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Canadian girl found dead as police alert sparks complaints

Canadian girl found dead as police alert sparks complaints

Canadian police have arrested the father of an 11-year-old girl who was found dead on Thursday night, amid a row over an alert sent about her disappearance the same evening. The police expressed their frustration after saying they received hundreds of...

BBC, Friday, 22:27
 
German minister calls for ban on conversion therapy

German minister calls for ban on conversion therapy

The German health minister, Jens Spahn, has said that he will seek to ban “conversion therapies” that claim to change sexual orientation. “Homosexuality is not an illness, which is why it does not need to be treated,” Spahn, who is gay himself, told...

Guardian, Friday, 22:26
 
Crews rush to contain northern NSW bushfires before hot spell arrives

Crews rush to contain northern NSW bushfires before hot spell arrives

Fire crews battling raging bushfires in northern New South Wales were working on Saturday to get the blazes contained before the forecast hot weather. The NSW Rural Fire Service said 22 homes had been destroyed so far, 15 houses damaged. It also said...

Guardian, Friday, 22:26
 
Man, 27, charged with murdering three pensioners in Exeter

Man, 27, charged with murdering three pensioners in Exeter

A 27-year-old man has been charged with murdering three pensioners in Exeter, Devon and Cornwall, police have said. Alexander Lewis-Ranwell, from Croyde, North Devon, will appear at Exeter Magistrates' Court on Saturday, accused of with murdering...

Daily Record, Friday, 22:17
 
Tragic boy, 2, crushed to death by fireplace 'installed by cowboy firm'

Tragic boy, 2, crushed to death by fireplace 'installed by cowboy firm'

A tragic two-year-old boy was crushed to death after a badly-fitted fireplace collapsed on top of him at his home, an inquest heard. Little Bram Radcliffe was killed by an "accident waiting to happen" when a fireplace fitting held up with...

Daily Record, Friday, 21:57
 
El Salvador supreme court overturns 30-year sentence for a teen rape victim

El Salvador supreme court overturns 30-year sentence for a teen rape victim

El Salvador’s supreme court has overturned a 30-year sentence for a teenage rape victim who was convicted of aggravated homicide after having a stillbirth. Evelyn Beatríz Hernández Cruz, 19, was found guilty in July 2017 on the grounds that failing to...

Guardian, Friday, 21:44
 
Man charged with murder of three Exeter pensioners

Man charged with murder of three Exeter pensioners

A 27-year-old man has been charged with murdering three pensioners in Exeter, police have said. Alexander Lewis-Ranwell, from Croyde, north Devon, will appear at Exeter magistrates court on Saturday, accused of murdering Anthony Payne, 80, and twins...

Guardian, Friday, 21:44
 
Pakistan intervenes in case of man facing deportation from Australia

Pakistan intervenes in case of man facing deportation from Australia

Pakistan’s high commission has called for early redress for one of its citizens held in “overstretched and uncomfortably prolonged detention” in Australia’s onshore immigration facilities. The man, a 32-year-old who arrived in 2007 on a student visa,...

Guardian, Friday, 21:44
 
Drug-driving mum on cocaine and vodka binge ruined man's life after passing out behind wheel

Drug-driving mum on cocaine and vodka binge ruined man's life after passing out behind wheel

A selfish mum left a grandfather fighting for his life after ploughing into his bike when she passed out behind the wheel drugged up on cocaine and vodka. Kelly Sumner had "five or six bags" of the Class A drug at a party just hours before...

Daily Record, Friday, 21:37
 
Job seekers allegedly offered cash to lie by private employment service providers

Job seekers allegedly offered cash to lie by private employment service providers

Out-of-work Australians have complained that private job service providers offered them cash and petrol to lie about their employment status to help falsely claim incentive payments. Those allegations of fraud are contained in a document detailing...

Guardian, Friday, 21:28
 
'Active shooter' reported at industrial park in Illinois

'Active shooter' reported at industrial park in Illinois

Illinois police are responding to a shooting at an industrial park in Aurora, a suburb about 40 miles (65km) from Chicago. An unknown number of people have been injured in the attack, according to unconfirmed reports. The Aurora Daily Herald says that...

BBC, Friday, 21:21
 
Illinois schools on 'soft lockdown' after shooter reported at nearby business

Illinois schools on 'soft lockdown' after shooter reported at nearby business

School students in Aurora, Illinois were placed in “soft lockdown” on Friday afternoon, after a shooter was reported at a local business. In a statement posted to Twitter, the Aurora police department said: “We have an active shooter incident at 641...

Guardian, Friday, 21:15
 
Roger Stone case: judge issues gag order for both sides

Roger Stone case: judge issues gag order for both sides

A federal judge has issued a gag order in the criminal case of Roger Stone, a long-time confidant of Donald Trump. US district judge Amy Berman Jackson on Friday ordered both sides to refrain from making statements to the media or the public that...

Guardian, Friday, 21:02
 
Twisted patient caged for crossbow murder bid on GP after blaming him for dad's death

Twisted patient caged for crossbow murder bid on GP after blaming him for dad's death

A patient who blamed his doctor for the death of his father and shot him with a crossbow bolt in his surgery was jailed for 20 years today. Mark Waterfall carried out the attack on Dr Gary Griffith in an attempt to murder him four days after the death...

Daily Record, Friday, 20:50
 
Couple renew wedding vows as same-sex pair after husband's transforms into wife

Couple renew wedding vows as same-sex pair after husband's transforms into wife

A husband and wife have renewed their wedding vows - as a same-sex couple. Laura Sharp, 35, and her husband Neil had been married for ten years when he revealed that he wanted to transition to become a woman in 2016. To his surprise, his loyal wife...

Daily Record, Friday, 19:56
 


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