degrees. Read More »

Soldier guilty of trying to murder wife by sabotaging her parachute

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Victoria Cilliers suffered near-fatal injuries when her main and reserve parachutes failed during a jump at the Army Parachute Association at Netheravon, Wiltshire, on Easter Sunday, April 5, 2015. Emile Cilliers, 38, of the Royal Army Physical Training Corps, had huge debts and tried to kill his wife Victoria, 41, twice in one week to claim £120,000 in life insurance so that he could run away with a secret lover. Read More »

Boris Johnson hoaxed by Russian prank callers

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Ministers believes the Kremlin was behind the hoax call by Alexei Stolyarov and Vladimir Kuznetsov . That attack triggered a wave of expulsions from Russia's embassies around the world, which in turn led to a concerted propaganda campaign by the Kremlin to discredit Britain's account of the incident. Read More »

Israeli minister says USA may soon recognise Israel's hold on Golan

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Radars that operate at bands below 300 MHz (lower UHF, VHF and HF radars), such as the so-called Over The Horizon (OTH) radars, are believed to be particularly unsafe for stealth planes: although they are not much accurate (because lower frequency implies very large antenna and lower angle accuracy and angle resolution) they can spot stealth planes and be used to guide fighters equipped with IRST towards the direction the LO planes might be. Read More »

Macron and Putin lament cancellation of US-North Korea summit

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Macron has banked on nurturing relationships with awkward leaders such as Putin, appearing engaged on the world stage but remaining non-committal and trying to mediate among opposing sides without unsettling anyone. Moscow intervened in 2015 to prop up its ally President Bashar al-Assad - in a move generally seen as decisive in turning around the multi-front conflict - while France has participated in strikes on regime targets. Read More »

USA denies deadly strike on Syria army base

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In Damascus, government media reported early Thursday that global coalition aircraft struck Syrian army positions near the front lines with IS in eastern Syria . The area is a frontline in the fight between the Syrian government, Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and the Islamic State Group . Missiles hit a weapons depot on Sunday belonging to the Lebanese Hezbollah movement at Syria's Dabaa military airbase in the central province of Homs, a monitor said. Read More »

Trump threat of tariffs opposed by auto industry, Republicans

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Europe imposes a 10 percent tariff on USA -built cars. "Today, I met with Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross to discuss the current state of our automobile industry". On CTV's Question Period on May 13, Rona Ambrose, a member of Canada's NAFTA Advisory Council said a key sticking point in the talks was the auto portion of the deal, related to workers wages and rules of origin. Read More »

$28.6 million, 400 handbags seized in raids on Malaysia ex-PM Najib

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He said government debt had ballooned to more than 1 trillion ringgit (US$251 billion) and that the Finance Ministry had bailed out 1MDB by paying almost 7 billion ringgit (US$1.76 billion) to service its debts since April 2017, contrary to 1MDB's claim that the money was from a rationalization exercise. Read More »

U.S. targets Iran with fresh sanctions against airlines

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Ahead of the US exit, French President Emmanuel Macron said two pillars of its policy going forward include addressing Iran's ballistic missile program and its role in Middle East conflicts. "Another solution that some promote is for Iran to go out of NPT or at least reconsider and revisit our nuclear doctrine", the official said. Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei has issued five demands to the European Union (EU)-including Europe guaranteeing Iran's oil will be completely ... Read More »

Taiwanese aircraft tail Chinese bombers on flight around island

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Tsai said Taiwan would not engage in "dollar diplomacy" and would not cower to China's pressure. "China toys with dollar diplomacy and promises huge sums of money to entice many countries to build relations", Tsai said. China has doubled down on its efforts to police how global companies refer to Taiwan, and has seen some success. She says she wants to maintain the status quo. Read More »

Two men set off bomb in restaurant in Canada, 15 wounded

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The explosion took place just after 10.30pm local time at an Indian restaurant in Mississauga, some 20 miles from Toronto , Ontario. Police have tweeted a still photo of the men that was taken from surveillance camera footage at the front of the restaurant. Read More »

United Kingdom admits will pay Brexit bill before agreeing trade deal

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But she told the Commons Brexit committee: "The prime minister has made very clear that the offer on the financial settlement is made as part of a broader package relating [to], and in the spirit of our future partnership". The divorce agreement struck in December covered the financial settlement, as well as European Union citizens" rights and a "backstop' plan for avoiding customs checks between Northern Ireland and the Republic. Read More »

Tropical Cyclone Mekunu (23 May) — Desert Locust Alert

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Yemen declared a state of emergency on Thursday for Socotra , which lies between southern Yemen and the Horn of Africa and is renowned for its unique animal and plant life. Saudi troops recently deployed there. Since 2015, Yemen has suffered under a devastating war, as the internationally backed government and its allies in the coalition battle the Iran-aligned Houthis. Read More »

Irish Voters Head to the Polls in a Landmark Abortion Referendum

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Ireland has traditionally been one of the most religious countries in Europe. My teenage sister, who lives in rural Ireland, would not have the same freedom to choose - even if she were a victim of sexual assault. Prime Minister Leo Varadkar , a doctor, voted in favor of repeal Friday morning at Laurel Lodge in Castleknock. "To take away an innocent human life can never be simply a matter of personal choice", added Ireland's highest ranking Catholic prelate. Read More »

2 hurt in Indiana middle school shooting; suspect detained

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A male student was taken into custody in connection with the shooting. Two people were injured in a shooting at a Noblesville middle school Friday morning. When she was on her way to the school, she didn't know if the shooter was still active. Authorities say the suspect is believed to have acted alone and was taken into custody. Read More »