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Sunday 25 August 2019

Man runs with partner's head

A 31-year-old man beheaded his partner and rampaged through the streets of the southern Greek tourist island of Santorini with her head, injuring two other women and a policeman before being apprehended, authorities said.

The man killed the 25-year-old woman and the couple's dog at their home during a domestic dispute yesterday, according to a statement on the Greek police Web site. As he ran amok with her head, he brandished a 30-centimetre (12-inch) knife in his other hand, police said.

Prisoner is 'too fat to execute'

A death row inmate scheduled for execution in October says he's so fat that Ohio executioners would have trouble finding his veins.

Lawyers for Richard Cooey argue that he had poor veins when he faced execution five years ago and that the problem has worsened. The lawsuit says Cooey is 5ft 7ins tall and weighs about 270 pounds (19st 3lbs).

Text saves lives of crash survivors

Two people were rescued from the wreckage of a plane crash that left five dead in Canada after one of them sent text messages to a friend with the whereabouts of the site.

One of the survivors was injured and the other was in a good condition.

Clinton's food plea for HIV children

Former US President Bill Clinton said keeping HIV-infected children in the developing world well fed is crucial to fending off the deadly virus.

Mr Clinton said children in Ethiopia "cannot live'' because they were so malnourished they can't absorb lifesaving drugs.

Kyi's party hope for UN meeting

Leaders of Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy party hope to meet a UN human rights investigator who is in Burma.

A UN statement said Human Rights Council investigator for Burma Tomas Ojea Quintana has asked to meet government officials, representatives of ethnic groups and political parties.

The FBI is investigating two firebombings targeting scientists at the University of California in Santa Cruz in the latest attacks against researchers who experiment on animals. One scientist and his family were forced to flee after a firebomb was lit on their porch.

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