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Witness: El Chapo's wife was in on plans for prison escape

Witness: El Chapo's wife was in on plans for prison escape

World
The wife of Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman played a key role in his infamous 2015 escape from prison through a tunnel dug into the shower of his cell, a witness tesified Wednesday at the kingpin's U.S. trial. Former cartel worker Damaso Lopez Nunez told the jury that Emma Coronel Aispuro helped her husband trade messages with his sons and others who coordinated the breakout at Altiplano prison in central Mexico. Coronel "was giving us his orders," Lopez told a New York jury, adding that she also was in on meetings about the escape. After Guzman was recaptured and thrown in another Mexican lockup, the cartel paid a $ 2 million bribe to a prison official in exchange for getting him moved back to Altiplano, the witness said. Before that could happen, Guzman was sent in 2017 to ...
After survival and escape, missing teen now faces long road to recovery, experts say

After survival and escape, missing teen now faces long road to recovery, experts say

Health
To the joy of her family and supporters throughout the country, Jayme Closs, the 13-year-old girl who has been missing since Oct. 15, was found alive Thursday night. Three months ago, she was declared missing after her parents were shot and killed in their home in Barron, Wisconsin. But Thursday night, she approached a dog walker on the street in the small town of Gordon, about 70 miles and an hour away from her home, asking for help. A suspect, James Thomas Patterson, in a nearby house was taken into custody shortly after police arrived on the scene. The next day, he was charged with two counts of first-degree murder and kidnapping, authorities said. The teenage girl is currently stable and being treated at a hospital before being reunited with the rest of her family. Closs ...
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...
How missing Dubai princess practised her escape

How missing Dubai princess practised her escape

World
Footage of a missing Dubai princess scuba diving in her palace as she prepares to flee her family has been shared with Sky News, along with new pictures of the young woman. Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum is the daughter of Dubai's ruler.In March, Princess Latifa fled the UAE and a video was circulated online in which she made allegations of abuse at the hands of her father. Image: Latifa and Tiina on the day of the escape. Pic: Detained in Dubai This week marks nine months since she was last seen - and Wednesday was the princess's 33rd birthday.Her case sounds stranger than fiction, but has been accepted by Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International, while the UN group on enforced disappearances ...
Astronauts escape malfunctioning Soyuz rocket

Astronauts escape malfunctioning Soyuz rocket

Science
A capsule carrying the two crew members of a Russian Soyuz rocket that malfunctioned on lift-off has landed safely in Kazakhstan.Russian Cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin and US astronaut Nick Hague are reported to be "in good condition", both Nasa and Russian media said.Search and rescue teams are now en route to the landing site.The rocket had taken off for the International Space Station (ISS) when it suffered a problem with its booster.The crew had to return in "ballistic descent mode", Nasa tweeted, which it explained was "a sharper angle of landing compared to normal".The Soyuz rocket had taken off at 04:40 Eastern time for a four-orbit, six-hour journey to the ISS.Mr Hague and Mr Ovchinin were due to spend six months on the statio...