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Suspected arsonist given artificial skin ‘expects death sentence’

Suspected arsonist given artificial skin ‘expects death sentence’

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A suspected arsonist who suffered life-threatening burns on 90% of his body has undergone surgery using mostly artificial skin, Japanese media said.Shinji Aoba is accused of killing 36 people and injuring 32 others after allegedly setting fire to an animation studio in Kyoto in July as he reportedly believed the company stole his story ideas. The 41-year-old suspect was in a critical condition, with third degree burns that destroyed the innermost layer of his skin. ...
Turkey deports suspected Islamic State fighter to U.S. after he was ‘stuck’ at Greek border

Turkey deports suspected Islamic State fighter to U.S. after he was ‘stuck’ at Greek border

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Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Turkey deported an American suspected Islamic State fighter to the United States after the man was held in limbo at the Turkey-Greece border, Turkish officials announced Friday. Turkey-supported forces captured Muhammad Darwish Bassam, 39, who is of Jordanian descent, in October during Turkey's military offensive in Syria. Turkey initially sent Bassam to Greece, his country of choice, but Greece denied him entry. Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said Bassam was "stuck" between Turkey and Greece. The United States also initially refused him, but later approved the deportation. "Upon the commitment of the USA to issue a travel document, necessary procedures have been initiated to send the foreign terrorist fighter to the USA," the Turkish Interior Ministry said. Tu...
Amazon Echo may have been a witness to a suspected murder

Amazon Echo may have been a witness to a suspected murder

Technology
By Minyvonne Burke, NBC News Police in Florida believe recordings from a murder suspect's Amazon Echo may contain crucial information as they investigate an alleged argument at the man's home that ended in his girlfriend's death.Adam Reechard Crespo, 43, is charged with murder in connection to the July death of Silvia Galva, who died after suffering a stab wound to the chest. The Broward County Sheriff's Office believes Crespo's Echo - a smart speaker that connects to the Amazon voice-activated personal assistant Alexa - may have been a witness to the crime and obtained search warrants for all the device's recordings.Hallandale Beach Police Department spokesman Sgt Pedro Abut told the Sun-Sentinel that the department has received the re...
Suspected mumps among south Wales university students

Suspected mumps among south Wales university students

Health
Almost 30 suspected cases of mumps - a contagious viral infection that causes swelling of the glands - have struck students at universities in Wales.Public Health Wales (PHW) is investigating a series of cases in Cardiff and the Cwm Taf area.It is urging people to make sure they have received the MMR vaccination.Cardiff University, Cardiff Metropolitan University and the University of South Wales have advised students to be aware of symptoms.PHW has been informed of 28 suspected cases, as of 16 October, though said it was continuing to monitor the situation. Skip Twitter post by @kierramarie99 Nah who's the antivaxx kids that's caused this mumps outbreak at Cardiff uni then?...
Kyoto Animation fire: At least 23 dead after suspected arson attack

Kyoto Animation fire: At least 23 dead after suspected arson attack

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Media playback is unsupported on your device At least 26 people are dead and dozens injured after a suspected arson attack at an animation studio in Kyoto, Japan, local emergency officials have said. Local media quoted police as saying a man broke into the Kyoto Animation Co studio on Thursday morning. Police say the suspect, a 41-year-old, sprayed petrol before igniting it.Some people still remain unaccounted for, broadcaster NHK reported. The suspect has been detained and was taken to hospital with injuries.Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said the incident was "too appalling for words" and offered condolences to those affected.How did the incident unfold?The fire broke out at the three-storey building at around 10:30 local time (01:35 GMT...