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Hero firefighter and his GP wife named among British victims of Sri Lanka terror attacks

Hero firefighter and his GP wife named among British victims of Sri Lanka terror attacksA former firefighter and his GP wife have been named as among the eight Britons killed in the Easter Sunday terror attacks in Sri Lanka. Bill Harrop and Dr Sally Bradley from Manchester had been on holiday in the country when they were killed in the blast that struck the Cinnamon Grand Hotel. Mr Harrop's son Gavin, who had joined them on the trip, survived the blasts as he was staying in a different hotel. Assistant County Fire Officer Dave Keelan, of Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service, paid tribute to his former colleague who was decorated for his role in the aftermath of the 1996 IRA attack on Manchester. He said: "This is devastating news and the thoughts of Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service are with Bill and Sally's families. "Bill served here for 30 years, retiring at the end of 2012. He was a much a loved and respected colleague and friend. He will be greatly missed." Bill Harrop in 2012 when he was Stockport Borough Commander of GMFRS Credit: MEN media The couple had been living in the Australian city of Perth since 2013 where Dr Bradley was practising medicine, but were due to return to the UK soon. They had bought a retirement home in the Cotswolds, Dr Bradley's nephew Jonathan Bradley said. He described her as a "true daughter of Manchester" who had worked as a GP in Salford, a director of public health in Manchester and as a consultant. She was sister to Labour peer Lord Keith Bradley, former MP for Manchester Withington who paid tribute to her Monday, describing her as "truly a bright light in many people's lives. "The light may have been cruelly distinguished for no reason or justification, but she will always live in our hearts and the memories she provided will be forever cherished. I, and my family, will miss her more than words can articulate." Read more | Sri Lanka attacks Other relatives described Dr Bradley as "kind, loyal and hardworking", saying "she lived for adventure". The family said in a statement: "She was the personification of joy that life could bring if you approached it with a smile on your face and warmth in your heart. She dedicated her professional life to public service and was a true daughter of Greater Manchester." "Their aim was always to experience life to the fullest. Kindred spirits they travelled the world together, safe in each other's arms and with smiles across their faces. "They were the heartbeat of their families and the inspiration in their lives. They will be forever sorely missed, but never forgotten." Dr Bradley was the director of clinical services at Rockingham Peel Group in Perth. Executive director Kathleen Smith told 6PR radio: "She absolutely loved living in Australia. She felt very at home here. "They (Dr Bradley and Mr Harrop) were soulmates, they just lived for each other. "He had two boys, which Sally took on as her step-sons. She talked about them as if they were her own." No group has claimed the attacks, but Sri Lankan officials have named little-known Islamic extremist organisation National Thowfeek Jamaath. The seven suicide bombers were all Sri Lankan citizens but the group is believed to have links with foreign terrorist networks. At least 290 people were killed in the explosions and more than 500 were wounded. Twenty-four people have since been arrested in a series of raids.



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The Latest: Man recalls death of daughter, wife in blast

The Latest: Man recalls death of daughter, wife in blastCOLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The Latest on explosions in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday (all times local):



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Former Vikings minority owner Irwin Jacobs, wife found dead in murder-suicide

Former Vikings minority owner Irwin Jacobs, wife found dead in murder-suicideFormer Minnesota Vikings part-owner Irwin Jacobs and his wife Alexandra werefound dead on Wednesday in what police called an apparent murder-suicide,according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune



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A British Woman Is Facing Jail in Dubai Because She Called Her Ex's Wife a 'Horse' on Facebook 3 Years Ago

A British Woman Is Facing Jail in Dubai Because She Called Her Ex's Wife a 'Horse' on Facebook 3 Years AgoLaleh Shahravesh, 55, is being held even though she was not living in Dubai when she made the posts.



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Ghosn to reveal who he blames for arrest in Japan: wife

Ghosn to reveal who he blames for arrest in Japan: wifeFormer Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn has recorded a message in which he names the people he believes are to blame for his legal problems in Japan, his wife said in an interview on Sunday. Ghosn was re-arrested last week in Japan over fresh allegations of financial misconduct which will see him held in custody until at least April 14. Ghosn’s wife Carole told the Journal du Dimanche newspaper in France that he had recorded a video interview in English before his detention.



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Feud between wife, ex-wife sparks slander case in Dubai

Feud between wife, ex-wife sparks slander case in DubaiA British woman has been prevented from leaving Dubai, police in the Emirate said Monday, after her ex-husband’s new wife pressed defamation charges over comments posted on Facebook. Dubai police confirmed a 55-year-old British woman was being tried for defamation under the UAE’s cybercrime law. While police would not disclose the woman’s identity, the London-based group Detained in Dubai identified her as Laleh Sharavesh, saying she had described her ex-husband’s new wife as ‘a horse’.



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Wife of ex-Defense secretary defends Biden, says viral photo of them used 'misleadingly'

Wife of ex-Defense secretary defends Biden, says viral photo of them used 'misleadingly'"The Joe Biden in my picture is a close friend helping someone get through a big day, for which I will always be grateful," Stephanie Carter wrote.



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Beto O’Rourke apologises for campaign joke about wife raising their children ‘sometimes with my help’

Beto O’Rourke apologises for campaign joke about wife raising their children ‘sometimes with my help’Democratic presidential contender Beto O’Rourke acknowledged making mistakes as a teen and as a candidate on Friday, responding to criticism of his campaign rhetoric towards his wife as well as writings he produced online when he was young. Mr O’Rourke made the comment at multiple campaign stops during his first swing through Iowa, including earlier on Friday, eliciting laughs each time, but he also drew criticism as being insensitive to the challenges faced by single parents raising children. Mr O’Rourke also said he was “mortified” when he reread the violent fiction he wrote as a teen, which received fresh attention on Friday after a Reuters report outlined his involvement in a hacker group as a teen.



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French jihadist Jean-Michel Clain killed in Syria: wife

French jihadist Jean-Michel Clain killed in Syria: wifeThe wife of French jihadist Jean-Michel Clain told AFP Tuesday in Syria that her husband was killed last month after a coalition strike killed his brother Fabien, another notorious jihadist. “The drone killed my brother-in-law and then the mortar killed my husband,” Dorothee Maquere said at a screening area after exiting the Islamic State group’s last pocket in Baghouz. Fabien Clain, 41, gained notoriety after voicing an audio recording claiming responsibility for the November 2015 attacks in Paris, when IS jihadists slaughtered 129 people in coordinated attacks at restaurants and bars around the French capital.



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French jihadist Jean-Michel Clain killed in Syria: wife

French jihadist Jean-Michel Clain killed in Syria: wifeProminent French jihadist Jean-Michel Clain was killed last month, his wife told AFP Tuesday after fleeing the last redoubt of the Islamic State group in eastern Syria. Clain’s wife Dorothee Maquere said he was killed in mortar shelling after being wounded in the coalition drone strike that killed his brother Fabien, who was France’s most wanted jihadist. Fabien Clain, 41, gained notoriety after voicing an audio recording claiming responsibility for the November 2015 attacks in Paris, when IS jihadists slaughtered 129 people in coordinated attacks.



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