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Cambodian court upholds life sentence for critic’s killer

World
Cambodia's Supreme Court has upheld a life prison term given to a man convicted of murdering a prominent government critic. The court on Friday rejected the appeal of Oeut Ang for a reduction in his sentence for shooting dead political analyst Kem Ley at a convenience store in the capital Phnom Penh in July 2016. Oeut Ang had claimed he shot Kem Ley over an alleged loan he failed to pay back. But there was widespread speculation the killing was politically motivated because of Kem Ley's caustic commentaries about Prime Minister Hun Sen and his government in the media. The killing took place shortly after Kem Ley spoke on radio about a report alleging that Hun Sen's family had taken advantage of its connections for financial gain.Let's block ads! (Why?) ABC News: International
Olive tree killer disease still poses risk to Europe

Olive tree killer disease still poses risk to Europe

Science
Southern Europe countries are said to be at the greatest risk from a deadly disease described as a "very serious threat" to the EU's olive industry.The European Food Safety Authority (ESFA) says computer modelling has helped understand how it spreads, but there is no cure for infected plants.Experts describe Xylella as one of the "most dangerous pathogens worldwide".It was first recorded in Italy in 2013, and has since spread to other European nations.Olive killer disease reaches Spain"One of the problems of Xylella is that is a bit of a silent spreader," explained Dr Stephen Parnell from the University of Salford and chairman of the EFSA's working group on Xylella fastidiosa pest risk assessment."You can have different lengths ...
Blood scandal teens made pact to discover their killer

Blood scandal teens made pact to discover their killer

Health
A group of teenagers with haemophilia who were infected by contaminated blood made a pact that whoever survived would find out what was killing them, a public inquiry has heard. Stephen Nicholls, now 52, said he is the only one of his friends left alive and he thinks about that "every day".Thousands of people were infected with hepatitis C and HIV from contaminated blood in the 1970s and '80s. Victims are telling a public inquiry how their lives have been ruined.Prime Minister Theresa May said the public inquiry into the contaminated blood scandal "should have taken place earlier". Mr Nicholls was diagnosed with haemophilia when he was one. At the age of eight, in 1976, he started attending Treloar's school for children with dis...
Shockingly Evil : Efron as notorious serial killer Ted Bundy

Shockingly Evil : Efron as notorious serial killer Ted Bundy

Entertainment
By Gemma Peplow, arts and entertainment reporter Zac Efron has spoken about how he got into the psyche of serial killer Ted Bundy at the premiere of his new film about the notorious US murderer.The Hollywood star spoke to Sky News on the red carpet for Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil And Vile alongside his co-star Lily Collins, who plays his long-term girlfriend, Elizabeth Kloepfer (called Liz Kendall in the film). Image: Ted Bundy was executed in 1989 After maintaining his innocence for years, Bundy finally confessed to the murders of more than 30 women and girls across several states in the 1970s before his execution in 1989. However, it is believed the real number of victims is still unknown and tha...
US seeks to allay fears over killer robots

US seeks to allay fears over killer robots

Technology
Humans will always make the final decision on whether armed robots can shoot, the US Department of Defense has said.The statement comes as plans emerge for gun platforms that can choose their own targets on the battlefield.The plans seek to upgrade existing aiming systems, using developments in machine intelligence.The US said rules governing armed robots still stood and humans would retain the power to veto their actions.Engage targetsThe defence department's plans seek to upgrade the current Advanced Targeting and Lethality Automated System (Atlas) used on ground combat vehicles to help human gunners aim.The military is seeking commercial partners to help develop aiming systems to "acquire, identify, and engage targets at least...