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Statue of WW2 kiss vandalised after US sailor’s death

Image copyright Sarasota Police Department The day after the death of the US sailor famously photographed kissing a stranger at the end of World War Two, a statue depicting the moment has been vandalised with graffiti reading “#MeToo”. Red spray paint was used to vandalise the “Unconditional Surrender” statue in Sarasota, Florida, on Monday, according to local police. Police estimate …

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Climate change: Death of the ‘grandfather of climate science’

Image copyright Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory Wallace Broecker, the US climate scientist who helped popularise the term “global warming” has died in New York at the age of 87. Prof Broecker was among the first to connect emissions of CO2 to rising temperatures back in the 1970s. He also studied the ocean conveyor belt, linking oceanography to climate change. Scientists the …

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Dad Brett Kinloch meets baby three hours before death

Image copyright Sarah J Scott Photography Image caption Brett Kinloch, pictured with his daughters Freya (left) and Ella (right), was idolised by his oldest child, his wife Nicola said A father got to meet his newborn daughter just three hours before he died after his wife rushed to his bedside shortly after giving birth. Brett Kinloch, 31, died of a …

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News Daily: Facebook report, Huawei risks and veteran Labour MP’s death

If you want to get this briefing by email, sign-up here Image copyright Getty Images Facebook needs more regulation, say MPs MPs have criticised Facebook’s founder Mark Zuckerberg for failing to show “leadership or personal responsibility” over the issue of fake news. The Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee’s report also said there was a threat to the UK’s democracy …

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Abdul Deghayes death: Brother of Syria war pair stabbed to death

Image caption Mr Deghayes had a number of stab wounds when he was found in a car A man found stabbed to death in a car was the brother of two young men who died fighting in Syria, police have confirmed. Abdul Deghayes, 22, was in the passenger seat of a Volkswagen Polo which collided with other cars in Brighton …

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Call for louder tram horns after pedestrian’s death in Edinburgh

Image caption A man died at Saughton tram stop in Edinburgh last year Rail investigators have called for louder warning horns to be fitted to Edinburgh trams following the death of a pedestrian. Carlos Correa Palacio, 53, died in September after being hit at the Saughton tram stop in Broomhouse Drive. The Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) has advised Edinburgh …

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Sofija Kaczan death: Mugger jailed for killing 100-year-old woman

Image copyright Derbyshire Police Image caption Waszkiewicz had denied manslaughter and robbery but was found guilty on Wednesday at Derby Crown Court A mugger who killed a 100-year-old woman whose neck was broken in a handbag robbery has been jailed. Sofija Kaczan died of pneumonia brought on by her injuries on 6 June in Normanton, Derby. Artur Waszkiewicz, 40, of …

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Sofija Kaczan death: Man guilty of killing 100-year-old

Image caption Artur Waszkiewicz admitted finding the bag but said it was empty A mugger has been found guilty of killing a 100-year-old woman whose neck was broken in a handbag robbery. Sofija Kaczan died of pneumonia on 6 June in Normanton, Derby, days after the attack. Mrs Kaczan was robbed near her home in Empress Road, Normanton, on 28 …

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Abdurehim Heyit Chinese video ‘disproves Uighur musician’s death’

Image copyright CRI Image caption A screenshot of the footage appearing to show Mr Heyit Chinese state media have released a video appearing to show a Uighur musician previously reported to have died in a detention camp. The video, dated 10 February, features a man said to be Abdurehim Heyit stating that he is in “good health”. Turkey earlier called …

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Man stabbed to death in East Dulwich street

Image copyright @Phil_McCrae88 Image caption The victim was attacked in Lordship Lane, East Dulwich A man has been stabbed to death in a south-east London street. The victim, in his 30s, was attacked in Lordship Lane, East Dulwich, near the junction with East Dulwich Grove, at about 02:30 GMT. He was treated by paramedics but was pronounced dead at the …

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