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Russia human rights: Chechnya court jails Memorial activist

Russia human rights: Chechnya court jails Memorial activist

A court in Russia's Chechnya republic has sentenced a prominent rights activist to four years in jail for possessing illegal drugs. Oyub Titiev, who heads the regional branch of rights group Memorial, said the case was "politically...

Monday, 19:21 in World News
 
Áurea Vázquez Rijos: Beauty queen jailed for husband's murder

Áurea Vázquez Rijos: Beauty queen jailed for husband's murder

A Puerto Rican woman has received a life prison sentence for hiring a hitman to murder her wealthy Canadian husband 14 years ago. Áurea Vázquez Rijos, who fled to Europe after the killing, professed her innocence as a judge read the sentence. Vázquez...

Monday, 19:21 in World News
 
Koffi Olomidé guilty of rape of 15-year-old girl

Koffi Olomidé guilty of rape of 15-year-old girl

Koffi Olomidé, one of Africa's most popular singers, has been found guilty of the statutory rape of one of his former dancers when she was 15. He was handed a two-year suspended jail sentence by a court in France in absentia, as he failed to turn up....

Monday, 19:11 in World News
 
Wayne Hurren: Gangster dies in Wormwood Scrubs jail

Wayne Hurren: Gangster dies in Wormwood Scrubs jail

One of Britain's most notorious gangsters, who was once dubbed "public enemy number one", has died in jail. Wayne Hurren, 57, was serving a sentence for firearms offences after completing an earlier jail term for wounding three police...

Monday, 18:21 in Regional
 
Christchurch shootings: Far-right attack 'could happen in UK too'

Christchurch shootings: Far-right attack 'could happen in UK too'

It is "perfectly possible" that a far-right attack like that seen in New Zealand could happen in the UK, security minister Ben Wallace says. He told the Commons the UK was seeing a "growing threat" from the far right. He added the...

Monday, 18:11 in Regional
 
Gaza economic protests expose cracks in Hamas's rule

Gaza economic protests expose cracks in Hamas's rule

In Gaza, it is no surprise to hear complaints about the terrible living conditions - after all, the World Bank describes a local economy in "free fall" with 70% unemployment among young people. However, what has been extraordinary in recent...

Monday, 18:03 in World News
 
Cookstown hotel deaths: Witness recalls horror

Cookstown hotel deaths: Witness recalls horror

Three teenagers have died following reports of a crush at a St Patrick's Day party at a hotel in Cookstown, County Tyrone. A 17-year-old girl and two boys aged 16 and 17 died after the incident outside the Greenvale Hotel on Sunday night. A number of...

Monday, 17:56 in Regional
 
Equal Pay Day: Cheaper travel for Berlin women

Equal Pay Day: Cheaper travel for Berlin women

Berlin's public transport authority BVG is offering women a 21% discount on fares in the capital to mark Germany's Equal Pay Day. BVG says the aim is to draw attention to the average 21% pay gap between men and women in Germany - one of the biggest...

Monday, 17:52 in Business
 
Boeing: French investigators find crash 'similarities'

Boeing: French investigators find crash 'similarities'

Investigators examining black box recordings from the doomed Ethiopian Airlines flight have found "clear similarities" with a previous crash. Last week's crash of a Boeing 737 Max was the second disaster involving the aircraft type in five...

Monday, 16:49 in Business
 
Fiona Onasanya: Jailed MP protests innocence on YouTube

Fiona Onasanya: Jailed MP protests innocence on YouTube

An MP jailed for lying about a speeding offence has used a YouTube video to protest her innocence and vow to be a "voice of change in Parliament". Peterborough MP Fiona Onasanya, 35, was jailed for three months in January for perverting the...

Monday, 16:42 in Regional
 
Bike gang sentenced for Birmingham and Solihull rampage

Bike gang sentenced for Birmingham and Solihull rampage

Nearly 30 men have been sentenced for their part in a bike gang's five-hour rampage through Birmingham. They branded their so-called ride out "Take Back the Streets", said police investigating the illegal rally of 2016. Acting "as...

Monday, 16:31 in Regional
 
Uganda food aid halted over poisoning fears

Uganda food aid halted over poisoning fears

A fortified porridge given to refugees and malnourished Ugandans has been removed from distribution over fears it may have killed an elderly woman. Nearly 200 other people were also hospitalised after the product, called super cereal, was delivered to...

Monday, 16:00 in World News
 
Ellie Long inquest: Norfolk trust must take action after death

Ellie Long inquest: Norfolk trust must take action after death

A mental health trust has been called on to take urgent action following the death of a 15-year-old girl who suffered from anorexia. Ellie Long, of Wymondham, Norfolk, was found hanged in her room in 2017. Norfolk coroner Jacqueline Lake has issued a...

Monday, 15:57 in Health
 
Speaker rules out Brexit vote on same motion

Speaker rules out Brexit vote on same motion

Commons Speaker John Bercow has ruled out the government holding another vote on its previously rejected Brexit agreement if the motion remains "substantially the same".

Monday, 15:56 in Regional
 
New campaign challenges online child sex predators

New campaign challenges online child sex predators

A new campaign will directly address sex predators who target children online as it emerged police detected nearly 1,600 crimes in just 11 months. The figures were revealed ahead of #StopItNow which asks offenders how their family, employers and the...

Monday, 15:49 in Regional
 


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