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Toddler fighting for her life after being hit by alleged street racer: Police

Toddler fighting for her life after being hit by alleged street racer: PoliceHer mother was killed; the drivers are out on bond but both face felony charges including vehicular homicide.



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What Meghan Markle's Life Was Like Before Meeting Her Future Husband Prince Harry

What Meghan Markle's Life Was Like Before Meeting Her Future Husband Prince HarryAnd just days before the wedding, Markle's father apparently told TMZ that he is no longer attending the wedding.



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Nanny who killed 2 kids gets life in prison without parole

Nanny who killed 2 kids gets life in prison without paroleNEW YORK (AP) — A nanny who was convicted of brutally murdering two small children in her care while their parents were out was sentenced on Monday to life in prison without parole during a dramatic courtroom encounter.



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Life of a New York fixer: A glimpse into Michael Cohen’s world

Life of a New York fixer: A glimpse into Michael Cohen’s worldAs Donald Trump's fixer, Michael Cohen's job was to make problems disappear. Ed Hayes has spent his life making everyone's problems disappear. He's a legendary New York fixer, with stories from a career taking out the garbage for NYC's rich and powerful.



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104-year-old Australian scientist dies after flying to Switzerland to end his life

104-year-old Australian scientist dies after flying to Switzerland to end his lifeAustralia's oldest scientist has died after flying to Switzerland to end his life by assisted suicide. Despite not having a terminal illness, David Goodall, who was 104, believed his quality of life had deteriorated and he secured a fast-track appointment with an assisted dying agency in Basel, reigniting the end-of-life debate.  An assisted suicide group confirmed this afternoon the scientist had passed away and doctors told MailOnline his last words were: "This is taking an awful long time." Prof Goodall's family were at his bedside when he flicked a switch to send the lethal injection coursing round his body.  Beethoven's Ode to Joy played as his relatives wept and the world-renowned ecologist closed his eyes and died within two minutes.   Prof Goodall with Carol O'Neill of Exit International, which advocates for voluntary euthanasia Credit: Exit International/GoFundMe The 104-year-old was meant to turn a wheel to release the Nembutal, but when he couldn't do it, doctors replaced it with a switch.  This meant he had to be asked mandatory questions for a second time, including his name, his date of birth, why he was at the clinic and what he understood would happen to him, to which he replied: "'I hope my heart stops," according to MailOnline.  Talking to ABC on his 104th birthday in April, the ecologist said: "I greatly regret having reached that age. "I'm not happy. I want to die. It's not sad particularly. What is sad is if one is prevented. "My feeling is that an old person like myself should have full citizenship rights including the right of assisted suicide." Prof Goodall made headlines in 2016 when his university tried to force him from his role on the grounds that, at the age of 102, he was no longer fit to be on campus. Assisted suicide is illegal in most countries around the world and was banned in Australia until the state of Victoria became the first to legalise the practice last year. But that legislation, which takes effect from June 2019, only applies to terminally ill patients of sound mind and a life expectancy of less than six months. At the age of 104, David Goodall said he was ready to die despite not having a terminal illness Credit: Exit International/AFP Other states in Australia have debated euthanasia in the past, but the proposals have always been defeated, mostly recently in New South Wales state last year. Exit International, which helped Mr Goodall make the trip, said a the beginning of the month it was unjust that one of Australia's "oldest and most prominent citizens should be forced to travel to the other side of the world to die with dignity". Assisted Dying  "A peaceful, dignified death is the entitlement of all who want it. And a person should not be forced to leave home to achieve it," it said on its website. The group then launched a GoFundMe campaign to get plane tickets for Goodall and his helper upgraded to business class from economy. Prof Goodall, an honorary research associate at Perth's Edith Cowan University, fought attempts to banish him from the campus two years ago. After an uproar and support from scientists globally, the decision was reversed. He produced dozens of research papers and until recently continued to review and edit for different ecology journals.



