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Woman who escaped serial killer Bobby Joe Long watches his execution

Woman who escaped serial killer Bobby Joe Long watches his execution

A woman who escaped the clutches of a serial killer and helped bring him to justice has watched him being executed in Florida.
Old Mutual suspends boss over 'breakdown in trust'

Old Mutual suspends boss over 'breakdown in trust'

The financial services firm Old Mutual has suspended its chief executive Peter Moyo, citing a "breakdown in trust".
Harvey Weinstein reaches tentative $44m compensation deal with sexual abuse accusers

Harvey Weinstein reaches tentative $44m compensation deal with sexual abuse accusers

Harvey Weinstein has reached a tentative compensation deal worth $44m with women who have accused him of sexual misconduct, Sky News understands.
Metropolitan Police officer found guilty of raping woman in Antigua

Metropolitan Police officer found guilty of raping woman in Antigua

A serving Metropolitan Police officer is facing a lengthy prison term in the Caribbean after he was convicted of raping a woman.
Russia used social media to target 2014 European Parliament election, evidence suggests

Russia used social media to target 2014 European Parliament election, evidence suggests

Evidence of Kremlin efforts to use social media to target the 2014 European Parliament elections have been uncovered by researchers at Cardiff University.
£10m UK scheme to help stop Russia attacking democracies

£10m UK scheme to help stop Russia attacking democracies

Britain is leading a fightback in Europe against efforts by Russia to attack democracies with fake news and disinformation, Sky News has learnt.
Geoffrey Rush: Oscar-winning actor awarded record £1.5m damages in defamation case

Geoffrey Rush: Oscar-winning actor awarded record £1.5m damages in defamation case

Geoffrey Rush is set to receive the largest ever damages payout to a single person in Australia's history following a defamation case against a newspaper publisher and journalist. 
Care home resident, 102, investigated over murder of 92-year-old neighbour

Care home resident, 102, investigated over murder of 92-year-old neighbour

A 102-year-old retirement home resident is being investigated after her 92-year-old neighbour was murdered in northern France.
British deal with US over Chagos Islands not its finest hour

British deal with US over Chagos Islands not its finest hour

It was not Britain's finest hour.  In the mid-60s Harold Wilson wanted Polaris missiles, the US sought a base in the middle of the Indian Ocean.  
Syria: Sky News witnesses horrors of Syria's last rebel outpost

Syria: Sky News witnesses horrors of Syria's last rebel outpost

Sky News has gained exclusive access to the bombardment of Idlib - the last rebel outpost in Syria - and witnessed first-hand the relentless attack on civilians inside the province.
Pentagon: US could send 10,000 more troops to Middle East to counter 'Iran threat'

Pentagon: US could send 10,000 more troops to Middle East to counter 'Iran threat'

The Pentagon is preparing to send as many as 10,000 more troops to the Middle East as tensions with Iran continue to rise, according to reports.
Healthy dog put down because owner wanted to be buried together

Healthy dog put down because owner wanted to be buried together

A healthy dog was put down because her owner requested she be buried with her in her will.
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