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Second UK citizen found dead in Jamaica within days

Image copyright Jamaica Constabulary Force Image caption Barbara Findley, 58, who previously lived in London, went missing on 29 November A British photographer has been found dead in Jamaica, days after another UK citizen was killed there. Barbara Findley, 58, spent five years in Jamaica after moving from Kennington, south-east London, and was reported missing on 29 November. She was found nine days later on the side of a road in Santa Cruz, St Elizabeth, The Times reported. The Foreign Office said it had been assisting Ms Findley’s family following…

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The Game Awards 2018: God of War and Red Dead Redemption win big

Image copyright SONY The adventures of a Spartan and a rugged Wild West outlaw have swept the board at this year’s The Game Awards. Big budget titles God Of War and Red Dead Redemption joined Fortnite in taking home trophies at the event. God Of War won the big one – Game of the Year – ahead of Assassin’s Creed, Celeste, Spider-Man, Monster Hunter and Red Dead Redemption. It also won an award for game direction and was named Best Action or Adventure Game of the Year. Red Dead Redemption…

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World’s first baby born via womb transplant from dead donor

LONDON, Dec 4 (Reuters) – – A woman in Brazil who received a womb transplanted from a deceased donor has given birth to a baby girl in the first successful case of its kind, doctors reported. Medical team hold the first baby born via uterus transplant from a deceased donor at the hospital in Sao Paulo, Brazil December 15, 2017 in this picture handout obtained on December 4, 2018. Hospital das Clinicas da FMUSP/via REUTERS The case, published in The Lancet medical journal, involved connecting veins from the donor uterus…

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Qualcomm says NXP deal is dead, even as China seen open to okaying it

FILE PHOTO: A sign on the Qualcomm campus is seen, as chip maker Broadcom Ltd announced an unsolicited bid to buy peer Qualcomm Inc for $103 billion, in San Diego, California, U.S. November 6, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Blake (Reuters) – U.S. chipmaker Qualcomm Inc (QCOM.O) rejected a suggestion by the White House that its collapsed $44 billion acquisition of Dutch peer NXP Semiconductors (NXPI.O) could be revived, saying the deal had been terminated as the deadline had expired. Qualcomm, the world’s biggest smartphone-chip maker, walked away in July from the mammoth…

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Family of swans shot dead in ‘senseless’ Benenden attack

Image copyright RSPCA Image caption X-rays revealed the extent of two of the birds’ injuries An entire family of swans has been wiped out when the birds were shot and killed in a “senseless” attack. The bodies of two adults and five cygnets were found wrapped in plastic bags in Benenden, Kent on 24 November. X-rays showed one of the birds found by the bank of a stream in Stepneyford Lane had been “peppered with pellets”. RSPCA Inspector Dave Grant said it was “absolutely disgusting that someone would purposefully target…

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Snow leopard shot dead at Dudley Zoo after escaping area

Image copyright Dudley Zoo Image caption Margaash, the eight-year-old snow leopard, was killed on 23 October, Dudley Zoo said A snow leopard was shot dead after a zookeeper left the enclosure door open and it escaped. Dudley Zoo said eight-year-old Margaash was killed after getting free on 23 October when the zoo had closed and all visitors had left. An investigation found the door to the enclosure was left open at 17:00 GMT through “keeper error”. A disciplinary procedure has taken place into those involved and security is being reviewed.…

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Gavin Ford: British radio host found dead at home in Lebanon

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Gavin Ford, who lived in Lebanon for more than two decades, hosted a popular radio show A British radio host who presented a popular breakfast show in Lebanon has been found dead at his home, local media report. The body of Gavin Ford, who joined the Lebanese station Radio One in 1995, was discovered on Tuesday in the town of Beit Meri, east of the capital Beirut. The cause of his death is unclear and police have launched an investigation. “We are heartbroken to…

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KLF’s Jimmy Cauty: ‘We don’t make records, we make pyramids out of dead people’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionJimmy Cauty and Bill Drummond want to build a pyramid out of bricks filled with people’s ashes The KLF were the band who ruled the charts in the late 1980s and early 90s, then bowed out of the music business by famously burning £1m of their earnings. Now Jimmy Cauty and Bill Drummond have a new project – building a pyramid using bricks containing human remains. The pyramid’s first brick, which was laid on Friday in Liverpool, contained the ashes of Cauty’s…

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Tossing dead salmon is good for plants

Image copyright Dan Dinicola Image caption For more than 20 years, students in a small corner of north-west US have been tossing dead fish Never mind silver bells and cockleshells, Mary should have tossed dead fish to help her garden grown. A team of US researchers has found that sockeye salmon carcasses has helped boost tree growth by up to 20%. Over a 20-year period, students from the University of Washington tossed dead fish from a stream on to a river bank. Data shows the nutrients from the rotting flesh…

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