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Source: Global News

Dead man leaves 14 years’ worth of Christmas presents for child next door

Today 09:54 GMT

A British family was surprised to find their late, elderly neighbour left behind their two-year-old daughter 14 years’ worth of Christmas presents.

It was all of the Christmas presents he had bought for her.”. Williams said on social media he and his wife thought about making it a Christmas tradition of giving their daughter “a present from Ken for the next 14 years.”

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Source: Fox News

Penny Marshall, star of 'Laverne & Shirley,' dead at 75

Today 09:54 GMT

A publicist for Marshall told Fox News that the actress died "peacefully at her Hollywood Hills home" from complications due to diabetes on Monday. "Our family is heartbroken over the passing of Penny Marshall," the Marshall family told us in a statement.

She directed several episodes of "Laverne & Shirley" before making her feature film directorial debut in "Jumpin' Jack Flash," the 1986 comedy starring Whoopi Goldberg. David Lander, known for his portrayal of Squiggy on "Laverne & Shirley," told Fox News Tuesday that "a comment can't sum up her life."

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Source: Reuters

Penny Marshall, 'Big' director and TV's 'Laverne,' dead at 75

Today 09:54 GMT

Penny Marshall, who played an endearingly graceless character with a thick Bronx accent in U.S. television’s “Laverne & Shirley” before becoming a pioneering film director with hits including “Big” and “A League of Their Own,” has died at 75, her publicist said on Tuesday.

“Our family is heartbroken over the passing of Penny Marshall,” the Marshall family said in a statement, adding that Penny was a tomboy who loved sports, doing puzzles of any kind, drinking milk and Pepsi together and being with her family.

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Source: Global News

Penny Marshall dead: ‘A League of Their Own,’ ‘Big’ director dies at 75

Today 09:54 GMT

Penny Marshall, the Bronx-born director of such movies as A League of Their Own and Big, passed away at her home in California on Monday night.

A generation before the current crop of female directors Penny Marshall made such memorable films as ‘Big’, ‘A League of Their Own’ and ‘Awakenings’.

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Source: BBC

The Searchers: Mexican women who look for the dead

Tuesday 02:24 GMT

The women who form part of The Searchers are well aware of the statistics and in many cases what they are searching for is certainty.

Retired teacher Mirna Nereyda Medina (in the foreground) founded the group, called The Searchers of El Fuerte, in July 2014 after her son Roberto disappeared in the village of the same name in northern Mexico. Photojournalist Alejandro Cegarra has documented her search and those of some 30 women who have since joined her.

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Source: BBC

Milestone conviction for deadly Sikh riots

Tuesday 02:24 GMT

A senior Congress party politician has been jailed for life in what is being seen as the most important conviction so far over the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.

For 34 years, high-profile politicians accused of involvement in the anti-Sikh riots had evaded justice - on Monday this changed with Sajjan Kumar's conviction. Kumar, 73, had been previously acquitted by a lower court, but this verdict was challenged by the country's top investigative agency which said he had been involved in a conspiracy of "terrifying proportions" with the police during the riots.

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Source: Fox News

Giuliani on whether Trump will sit down with Mueller: “Good luck -- over my dead body'

Monday 13:35 GMT

Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani told "Fox News Sunday" that President Trump will sit down one-on-one with Special Counsel Robert Mueller "over my dead body" amid bombshell new revelations in the false statements case against ex-National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, whom Giuliani said was "railroaded" and "framed." In a spirited back-and-forth with host Chris Wallace, Giuliani also reiterated his claim that Trump initially "didn't know about" the hush-money payments made to two women made by former Trump attorney Michael Cohen that prosecutors have alleged constituted campaign finance violations.

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Source: Global News

Colin Kroll, co-founder of Vine and HQ Trivia, found dead of apparent drug overdose

Monday 17:15 GMT

Colin Kroll, co-founder of the Vine video app and the HQ Trivia game, was found dead in his Manhattan apartment early Sunday of an apparent drug overdose, Variety has confirmed.

Vine was acquired in October 2012, prior to its public launch, by Twitter — which then shut down Vine about four years later. Kroll and Yusupov also were two of the founders of six-second video app Vine, along with Dom Hofmann.

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Source: Global News

A dozen dead in Yemen conflict, days ahead of planned cease-fire

Monday 17:15 GMT

Fighting has erupted between Shiite rebels and forces loyal to Yemen’s internationally recognized government near the strategic Red Sea port of Hodeida, leaving at least 12 people dead and 25 others wounded from both sides, officials said on Sunday, just two days ahead of the implementation of a cease-fire agreed in talks in Sweden earlier this week.

Yemen peace talks set to start in Sweden after nearly 4 years of deadly conflict. The group said 37 percent of the total number of civilians killed in Yemen in 2018 died in Hodeida.

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Source: Fox News

Strasbourg honors Christmas market terror victims; 5th person dead in attack

Monday 23:39 GMT

More than 1,000 people filled a square in the French city of Strasbourg on Sunday to show respect and sympathy for the victims of last week’s shooting attack near a famous Christmas market as number of people killed rose to five.

The “extremely large crowd in the Christmas market” on Saturday “was an illustration of our commitment to these values on which our living together is based, which we will continue to defend against all those who want to attack it,” Ries said.


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