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Family who took in Nikolas Cruz said he showed no warning signs

When the Snead family took Nikolas Cruz into their home last November, they thought of him as one of their own. Now, they’re trying to think of how they may have missed the warning signs. “The Nik we knew was not the monster he turned out to be,” James Snead, whose son befriended Cruz, told NBC News. Cruz, 19, is charged with the premeditated murder 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, later confessing to police that he was the gunman in the shooting, according to a Broward Sheriff’s…

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Sport 

Chelsea star Eden Hazard confirms Real Madrid interest and issues warning to Barcelona

Chelsea host Barcelona in the first leg of their last-16 clash at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday (7.45pm). Spanish media have descended on London for the game but are also keen to get Hazard’s take on interest from Real Madrid. Express Sport understands Real are keen to get a deal for Hazard in place before the summer. But Hazard insists his full focus for now is on Chelsea. “For the time being I’m here, there are still some months to go and competitions to try to win, then the World Cup…

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World War 3: Iran arming Yemen rebels to fight proxy war sparking backlash in Middle East

The draft resolution, seen by Reuters, urges the United Nations Security Council to condemn Iran for failing to stop its ballistic missiles from falling into the hands of Yemen’s Houthi rebel group and to take action against Tehran over its sanctions violations. Speaking today, Boris Johnson called on Iran to stop actions which could escalate the conflict in Yemen. His comments come after UN experts found missiles and military equipment of Iranian origin were being introduced into Yemen after an arms embargo. A proxy war is playing out in Yemen…

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Entertainment 

I, Tonya: What Tonya Harding REALLY thinks of movie with Margot Robbie and Allison Janney

The biopic tells the story of figure skater Harding’s rise and fall from the public eye, revealing her upbringing at the hands of an abusive mother (played by Allison Janney) and the notorious attack those who knew her carried out on rival Nancy Kerrigan. The cast and crew have been speaking out about how she feels about the finished product, with Alison Janney telling Ellen DeGeneres: “She did [like it], I think she loved my performance a lot. I was like, ‘oh you poor thing’. “She loved the movie, there…

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US vows to settle North Korea nuclear crisis as Tillerson condemns UNACCEPTABLE threat

In a rare interview last night, Mr Tillerson maintained Washington’s tough-talking stance on the North Korea issue and vowed not to give in to Pyongyang’s warmongering rhetoric. He said: “We’re not using a carrot to convince them to talk. We’re using large sticks. And that is what they need to understand.” “I’m gonna use all the time available to me, our diplomatic efforts will continue until that first bomb drops.  “My job is never to have a reason for the first bomb to drop. GETTY/CBS Kim Jong-un has been carrying…

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Bali horror: Woman falls 40 metres into VOLCANO – hero firefighter climbs in to rescue

The 33-year-old firefighter was on a solo backpacking tour when he raced to save the woman.  Mr Conway, based at Highgate Station in Birmingham, was part of a group climbing Mount Batur to watch the sun rise on Saturday when disaster struck.  He told Birmingham Live: “We’d got to the top and I’d just sat down when I heard screaming coming from inside the volcano. “I went to have a look and saw a woman had fallen in and was about 40 metres down the crater which was about 150…

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London Rules book review: One of Mick Herron’s best books

Whether because they’re alcoholics, drug addicts, gamblers or simply responsible for some almighty cock-up or other, and are forced to do menial tasks in the hope that they resign out of boredom. It doesn’t exist except in the ingenious mind of Mick Herron (at least, for the sake of our national security, I hope it doesn’t). But to Herron’s readers it has come to seem as real as their own offices. Its inhabitants are now as familiar as our own co-workers and probably, despite their numerous personality deficiencies, a lot…

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Why does restoring full power in Puerto Rico seem like a never-ending task?

About a third of Puerto Rico’s residents — over 900,000 — are still living without electricity five months after Hurricane Maria battered the island on Sept. 20th of last year. As power restoration efforts continue against all odds, it’s still hard for officials to say when the power will be fully restored, the question on everyone’s mind. “I would hesitate to give you a date,” said Lt. Col. John Cunningham of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the deputy commander for the Task Force Power Restoration on the island. “We…

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Olympic curler suspected of doping raises question: Why?

GANGNEUNG, South Korea — Fans of curling at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics describe the sport as cerebral, calculating and generally genteel. If you’re wanting feats of physicality, they say, head over to the mountain for freestyle skiing. However, Monday’s announcement that Russian curler Alexander Krushelnitsky — the winner of a bronze medal last week with wife Anastasia Bryzgalova in the mixed-doubles competition — is suspected of doping after failing a preliminary drug test has sent shockwaves through a sport not commonly associated with scandal. “It’s a little different than like…

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Technology 

The Pirate Bay and Kodi users could face up to six years in jail in shock new rules

GETY Kod and The Pirate Bay users could face up to six years in jail The Pirate Bay and Kodi users who infringe copyright laws could soon face a lengthy jail term. Sweden has long been regarded as taking a soft approach on online piracy but that looks set to change in the coming months. According to Torrentfreak, new recommendations recieved by Sweden’s Minister for Justice, Heléne Fritzon, could see those breaking the law get a maximum of six years in jail. Council of Justice member Dag Mattsson, has suggested…

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