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Peter Mandelson pictured with Jeffrey Epstein in 2005

Peter Mandelson pictured with Jeffrey Epstein in 2005Pictures of Peter Mandelson shopping with billionaire paedophile Jeffrey Epstein in the Caribbean have emerged.The photos of the former British MP and cabinet minister with the long accused financier were published by The Daily Mail on Saturday.



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Duke of York pictured inside mansion of convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein

Duke of York pictured inside mansion of convicted paedophile Jeffrey EpsteinPeering out from behind the 15ft-high solid oak door Prince Andrew is seen to catch himself and check if anyone is watching as he waves goodbye to an attractive brunette. And it may be little surprise that he was concerned that someone might spot him in the doorway of the £63million Manhattan mansion, as it belonged to convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein. A video of the encounter emerged as the Duke of York faced a growing list of questions over this association with the financier who died in prison in an apparent suicide earlier this month. The Duke is seen in the video emerging in the imposing doorway of the New York building which Epstein’s victims have dubbed the “House of Horrors” to chat for a few seconds and then wave goodbye to an unnamed woman. Before he closes the door he peers around it apparently to see if anyone is watching. Less than an hour earlier Epstein had left the house in a thick fur-lined coat in the company of a young blonde woman who was wearing a thin jumper and appeared to be shivering. Prince Andrew and Jeffrey Epstein pictured walking together in Central Park during the 2010 visit  Credit: Jae Donnelly  Witnesses told the Mail on Sunday that the woman entering and leaving the house whilst the Duke was inside “looked very young indeed”. The footage is from December 2010 when the Duke, then the UKs Special Representative for Trade, stayed with Epstein in his New York home. Previously pictures have emerged from the same trip of the pair walking together in Central Park. The corridor in which the Duke stood to wave goodbye to the woman is said to contain a number of bizarre items, including a painting of Bill Clinton wearing the dress Monika Lewinsky was infamously wearing when she performed a sex act on him and a chandelier with a life sized female doll hanging from it. Jeffrey Epstein was in prison awaiting trial when he apparently took his own life  Two years before the video was shot Epstein had been convicted of sex with a child and placed on the sex offenders register.   The emergence of the video came after prosecutors in the US said they were continuing their investigations into Epstein's crimes and their attention had turned to his associates. The source said that they had gone public with the footage to try and encourage other victims to come forward. The Duke is braced for the release of further court documents in coming weeks after being named in documents relating to British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell, who is alleged to have “acted as a madam" for her lover Epstein. She has repeatedly denied the claims. Ghislaine Maxwell denies being a "madam" for her former lover Jeffrey Epstein   Buckingham Palace have refused to comment on the video but have recently repeated their “emphatic denial” of allegations against the Duke made by Virginia Roberts, one of Epstein’s victims. A spokesman for the Palace said: “Any suggestion of impropriety with underage minors is categorically untrue.” The Duke is currently on holiday in Spain with his ex-wife Sarah Ferguson. The Metropolitan Police have refused to say whether they will look at requests by Ms Roberts to resume their inquiries into the allegations she made surrounding her time in London. In 2015 Detectives looked at allegations that Ms Roberts, who now uses her married name Guiffre, was trafficked to London for sexual exploitation but they did not to pursue a full investigation.



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Epstein girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell pictured at burger bar in first public sighting since financier’s death

