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Rachel Day died of sepsis 10 days after diagnosis

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionRachel Day was a healthy, happy 29-year-old – then she was struck down by sepsis Rachel Day’s mum Bernie had been trying to get hold of her all morning. When she finally did, instead of relief all she felt was terror. Her ...

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Pussy Riot activist Pyotr Verzilov ‘in hospital’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Pyotr Verzilov was one of those jailed for invading the World Cup final pitch Pyotr Verzilov, an activist with Russian protest group Pussy Riot, is reported to have been taken to hospital in a serious condition. Relatives speaking to the Meduza website said they believed ...

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NYPD cops arrested over alleged role in prostitution ring

Those arrested include Sgt. Carlos Cruz of the 69th Precinct in Brooklyn, Sgt. Louis Failla, a member of the Queens South Evidence Control Team, Sgt. Cliff Nieves, who is assigned to a Transit Bureau investigation unit, Police Officer Steven Nieves of the 84th Precinct in Brooklyn Heights, Police Officer Giancarlo ...

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E. coli ’caused Egypt hotel couple’s deaths’

Image copyright Facebook Image caption John and Susan Cooper died while staying at the Steigenberger Aqua Magic hotel in Hurghada E. coli caused the deaths of a British couple who died after falling ill at a holiday resort in Egypt, the country’s authorities have said. John Cooper, 69, and his ...

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Morocco bans forced marriage and sexual violence

Image caption The law was adopted in Morocco’s parliament in March Morocco’s law criminalising violence against women has come into force. The law includes a ban on forced marriage, sexual harassment in public places, and tougher penalties for certain forms of violence. It has been criticised by Human Rights Watch ...

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Skripal poisoning: Suspects ‘civilians, not criminals’ says Putin

Image copyright Rex Features Image caption Sergei Skripal (right) and his daughter Yulia Russian President Vladimir Putin says there is “nothing criminal” about the men named by UK authorities over the poisoning of ex-Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter. UK authorities have named the men as Alexander Petrov and ...

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Pro-whaling nations block plan to create sanctuary

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Commercial whaling is banned from whale sanctuaries A proposal to create a whale sanctuary in the South Atlantic Ocean has been defeated at an International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting in Brazil. Japan and several other pro-whaling countries voted against the proposal, causing it to ...

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Hungary PM Viktor Orban defiant as EU debates action

Image copyright AFP Image caption Prime Minister Viktor Orban fiercely defended his country’s policies Hungary’s PM Viktor Orban has accused the EU of “insulting” his country, as its parliament began considering disciplinary action against Hungary. MEPs are debating whether his right-wing government’s policies on issues like migrants pose a threat ...

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