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Policeman dies as Russian and Spanish fans clash

Policeman dies as Russian and Spanish fans clash

World
A policeman has died after street fights broke out between officers and rival football fans outside a Spanish stadium.Police in riot gear faced off against hundreds of fans outside the San Mames Stadium in Bilbao before a Europa League match on Thursday night between hosts Athletic Bilbao and Spartak Moscow.Authorities said a police officer, named by Spanish media as 51-year-old Inocencio Alonso Garcia, died in hospital after the confrontations. He had suffered a cardiac arrest.Police said a Russian man was wounded but the extent of his injuries was not immediately disclosed.Image:Basque police officers break up a group of Athletic Bilbao fans outside the San Mames stadiumFans from both clubs were reportedly involved in the clashes which erupted before kick-off.Police were escorting some S...
New Zealand gannet 'no mates Nigel' dies alongside fake partner

New Zealand gannet 'no mates Nigel' dies alongside fake partner

Science
Nigel "no mates", a lonely New Zealand gannet who lived his life on the edge of the cliffs of an uninhabited island, has been found dead alongside his partner - a concrete replica bird.Nigel had been on Mana Island for five years and was besotted with one of the 80 decoys spread across the island.Conservation ranger Chris Bell, who found Nigel's body last week, said his passing was "incredibly sad". "This just feels like the wrong ending to the story," Mr Bell said.Nigel was found next to his immobile concrete partner, who was part of a fake colony created to help lure gannets to Mana Island off the west coast of New Zealand's North Island.He had been observed over the years by volunteers who said they were touched after witnessing him carefully construct a nest from seaweed and twigs on t...
Glee star dies in 'suicide' before sentencing

Glee star dies in 'suicide' before sentencing

Entertainment
Former Glee star Mark Salling has died in a suspected suicide, weeks before he was due to be sentenced for possession of child abuse images.His lawyer Michael Proctor confirmed the actor, 35, who pleaded guilty to the charges in December, was found dead in Los Angeles.However, he did not reveal the cause of death.In a statement, Mr Proctor said: "I can confirm that Mark Salling passed away early this morning."Mark was a gentle and loving person, a person of great creativity, who was doing his best to atone for some serious mistakes and errors of judgement."Image:Salling (right) with Glee co-stars Chris Colfer and Amber RileyImage:The actor was due to be sentenced on 7 MarchA law enforcement official told The Associated Press that Salling was found near a riverbed in Tujunga and the death i...
Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan dies suddenly aged 46

Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan dies suddenly aged 46

Entertainment
The Cranberries lead singer Dolores O'Riordan has died suddenly at the age of 46, her publicist has confirmed.The Irish musician, originally from Limerick, led the band to international success in the 90s with singles including Linger and Zombie.A statement from her publicist said: "The lead singer with the Irish band The Cranberries was in London for a short recording session. "No further details are available at this time."A Metropolitan Police spokesperson said the police were called to a hotel in Park Lane at 09:05 GMT on Monday, where "a woman in her mid-40s" was pronounced dead at the scene. The death is, at this stage, unexplained. Her current band mates in The Cranberries - Noel Hogan, Fergal Lawler, and Mike Hogan - paid tribute to the lead singer on social media. The message said...
Man dies after Stockholm metro station blast

Man dies after Stockholm metro station blast

World
A man has died and a woman been injured after an explosion outside a metro station in Stockholm.Police spokesman Sven-Erik Olsson said witnesses saw the man, in his 60s, pick up an object off the ground "which promptly exploded".He died after being taken to hospital and a 45-year-old woman also suffered minor wounds to her face and both legs.The Expressen and Aftonbladet newspapers said the device was a hand grenade, but that has not been confirmed."It is too early to say," Mr Olsson said. "Technicians are still working on it."Nothing indicates that the (injured) couple were targeted."More from WorldMr Olsson added that it did not appear to have been an act of terrorism.The Varby Gard station, in the Huddinge residential district in southwest Stockholm, was closed off for investigation.Let...