Man granted pardon 140 years after being hanged

A man has been pardoned for a crime he did not commit – nearly 140 years after he was hanged. Myles Joyce was executed in December 1882, along with two other men, for his part in the murder of five members of the same family, despite his co-accused insisting he …

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Russia says UK can’t dodge ‘professional’ questions

Russia’s foreign minister has claimed Britain will not be able to ignore Moscow’s “legitimate questions” over the Salisbury attack, ahead of a UN Security Council meeting. Moscow has demanded an open session of the UN Security Council on Thursday over Britain’s claim Moscow was responsible for the poisoning of ex-spy …

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Pet owners warned over rise of ‘zombie’ raccoons

Dozens of calls have been made to police in Ohio after residents reported an invasion of “zombie” raccoons. Officers in the city of Youngstown are investigating reports of the animals acting strangely in the daytime. The usually nocturnal creatures have been seen standing on their hind legs, baring their teeth …

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Pokemon Go to reward players for picking up litter

To celebrate Earth Day on 22 April, Pokemon Go will be challenging its players to pick up litter. The game’s producer Niantic has partnered with a conservation organisation called Mission Blue to push players towards local clean-up events, replete with in-game incentives. Mission Blue is led by Dr Sylvia Earle, …

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