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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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Twitter cuts suspect users from follower counts again, blames bug

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) made another attempt to make users’ tallies of followers more accurate on Friday, subtracting millions of suspicious followers which had reappeared on the social media service since a major purge in July. Men are silhouetted against a video screen with a Twitter logo as he poses with a Samsung S4 smartphone in this photo illustration taken in the central Bosnian town of Zenica, August 14, 2013. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic (BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA – Tags: BUSINESS TELECOMS) Twitter is under pressure to tackle its problem…

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Pittsburgh synagogue shooting: Suspect charged with murder

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption“It’s a horrific crime scene. One of the worst, and I’ve been on plane crashes” A man suspected of killing 11 people in a synagogue in Pittsburgh has been charged with murder – in what is believed to be the worst anti-Semitic attack in recent US history. Robert Bowers, 46, is accused of opening fire at the Tree of Life synagogue during its Sabbath service. He faces 29 criminal counts, including use of a firearm to commit murder. Prosecutors say he will…

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US mail bombs: Suspect Cesar Sayoc ‘was anti everything’

Ex-bosses of US mail bombing suspect Cesar Sayoc have been painting very different pictures when asked about him. The 56-year-old, who was arrested in Florida, faces five charges including mailing explosives and threatening ex-presidents. Items have been sent in recent days to figures including ex-President Barack Obama and actor Robert de Niro. The incidents come less than two weeks before the US mid-term elections, with politics highly polarised. Source link

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US mail bomb suspect: Who is Cesar Sayoc?

Image copyright Broward County Sheriff’s Office Image caption Cesar Sayoc, 56, was arrested on Friday A man who had worked as a road manager for an all-male striptease show has been arrested after a spate of bomb scares across the US. Authorities say Cesar Sayoc – who was arrested in Florida on Friday – is the prime suspect in the case of a mail-bombing campaign aimed at high-profile US figures critical of President Donald Trump. Recent days saw a dozen suspected live explosive devices sent to top Democrats, including former…

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David Schwimmer: Blackpool Police identify Friends lookalike theft suspect

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe one with the doppelganger: Many thought the suspect (left) bore a striking resemblance to David Schwimmer Police searching for a Ross Geller “lookalike” thief believe they have identified the man after being “inundated” with responses. Social media images of the man clutching a crate of beer went viral, and saw him dubbed the “spitting image” of Friends actor David Schwimmer. A Lancashire Police spokeswoman said: “We think we know who he is but we just need to trace him.” The man…

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Suspect package ‘found at De Niro restaurant’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption US reports say actor Robert De Niro’s restaurant has been sent a suspected explosive device A suspect package similar to those sent to CNN and senior Democrats has been sent to a New York restaurant owned by the actor Robert De Niro, US media say. Citing police sources, NBC said a device arrived at the Tribeca Grill early on Thursday local time. If linked to previous packages, this would be the eighth explosive device sent to a perceived critic of President Trump. De Niro is…

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Donald Trump calls for more civility in politics following suspect packages

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Bomb squad trucks seen outside the Time Warner building in New York City President Donald Trump has called on people to be more civil in politics, after a series of suspected explosives were sent to high-profile US figures. He was speaking after parcels were sent to CNN and top Democrats, including Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. None of the packages exploded. The FBI has launched a hunt for their sender. The president’s critics called his latest remarks hypocritical, as he often uses vicious language…

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Groping suspect says Trump said it was OK to grab women

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The female passenger said she was groped twice A man accused of groping a woman on an aircraft has told US police that President Donald Trump had said it was OK to grab women. The man was charged in New Mexico with “abusive sexual contact” after he allegedly touched the breasts of the passenger sitting in front of him. The woman was helped by aircraft staff to find a different seat and the man was arrested on arrival in Albuquerque. Mr Trump was once recorded…

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Jamal Khashoggi: Saudi murder suspect had spy training

Image copyright EPA Image caption Turkish media released CCTV pictures allegedly showing the Saudi ‘hit squad’ suspected of Mr Khashoggi’s disappearance The BBC has uncovered new details about one of the men accused of murdering Jamal Khashoggi, a prominent Saudi journalist who was critical of his country’s government. Turkish media identified Maher Abdulaziz Mutreb as being part of a 15-member team of suspected Saudi agents who flew into and out of Istanbul on the day of Mr Khashoggi’s disappearance from the city’s Saudi consulate on 2 October. He is said…

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