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Russian historian found with body parts accused of murder

Russian historian found with body parts accused of murder

Russian prosecutors have accused a renowned historian of murder after he admitted shooting and then dismembering his student partner in St Petersburg. Prof Oleg Sokolov, 63, was rescued drunk from the Moika river in the city early on Saturday and was...

11 November 2019 in World News
 
Lewes Castle: Search for casualties after 600 tonne wall collapses

Lewes Castle: Search for casualties after 600 tonne wall collapses

Emergency teams are searching for casualties after a wall at a 1,000-year-old castle collapsed. About 600 tonnes of stonework and other materials at Lewes Castle in East Sussex fell onto a house and garden. Emergency services including a hazardous...

11 November 2019 in Regional
 
Bird of the Year: Rare anti-social penguin wins New Zealand poll

Bird of the Year: Rare anti-social penguin wins New Zealand poll

An endangered yellow-eyed penguin has won New Zealand's coveted Bird of the Year competition after two weeks of intense campaigning. The hoiho saw off more than five rivals to become the first penguin to win the annual honour in its 14-year history....

11 November 2019 in World News
 

Rohingya crisis: The Gambia accuses Myanmar of genocide at top UN court

The small west African nation of The Gambia has filed a lawsuit at the UN's top court formally accusing Myanmar of genocide against Rohingya Muslims. It was filed at the International Court of Justice (ICJ), which normally rules on disputes between...

11 November 2019 in World News
 
Scottish gallery to pull BP Portrait Award exhibition from 2020

Scottish gallery to pull BP Portrait Award exhibition from 2020

The Scottish National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh has said it will no longer show the BP Portrait Award exhibition. "We recognise the need to do all we can to address the climate emergency," National Galleries Scotland said. The prize is...

11 November 2019 in Art & Culture
 
General election: Brexit Party will not contest eight Welsh seats

General election: Brexit Party will not contest eight Welsh seats

The Brexit Party says it will be contesting 32 of Wales' 40 seats in the general election. The party has confirmed it will not field candidates in any of the eight seats won by the Conservatives in 2017. That means they will not be contesting Brecon...

11 November 2019 in Regional
 
Hugh Grant and Guy Ritchie recreate fathers' Army picture

Hugh Grant and Guy Ritchie recreate fathers' Army picture

Actor Hugh Grant and film director Guy Ritchie have recreated a picture of their Army officer fathers for Armistice Day. Capt John Ritchie and Capt James Grant were with the Seaforth Highlanders stationed in Singapore 65 years ago. Hugh Grant is...

11 November 2019 in Regional
 
Instagram influencer behind 'bullying' anonymous account

Instagram influencer behind 'bullying' anonymous account

A "mummy blogger" has apologised for using a different social-media platform to anonymously make negative comments about fellow Instagram influencers. In a post on Instagram, Clemmie Hooper says she hoped to change opinions on the other...

11 November 2019 in Science &Technology
 
Bolivia crisis: Power vacuum follows Morales' resignation

Bolivia crisis: Power vacuum follows Morales' resignation

Tension are high in Bolivia following the resignation of the president, Evo Morales, after weeks of protest over a disputed election. Mr Morales stepped down after the head of the army publicly called on him to leave his post. The deputy head of the...

11 November 2019 in World News
 
Uber CEO calls Jamal Khashoggi murder 'serious mistake'

Uber CEO calls Jamal Khashoggi murder 'serious mistake'

The chief executive of ride-hailing app Uber has called the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi "a mistake", comparing it to his firm's failings with self-driving cars. Pressed on Saudi links with Uber in a TV interview, Dara...

11 November 2019 in Business
 
Play store apps to be scanned for malware

Play store apps to be scanned for malware

Google is beefing up the way it checks if any of the apps uploaded to its Play store are malicious. All new apps will be scanned by malware-spotting tools from three cyber-security firms as well as Google's own in-house system. Google said it needed...

11 November 2019 in Science &Technology
 
Chip shop owner 'killed wife with scalding oil'

Chip shop owner 'killed wife with scalding oil'

A fish and chip shop owner killed his wife by "pushing or throwing over her a deep fat fryer which contained scalding oil", a court has heard. Geoffrey Bran, 70, denies murdering of Mavis Bran, 69, in Hermon, Carmarthenshire in October...

11 November 2019 in Regional
 
Joker: How it became the most profitable comic book film ever

Joker: How it became the most profitable comic book film ever

Joker has become the most profitable comic book movie of all time, having made more than $950 million (£738m) at the worldwide box office. It tells the story of how Arthur Fleck (played by Joaquin Phoenix) becomes the Joker, Batman's nemesis and one...

11 November 2019 in Art & Culture
 
Roman Polanski denies new 'violent' rape claim

Roman Polanski denies new 'violent' rape claim

Roman Polanski has denied a new claim that he raped a French actress in the 1970s. The latest in a series of sexual assault accusations against the director, comes from Valentine Monnier. Monnier, who is now a photographer, accused Polanski of an...

11 November 2019 in Art & Culture
 
James Le Mesurier: White Helmets backer discovered dead in Turkey

James Le Mesurier: White Helmets backer discovered dead in Turkey

A former British Army intelligence officer who was honoured by the Queen for his work with the White Helmets civil defence group in Syria has been found dead near his office in Istanbul. The body of James Le Mesurier, who received an OBE in 2016, was...

11 November 2019 in World News
 


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