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Family of migrant girl disputes U.S. Border Patrol’s story of her death

Today 00:34 GMT

The family of a 7-year-old Guatemalan girl who died in U.S. Border Patrol custody is disputing an account from U.S. officials who said she had not been given food or water for days.

At 7 years old, a migrant girl crossed into America, and then died in U.S. custody. In a statement released by lawyers, the parents of Jakelin Caal said the girl had been given food and water and appeared to be in good health as she travelled through Mexico with her father, 29-year-old Nery Gilberto Caal Cuz.

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Source: The Guradian

Chelsea fans took flag with SS death’s head to Budapest for Vidi game

Sunday 22:44 GMT

The conduct of elements of Chelsea’s support has come under further scrutiny after images posted on social media showed travelling fans in Budapest last week holding a Chelsea Headhunters flag featuring a Nazi symbol.

The photographs reveal a group holding a banner, on which is displayed SS death’s head insignia, outside a bar before Thursday’s Europa League tie against Vidi. The club would go on to condemn a small section of their support at the Groupama Arena that night for antisemitic chanting.

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Source: Fox News

Florida executes man for brutal killing of woman in 1992

Friday 12:41 GMT

A man convicted of the fatal stabbing and beating death of a woman in Miami-Dade County 26 years ago was put to death Thursday evening in Florida.

The Florida Supreme Court issued a stay to consider a number of Jimenez's claims, including that he was denied access to public records, that the Florida drug protocol can cause him harm and that it was cruel for him to be executed after 23 years on death row.

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Source: The Guradian

Harsh terrain of Mexico border used 'as a weapon' by US, campaigners say

Sunday 11:44 GMT

The death of a seven-year-old Guatemalan girl in the custody of US Customs and Border Protection is further evidence of how the harsh desert terrain along the south-western border is used “as a weapon” to deter migrants, according to a humanitarian non-profit, No More Deaths. The organization, which provides aid to migrants crossing the border, believes US border patrol practices “prevention through deterrence” – closing off border access in safer urban centers in states like California and Texas so that those looking to cross the border go through rough terrain, where dehydration is likely and death a possibility.

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Source: Fox News

Former decorated Green Beret, after years of investigations, charged in death of suspected Taliban bomb maker

Saturday 09:54 GMT

Golsteyn, according to Army documents obtained by the Washington Post, reportedly told the CIA something that Stackhouse disputes – that he took the suspected bomb maker off base, shot him and buried his remains in a shallow grave before returning to the site to dig up the remains and burn them in a pit used to dispose of trash.

Matthew Golsteyn comes after years of on-and-off investigations by the Army following an incident said to have taken place during his 2010 deployment.

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Source: Fox News

Family says woman was left for dead on first date, files wrongful death suit against man: report

Sunday 08:03 GMT

The family of a Florida woman that claims she was left for dead after falling off a motorcycle during a first date filed a wrongful death lawsuit on Friday against the New York man she apparently met on Tinder, reports said Friday.

FAMILY OF FLORIDA WOMAN WHO DIED ON FIRST DATE CLAIM SHE WAS LEFT FOR DEAD ON INTERSTATE: REPORT. Falzone told The Sun-Sentinel that the woman could have been hit by as many as nine vehicles.

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Source: Reuters

U.S. government watchdog to probe child's death after border arrest

Saturday 15:25 GMT

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s internal watchdog will investigate the death of a 7-year-old Guatemalan migrant which occurred after she was detained by U.S. border agents, officials said on Friday.

The Trump administration defended the treatment of the child, identified as Jakelin Caal by a Guatemalan official, and said there was no indication that she had any medical problems until several hours after she and her father were taken into U.S. custody on the evening of Dec. 6.

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Source: Common Domain

Woman begs Facebook to stop showing her parenting ads after baby’s death — here’s how to avoid upsetting ads

Friday 06:59 GMT

Under “Ad Settings,” users can reject certain invasive practices from Facebook, refusing to allow it to show ads based on data from partners, ads based on your activity on other Facebook products (like Instagram, for example), and ads based on your “social actions,” such as liking a page.

