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  • Michigan man charged in killing of wife in Wisconsin in 1975

    12 October 2018 6:21 AM 24

    A Michigan man has been charged with killing his wife more than four decades ago in Wisconsin, even though her body has never been found. Law enforcement agents from Wisconsin and Michigan arrested 82-year-old Richard Gale Pierce on Thursday in his hometown of Cheboygan, Michigan. A criminal complaint charges Pierce with killing 35-year-old Carol Jean Pierce

  • 2 men banned from Texas gun range after firearm selfie

    12 October 2018 4:47 AM 23

    Two men have been banned from a Houston gun range for life after one pointed an unloaded gun at the other while taking a picture. Top Gun Range manager Kyle Harrison tells television station KTRK he was alarmed when he saw the one man point the handgun at himself then at his friend's head while he took a selfie. The safety officer broke it up and ejected

  • Former transport minister jailed over deadly train crash in Argentina

    11 October 2018 2:20 PM 29

    A former transport minister has been jailed for almost six years in Argentina for his role in a 2012 train crash that killed 51 people, court officials said on Wednesday. Julio De Vido was convicted of defrauding the state by siphoning money from public works projects, indirectly leading to the wreckage. The 68-year-old, who was a planning minister with responsibility

  • Melania Trump: Women accusing men should 'show the evidence'

    10 October 2018 6:23 PM 29

    US First lady Melania Trump says women who make accusations of sexual abuse "need to be heard" and supported, but so do men. She says when there are accusations there needs to be "really hard evidence" and accusers should "show the evidence". Mrs Trump was interviewed on her Kenya trip by ABC, which aired portions on Wednesday on "Good Morning America"

  • Lion attacks owner in Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez

    10 October 2018 12:35 PM 21

    A female lion attacked a man who apparently kept her along with another lion and a tiger as pets at his home in the northern Mexico border city of Ciudad Juarez, authorities said on Tuesday. A Juarez police official who was not authorised to be quoted by name said police were called to the house in the upscale Rincones de San Marcos neighbourhood on Sunday

  • UK medical waste firm dropped after body parts 'pile up'

    10 October 2018 6:24 AM 48

    A British waste disposal firm has been stripped of its hospital contracts after allowing medical waste to build up, including human body parts, the government said on Tuesday. Healthcare Environment Services (HES) lost contracts with 15 regional bodies within the state-run National Health Service (NHS), health minister Stephen Barclay said. "While the waste

  • Rare white tiger attacks, kills zookeeper in Japan

    09 October 2018 12:21 PM 25

    Tokyo – A rare white tiger attacked and killed a zookeeper in its enclosure in southern Japan, officials said Tuesday. "A zookeeper was found collapsed in a cage, bleeding," a local police official told AFP, adding the man was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead. The attack happened late on Monday at the Hirakawa Zoological Park in the southern

  • Facebook wants people to invite its cameras into their homes

    08 October 2018 6:33 PM 55

    Facebook is launching the first electronic device to bear its brand, a screen and camera-equipped gadget intended to make video calls easier and more intuitive. But it's unclear if people will open their homes to an internet-connected camera sold by a company with a shoddy track record on protecting user privacy. Facebook is marketing the device, called

  • Pakistani ex-PM Sharif in court again, faces treason charges

    08 October 2018 1:02 PM 41

    Pakistan's former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is in court again – this time on treason charges for comments he made earlier this year, claiming militants had crossed from Pakistan into India to carry out the deadly 2008 Mumbai terror attacks. The remarks from May, when Sharif was no longer premier, had irked Pakistan's military and the government. They rejected

  • Oil spill feared after ships collide near Corsica

    07 October 2018 7:15 PM 26

    French maritime authorities are trying to contain an apparent oil spill after two merchant ships collided in the Mediterranean Sea north of Corsica. A spokesperson for the regional French maritime authority said no one was injured in Sunday's collision, and the size and exact nature of the spill remain unclear. Two French ships were sent to the area and specialists