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Landslide buries California's Pacific Coast Highway

A section of one of America’s most famous routes – California’s Pacific Coast Highway – has been buried beneath a landslide. More than a million tonnes of rock and dirt tumbled into the ocean on Saturday, eight miles (12km) north of San Luis Obispo. The landslide spans about a third of a mile and has heaped up to 40ft of ...

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Ex-officer helps exonerate US prisoner after 24 years

A Philadelphia man has been exonerated and freed from prison 24 years after he was found guilty of a murder he did not commit. Shaurn Thomas, 43, was released after the Philadelphia District Attorney’s office agreed that the evidence did not support the conviction. Mr Thomas, who was 19 when found guilty, maintained all along he was at another court ...

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Wadsworths' trial: Boy 'heard abusers on BBC radio show'

A man who claims he was indecently assaulted by two ex-BBC presenters as a child learnt their identities when he heard them on the radio, a court heard. The complainant said he had sex with Julie Wadsworth up to 15 times, including once when her husband Tony joined in. Now in his 30s, he told police he felt compelled to ...

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Police hunt Manchester attack 'network'

Police say they are investigating a “network” over Monday night’s attack at Manchester Arena, in which 22 people were killed. An off-duty policewoman was confirmed by police to be among the victims. Salman Abedi blew himself up outside an Ariana Grande concert. Four people have been arrested, including the bomber’s 23-year-old brother. The UK terror threat level is now up ...

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Drug dealers 'could hold clues' in Chris May murder probe

A man who went missing nearly two years ago was trying to expand his drug dealing operation at the time, police said. Chris May, 28, was last seen at his home in Kelvedon, Essex, on 25 May 2015. His Volkswagen Golf was found abandoned about 10 miles away in Fairstead. His family said Mr May had “made mistakes, just some ...

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Man, 87, jailed for historical abuse on young girls

An 87-year-old man has been jailed for 15 years for attacks on girls aged eight and 12. George Cobbledick, of Walnut St in Derby, was found guilty of rape and serious sexual assaults against the eight-year-old in the early 2000s. At Derby Crown Court he was also convicted of sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl in the mid 1990s. Police said ...

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Norwich hospital and airport cyber attack: Man charged

A man arrested in connection with two cyber attacks in Norfolk has been charged under the Computer Misuse Act. Daniel Devereux, 30, of no fixed abode, is accused of hacking into the website of the Norfolk and Norwich hospital in September 2015. He is also charged with accessing the external website of Norwich Airport two months later. Mr Devereux will ...

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Man Tasered by police in Falmouth dies in hospital

A man armed with a knife who was Tasered by police has died in hospital. Devon and Cornwall Police officers Tasered the man, who had self-inflicted knife injuries, in Langton Road in Falmouth, Cornwall at about 21:00 BST on Tuesday. The man died later at the Royal Cornwall Hospital and his next of kin have been informed. The Independent Police ...

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Nokia 3310 sparks wave of nostalgia as it goes on sale

Media playback is unsupported on your device The rebooted Nokia 3310 has gone on sale, nearly 17 years after the original made its debut. The phone, which has a two megapixel camera and relies on 2.5G connectivity to offer only limited internet access, is being sold for £49.99. The battery is claimed to offer up to 22 hours of talk ...

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Messi's Spanish jail sentence for tax fraud to stand

A 21-month jail term handed down last year to Barcelona and Argentina footballer Lionel Messi has been confirmed by Spain’s Supreme Court, but he is unlikely to go to prison. Messi and his father Jorge, who manages his finances, were both convicted in 2016 of defrauding Spain of €4.1m (£3.5m; $4.6m) in taxes. Jorge Messi’s jail term was reduced because ...

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