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Crowd including ‘schoolchildren’ watch as 10 sentenced to death in public trial in China

In a “tragic” trial, residents in Lufeng in southern Guangdong province were invited to see the trial via an official notice on social media to see the sentencing of seven people accused of drug-related crimes and others found guilty of murder and robbery. After the sentencing – which took place in a huge stadium – eight of the accused were taken away and immediately executed. William Nee at Amnesty International said it was “absolutely tragic”. Speaking to MailOnline, Mr Nee said: “The mass sentencing rally that took place — including…

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US and South Korea in training exercise to ‘destroy Kim Jong-un’s nukes’

Last week the two countries took part in a “Warrior Strike” exercise at Camp Stanley near the South Korean capital of Seoul. The military training took place between Tuesday and Friday and is said to have replicated how weapons of mass destruction would be destroyed in the hermit state. US Defence Secretary James Mattis has suggested a “ground invasion” is required in order to stop the threat posed by Kim Jong-un’s corrupt regime. In a letter to military chiefs he said: “The only way to locate and destroy – with…

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North Korea missile alert as Kim vows ‘unflinching’ fight on anniversary of father’s death

The Kim Jong-il ruled over North Korea for 17 years between 1994 and 2011 and oversaw a famine that killed up to 3million people. Kim Jong-un was quoted as pledging his commitment to “fight more unflinchingly” to make the rogue state “independent in politics, self-supporting in the economy and self-reliant in defence”. His son visits his grave every year to mark his passing, while thousands of North Koreans morn his death in choreographed tributes that have been captured on video. The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington…

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Carolina Panthers’ owner intends to sell team after the season

Getty Images Panthers owner Jerry Richardson planned to sell the team he founded shortly after his death, rather than keep it in his family. But with a new set of allegations that he sexually harassed employees and used racially insensitive language emerged changed the story, he’s not going to wait. The Panthers announced a statement from Richardson that he intends to sell the team he brought to his home state. “I believe that it is time to turn the franchise…

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Russia ‘stop hunting spies to crack down on football hooligans’ and protect England fans

GETTY The FSB is conducting ‘intense’ scrutiny of Russian football fans Russia’s FSB – formerly KGB – is conducting “intense” scrutiny of Russian football fans under strict orders from the Government, according to Alexander Shprygin. Mr Shprygin is President of the Russian Union of Supporters and was blamed for orchestrating the mob in Marseille at Euro 2016 which left two English fans in comas and dozens injured. He said: “All the FSB agents are doing now is working on the World Cup. “They are no longer looking for foreign spies…

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British embassy worker found dead by roadside

BEIRUT — A British woman who worked at the U.K. embassy in Beirut was found strangled by the side of the road east of the Lebanese capital and authorities are investigating whether she was also sexually assaulted, officials said Sunday. Britain’s Foreign Office in London confirmed the death of the embassy staffer, who worked for the British Department for International Department. British officials declined to provide further details. She was named by British media and her friends as Rebecca Dykes. In a statement released by the Foreign Office, the family…

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Xbox One news: Final Backwards Compatibility 2017 and Games with Gold December

The final Xbox One Backwards Compatibility games have been released by Microsoft in 2017. More are still coming next year, however, Microsoft have confirmed that there will be no new titles arriving this week. Xbox’s Major Nelson himself has confirmed that no more announcements are being planned for December, although more will arrive in 2018. The team in charge of putting together these projects are off on their holidays, although fans can still add new Xbox 360 titles to their libraries through Games with Gold. The final titles to be…

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Russia Vs UK: Theresa May under pressure to make a move to upset Moscow

Theresa May is being pushed to ho head to head with Moscow in a move which will likely enrage the Kremlin. Senior politicians and Lords are attempting to introduce laws imposing visa bans on anyone known to have committed serious human right abuses. A “Magnitsky Act” could be used to stop people entering the country, although, there are cases where this already happens. Former Prime Minister David Cameron insisted Britain should follow the US and Canada and make official a law which can ban people currently free “to come and…

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi review, Star Wars’ most unpredictable film yet (SPOILERS)

LUCASFILM Star Wars: The Last Jedi takes a completely new direction, but it works wonders The franchise’s excellent eighth “episode” is the most unpredictable yet. Writer and director Rian Johnson offers twists, red herrings, shock deaths and one very unexpected resurrection. After the fun but very familiar The Force Awakens, a much-needed element of surprise has been returned to the galaxy far, far away. The biggest shock is Skywalker (Mark Hamill) himself. When Harrison Ford returned to the franchise two years ago, his mission was to supply retro thrills to…

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BREAKING: UK diplomat murdered in Beirut – body found on motorway ‘with choke marks’

A woman’s body was discovered on the side of the Metn Highway in Beirut yesterday.  The body had choke marks, according to local press, who said it also appeared she had been thrown from a car and possibly sexually assaulted.  Lebanese police today confimed the woman was Rebecca Dykes, who worked at the British embassy in Beirut. They said they were treating the incident as murder.  Her body was taken to Dahr al-Bashak Hospital where a post-mortem has now taken place.  Ms Dykes family said: “We are devastated by the…

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