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ASAP Rocky case: Rapper found guilty of assault

ASAP Rocky case: Rapper found guilty of assault

Entertainment
Media playback is unsupported on your device US rapper ASAP Rocky, real name Rakim Mayers, has been found guilty of assault during a Stockholm fight and given a two-year suspended sentence. The 30-year-old has also been ordered to pay damages to the victim.ASAP Rocky spent nearly a month in custody after the assault, which happened at the end of June, before being released ahead of the verdict.He's posted on Instagram saying he's "disappointed" with the verdict and thanking fans for their support. Two members of ASAP Rocky's entourage, Bladimir Corniel and David Rispers, were found guilty of the same charge."The assault has not been of such a serious nature that a prison sentence must be chosen," the court sai...
Jeffrey Epstein: Financier found dead in New York prison cell

Jeffrey Epstein: Financier found dead in New York prison cell

World
US financier Jeffrey Epstein has been found dead in his prison cell while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges.His body was discovered at 06:30 local time (10:30 GMT) on Saturday at a facility in New York.Officials said his death was an apparent suicide. The FBI is investigating the incident.Epstein, 66, pleaded not guilty to sex trafficking and conspiracy charges last month and was being held without bail."[He] was found unresponsive in his cell in the Special Housing Unit from an apparent suicide," a statement from the justice department said. "Mr Epstein was transported... to a local hospital for treatment of life-threatening injuries, and subsequently pronounced dead," the statement added. Profile: Disgraced financier Je...
Supermassive black hole found to be one of largest-ever discovered

Supermassive black hole found to be one of largest-ever discovered

Technology
By Catrin Rutland, news reporter A supermassive black hole has been found to be up to nine times larger than previously expected - making it one of the biggest-ever discovered.The black hole in the Holmberg 15A galaxy has a mass nearly 40 billion times larger than the Sun and is the biggest to be measured using a method called direct dynamical detection. In comparison, images recently captured of another one in the centre of the M87 galaxy showed it was 6.5 billion times bigger than the Sun. Image: The black hole within the M87 galaxy was the first to be photographed - it is 6.5 billion times bigger than the Sun Our galaxy, the Milky Way, is likely to have its own supermassive black hole with an ...
Missing British scientist found dead in 65ft ravine on Greek island

Missing British scientist found dead in 65ft ravine on Greek island

World
The body of a British woman missing on the Greek island of Ikaria has been found in a ravine.Astrophysicist Natalie Christopher had been missing since Monday morning after she failed to return from a run. In a brief statement, Greek police confirmed that a body found in a 20m (65ft) deep ravine belonged to the 35-year-old. Image: The 35-year-old was reported missing after she failed to return from a run It was found by a volunteer assisting in the search.The cause of death has not yet been established. Advertisement Ms Christopher, who was from London but lived in Nicosia in Cyprus, was on holiday with her Cypriot partner at the time of her disappearan...
Researchers may have found a way to block gonorrhea infection

Researchers may have found a way to block gonorrhea infection

Health
Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Researchers may have found a way to prevent gonorrhea infection, which affects more than 820,000 people each year, a new study says. By cutting off the capacity for the bacterial pathogen Neisseria gonorrhoeae to use the mineral zinc, researchers say they can prevent infection, according to research published Monday in PLoS Pathogens. This is an important finding because, in addition to gonorrhea being resistant to most drugs, it may lead to development of a vaccine against the sexually transmitted infection. "Our results are significant because N. gonorrhoeae will die if it can't get enough zinc," Cynthia Nau Cornelissen, senior author of the study and director of the Center for Translational Immunology in the Institute for Biomedical Sciences, said in a press release. I...