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Carla Stefaniak: Man held in US tourist's death in Costa Rica

A body found near a Costa Rica Airbnb has reportedly been identified as the remains of a US tourist who went missing last week.Carla Stefaniak disappeared on 28 November during a trip to celebrate her 36th birthday.Walter Espinoza, head of Costa Rica's Judicial Investigation Department, was quoted by AP news agency as saying the Florida woman had died of head trauma.He said a security guard at the property had been arrested. The suspect, 32-year-old Bismarck Espinosa Martinez, had been in the room next door to Ms Stefaniak, and made conflicting statements to police, said officials. Investigators earlier said the body...
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Japan's final pager provider to end its service in 2019

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionRetro tech: When the pager was king Japan's last pager provider has announced it will end its service in September 2019 - bringing a national end to telecommunication beepers, 50 years after their introduction.Around 1,500 users remain subscribed to Tokyo Telemessage, which has not made the devices in 20 years. Hospital workers favour them as they do not emit electromagnetic waves, the Japan Times reports. The once-popular devices are able to receive and show wireless messages.Users would then find a phone to call the sender back. Developed in the 1950s and 1960s,...
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US mid-term elections: Republican committee reports hacking to FBI

Campaign officials for the US Republican Party had their email accounts hacked ahead of this year's mid-term elections, it has emerged.The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) said it was the victim of a cyber intrusion by an "unknown entity", and the FBI had been informed.Party officials said none of the emails had been made public.News website Politico, which first reported the hack, said the accounts of four senior aides had been targeted.It said the accounts were compromised for several months until the intrusion was spotted in April by an NRCC official who alerted the committee. The NRCC co-ordinates election campaigns...

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Jeffrey Epstein apology deprives accusers of day in court

An influential billionaire accused of sexually abusing dozens of young girls has deprived his alleged victims of the chance to testify against him for the first time, by settling a lawsuit.Financier Jeffrey Epstein reached a last-minute agreement on Tuesday in the civil case in Palm Beach, Florida.The lawsuit had pitted Epstein, 65, against a lawyer representing women who say the tycoon abused them as teens.Epstein admitted prostitution charges in 2008 and served a year in jail.In his latest legal battle, the registered sex offender originally sued lawyer Bradley Edwards, who has represented alleged Epstein victims. When the financier dropped the...
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Mervyn King: Brexit deal like Nazi appeasement

Former Bank of England governor Mervyn King has likened Theresa May's Brexit deal to the appeasement of the Nazis in the 1930s.The Brexit supporter wrote a Bloomberg article calling for the deal to be abandoned.Earlier, Bank of England governor Mark Carney warned food prices could rise between 5% and 10% if there was a disorderly Brexit.Theresa May faces deep opposition in Parliament to the proposed deal.Lord King wrote there had been three episodes in modern history when the British political class let down the rest of the country. 'Madness'"In the 1930s, with appeasement; in the 1970s, when the British economy...
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Wall Street shares drop as yield curve causes alarm

Wall Street shares have fallen sharply, with financial companies suffering the biggest declines. The Dow Jones and S&P 500 indexes were down about 2.5% at mid-day, while the Nasdaq sank about 3%.The fall came as a closely-watched financial measure caused alarm about US economic prospects.Increased doubts also emerged that talks between the US and China will lead to an easing of trade tensions, reversing Monday's rise.The declines extended several weeks of sharp swings in the market. On Monday, the share indexes closed only barely ahead for the year as a whole, despite hitting record highs earlier in the summer. Analysts...

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Pound drops to 2017 lows after government contempt vote

The pound briefly dropped to April 2017 lows against the dollar on Tuesday.This was after MPs found the government in contempt of Parliament for not publishing its full legal advice on Theresa May's Brexit deal.Sterling then recovered after an amendment on handing Parliament a greater say, should the Brexit deal be defeated on 11 December, was approved.The pound briefly dropped against the dollar to $1.2660, before climbing back to $1.2709 to trade flat.Over the past few months the pound has been rocked by political turmoil as Theresa May tries to win support for her Brexit deal. In November, the pound...
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Birmingham man's plea after wife's 'Brazilian bum lift' operation death

The husband of a woman who died after a "Brazilian bum lift" procedure in Hungary has urged others not to travel abroad for similar surgery.Tryce Harry, 49, from Birmingham, had procedures including liposuction to transfer fat into her buttocks, an inquest was told.But she went into cardiac arrest and died after suffering a "fat embolism", Birmingham Coroner's Court heard.Coroner Emma Brown ruled neglect did not play a part in Mrs Harry's death.Teaching assistant Mrs Harry's husband Kirk said he had supported his wife's "dream" of cosmetic treatment, but added: "I would advise anyone considering this procedure to have it done...
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Mark Hamill questions Luke Skywalker lightsaber auction

Star Wars actor Mark Hamill has questioned the sale of a lightsaber billed as his character's "original" at a Hollywood auction. Profiles in History's Blockbuster Hollywood Treasures auction will be held in Los Angeles later in December. Their website lists one of the lots as "The original Mark Hamill 'Luke Skywalker' lightsaber", estimated to sell for up to $200,000 (£157,000).But on Twitter, Mr Hamill explained it may not be a one-off. "Be Advised," the actor wrote, "There was no ONE lightsaber I used in the films, but many, MANY, both for myself & my stunt-double." He ended the tweet with...

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Nato accuses Russia of breaking nuclear missile treaty

Western military alliance Nato has formally accused Russia of breaching the 1987 Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, which banned land-based nuclear missiles in Europe.Following a meeting, Nato foreign ministers issued a statement supporting US accusations of Russian violations.The US has threatened to withdraw from the treaty because of Russian actions.The deal banned ground-launched medium-range missiles with a range of 500-5,500km (310-3,400 miles)."Allies have concluded that Russia has developed and fielded a missile system, the 9M729, which violates the INF Treaty and poses significant risks to Euro-Atlantic security," the Nato foreign ministers' statement reads. "We strongly support the finding of the...
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No you Kant: Russians reject German thinker's name for airport

A Russian vice-admiral has denounced the 18th-Century German philosopher Immanuel Kant as a "traitor", calling for him to be rejected in a vote to rename Russia's Kaliningrad airport. Vice-Admiral Igor Mukhametshin's rant to sailors came after anti-Kant protesters had thrown paint at a statue of the great thinker in Kaliningrad.Kant was easily beaten in the online vote by Empress Elizabeth (1709-1762).Kaliningrad was Kant's home when the Baltic city was Prussian Königsberg.The city was renamed Kaliningrad after Soviet forces drove the Nazis out in 1945, at huge cost. It was mostly in ruins after the fighting and its majority ethnic Germans...
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Brexit: Full legal advice to be published after contempt vote

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe moment the voting figures were announced and the government was told to disclose its legal advice over Brexit. The government will publish its full legal advice on Theresa May's Brexit deal after MPs found it in contempt of Parliament for not doing so.The Commons supported a motion, backed by six opposition parties, demanding full disclosure, by 311 votes to 293.Labour demanded the attorney general's advice should be released ahead of next Tuesday's key vote on Mrs May's deal.In response Commons Leader Andrea Leadsom said the government "would respond" on Wednesday.She told...