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Ms Murugayan, 40, had pleaded guilty to a number of charges including culpable homicide against Ms Piang. The judge said the prosecution had painted a "shocking" picture of how the 24-year old woman was tortured, humiliated, starved and ultimately killed. He said the case was "one of the worst cases of culpable homicide" in the city-state and that words could not accurately describe the level of abuse the young woman had to endure in the month before her death.
The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday issued a stay of Judge Roger T. Benitez's decision to overturn California's ban on assault weapons. On June 4, Benitez declared that the state's 30-year ban on assault weapons was unconstitutional and "has had no effect" on stopping mass shootings. He also compared the AR-15 semiautomatic rifle to a Swiss Army knife, calling it "good for both home and battle."
Israel has recommended vaccinating teenagers following several coronavirus outbreaks clustered around schools, with even fully vaccinated people contracting the virus as authorities blame the more infectious delta variant. The country reported 125 new cases in 24 hours on Tuesday, an increase from the 90 positive tests the day before, which itself was the highest one day total since the end of April. The latest outbreaks were identified in several schools following random testing and came after Israel removed nearly all of its coronavirus restrictions following a dramatic decrease in cases and a world-leading vaccination campaign that began in December.
A group of protesters demonstrating outside Texas Sen. Ted Cruz's home was arrested Monday, police say. Eight people accused of trespassing were arrested after they refused to leave private property at Cruz's home Monday, according to Houston police. “The large majority of the group are extremely peaceful out there expressing the First Amendment rights (to) protest against climate change,” Assistant Police Chief Ban Tien said in a video posted on Facebook.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) vetoed 20 bills passed by the GOP-controlled state Legislature, most of them announced Monday, The Texas Tribune reports. Abbott canceled two criminal justice reform bills prioritized by House Speaker Dade Phelan (R), a bill requiring schools to teach high school and middle school students about child abuse prevention and domestic violence, another one expanding rural broadband access, and legislation offering reduced penalties for criminal trespassing, arguing it would hurt tools to arrest homeless people and immigrants at the border.
A Greek helicopter pilot is appearing in court in Athens on charges of premeditated murder over the death of his young wife, who authorities say he confessed to killing after claiming for more than a month that the woman had died during a brutal home robbery. Pilot and flight instructor Babis Anagnostopoulos, 33, arrived in court Tuesday in Athens wearing a bulletproof vest and under heavy police guard. He is accused of killing Caroline Crouch, 20, who died of suffocation on May 11 at the couple's home on the outskirts of Athens.
During a White House briefing on Monday, press secretary Jen Psaki responded to a question about U.S. Catholic bishops writing a document that could prohibit high-profile politicians who support abortion rights from receiving Communion. Psaki said “the president's faith is personal” and he, like many Americans, does not see his faith “through a political prism.
Nothing excites primetime cable news producers and on-air talent like the story of a Courageous Dissident Republican. For the past two months, this slot has been filled by Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney. A Hollywood scriptwriter couldn't have devised a more dramatic plot: Right-wing daughter of arch-Republican former vice president turns against the head of her own party and its unified leadership, facing certain defenestration as a result, and all in the name of simple American patriotism and devotion to the Rule of Law.
Ms Taylor, who in the past has worked for the Dubai royal family, posted photographs in May showing Princess Latifa in a Dubai shopping mall and restaurant. They are the only public sightings of the princess since she claimed in videos released in February that she was being held hostage in a guarded Dubai villa after being forcibly returned to the United Arab Emirates following a 2018 escape attempt. Until shortly after Princess Latifa's escape, Ms Taylor's LinkedIn profile described her as working "for a member of the Ruling Family as her personal assistant", citing discretion as one of the "key skill requirements".
Markeveus Nance gave his mother a hug and told her he loved her. When she walked away that night of June 19, 2001, the 16-year-old boy sitting alone at a picnic table didn't know it would be the last time he'd see her. Lillian Lawren Nance left her mother's birthday party in Gastonia on Sunshine Avenue to go buy cigarettes.
Manhattan prosecutors are getting frustrated with Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg and his lack of cooperation with their investigation into the company, a person familiar with the matter told The Washington Post on Monday. Weisselberg, 73, is the most senior executive at the Trump Organization who isn't a member of the Trump family. Prosecutors are looking into whether he paid taxes on benefits he received from former President Donald Trump, including leased cars and apartments, the Post reports.
Tropical Storm Claudette is in the Atlantic Ocean, leaving flooding and rain over the Carolinas as it rapidly continues northeast. The National Hurricane Center said the storm will likely peter out in the next 24 hours. The remnants of Claudette, the third named storm of the season, are moving east-northeast at 29 mph with maximum sustained winds at 45 mph with higher gusts, according to the 11 p.m. advisory.
