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Man charged over escape room fire deaths

Man charged over escape room fire deaths

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A man has been charged over a fire at an escape room in Poland in which five teenage girls died. The 28-year-old suspect was charged with "deliberately creating the danger of a fire in the escape room and with unintentionally causing the death of people in a fire" a spokesman for the district prosecutor said.Ryszard Gasiorowski said the suspect, identified only as Milosz S., had neglected to ensure escape routes that could have allowed the girls to flee during the blaze.Five girls aged around 15 were killed in the fire in the city of Koszalin on Friday night, while they celebrated a birthday.Escape rooms, a party attraction in which users are locked in a room and must answer puzzles and complete tasks to get out, are extremely popular among young people in Poland. Mo...
Kevin Spacey: Actor charged with sexual assault in Massachusetts

Kevin Spacey: Actor charged with sexual assault in Massachusetts

Entertainment
US actor Kevin Spacey has been charged with sexually assaulting a teenager at a bar in Massachusetts.He will appear in court on 7 January over the incident, which allegedly occurred in Nantucket in July 2016.On Monday, Mr Spacey posted a video in which he appears to deny any wrongdoing while in character as Frank Underwood from House of Cards."I'm certainly not going to pay the price for the things I didn't do," he says in the clip."You wouldn't believe the worst without evidence, would you?" he asks. "You wouldn't rush to judgements without facts." How the Kevin Spacey story unfolded What has #MeToo actually changed? The alleged victim is the son of former television news presenter Heather Unruh, who spoke publicly about the inc...
Kevin Spacey charged with sexual assault as he posts cryptic 'darkest secrets' video

Kevin Spacey charged with sexual assault as he posts cryptic 'darkest secrets' video

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The Oscar-Winning actor has been charged with sexual assault after an alleged incident that occurred back in 2016.The Academy Award winner is alleged to have assaulted a teenage boy at a bar in Boston in Massachusetts.Michael O’Keefe, the Cape and Island district attorney in Massachusetts, said that the actor will appear at Nantucket District Court on January 7 on the charge of indecent assault and battery.Heather Unruh, the alleged victim’s mum claimed that Kevin repeatedly stuck his hand down the pants of her 18-year-old son. Related Articles The allegations were first made during a press conference in November 2017.As reports emerged, the 59-year-old took to Twitter sharing a video with his 4.51million followers called Let Me Be Frank.It is his first social media pos...
Huawei boss charged by US 'had seven passports'

Huawei boss charged by US 'had seven passports'

Technology
US prosecutors have charged Huawei's chief financial officer with fraud, saying she had used at least seven passports in 11 years. American officials are attempting to prevent Meng Wanzhou from being bailed from a Canadian court after she was charged with conspiracy to defraud multiple financial institutions between 2009 and 2014.It is alleged the 46-year-old used Hong Kong company Skycom to access the Iranian market in deals that violated US sanctions.She allegedly assured US banks that Huawei and Skycom were different companies but prosecutors say they were one and the same.Meng was arrested in Vancouver on 1 December and appeared in one of the city's courts on Friday, where prosecutor John Gibb-Carsley asked the judge to deny her application for bail.He said that the dau...
Pittsburgh synagogue shooting suspect charged

Pittsburgh synagogue shooting suspect charged

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A man accused of killing 11 people at a Pittsburgh synagogue during a baby naming ceremony has been charged with 29 offences. Robert Bowers, 46, was charged with offences including hate crimes and weapons offences as he recovered in hospital having been shot several times after exchanging gunfire with police, authorities said. Image: Suspected gunman Robert Bowers is in custody. Pic: US media The 20-minute attack at Tree of Life Congregation in Pittsburgh's Squirrel Hill neighbourhood at 10am on Saturday left six others wounded, including four police officers.The suspect is believed to have shouted antisemitic slurs, including "all Jews must die" as he barged into the synagogue on Saturday morning before opening fire in one of the dead...