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Possible serial killer 'terrorising' Florida neighbourhood

Media playback is unsupported on your device Florida police have said they are searching for a possible serial killer believed to have fatally shot three people over the last two weeks. Officials believe the murders, which happened blocks apart, were committed by the same gunman who may have chosen the victims at random, police say. The latest victim was an ...

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'One-off' £1.5m supercar damaged in crash at Tangmere

An extremely rare £1.5m supercar was badly damaged after it smashed into a crash barrier in West Sussex. The Pagani Zonda, which has a top speed of more than 200mph (322kmph), crashed on the A27 at Tangmere on Saturday shortly after 07:30 BST. Sussex Police said the driver was not injured but the “one-off” Italian-made car was left with “significant ...

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Watchdog warns Tories over Neath call centre election use

A watchdog has warned the Conservative party over how it used a call centre during the general election campaign. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) said small parts of scripts used crossed the line from legitimate market research to unlawful direct marketing. But it stopped short of taking formal action and the Tories have been asked to comment. Meanwhile, police are ...

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Leicestershire men jailed for Badoo meet-up murder

Two men have been jailed for life for the murder of a man one met through the dating-focused social networking app Badoo. Tim Smith, 45, was stabbed in the heart in his car by Mark Anthony Law at an industrial estate, in Shepshed, Leicestershire, on 16 March. At Leicester Crown Court, Law, 20, of Shepshed, was ordered to serve a ...

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Weinstein Company faces civil rights probe

New York prosecutors are investigating the company co-founded by Harvey Weinstein following allegations of sexual assault made against the film producer. The civil rights inquiry seeks to identify employees who have been subject to harassment. The attorney general’s office said: “If sexual harassment or discrimination is pervasive…we want to know.” Company documents will be seized as part of the investigation. ...

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Universal credit: Labour secures emergency debate on rollout

Speaker John Bercow has approved a Labour request for an emergency debate on the rollout of universal credit. Last week the Commons backed an advisory Labour motion calling for the controversial welfare changes to be put on hold by 299 votes to nil. Labour says ministers are trying to ignore the non-binding vote and carry on regardless. The Commons Speaker ...

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Myanmar Rohingya crisis: Bangladesh plea over 'untenable' exodus

Media playback is unsupported on your device Almost a million Rohingya people have fled Myanmar for Bangladesh, placing the country in an “untenable” position, Bangladesh’s envoy to the UN says. Violence against Rohingya in Rakhine, northern Myanmar (Burma), continues, Shameem Ahsan said. “Thousands still enter on a daily basis,” he added. About 600,000 have crossed the border since August, when ...

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Emile Cilliers trial: Accused 'texted lover as wife in surgery'

A man accused of tampering with his wife’s parachute contacted his mistress as his spouse underwent surgery after a 4,000ft fall, a court heard. Jurors heard messages between Emile Cilliers and his lover sent in the hours after Victoria Cilliers’, 40, fall at a Wiltshire airfield, in 2015. In one, Winchester Crown Court heard Mr Cilliers asked Stefanie Goller to ...

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Abortion: 'Hardship' travel grant for NI women

A government offer to help Northern Ireland women access free abortions in England is being extended to cover travel costs in some “hardship” cases. Abortion remains illegal in Northern Ireland, except in very limited cases, and hundreds of women travel across the Irish Sea for terminations each year. In June, the Westminster government said NI women would no longer have ...

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Labour MP Jared O'Mara apologises for offensive comments

A Labour MP has apologised for a series of derogatory online posts about celebrities he made before he was elected to Parliament. Jared O’Mara joked about having an orgy with members of Girls Aloud and claimed singer Michelle McManus only won Pop Idol “because she was fat”. Mr O’Mara, 36, who sits on the Commons Women and Equalities Committee, said ...

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