Decorated US soldier ‘admitted murder in CIA job interview’

Image copyright Fox News A decorated US special forces soldier has been charged with an Afghan man’s murder, which he reportedly admitted while applying for a job with the CIA. US Army Green Beret Major Matthew Golsteyn allegedly shot someone he described as a suspected Taliban bomb-maker during his 2010 deployment. Maj Golsteyn also subsequently […]

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Miss USA sorry for offending contestants over lack of English

Image copyright Instagram Image caption A well-meaning comment from Miss USA resulted in a heated debate across social media An Instagram post by a beauty queen questioning the English language skills of fellow contestants has caused a stir across social media. The incident took place in the run-up to this year’s Miss Universe competition which […]

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Sarah Papenheim: US student stabbed to death in Rotterdam

Image copyright Sarah Papenheim Facebook page Image caption Tributes have been posted to Ms Papenheim’s Facebook page A young woman from the US who moved to the Netherlands to study after a family tragedy has been stabbed to death in her student complex in Rotterdam. Sarah Papenheim, 21, was found dying in her lodgings in […]

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Shakira: Colombian pop star accused of tax evasion in Spain

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The case centres around where the star was living between 2012 and 2014 Spanish prosecutors have accused the pop singer Shakira of tax evasion, alleging that she owes payments of more than 14.5 million euros (£13m, $16.3m). The complaint covers the period between 2012 and 2014, when prosecutors argue […]

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Strasbourg Christmas market shooting: Fourth victim dies

Image copyright EPA Image caption The Strasbourg Christmas market is one of Europe’s busiest A fourth victim has died following the gun attack on the Christmas market in the French city of Strasbourg, the Paris prosecutor’s office has said. The suspect in Tuesday’s attack, Cherif Chekatt, was shot dead by a police patrol after he […]

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