Facebook did not respond to a direct request for comment, but Rob Goldman, vice president of advertising at Facebook, noted in a response to the letter published on Twitter TWTR, +5.22% : “We have a setting available that can block ads about some topics people may find painful — including parenting.”

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Source: Fox News

Democrats demand answers, DHS investigation into death of Guatemalan girl, 7

Sunday 05:08 GMT

Congressional Democrats are demanding a full investigation into U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials after a 7-year-old Guatemalan girl died last week while in U.S. custody, a report said Friday.

Five senior Democratic lawmakers, including members who will soon chair the House Judiciary and Homeland Security committees, sent a letter on Friday to the Department of Homeland Security's acting inspector general, John Kelly, urging an investigation into the death of Jakelin Amei Rosmery Caal Maquin, The Washington Post reported.

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Source: ABC News

7-year-old girl dies in US Border Patrol custody

Saturday 15:24 GMT

A 7-year-old girl, taken into U.S. Border Patrol custody while attempting to cross into the United States with her father, died about a week ago after suffering a high fever and going into cardiac arrest, according to the Department of Homeland Security.

The Washington Post, which first reported the story, cited U.S. Customs and Border Protection as saying the young girl was from Guatemala and had taken into custody in a stretch of desert in New Mexico.

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Source: The Guradian

Thursday US briefing: Bruised Theresa May sees off leadership coup

Friday 09:54 GMT

The embattled British prime minister, Theresa May, flew to Brussels on Thursday to continue Brexit talks with the EU after surviving a vote of no confidence from MPs in her own party.

May won the poll of Conservative lawmakers by 83 votes, but her leadership was left damaged by the loss of support from more than a third of her MPs. She has signalled she will step down before the next election but, in the meantime, it remains unclear what effect the government infighting will have on her Brexit strategy.

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Source: The Guradian

Gun deaths in US rise to highest level in 20 years, data shows

Friday 04:15 GMT

A steady rise in suicides involving firearms has pushed the rate of gun deaths in the US to its highest rate in more than 20 years, with almost 40,000 people killed in shootings in 2017, according to new figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

When adjusted for age fluctuations, that represents a total of 12 deaths per 100,000 people – up from 10.1 in 2010 and the highest rate since 1996.

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Source: Fox News

Student turned high-end sex worker, 29, found ‘bludgeoned to death with pestle,’ court hears

Saturday 15:24 GMT

A student turned high-class escort was “bludgeoned to death with a pestle” in May by one of her businessmen clients after an alcohol and drug-fueled night together, prosecutors told a British court this week.

In short, the prosecution say the assault Christina Abbotts suffered which resulted in her death was brutal, savage, unnecessary and pointless,” Tehrani told jurors. TERROR SUSPECT WHO ATTACKED BUCKINGHAM PALACE COPS LEFT NOTE SAYING QUEEN ELIZABETH WOULD ‘BE IN HELLFIRE’. "He murdered Christina Abbotts.

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Source: The Guradian

Antarctica deaths: no foul play suspected in deaths at McMurdo station

Saturday 02:24 GMT

No criminal activity is suspected in the deaths of two subcontractors killed at a US research station in Antarctica, the National Science Foundation has said.

Investigators are still piecing together what happened when two fire-safety technicians died during maintenance inside a generator outbuilding at McMurdo Station, the agency said. NSF spokesman Peter West told Reuters that investigators had turned up no evidence of foul play and the deaths were believed to have resulted from accident or mishap.

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Source: Fox News

Serial killer pleads guilty in Texas woman's 1994 death

Saturday 01:30 GMT

A 78-year-old prisoner who says he killed about 90 people over nearly four decades as he moved around the country pleaded guilty to murder Thursday in the 1994 strangulation of a Texas woman.

Gary Ridgway, the so-called Green River killer who is serving life in prison, pleaded guilty to killing 49 women and girls, making him the deadliest serial killer in terms of confirmed kills, though he has said he likely killed more than 71 people.


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