Epstein girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell pictured at burger bar in first public sighting since financier’s deathThe “missing” former girlfriend of Jeffrey Epstein and the woman accused of recruiting young women for him – claims she has strongly denied – has been spotted eating at a fast food restaurant in Los Angeles.In the days since the death of the disgraced financier, accused of sex trafficking young girls, much attention has focused on the whereabouts of socialite Ghislaine Maxwell, daughter of the late press baron Robert Maxwell, and Epstein’s longtime confidante. Reports suggested she was living in France or elsewhere in Europe, or even in Massachusetts.The matter now seems to have been at least party cleared up after a tabloid newspaper published a picture of her taken in an unlikely location.“Well, I guess this is the last time I’ll be eating here,” the 57-year-old is said to have remarked after being snapped at an In-N-Out restaurant in Los Angeles, according to the New York Post.The newspaper claimed Ms Maxwell was enjoying a burger, fries and a shake, while she sat reading The Book of Honour: The Secret Lives and Deaths of CIA Operatives, a 2000 nonfiction bestseller by journalist Ted Gup.While Ms Maxwell has never been charged with any crimes relating to Epstein’s alleged actions in Florida and New York, this week one of his accusers filed a lawsuit against her, alleging she conspired with members of the disgraced financier’s household staff “to make possible and otherwise facilitate the sexual abuse and rape” the alleged victim she said she endured in 2002 at the age of 15.Three years ago, she was sued for defamation by another of Epstein’s alleged victims, Virginia Giuffre, for calling allegations against her “obvious lies”. The case was settled out of court for an undisclosed sum. Ms Giuffre had said that she was groomed from the age of 15 by Ms Maxwell and forced to have sex with Epstein and several powerful men, all of whom have denied the allegations.The public sighting of Ms Maxwell comes as two women who said they were recruited 15 years ago to provide massages to Epstein, only to be later sexually molested by him at his Manhattan mansion, filed a $ 100m (£82.3m) lawsuit against the financier’s estate. The lawsuit filed on Thursday night in Manhattan is at least the second against the estate over the 66-year-old’s alleged misconduct, following his 10 August 10 death of an apparent suicide. Lawyers who represented Epstein did not immediately respond on Friday to requests for comment. The plaintiffs, identified as Jane Doe 1 and Jane Doe 2, said they now live in Okinawa, Japan, and Baltimore. > Jeffrey Epstein’s gal pal Ghislaine Maxwell spotted at In-N-Out Burger in first photos since his death t.co/ZeGqWbvFKx pic.twitter.com/cmJC07v5qm> > — New York Post (@nypost) > > August 15, 2019Prior to his death, Epstein had pleaded not guilty in July to charges of sex trafficking involving dozens of underage girls from 2002 and 2005. Prosecutors said he recruited and paid girls to give him massages, which became sexual in nature. Attorney general William Barr said the government will continue its investigation into any possible co-conspirators.He has also ordered a probe into how Epstein was able to kill himself, while supposedly being under a routine of close monitoring at the New York jail where he was being held awaiting trial. There has been a flood of conspiracy theories about Epstein’s death since he was found a day after fresh documents about the accusations against him were unsealed by a court. Among those to spread such theories has been Donald Trump, who was once a regular associate of Epstein, and who in 2002 told a magazine he was “a terrific guy”. An autopsy of Epstein found that his neck had been broken in several places, two law enforcement sources said. Epstein had been alone in his cell when he was found hanging there. He had previously been on suicide watch.Additional reporting by Reuters



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Mourning dog pictured at former owner's hospital bed finds new home

Mourning dog pictured at former owner's hospital bed finds new homeMoose, a 3-year-old lab mix, was recently photographed waiting at his former owner's hospital bed, spurring an adoption rush for the dog.



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Volcanic tornado pictured during Hawaii eruption

Volcanic tornado pictured during Hawaii eruptionThe sight of a volcanic tornado has been captured on camera over a fissure at the foot of an erupting volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island. The rare phenomenon came as lava from Kilauea destroyed hundreds more homes overnight, overtaking two oceanfront communities advised to evacuate last week. The “lavanado” – which does not have an official name among volcanologists – was captured by photographer Anthony Quintano during a tour by the Hawaii National Guard of an area known as Leilani Estates.



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Las Vegas gunman pictured dead on hotel room floor alongside weapons, camera and final note

