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Nanny 'tortured and broken until she could no longer fight'

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A chilling image shows gaunt nanny Sophie Lionnet just days before she was murdered by a French couple at their London home, as the victim's mother branded her killers "monsters" who had "starved, tortured ...

Russian military missile downed Flight MH17, investigators find


An international team of investigators says that detailed analysis of video images has established that the Buk missile that brought down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 nearly four years ago came from a Russia-based military unit.Wilbert...

FBI gets called in after Little Rock cops find remains of teen in a drainage pipe


The FBI has been helping police in Little Rock piece together clues in the case of a missing teenage girl whose remains were found in a local park on Tuesday.Coroners confirmed on Wednesday (US time) that the remains are those of...

Tiny golden clue turns $30,000 painting into masterpiece worth $30m


A tiny golden cross provided the clue that enabled art historians to piece together two halves of an oil painting by an Italian Renaissance master, in a discovery that has multiplied by 1000 times the value of one of the pieces.One...

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'Mystery cargo': Wife of missing MH370 Kiwi demands answers

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Missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370 was carrying more than two tonnes of a cargo which has never been fully identified, relatives of those on board claim.


New Zealand road deaths rising fast, against the trend of most western countries

New Zealand's road toll is heading the wrong way fast - increasing sharply while in most of the western world it is declining.From 2016 to last year, the road toll increased by 16 per cent, to 379 deaths. So far this year it stands...

Beaten, starved: Holocaust survivor reveals life in Nazi camps

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As a young child in Nazi-occupied Poland in 1939, Szmulek Rozental (Steve Ross) was terrified when he heard the rumbling sound of trucks bringing in 20 soldiers in yellow uniforms ...


Shocking moment worker tied up and gagged by male colleagues

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A whistleblower who complained of a racist and misogynistic culture in a Scottish Government agency claims she was taped to a chair and gagged by two male colleagues.

Murdered teacher's mum: Boy, 17, found with her in car was 'obsessed'

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The mother of murdered schoolteacher Rachael DelTondo has revealed that the teenage boy she was found in a "steamed up" car with two years ago had developed an "obsession" with her daughter.In an exclusive interview, Lisa DelTondo,...


Instagram-famous gang member caught on camera in violent brawl in Gold Coast KFC carpark


A violent fight between two men in a KFC carpark in Robina, on the Gold Coast, has been caught on camera.The two men, one of them topless, can be seen exchanging kicks and punches in broad daylight. The topless man has been...

Train ploughs into truck stuck on tracks

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A regional train ploughed into a big-rig truck stopped on the tracks outside the northern Italian city of Turin, killing at least two people and injuring 18 others.The Italian news agency ANSA said the first fatality was the engineer...


Traffic warden slammed after ticketing funeral car

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A "cowardly" traffic warden has been criticised for issuing a parking ticket to a funeral car as the driver was loading a body into an accompanying hearse, reports the Daily Mail . George Portsmouth, 30, took pictures of the...


Uber ends self-driving operations in Arizona after fatality


Uber said that it is shutting down its self-driving vehicle operations in Arizona and laying off nearly 300 employees there.The move comes two months after one of its cars hit and killed a pedestrian, and nearly a year and half...


Donald Trump just told a very revealing joke about the midterm elections


Paul Waldman is an opinion writer for the Plum Line blog. For someone who lies more often than any president in history, President Donald Trump has a remarkable ability to speak profound truths almost by accident. His comment in...

Brisbane men sentenced for luring student into an alley and raping her

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Warning: Graphic content. Two Brisbane men who lured a medical student into a dark alleyway to rape her have been sentenced seven years after the attack.Ryan David George, 33, and Jack Scott Turner Winship, 26, were sentenced...

Shopper panic as toddler's hand gets stuck in escalator


A young toddler had his hand trapped in a moving escalator while he was left playing alone at a shopping mall in south-west China.At least two of his fingers were stuck at a yellow plate at the end of the escalator before nearby...


'I didn't care if they cut my leg off or not': Hawaii volcano lava bomb survivor describes agony

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The sheer force of the lava bomb was what Darryl Clinton remembered feeling first, more powerful than any waves he had ever encountered in the ocean surrounding Hawaii.It knocked him backward on the third-floor lanai of his neighbor's...


North Korea warns of 'nuclear showdown'

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North Korea is threatening to reconsider Kim Jong-un's participation in a summit with President Donald Trump next month, saying that it is up to the United States to decide whether it wants to "meet us ...

Photo may hold key to MH370 truth

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When aviation experts took to the air last weekend purporting to know the truth about what happened to MH370, the director of the seabed hunt for the plane Peter Foley and author Christine Negroni were ...


Stealth jet flies in combat

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Israel says it has carried out air strikes with the F-35, in what would be a world first. Israel says it has become the first country in the world to carry out combat air strikes with the new F-35 stealth fighter, the advanced...

