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Blind man executed by electric chair in Tennessee for woman’s 1991 killing

Tennessee has put a 53-year-old blind inmate to death in the electric chair for his conviction in the 1991 killing of his estranged girlfriend.

The execution of Lee Hall was only the second of a blind inmate in the US since the nation’s reinstatement of the death penalty in ...

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Wife of British caver defends him in defamation case against Elon Musk

The estranged wife of a British cave explorer labelled “pedo guy” by billionaire Elon Musk said any allegations of paedophilia against her husband are “totally false”.

Vernon Unsworth is suing the Tesla co-founder for defamation over tweets sent following the Thai ...

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What the papers say – December 6

With less than a week until polling day, the latest from the General Election campaign features heavily on the front pages of Friday’s papers.

The Times leads with four Brexit Party MEPs defecting to the Conservatives and urging people to back Boris Johnson’s party – ...

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R Kelly charged with paying bribe before marriage to Aaliyah

Singer R Kelly is facing new bribery charges that appear to be related to his 1994 marriage to then 15-year-old R&B singer Aaliyah.

A revised indictment unsealed in the federal court in Brooklyn accuses Kelly of scheming with others to pay for a fake ID for someone identified only as ...

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Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn to debate less than a week before election

Boris Johnson will face Jeremy Corbyn in a head-to-head debate later, after he was berated by Andrew Neil for refusing to do an interview on his BBC show.

Neil said that if the Prime Minister is expected to face the likes of Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin then he should be able to sit ...

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Johnson writes to Corbyn over plan to ‘fiddle second Brexit referendum’

Boris Johnson has written to Jeremy Corbyn accusing him of a “sly” plan to “fiddle” a second Brexit referendum.

The Prime Minister has urged the Labour leader to reconsider his Brexit policy and his plan to give full voting rights to all UK residents, with Mr ...

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Pro-EU groups ask Jo Swinson to back ‘Boot Out Boris’ campaign

More than 100 pro-EU groups have sent a letter to Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson asking her to back Labour in the Prime Minister’s constituency.

The letter promises that if the Lib Dems step back in Boris Johnson’s constituency of Uxbridge and South Ruislip, the grass ...

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Nancy Pelosi scolds reporter for asking if she hates Donald Trump

House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi bristled over a question about whether she “hates” President Donald Trump.

Ms Pelosi told reporters at her weekly press conference Thursday that as a Catholic, she resents the suggestion that she hates anyone.

She fired back ...

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Opera singer Katherine Jenkins mugged after intervening in street robbery

Opera singer Katherine Jenkins was mugged in south west London after she intervened in a “vicious” street robbery, her agent said.

The 39-year-old was on her way to a rehearsal at about 3.10pm on Wednesday when she witnessed an elderly woman being attacked.

After she ...

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Surge in premium car thefts

Thefts of premium cars have more than doubled in the past four years, new figures show.

Analysis by insurer Direct Line estimates that more than 14,300 high-end cars were stolen across the UK between January and October.

That is compared with just 6,600 during the same period in ...

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Blades boss Chris Wilder ‘drained’ and ‘saddened’ by VAR

Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder has criticised VAR insisting he is “drained” and “saddened” by the technology following one of its more bizarre decisions on Thursday night.

Newcastle were already leading at Bramall Lane courtesy of Allan Saint-Maximin’s ...

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Freddie Ljungberg knows confidence is key to improving Arsenal’s fortunes

Freddie Ljungberg admitted Arsenal’s confidence is at rock bottom after they lost at home to Brighton.

Neal Maupay’s header condemned interim head coach Ljungberg to a 2-1 defeat in his first home game in charge.

The Gunners have now gone nine matches without a win, their ...

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Lib Dems vow to move thousands of staff from Home Office if they win election

The Liberal Democrats have vowed to move thousands of staff from the Home Office to strip it of responsibility for immigration and asylum if they win the election.

Labelling the department as “not fit for purpose” after scandals including Windrush, the party said it would move ...

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Johnson writes to Corbyn over plan to ‘fiddle second Brexit referendum’

Boris Johnson has written to Jeremy Corbyn accusing him of a “sly” plan to “fiddle” a second Brexit referendum.

The Prime Minister has urged the Labour leader to reconsider his Brexit policy and his plan to give full voting rights to all UK residents, with Mr ...

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Pro-EU groups ask Jo Swinson to back ‘Boot Out Boris’ campaign

More than 100 pro-EU groups have sent a letter to Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson asking her to back Labour in the Prime Minister’s constituency.

The letter promises that if the Lib Dems step back in Boris Johnson’s constituency of Uxbridge and South Ruislip, the grass ...

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Man charged with murder after 12-year-old Harley Watson killed in hit-and-run

A 51-year-old man has been charged with murder after a 12-year-old boy was killed in a hit and run outside an Essex school.

Harley Watson died in hospital after a vehicle ploughed into children who were leaving Debden Park High School, in Loughton, shortly before 3.20pm December ...

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Everton sack manager Marco Silva

Everton have sacked manager Marco Silva after a run of eight defeats in 11 matches left the club in the Premier League’s bottom three.

The Portuguese has overseen a period of steady decline since early September and falling into the relegation zone after a humiliating 5-2 defeat in ...

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Gareth Bale is ‘not ecstatic’ at Real Madrid – agent

Gareth Bale’s agent insists the Wales winger’s departure from Real Madrid is not guaranteed despite admitting his client is “not ecstatic” at the club.

Bale, 30, has endured a difficult relationship with the Real fans and manager Zinedine Zidane despite scoring over ...

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Arsenal’s winless streak continues as Brighton pull off stunning win

Neal Maupay headed home a late winner as Brighton inflicted defeat on Arsenal interim head coach Freddie Ljungberg in his first home game in charge.

The 2-1 loss took the Gunners’ winless streak to nine matches, their worst run in over 42 years, with Ljungberg unable to oversee an ...

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Labour accuses BBC of ‘biased’ election coverage in letter to director general

The Labour Party has complained to the BBC’s director general, accusing the broadcaster of “slanted and biased” election coverage.

In a letter to Tony Hall, the party claims to have examples of where Labour’s leadership and policies have faced “more negative ...

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Michael Bloomberg puts gun control at heart of White House bid

Democratic presidential contender Michael Bloomberg has unveiled a gun control policy just steps from the site of one of Colorado’s worst mass shootings.

He called for a ban on all assault weapons, mandatory permits for gun purchasers and a new position in the White House to ...

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