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Cheryl Grimmer: Murder charge in toddler’s 1970 disappearance dropped

Image copyright NSW Police Image caption Cheryl disappeared shortly after her family migrated to Australia Australian prosecutors have dropped their case against a man who had been accused of murdering a UK-born toddler almost 50 years ago. The 1970 disappearance of three-year-old Cheryl Grimmer from a shower block at a New South Wales beach is one of Australia’s longest-running mysteries. A man was arrested in 2017, and he later pleaded not guilty to murder. On Friday, a judge ruled that a key part of the prosecution case could not be…

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‘He is a free man’: Thailand releases refugee Bahraini footballer after extradition bid dropped

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thailand on Monday freed a jailed refugee Bahraini footballer with residency status in Australia, after Bahrain abandoned its bid to seek his extradition, and immigration officials said he was immediately driven to the airport. A police car believed to be carrying Bahraini footballer Hakeem Al Araibi is pictured as it leaves the Bangkok’s Remand Prison, Thailand, February 11, 2019. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha Hakeem Al Araibi, 25, who fled Bahrain in 2014 and received refugee status in Australia, was arrested in November last year at a Bangkok airport while…

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Thailand to free refugee Bahraini footballer after extradition bid dropped

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thailand will free by the end of Monday a refugee Bahraini footballer with residency status in Australia who was arrested more than two months ago, a prosecutor in the case said, after Bahrain abandoned its bid to seek his extradition. A police car believed to be carrying Bahraini footballer Hakeem Al Araibi is pictured as it leaves the Bangkok’s Remand Prison, Thailand, February 11, 2019. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha Hakeem Al Araibi, 25, who fled Bahrain in 2014 and received refugee status in Australia, was arrested in November at…

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Charles Darwin school musical dropped after complaints

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Charles Darwin is the founder of modern evolutionary studies A school has axed a musical on evolution over its suggestive lyrics and portrayal of Christian views. Darwin Rocks, about the scientist Charles Darwin, was due to be performed by about 90 pupils at Hartford Manor Primary School, Cheshire, next month. The move follows six “expressions of concern” from parents, the school said. The musical’s publishers Musicline said it was written by a Christian, adding “we can’t ever recall having courted controversy before”. Image copyright…

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Sir Philip Green injunction against Daily Telegraph dropped

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Sir Philip Green Sir Philip Green’s legal action against the Daily Telegraph has been formally ended by a High Court judge. The Topshop boss had gagged the newspaper from publishing allegations of misconduct against five employees. He had said he wanted to drop the case because it was “pointless” after he was named in Parliament as the businessman behind the injunction. In a ruling on Friday, Mr Justice Warby granted the Topshop owner permission to discontinue the proceedings. Source link

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England in West Indies: Keaton Jennings dropped in favour of Joe Denly

Joe Denly (left) has replaced Keaton Jennings (centre) in the England Test squad West Indies v England,second Test Venue: Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, Antigua Dates: 31 January – 4 February Coverage: Live text commentary and The Cricket Social on the BBC Sport website and app England opener Keaton Jennings has been dropped in favour of uncapped Joe Denly for the second Test against the West Indies in Antigua. Jennings, 26, who averages 25.86 in 16 Tests, was out for 17 and 14 as England lost the first Test by 381…

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TalkTalk hacker Daniel Kelley’s blackmail charge dropped

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption TalkTalk was hit by a data breach which affected thousands of customers in October 2015 A man who was involved in a major hack attack of telecoms firm TalkTalk has had a charge of blackmail dropped. Daniel Kelley, 21, from Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, pleaded guilty in 2016 to 11 charges including involvement in the attack where the personal data of more than 150,000 customers was stolen. He was due to stand trial at the Old Bailey over making an “unwarranted demand for a quantity of…

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Rwanda genocide: Habyarimana plane shooting probe dropped

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The plane carrying Mr Habyarimana was shot down by a missile in April 1994, triggering the Rwandan genocide French judges have dropped a long-running investigation into the shooting down of a plane carrying the former Rwandan president Juvenal Habyarimana. His death in 1994 was a trigger of the genocide. A French inquiry began four years later at the request of relatives of the French crew members who died. A judge accused Tutsi rebels, led by the current president, Paul Kagame, of the attack; arrest warrants…

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England v Australia: Danny Care dropped for Test; Manu Tuilagi in squad

Danny Care scored England’s first try in the 35-15 victory over Japan on Saturday England v Australia Venue: Twickenham Date: Saturday, 24 November Kick-off: 15:00 GMT Coverage: Live on BBC Radio 5 live with BBC Two highlights at 19:30 GMT England scrum-half Danny Care has been dropped for Saturday’s match against Australia at Twickenham. Centre Alex Lozowski and number eight Zach Mercer have also been left out of head coach Eddie Jones’ 28-man squad for the final autumn fixture. Northampton’s Piers Francis has been included, as has Manu Tuilagi. Tuilagi…

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