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Fashion designer Lagerfeld dead at 85

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Karl Lagerfeld once called himself “the Joan of Arc of design” Superstar fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld dies, aged 85, in Paris, French media report. The German designer, who was the creative director for Chanel, was one of the industry’s most prolific figures in the industry, and worked up until his death. Lagerfeld also designed collections for his own brand and fashion house Fendi. The designer had been unwell for several weeks, and had missed a number of fashion shows. He was born Karl Otto…

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Aurora shooting: Five dead in Illinois workplace attack

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionAerial footage of the shooting scene in Aurora Five people have been killed and several others injured after a gunman opened fire at an industrial park in Illinois, police say. The gunman was also killed, a police spokesman said. He added that the five officers had been hit by gunfire. The attack on Friday took place in Aurora, a suburb about 40 miles (65km) west of Chicago. It comes a day after the first anniversary of a school shooting in Parkland, Florida,…

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Exeter murder probe after three men in 80s found dead

Image caption The body of an 80-year-old man was found in Bonhay Road on Monday A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after three men in their 80s were found dead in two homes. Police have confirmed they are linking the men’s deaths. The body of an 80-year-old man was found in Bonhay Road, Exeter on Monday, and two men, both 84, were found at a property in Cowick Lane on Tuesday. A 27-year-old man has been held on suspicion of murder. Supt Matt Lawler described the deaths…

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England’s World Cup-winning keeper Banks dead at 81

STOKE-ON-TRENT, England (Reuters) – Gordon Banks, the goalkeeper in England’s 1966 World Cup-winning team, has died at the age of 81, his former club Stoke City said on Tuesday. Soccer Football – England’s 1966 World Cup winning goalkeeper Gordon Banks passes away – bet365 Stadium, Stoke-On-Trent, Britain – February 12, 2019 Scarves are left on a statue of Gordon Banks outside the stadium Action Images via Reuters/Carl Recine Banks won 73 caps for England between 1963 and 1972 and made nearly 200 appearances for Stoke before his playing career was…

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A40 crash leaves two dead after police chase

Image caption The crash happened about 20 minutes after the police pursuit began in response to an aggravated burglary in Harrow Two people were killed in a car that drove down the wrong side of the road and hit a coach following a lengthy police pursuit in west London. The man and woman died on the A40 in Acton, at about 21:00 GMT on Sunday. A second man was hurt in the crash, which took place after the pursuit began seven miles away in Harrow after reports of an aggravated…

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Sandhurst cadet found dead in ‘suicide’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption It is believed the woman was found dead in her room at the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst A 21-year-old officer cadet has been found dead in an apparent suicide at the Army’s officer training college. The woman’s body was believed to have been found in her room at the Sandhurst base, in Berkshire, on Wednesday. A Ministry of Defence spokesman confirmed an “incident” occurred which resulted in the “death of an officer cadet” at the Royal Military Academy. Thames Valley Police said it…

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MLB notebook: HOFer Frank Robinson dead at 83

Hall of Famer and trailblazing baseball legend Frank Robinson passed away Thursday at the age of 83. Robinson died in Los Angeles, surrounded by family and friends. FILE PHOTO: Washington Nationals Manager Frank Robinson waves to the fans on his last day as the Nationals manager in Washington October 1, 2006. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts/File Photo It was reported last week that Robinson, Major League Baseball’s first black manager, was in the late stages of a long battle with bone cancer. “We are deeply saddened by this loss of our friend, colleague…

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Two people dead after Liverpool house fire

Image copyright Google Image caption The blaze broke out in Dovercliffe Road at just before 21:00 GMT Two people have died after a house fire in Liverpool. Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service was called to a property in Dovercliffe Road, Old Swan, just before 21:00 GMT. Firefighters found the house was “well alight” when they arrived and they managed to pull two people from the property. The pair were taken to hospital but pronounced dead, the fire service said. The blaze has been put out and is not being treated…

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A new generation takes up the hunt for Dead Sea Scrolls

QUMRAN, West Bank (Reuters) – In the cliffs high above the Dead Sea archaeologists chip away with pick axes, hoping to repeat one of the most sensational discoveries of the last hundred years – the finding of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Volunteers and archaeologists work at an archaeological dig near caves in the Qumran area in the Israeli-occupied West Bank January 15, 2019. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun The scrolls, a collection of manuscripts, some more than 2,000 years old, were first found in 1947 by local Bedouin in the area of Qumran,…

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Little Lever: Woman and two children found dead in house

Image copyright Google Image caption Police found the three bodies in a house in Arthur Street, Little Lever A woman and two young children have been found dead at a house in Bolton. Greater Manchester Police said they were called to Arthur Street in Little Lever at 15:50 GMT on Monday. They were responding to reports of concern for the welfare of a woman. A cordon has been put in place at the scene. Source link

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