Las Vegas gunman pictured dead on hotel room floor alongside weapons, camera and final noteHigh-powered guns, shell casings and two tripod-mounted weapons litter the room that Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock used as a sniper's nest. Inside room 32135 at the Mandalay Bay Hotel, and near Paddock's lifeless body, officers also found a paper and a pen on a table, suggesting he may have left a note. The first pictures from the scene also reveal that Paddock, 64, had mounted a camera inside the room, possibly to film the slaughter, and at least one outside it on an abandoned room service trolley. Another camera was in the peep hole of the door. Sheriff Joe Lombardo said: "I anticipate he was looking for anyone coming to arrest him." The pictures showed the door battered in with seven bullet holes near the base, where he had fired and hit an officer in the leg. Weapons on the ground inside the hotel room where the Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock stayed Credit: @MikeTokes/Twitter Paddock was already dead when armed police blasted their way into his 32nd floor suite at the hotel at 10.24pm on Sunday night, ending a nine to 11-minute killing spree that left 59 dead and more than 500 injured. Police said he had shot himself.  One photograph from the scene shows Paddock lying in a pool of blood from a head wound among dozens of spent cartridge casings. A revolver lies near the body.  Fresh details about the massacre and the arsenal Paddock amassed emerged on Tuesday. A photo from inside the Mandalay Bay hotel room shows one of Paddock's guns Credit:  @Boston25/Twitter A total of 47 firearms were recovered from three locations searched by investigators – Paddock's hotel suite, his home in Mesquite, and another property associated with him in Reno, Nevada, according to Jill Snyder, special agent for the US Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (ATF). Ms Snyder said 12 of the guns found in the hotel room were fitted with so-called bump-stock devices that allow the guns to be fired virtually as automatic weapons. The devices are legal under US law, even though fully automatic weapons are for the most part banned. Haunting video from 2016 shows the exact same room used by the Las Vegas shooter 01:10 The rifles, shotguns and pistols were purchased in four states – Nevada, Utah, California and Texas – Snyder told reporters at an evening news conference. Investigators sweeping the room found no fewer than 23 guns, including a Kalashnikov and AR-15 assault rifles, and a vast stockpile of  of military grade .223 calibre ammunition.   Graphic: How 'Bump-stock' devices work At least two of the weapons had been set up on tripods at windows overlooking the concert site.  Police said they believed he had used 10 suitcases to smuggle the weapons up to the room, which he had checked into using an ID belonging to his girlfriend, Marliou Dandy, four days earlier. Officers also found Ms Danley's slot machine card, which he had apparently been using to gamble with. Marilou Danley, who has returned to the US Credit: REUTERS "Danley arrived in the Philippines last month, and then there was a wire transfer to her account for $ 100,000 from Stephen," Nick Suarez, spokesman for the Philippines' National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), said.  Relatives said Paddock, a former accountant, was worth at least $ 2million and obsessively gambled tens of thousands of dollars.  The gunman's brother, Eric Paddock, said he recently received a text message showing his brother had won $ 40,000. "He'd grouse when he'd lost. But he never said he'd lost $ 4million or something. I think he would have told me," he said. Las Vegas gunman's brother: 'It's like an asteroid fell out of the sky' 01:03 But Paddock appears to have been gambling particularly heavily in the weeks ahead of the massacre, with records kept by Las Vegas casinos showing he engaged in 16 transactions of more than $ 10,000 in recent weeks. It was not clear if they represented wins or losses.  Police were still trying to find a motive to explain why Paddock fired hundreds of bullets into crowds who gathered for an open-air concert on Sunday night. Unlike other mass shooters in recent history, Paddock appears to have left no manifesto to justify his actions. Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock Credit: REUTERS FBI profiler Clint Van Zandt said usually after a mass shooting "people two or three days later say 'Ah, now I understand, I know what was going on in this guy's life'." But with Paddock "we don't know," he said. "He knew what he wanted to do. He knew how he was going to do it, and it doesn't seem like he had any kind of escape plan at all." Early on Monday, police found another arms cache including 19 weapons, several pounds of a commercially available explosive, and thousands of rounds of ammunition at his home in Mesquite, 80 miles northeast of Las Vegas. They found traces of ammonium nitrate fertilizer, which can be used to make homemade bombs, in his car.  Paddock's arsenal of high-powered weapons appears to have been assembled over several days in preparation for the massacre.  Inside a Mandalay Bay Hotel suite similar to the one used by Paddock  Paddock began his killing spree at 10.08pm on Sunday night, opening fire from his hotel room windows on concert goers at the the Route 91 country music festival below.   Craig Herman, 57, a contractor, told the Telegraph: "I was right in front of the stage.  I heard 'pop, pop, pop' over and over again. When he was reloading I ran. I stepped over a guy with blood pouring out of his head. He was dead. Gone. I saw maybe 15 others like that before I got out. "There were people screaming, lying on the ground. I've never seen so much blood. I kept thinking what type of person would do this, who would be that kind of stupid? Was it the Taliban? Mexican cartels? Gang related? But it was someone a bit like me."  Videos filmed by concert goers show that Paddock’s first volley lasted only about ten seconds – a time scale consistent with emptying the magazine on an automatic assault rifle. He fired several similar volleys over a period of about ten minutes.  Mandalay Bay hotel shooting As casualties mounted, dozens of bystanders, including off duty soldiers, policemen, and nurses, but also ordinary civilians scrambled to attend to the wounded.  They included Ross Woodward, a trooper with 1st Queens Dragoon Guards who had just completed a training deployment in the Nevada desert.  Recognising the sound of automatic fire, Woodward and two other off duty soldiers from the Welsh regiment ran towards the scene to tend to the wounded and shepherd people to safely. "He just said that he helped the injured and to get people to safety and that was it really,” Curtis Dyer, his brother, told the Press Association. "I'm dead proud of what he's done, that he was able to do it." A woman leaves flowers at a makeshift memorial on the Las Vegas Strip Credit: Reuters Julian Ness, 31, one of the first paramedics on the scene, told the Telegraph: "I started treating someone who'd been shot in the leg. Then someone ran up telling me about someone shot in the head, then there was someone shot three times in the chest. "There was blood everywhere. I never imagined seeing anything like this. We wanted to help everyone but we just had to make difficult decisions based the ones we could save. It breaks your heart." Taylor Winston, a 29 year old former US marine who was attending the concert with his friend, Jenn Lewis, also used skills learnt on the battlefield to save lives. “Jenn and I luckily found a truck with keys in it and started transporting priority victims to the hospital and made a couple trips and tried to help out the best we could until more ambulances could arrive,” the Iraq war veteran, from San Diego, told the Daily Beast. 50 dead in Las Vegas shooting, in pictures He and an off duty trauma nurse then set up a makeshift triage point, prioritizing casualties and telling victims to apply pressure to their wounds to stop the bleeding. Officers had identified the source of the shooting and arrived outside room 32135 by 10.24pm, 16 minutes after the massacre began. Paddock shot through the door as they approached, wounding a hotel security guard in the leg.  Sonny Morgan, who was on the 32nd floor at the time of the shooting, said: "I could smell the gun powder. It just kept going and going. I honestly thought it was like a terrorist attack, that someone was trying to blow up the hotel." In brief | Worst US mass shootings



