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Newspaper headlines: IS bride pleads for sympathy

Newspaper headlines: IS bride pleads for sympathy By BBC News Staff Image caption The Daily Telegraph leads on comments by Shamima Begum, who left the UK as a schoolgirl four years ago to join the Islamic State group in Syria, that she should be allowed to return after she gave birth to a boy over the weekend. She has named him Jarah, after one of her two previous babies who died. Image caption The controversy surrounding Ms Begum also features on the front of the Metro, which leads with the…

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Driver in Humboldt crash pleads guilty to 29 counts

The driver of the truck that hit the bus carrying the Humboldt Broncos hockey team last April, killing 10 players and six others, pleaded guilty to 29 charges on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: Flowers lie at centre ice as people gather for a vigil at the Elgar Petersen Arena, home of the Humboldt Broncos, to honour the victims of a fatal bus accident in Humboldt, Saskatchewan, Canada April 8, 2018. Jonathan Hayward/Pool via REUTERS The driver, Jaskirat Singh Sidhu, entered his plea to 16 counts of dangerous driving causing death and…

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Uber shootings: Driver pleads guilty to six murders

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Jason Dalton had initially blamed the Uber app for his actions, saying it made him a “puppet” An Uber driver accused of killing six people at random in a shooting spree in the US state of Michigan in 2016 has pleaded guilty to murder, attempted murder and firearms offences. Four people were killed at a restaurant and two at a car dealership in the shootings in the city of Kalamazoo. Jason Dalton, 48, had initially blamed the app for controlling his “mind and body”. But…

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James Arthur’s accountant pleads guilty to fraud

Image copyright PA Image caption The accountant of X Factor winner James Arthur pleaded guilty to fraud An accountant has admitted taking almost £600,000 from X Factor winner James Arthur. Mark Livermore, 39, who worked for Arthur’s company, Raff Music Ltd, moved funds to other accounts without the musician’s knowledge or permission. At Westminster Magistrates’ Court, Livermore, 39, of Billericay, Essex, admitted one count of fraud. Chairwoman of the bench Diane Lennan said it was “an abuse of position over a substantial period of time.” Livermore, of Second Avenue, took…

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Solihull murders: Janbaz Tarin pleads guilty

Image copyright West Midlands Police Image caption Raneem Oudeh (left) and her mother Khaola Saleem were pronounced dead at the scene A man has admitted murdering his ex-partner and her mother. Khaola Saleem, 49, and Raneem Oudeh, 22, were found stabbed to death outside Ms Saleem’s home in Solihull on 27 August. Ms Oudeh’s former partner Janbaz Tarin, 21, was arrested three days later following an extensive police search. They had been married under Islamic law. Tarin pleaded guilty at Birmingham Crown Court. ‘Hunting them down’ Police described it as…

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Maria Butina: Russian activist pleads guilty in US

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Maria Butina has been held in an adult detention centre in Virginia since July A Russian woman accused in the US of acting as an agent for the Kremlin to infiltrate political groups has pleaded guilty in a deal with prosecutors. Gun rights activist Maria Butina, 30, admitted a single count of conspiracy at a court in Washington DC. She allegedly tried to infiltrate the National Rifle Association (NRA) in an effort to influence US policies in favour of Moscow. Butina initially pleaded not guilty.…

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Paul Gascoigne pleads not guilty to sex assault on Durham train

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Paul ‘Gazza’ Gascoigne appeared before magistrates in Peterlee Football legend Paul Gascoigne has denied sexually assaulting a woman on a train from York to Durham. The former England midfielder was arrested at Durham station in August. Appearing at Peterlee Magistrates’ Court, Mr Gascoigne pleaded not guilty to one count of sexual assault by touching. Mr Gascoigne, 51, who played for Newcastle United, Tottenham Hotspur, Lazio and Rangers, will next appear at Teesside Crown Court on 8 January. The retired midfielder shot to international fame…

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Lawrence murder suspect pleads guilty to cannabis charge

Image copyright Julia Quenzler A suspect in the racist murder of Stephen Lawrence in 1993 has pleaded guilty to conspiring to supply “huge quantities” of cannabis resin. Jamie Acourt, 42, had previously denied the change but changed his plea on the second day of his trial at Kingston Crown Court. Acourt, originally from Eltham, south-east London, was extradited from Spain where he was living until his arrest in May. He is due to be sentenced on Friday. Mr Acourt was never convicted of the attack on Stephen Lawrence in 1993…

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Ex-NFL standout Smith pleads no contest in domestic violence case

Former San Francisco 49ers and Oakland Raiders linebacker Aldon Smith entered no-contest pleas to two misdemeanor domestic violence charges on Monday, according to a report. FILE PHOTO – Sep 13, 2015; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders defensive end Aldon Smith (99) embraces Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton (14) after the game at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports Bay City News said he had been charged with false imprisonment and violating a court order, both misdemeanors. In exchange for his plea, Smith, 29, received a sentence of 90…

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Call of Duty ‘swatting’ death prankster pleads guilty

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption There have been a spate of incidents involving gamers that have led to prank calls to the police A California-based gamer faces up to 20 years in jail after admitting crimes including making a hoax call to US police that resulted in them shooting an innocent man dead. Tyler Barriss made the call after becoming involved in a dispute with other video gamers engaged in an online Call of Duty match. The 25-year-old had meant to direct the police to another player’s home. But…

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