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Alfie Evans: Legal battle toddler dies

Alfie Evans case Alfie Evans, the 23-month-old toddler at the centre of a High Court legal battle, has died, nearly a week after his life support was withdrawn. The boy from Merseyside, who had a degenerative brain condition, died at 02:30 BST, his father Tom Evans said. On Facebook he wrote: “My gladiator lay down […]

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Murder inquiry over Russian’s London death

UK police have launched a murder investigation after the death of Russian businessman Nikolai Glushkov in south-west London. Mr Glushkov was found dead at his home in New Malden on 12 March. A post-mortem examination revealed Mr Glushkov, who was 68, died from “compression to the neck”. There is, at this stage, no evidence linking […]

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Bitcoin volatility sees trades suspended on certain exchanges

Bitcoin plunged on Friday, extending a fall that saw the crypto-currency lose more than a third of its value from a record of nearly $20,000 (£15,000). The crypto-currency’s price dipped below $11,000 on Friday, according to the Coindesk exchange website, before recovering to about $12,000. Amid the swing, three Bitcoin-related exchanges suspended certain trades. Bitcoin has […]

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Jerusalem: Palestinian leader Abbas spurns US peace plan

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has said he will not accept any US plan for peace with Israel, after it recognised Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. His comments came after a UN General Assembly vote effectively repudiated Washington’s controversial declaration. Washington has for the past few months been drafting a new peace plan, though it has not divulged […]