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Facebook selfie showing murder weapon helps convict killer

Image copyright Facebook Image caption Cheyenne Antoine (L) poses with victim Brittney Gargol A Canadian woman has been convicted in the death of her friend after police discovered the murder weapon used in a picture of the pair on social media. Cheyenne Rose Antoine, 21, pleaded guilty on Monday to ...

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Viewpoint: The good, bad and ugly in Trump’s first year

Image copyright Getty Images The election of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States has upset conventional wisdom about the attributes and behaviour regarding the occupant of the Oval Office. Decorum has often given way to boorishness from Mr Trump in ways that mystify even his most ...

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US shutdown looms amid immigration feud

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Congress has until Friday to pass a bill keeping the government open The US government is two days away from a shutdown as lawmakers and the White House feud over immigration. Congress faces a Friday deadline to pass a stopgap measure to fund federal ...

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Canada professor on leave after ‘mocking’ student with anxiety

Image copyright University of Guelph Image caption University of Guelph professor Edward Hedican A Canadian professor is on leave after he allegedly mocked a student with severe anxiety during a class. University of Guelph professor Edward Hedican is accused of directing an aide to “control” the student, whom he called ...

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Tyler Hilinski: Quarterback’s death stuns Washington university

Image copyright WSU Cougars Image caption In September, Tyler Hilinski was carried off the field in celebration after rallying the Cougars to victory A US college football quarterback has died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, say police. Tyler Hilinski, 21, was found in his apartment near the Washington State ...

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US Navy collisions: Ex-commanders charged with negligent homicide

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe USS Fitzgerald damaged by its crash The former commanders of two US Navy destroyers involved in collisions last year are to face charges including negligent homicide, the navy says. The USS Fitzgerald and a Philippine container ship collided in June, leaving ...

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Five-year-old cancer survivor killed by runaway car

Image copyright Go Fund Me Image caption Camila De Almeida Torcato A Canadian school community is mourning a five-year-old cancer survivor who died after being hit by a runaway SUV. Camila De Almeida Torcato and her father were leaving her Toronto school on Monday afternoon when the empty vehicle rolled ...

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Police Academy director Hugh Wilson dies

Image copyright Picture Perfect/REX/Shutterstock Image caption Wilson started out as a writer before turning to directing Hugh Wilson, the director of the first Police Academy film and the creator of US sitcom WKRP in Cincinnati, has died aged 74. Born in Miami in 1943, his other films include The First ...

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Dylan Farrow to discuss Woody Allen assault claim in first TV interview

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Allen has never been prosecuted over Farrow’s claim he assaulted her in 1992 Dylan Farrow will appear on US TV later to talk about her sexual assault claim against film-maker Woody Allen. “I am credible and I am telling the truth,” Farrow will be ...

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Trumplomacy: Has Trump made the world more dangerous?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Trump and Kim on TV screens in Seoul The world has become a more uncertain place since the US President Donald Trump issued his “America First” decree in the dark and dystopian language that so alarmed allies and intrigued adversaries. But has it become ...

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Ivy League student Blaze Bernstein knifed ‘over 20 times’

Image copyright OC Sheriff Image caption Blaze Bernstein’s body was found days after he was due to return to university An Ivy League college student was reportedly stabbed nearly two dozen times by a high school friend after making a sexual advance on him. Samuel Woodward, 20, was arrested after ...

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Katy Perry in ‘tough conversations’ with her record label

Image copyright PA Image caption Witness produced one top five single, Chained to the Rhythm, but follow-ups Bon Appetit and Swish Swish faltered The boss of Capitol Records says he’s had “tough conversations” with Katy Perry following disappointing sales of her latest album, Witness. Perry released her fourth album last ...

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