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Speedboat killer Jack Shepherd ‘hiding in Georgia’

Image copyright Steve Parsons Image caption Shepherd let Charlotte Brown drive his speedboat for a “thrill”, the Old Bailey heard A man who killed a woman in a speedboat crash on the River Thames has been in Georgia since March, the BBC has learned. Jack Shepherd went on the run before he was convicted last July for the manslaughter of Charlotte Brown. The BBC has been told “there are records” of Shepherd being in the Georgian capital Tbilisi and “no sign” he had left the former Soviet state. The Met…

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North Korea ambassador to Italy ‘in hiding’ says South

Image copyright Google Maps Image caption Jo Song-gil was the top envoy at North Korea’s embassy in Rome South Korea’s spy agency has told officials that North Korea’s ambassador to Italy has gone into hiding. The announcement follows unconfirmed reports that Pyongyang’s top diplomat in Italy had sought asylum from an unidentified Western country. Jo Song-gil, the acting North Korean ambassador to Rome, is believed to be the son or son-in-law of one of the highest level officials in North Korea. The last senior diplomat to defect was the deputy…

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The secret I’m hiding under my oversized fashion style

Arooj Aftab, 22, is an influencer who is known for her baggy fashion style. But what her 7,500 Instagram followers don’t know is there’s a big reason she chooses to wear oversized clothes – which she has kept secret until now. Scroll through my Instagram and it’s full of pictures of me in different outfits. The one thing you’ll notice is my style is oversized baggy fits. I’ve always loved the look – it’s something that’s quite sporty but also smart. I’m lucky enough to work in fashion – I…

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‘I’m hiding an Afghan asylum seeker in my house’

Sweden has hardened its stance on accepting asylum seekers, as public opinion shifts on immigration. But not all Swedes welcome the crackdown. In the spirit of student Elin Ersson, who recently refused to sit down unless an Afghan refugee due for deportation was taken off her plane, some are even hiding asylum seekers in their houses. Reporter: Ayman Oghanna Camera: Jewan Abdi Editors: Greg Brosnan, Kate Forbes, Theopoula Skarlatos. Source link

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Cuckoo bee species ‘hiding in plain sight’

Image copyright Thomas Onuferko Image caption A female from one of the newly discovered Attenborough species of cuckoo bee Scientists have discovered 15 new species of cuckoo bees hidden in North American museum collections and in an ancient thesis. Like their avian counterparts, cuckoo bees lay their eggs in the nests of other bees, usually solitary dwellers. When the cuckoos hatch they kill off the usurped bees’ larva and are raised by the unsuspecting host. Researchers say that this type of behaviour is common in bees and up to 15%…

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