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Couple Visiting Portugal Falls to Their Deaths While Taking Seaside Selfie

Couple Visiting Portugal Falls to Their Deaths While Taking Seaside SelfieAuthorities reportedly believe they were either taking a selfie or retrieving a lost item.



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Trooping the Colour: Former Chief of Defence staff Lord Guthrie falls from horse during ceremony

Trooping the Colour: Former Chief of Defence staff Lord Guthrie falls from horse during ceremonyField Marshal Lord Guthrie, the former Chief of the General Staff, was injured after falling from his horse during Trooping the Colour on Saturday. Lord Guthrie, 79, was treated on The Mall by paramedics after appearing to collapse and slip from his steed. He was taken to hospital, where aides said he was "being well looked after". Lord Guthrie, who was taking part as Colonel of the Life Guards, was Chief of the General Staff, the professional head of the British Army, from 1994 to 1997, and Chief of the Defence Staff from 1997 until his retirement in 2001. The incident took place close the Victoria Memorial, at the top of the Mall, in front of dozens of people waiting to watch the fly past and appearance of the Royal Family on the balcony of Buckingham Palace. Trooping the colour: Royal birthday celebrations, in pictures Pictures show Lord Guthrie on the ground, as officers rushed to his aid while another officer leads his horse away. Emily Dance, 22, said: "We were standing further up the mall and we saw the guy on his horse, and his posture was just sloped, he was lent back at a 45 degree angle. We spotted him way off. He looked like he was going to faint. Police officers at the scene Credit: PA Wire "Once the Queen had gone past we then followed her up the Mall, and we got closer and heard from people near us that he was shaking, and people were propping him up, next to him. "He was behind the Queen, and just in front of the monument he fell off, and there were loads of paramedics and they put a screen up as well. Then we thought, something bad is really happening. " Will Berry, 22, added:  "There were a pair of policemen next to him, within that crowd, keeping their eye on him all the time." John Nichol, the former Iraq prisoner of war turned author, said: "Really hope all is OK – a nicer General Officer you could not hope to meet. Wishing you well Sir." Police came swiftly to Lord Guthrie's aid Credit: PA Wire During Lord Guthrie's military career he saw service with the Welsh Guards and the SAS and was closely involved in military operations in Northern Ireland. Police stand by as Lord Guthrie receives medical attention Credit: PA Wire He advised the Government on the conduct of the Kosovo War and also cautioned against a British invasion of Zimbabwe to remove the then-dictator Robert Mugabe.  A spokesman for the Ministry of Defence said that Lord Guthrie was receiving medical attention. Trooping the Colour: the most stylish royal looks from 2018's ceremony Meanwhile, a 51-year-old woman was arrested for a public order offence after an item was thrown towards a procession at Trooping the Colour, Scotland Yard said.



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Storm Alberto: News anchor and photojournalist killed as tree falls on car

Storm Alberto: News anchor and photojournalist killed as tree falls on carA news anchor and photojournalist from a South Carolina news station died on



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U.S. Press Freedom Ranking Falls Again, Thanks To 'Media-Bashing Enthusiast' Trump

U.S. Press Freedom Ranking Falls Again, Thanks To 'Media-Bashing Enthusiast' TrumpWASHINGTON ― President Donald Trump's unrelenting attacks on the free press



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China says 32 nationals killed when bus falls off bridge in North Korea

China says 32 nationals killed when bus falls off bridge in North KoreaBy Ben Blanchard BEIJING (Reuters) – Thirty-two Chinese tourists and four North Koreans died when a bus crashed off a bridge in North Korea, China’s foreign ministry said on Monday, with two Chinese nationals in critical condition. Chinese tourists make up about 80 percent of all foreign visitors to North Korea, says a South Korean think-tank, the Korea Maritime Institute, which estimates that tourism generates revenue of about $ 44 million each year for the isolated country. Chinese diplomats visited the scene of Sunday’s crash in North Hwanghae province, the foreign ministry said.



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Fatalities reported after bridge collapses in Miami, falls on traffic passing underneath

Fatalities reported after bridge collapses in Miami, falls on traffic passing underneathA newly constructed pedestrian bridge in Miami collapsed on Thursday afternoon, falling onto eight vehicles passing underneath.



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More Than $300M in Gold Falls From Sky After Hatch Blows Open on Russian Cargo Plane

More Than $  300M in Gold Falls From Sky After Hatch Blows Open on Russian Cargo PlaneMore than three tons of gold fell from a Russian cargo plane.



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Endangered Sumatran tiger falls victim to brutal killing spree

Endangered Sumatran tiger falls victim to brutal killing spreeA critically endangered Sumatran tiger was brutally killed in Indonesia on Sunday, the latest victim of a killing spree targeting near-extinct species that has alarmed conservationists. Police on Borneo island arrested at least two people in two separate incidents this year in which an orangutan had been decapitated and another had been shot more than 130 times with an air rifle.



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2-Year-Old Girl Dies After Mirror Falls on Her at Payless Shoe Store

2-Year-Old Girl Dies After Mirror Falls on Her at Payless Shoe StoreThe child was rushed to the hospital but did not survive



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Man falls from cliff, dies while trying to rescue dog in Daly City

Man falls from cliff, dies while trying to rescue dog in Daly CityIt was an idyllic but cold holiday morning near Daly City's Thornton Beach, the kind of morning that draws families and dog walkers to the coast. But just after 11:30 a.m., one man's attempt to save his dog cost him his life.



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