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Pictured: Moment when Air Canada jet almost caused 'greatest aviation disaster in history' in San Francisco

Pictured: Moment when Air Canada jet almost caused 'greatest aviation disaster in history' in San FranciscoNewly released data and photos show how shockingly low an Air Canada jet was when it pulled up to avoid crashing into planes waiting on a San Francisco International Airport taxiway last month. The Air Canada pilots mistook the taxiway for the runway next to it and flew their jet to just 59 feet (18 meters) above ground before pulling up to attempt another landing, according to National Transportation Safety Board information released on Wednesday.That's barely taller than the four planes that were on the taxiway when the incident occurred late at night on July 7. Pilots in a United Airlines plane alerted air traffic controllers about the off-course jet, while the crew of a Philippine Airlines jet behind it switched on their plane's landing lights in an apparent last-ditch danger signal to Air Canada. The sequence shows the Air Canada plane flying just above a United Airlines flight waiting on the taxiway Credit: NTSB NTSB investigators said they have not determined probable cause for the incident that came within a few feet of becoming one of the worst disasters in aviation history. "It was close, much too close," said John Cox, a safety consultant and retired airline pilot. Top image shows a map of the runway created from Harris Symphony OpsVue radar track data analysis. The middle image is from a transmission to air traffic control from a United Airlines airplane on the taxiway. The bottom image was taken from San Francisco International Airport video and annotated by source.  Credit: AP/NTSB The investigators said that as the Air Canada jet approached the taxiway just before midnight after a flight from Toronto, it was so far off course that it did not appear on a radar system used to prevent runway collisions. Those systems were not designed to spot planes that are lined up to land on a taxiway – a rare occurrence, especially for airline pilots. But the Federal Aviation Administration is working on modifications so they can, agency spokesman Ian Gregor said. The incident happened at San Francisco Airport on July 7 Both pilots of the Air Canada Airbus A320 jet were very experienced. The captain, who was flying the plane, had more than 20,000 hours of flying time, and the co-pilot had about 10,000 hours. The pilots told investigators "that they did not recall seeing aircraft on taxiway but that something did not look right to them," the NTSB said. Audio of Air Canada plane's near-miss with four other aircraft 00:25 Investigators could not hear what the Air Canada captain and co-pilot said to each other during the aborted landing because their conversation was recorded over when the plane made other flights, starting with a San Francisco-to-Montreal trip the next morning. Recorders are required to capture only the last two hours of a plane's flying time. Peter Fitzpatrick, a spokesman for Air Canada, declined to comment, citing the ongoing investigation. Retired United Airlines captain Ross Aimer, now CEO of Aero Consulting Experts, said at the time: “If it is true, what happened probably came close to the greatest aviation disaster in history." Air traffic control | Five things you never knew  



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Angela Merkel pictured Enjoying A Drink As She Urges May To Get On With Brexit Negotiations

Angela Merkel pictured Enjoying A Drink As She Urges May To Get On With Brexit NegotiationsGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel weighed in on Brexit and said she wanted to get to work "quickly" to negotiate over Britain's plan for leaving the European Union after Theresa May's harsh election setback.



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Ferguson protestor pictured in iconic photo found dead from self-inflicted gunshot wound

Ferguson protestor pictured in iconic photo found dead from self-inflicted gunshot woundThe subject of an iconic photograph from the 2014 protests in Ferguson showing a man throwing a can of smoking tear gas back at police has been found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Edward Crawford, whose image was part of a series of photographs that won the St. Louis Post-Dispatch a Pulitzer prize, was found dead overnight, his father Edward Crawford Sr. confirmed to that paper. Mr Crawford was in a car with two women when he shot himself and had been talking about being depressed.



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Teacher Pictured Dragging Student Down Hallway Is Fired: Reports

Teacher Pictured Dragging Student Down Hallway Is Fired: ReportsThe Ohio woman was a head start teacher in Youngstown.



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