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British man weds bride days after saving her life when crocodile bit her arm off

British man weds bride days after saving her life when crocodile bit her arm offA British man has described the moment he desperately fought to save his fiancee as her arm was bitten off by a crocodile, five days before they got married. Jamie Fox, 27, wed Zanele Ndlovu in a Zimbabwean hospital. "In one week we went from shock and agony to a truly amazing experience," he said. Fox and his then fiancée, Miss Ndlovu, 25, were canoeing in an inflatable boat on the Zambezi, one of Africa's longest rivers, when they were attacked by a crocodile on April 30. Mr Fox managed to pull his fiancee, a former national tennis player, back out of the water and applied a makeshift tourniquet, but she had lost so much blood it was feared that she may die from the wound. "I was shouting, trying to save her,” he said. “She was not complaining of pain when we managed to pull her out of the water, maybe because of the shock. We were hoping the doctors would save her arm but that was not to be." Doctors were unable to save Zenele Ndlovu's right arm Credit: AP Miss Ndlovu was rushed to Mater Dei Hospital in Bulawayo but lost her right arm and suffered injuries to her left hand. Five days later, they married in the hospital chapel. "We were glad we still had our lives and managed to keep our wedding date, although we had to do with a much smaller venue,” Mr Fox added. “The celebrations went ahead at the original venue but Zanele and I had to remain at the hospital.” He described the wedding as "incredible". The couple had dated for around 18 months before he proposed in February. The couple are hoping to settle in the UK Credit: Jamie Fox/Facebook It is believed Mr Fox’s mother, Jennette, 58, and his sister Sophie, 24, flew over from their home in Orpington, Kent, to attend the wedding. “We are hoping to settle in the UK so we are sorting out her visa and then we will think of the honeymoon," he added. Miss Ndlovu was discharged from the hospital on Monday.



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Chinese politician tipped to replace president jailed for life 

Chinese politician tipped to replace president jailed for life A former Chinese political high-flyer who was accused of seeking to topple Xi Jinping, the Chinese president, expressed "repentance" on Tuesday as he was jailed for accepting bribes worth £20 million. Sun Zhengcai, a former party leader of the western megacity of Chongqing, and a member of the Communist Party's elite 25-member Politburo, was jailed for life by a court in the northern port city of Tianjin on Tuesday. Sun was previously seen as a candidate to be elevated to the Politburo Standing Committee, several officials who represent the apex of political power in China. But he fell from favour among Beijing's political elite last year and was named as a co-conspirator who sought to topple the president by the chairman of China's securities regulator in October. He admitted to corruption charges at his one day trial earlier this month. "Sun had taken advantage of various posts to provide help for certain units and individuals in project bidding, project approval, enterprise operation and personnel promotion and arrangement," said Xinhua news agency, citing the court. "(He) accepted money and property worth over 170 million yuan (£19.7 million) either by himself or with 'certain affiliated persons'. A man cycles past the No 1 Intermediate People's Court in the northern city of Tianjin during Sun's trial Credit: AFP However, the court had showed leniency after Sun "confessed to his wrongdoings, showed repentance and been cooperative in returning illegal gains," Xinhua said. Sun is the latest cadre to fall in a wide-ranging drive against corruption that was launched by Mr Xi after he assumed power five years ago. The campaign is hugely popular, but has been criticised for lacking transparency and is seen by some as a means to sideline opponents.



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Former top Chinese Communist official jailed for life for bribery

Former top Chinese Communist official jailed for life for briberyA former Chinese Communist Party official who was once tipped for a top leadership post was sentenced to life in prison for bribery on Tuesday, the latest senior cadre to fall in President Xi Jinping’s sweeping anti-corruption crusade. Sun Zhengcai, a former Politburo member and party chief of the southwestern mega-city of Chongqing, was found guilty of taking over 170 million yuan ($ 26.7 million) in bribes, the First Intermediate People’s Court of Tianjin said in a statement on its website. Sun, 54, had once been tipped for promotion to the Politburo’s elite seven-member standing committee, which rules the country and is presided over by Xi.



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Danish inventor appeals life term over journalist murder

Danish inventor appeals life term over journalist murderA Danish inventor found guilty of the murder of a Swedish journalist aboard his homemade submarine has appealed his life sentence but is not contesting the verdict, prosecutors said Monday. Peter Madsen “is found guilty in the murder of Kim Wall and has only appealed the length” of his life sentence, Simon Gosvig, spokesman for the Danish prosecutor’s office, told AFP. A Copenhagen district court on April 25 sentenced the 47-year-old to life for murdering the 30-year-old journalist, chopping up her corpse and throwing her body parts into the sea in August last year.



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India teen fights for life after being raped, set on fire

India teen fights for life after being raped, set on fireA 17-year-old Indian girl was fighting for her life Monday after being raped, doused in kerosene and set alight, the second such case to shake the country this week as it reels from a series of brutal sexual assaults. The two incidents have shone a spotlight on the treatment of rape in India, where authorities are facing renewed pressure to act on sexual crimes after the recent gang rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl. The cases are some of the most high-profile since the 2012 rape and murder of a student on a New Delhi bus that triggered mass protests.



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