In a highly-publicized case, Kylr Yust was found guilty in April 2021 of killing two of his former girlfriends who went missing roughly 10 years apart in Cass County, Missouri. The case began when 17-year-old Kara Kopetsky was reported missing in May 2007. Another one of Yust's former girlfriends, 21-year-old Jessica Runions, then was last seen alive in September 2016.
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The region's chief prosecutor released a statement Monday evening defending his agency's role in the Murdaugh homicide investigation. The S.C. Law Enforcement Division released some reports shedding light on the early police response to the scene where two members of the prominent Murdaugh family were found dead on June 7 in Colleton County. Paul Murdaugh, 22, and his mother Maggie, 52, were shot to death on June 7 outside their Colleton County estate.
Australian doctors have reported a surge in the number of people cancelling their vaccine appointments, amid a new wave of caution over the AstraZeneca jab. It comes after the government updated guidance last week to recommend only those aged over 60 get the shot, due to the risk of a rare blood-clotting syndrome. Under-60s have been advised to get the alternative Pfizer shot, of which there are limited supplies.
John Demers, the top national security official at the Department of Justice, says he was unaware federal prosecutors had secretly obtained records concerning Democratic lawmakers, a move that generated intense controversy when it became public this month. Demers, the highest-ranking Senate-confirmed Trump appointee still at the Justice Department, is stepping down later this week. He spoke Monday to the Los Angeles Times in a wide-ranging interview about his three-year tenure, including his division's efforts to crack down on China's intelligence-gathering, stymie foreign influence in elections and U.S. politics and improve oversight of how the U.S. government obtains warrants from an intel...
Police in Canada say they are treating fires that destroyed two Catholic churches on indigenous community land in British Columbia as suspicious. Sacred Heart Church and St Gregory's Church burnt down at about the same time early on Monday, as Canada marked National Indigenous People's Day. The two churches - built more than 100 years ago - are located about 40km (25 miles) apart in the western province.
The US military has said it could slow down its withdrawal from Afghanistan in light of recent battlefield victories by the Taliban. Afghanistan has seen increasing violence as the US and Nato prepare to pull out their remaining troops. Over the last month, the Taliban have intensified their attacks and gained control of more than 30 districts.
TOKYO (Reuters) -Olympic organisers plan to allow the sale of alcohol to Tokyo 2020 spectators, Kyodo News reported on Tuesday, drawing criticism from residents of the capital who face curbs on bars to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Alcohol will be served at Olympic venues at limited times, Kyodo reported, citing unidentified sources, a decision that follows the approval https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/sports/organisers-set-decide-domestic-spectators-tokyo-2020-2021-06-21 on Monday of up to 10,000 domestic spectators at venues at next month's delayed Games. Organisers were still considering whether alcohol will be served in venues, Tokyo 2020 President Seiko Hashimoto said late on Monday.
Doctors with the American Heart Association say obstructive sleep apnea may be silently increasing peoples' risks of serious health consequences, particularly among those with heart disease or high blood pressure, as the condition is often “under-recognized and undertreated.” In a scientific statement published Monday in the journal Circulation, experts said the sleeping disorder occurs in 40% to 80% of people with cardiovascular disease and 30% to 50% of those with high blood pressure — a percentage that's even higher among those with treatment-resistant hypertension. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is also associated with heart rhythm disorders, stroke, worsening heart failure, increased risk of heart attack, Type 2 diabetes, Metabolic syndrome and worsening coronary artery disease.
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Mr Modi's government has also created far short of the 20 million jobs the economy needs every year, Mr Ranade said. India has been adding only around 4.3 million jobs a year for the last decade. India is not making or exporting enough 'Make in India' - Mr Modi's high-octane flagship initiative - was supposed to turn India into a global manufacturing powerhouse by cutting red tape and drawing investment for export hubs.
China has expanded its clampdown on cryptocurrencies, telling banks and payments platforms to stop supporting digital currency transactions. The price of Bitcoin slumped by more 10% on Monday but stabilised in Asian trading on Tuesday. The value of the cryptocurrency has fallen by around 50% since hitting a record high above $63,000 in April.
NYC mayoral candidate Andrew Yang doubled down on his comments on mentally ill people on Monday. Yang said those who were mentally ill were affecting tourism during an appearance on billionaire John Catsimatidis's radio show. Yang echoed remarks he made on mental illness and homelessness at last week's NYC mayoral debate.
“The pandemic has unequivocally proven the public health value of masks. And they should stick around in certain situations.”
“With the steady thrum of anti-mask sentiment in the U.S., it’s highly unlikely that they will continue to be a ubiquitous sight.”
“Wearing masks on airplanes or other modes of transit ... can help keep everyone safe.”
“Just because masks are common in many other nations ... is hardly a reason to emulate the practice.”
“The fact that the flu all but vanished ... is not evidence alone that masks were responsible.”