Wednesday, May 23

France lost fight against drug dealers


France has lost the fight against drug dealing in many suburbs, President Emmanuel Macron warned as shocking images of masked gunmen opening fire in Marseille and a brutal daylight murder highlighted the uphill task he faces.Amateur...

Evicted 30yo 'deadbeat' son speaks out on why he won't leave

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The 30-year-old man who garnered international attention for his refusal to move out of his parents' home has spoken out to detail his troubles with his folks.

Investigators hit back at reports they ruled out deliberate MH370 ditching

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The Australian Transport Safety Bureau has been silent on a string of controversial MH370 theories, including a claim it was complicit in a mass murder cover-up — until now.Officials Greg Hood and Peter Foley have defended their...

Runway crash: They all got away from this


A private jet travelling from Austin, Texas, crashed off the end of the runway of the Honduran capital's international airport and broke in half, but the crew and passengers were rescued and reportedly out of danger.Video images...

Tuesday, May 22

Melbourne woman wins Lotto twice

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A Melbourne woman will receive $40,000 every month for the next 20 years after buying two winning lotto tickets using the same "special" numbers.It was the first time The Lott's Set for Life draw had two first prize winners, and...

The latest deadly threat from Mt Kilauea

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After explosive eruptions, earthquakes and rivers of burning lava, residents and tourists on Hawaii now have something else to fear: Lava haze or "laze".

New York Daily News front page sparks outrage and praise: Royal Wedding vs shooting

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While royal wedding euphoria took over the UK this weekend, the mood could not have been more different in the US.As the world celebrated the nuptials of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, America was reeling from yet another bloody...

Doctor who spiked his pregnant girlfriend's drink with abortion pills is jailed

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A doctor who spiked his then-girlfriend's drink with four abortion pills has been sentenced to three years in jail.Brook Fiske, 37, was almost four months pregnant when she was poisoned by Sikander Imran, 32, last year. She was...

Monday, May 21

'He's peeing': Plane passenger arrested after groping woman, peeing on seat

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To paraphrase an old air travel axiom: what goes in must come out, one way or another.A double vodka tonic has about seven fluid ounces - give or take, depending on how generous Frontier Airlines is with the pour.Michael Allen...

US girl diagnosed with PTSD after boy sent her death threats


When 12-year-old Nora Nissenbaum told a boy from her class she wasn't interested in him anymore, he started texting her images of Adolf Hitler and insults such as "dirty Jew."Nora's parents contacted her suburban Philadelphia middle...

Maduro wins second term amid boycott


Venezuela's election officials say socialist leader Nicolas Maduro has won a second six-year term as president of the oil-rich South American country, while his main rivals are disputing the legitimacy of the vote and calling for...

The Big Read: Despair of America's female prisoners


On opposite sides of the county jail, a mother and her son chat about school, girls, birthday gifts — and their future together. They aren't allowed to see each other face-to-face, so the inmate and the fifth-grader connect by video."Hi,...

Sunday, May 20

Lava spatter hits Hawaii man and shatters his leg


Hawaii officials on Saturday reported the first known injury related to heightened volcanic activity from Kilauea after a Big Island resident was hit by lava spatter while standing on a third-floor balcony.

Harry - Britain's favourite prince


They got the giggles. Of course they did. You would, wouldn't you, with all those eyes on you - the 600 or so guests behind them, a not insignificant number in itself, without even beginning to count the eyeballs watching via the...

12-year-old boy kills a pregnant meerkat at a zoo in Hungary


A schoolboy who killed a pregnant meerkat during a school excursion at a zoo is being threatened online following the shocking incident.The unnamed 12-year-old boy was on a school trip to Kecskemeti Zoo in Hungary when he ignored...

Japan still at a loss in how to deal with Fukushima's radioactive water

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The number of storage tanks for contaminated water and other materials has continuously increased at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant in Japan, and space for still more tanks is approaching the limit.It is seven years since...

Saturday, May 19

Chilling police interrogation of 4-year-old girl's killer


WARNING: Distressing content It was an interview conducted with a man who didn't seem capable of much, an unemployed layabout who still lived with his ageing mother.Neville Towner was 23 years old, on the dole, a skinny little...

Alleged Texas school shooter Dimitrios Pagourtzis was nondescript, betraying a growing darkness

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He had no run-ins with police, was an honour roll student and had been praised for his defensive work on the junior varsity football team.Dimitrios Pagourtzis, 17, projected a nondescript demeanor, a quiet loner who regularly wore...

Newly engaged kidnapped, bashed and almost raped in Mexico

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It was a hugely exciting time in Jennifer and Frank Massabki's young lives.The newly engaged duo had just travelled to Mexico to find the perfect location for their wedding. Little did they know the horror that awaited them.Their...

Airliner with 110 aboard crashes, burns in Cuba field

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A 39-year-old airliner with 110 people aboard crashed and burned in a cassava field just after taking off from the Havana airport Friday, leaving three survivors in Cuba's worst aviation disaster in three decades, officials said.The...