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Thai gun rampage soldier shot dead

Thai gun rampage soldier shot dead

A soldier who killed 26 people in a gun rampage in the Thai city of Nakhon Ratchasima has been shot dead by the security forces, Thai police say.Jakraphanth Thomma on Saturday killed his commanding officer before stealing weapons from a military camp.The suspect continued his attack on the streets and in a shopping centre in Nakhon Ratchasima, also known as Korat.The gunman, who posted material to social media, was shot dead after being cornered all night in the building. Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha gave the higher death toll on Sunday, an increase from an earlier figure of...

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February 11, 2020
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‘I was raped at 14 - the video ended up on a porn site’

‘I was raped at 14 - the video ended up on a porn site’

Last year Rose Kalemba wrote a blog post explaining how hard it had been - when she was raped as a 14-year-old girl - to get a video of the attack removed from a popular porn website. Dozens of people then contacted her to say that they were facing the same problem today.The nurse stopped at the doorway leading out of Rose's hospital room and turned to face her."I'm sorry this happened to you," she said, her voice shaking. "My daughter was raped too." Rose looked at the nurse. She couldn't be older than 40, Rose thought, her daughter must be young, like me.She thought back to the morning...

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February 11, 2020
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Thai soldier kills 21 in shooting rampage

Thai soldier kills 21 in shooting rampage

A soldier has killed 21 people and injured dozens more in a gun rampage in the Thai city of Nakhon Ratchasima.Jakraphanth Thomma on Saturday killed his commanding officer before stealing weapons from a military camp.The suspect continued his attack in a shopping centre, where he is still believed to be holed up, initially posting updates on his social media.Security forces are in the complex and have rescued hundreds while searching for the gunman, with shots ringing out.The gunman's motives remain unclear.The Terminal 21 shopping centre in Nakhon Ratchasima, also known as Korat, remains...

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February 11, 2020
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Chinese army officers charged in huge Equifax hack

Chinese army officers charged in huge Equifax hack

The US has charged four Chinese military officers over the huge cyber-attack on credit rating giant Equifax. More than 147 million Americans were affected in 2017 when hackers stole sensitive personal data including names and addresses.Some UK and Canadian customers were also affected.China has denied the allegations and insisted it does not engage in cyber-theft.Announcing the indictments on Monday, Attorney General William Barr called the hack "one of the largest data breaches in history".According to court documents, the four - Wu Zhiyong, Wang Qian, Xu Ke and Liu Lei - are allegedly...

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February 11, 2020
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Sudan agrees Bashir must face international court

Sudan agrees Bashir must face international court

Sudan's rulers have agreed to hand over ex-President Omar al-Bashir to the International Criminal Court (ICC) to face genocide and war crimes charges.Bashir is accused of serious crimes in a conflict that broke out in Darfur in 2003 and led to the deaths of 300,000.Authorities said the former president, and others charged by the ICC, should appear at The Hague to face a tribunal.The commitment came at peace talks between Sudan's government and rebel groups from the Darfur region."Justice cannot be achieved if we don't heal the wounds," said Mohammed Hassan al-Taishi, a spokesman for the...

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February 11, 2020
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Iran raid on US base injured 109, admits Pentagon

Iran raid on US base injured 109, admits Pentagon

The number of US troops suffering from traumatic brain injuries (TBI) after an Iranian attack on a US base in Iraq in January has risen to 109, according to US officials.The figure is a significant increase from the 64 injured service members previously reported by the Pentagon.President Donald Trump initially said no Americans were injured in the raid.The attack on 8 January came amid tensions over the US killing of an Iranian general.Nearly 70% of the injured service members have returned to their duties, the Pentagon added in its statement.Mr Trump originally cited the supposed lack of...

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February 11, 2020
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Ladysmith Black Mambazo's Joseph Shabalala dies

Ladysmith Black Mambazo's Joseph Shabalala dies

Joseph Shabalala, who helped introduce the sound of traditional Zulu music to the world, has died aged 78.The musician was best known as the founder and director of choral group Ladysmith Black Mambazo, which won five Grammy awards and featured heavily on Paul Simon's Graceland album.They also reached number 15 in the UK charts with a cover of Swing Low Sweet Chariot, for the 1995 Rugby World Cup.Shabalala died in hospital in Pretoria, South Africa, the band's manager said."Yes it's true. Mr Shabalala passed on this morning," Xolani Majozi ."The group is on tour in the US, but they have...

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February 11, 2020
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Searching for Aki - BBC News

Searching for Aki - BBC News

For three decades, a bizarre offender has racked up dozens of court appearances and several spells in prison over a strange fetish that drives him to touch young men's muscles.Across the North West, Akinwale Arobieke has become a modern-day bogeyman and an internet sensation, and now a court order that curtailed his activities has been lifted.One April afternoon, as James Vaughan walked through Garston, in south Liverpool, on his way to play snooker, a voice called out to him. Did he know if there were any gyms nearby?Vaughan turned to look. Next to him, by an alleyway fence, was a man he...

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February 13, 2020
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Sexual assault claims 'gagged' by universities

Sexual assault claims 'gagged' by universities

UK universities are using "gagging" clauses to stop students from going public with complaints of sexual assault, bullying and poor teaching.Students said they felt pressured to sign non-disclosure agreements and one was told she would be expelled if she broke her contract. Nearly a third of universities have used NDAs for student grievances since 2016, data obtained by BBC News shows.Universities UK said NDAs should not be used to silence students.Non-disclosure agreements, which were designed to protect business secrets, are legal contracts that stop people from sharing private...

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February 13, 2020
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Home - BBC News

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Canada's PM Justin Trudeau is dogged by revelations he wore blackface as he fights for a further term.Canada's PM Justin Trudeau is dogged by revelations he wore blackface as he fights for a further term.The prime minister's racism mea culpa deals a heavy blow to his carefully cultivated political brand.US media report that his comments to an unnamed foreign leader sparked a formal complaint.Families are being preyed on by Mexican cartels as they wait to cross the US border.As Friends turns 25, fans born after it started seem to love it just as much as their parents did.European Commission...

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September 20, 2019
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