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Actor guilty of murder attempt

An actor who appeared in the film The 40-Year-Old Virgin was convicted of the attempted murder of his ex-girlfriend in a knife attack.

Jurors in California also found Shelley Malil guilty of assault with a deadly weapon for stabbing Kendra Beebe more than 20 times during a violent quarrel at her San Marcos home in 2008.

He will be sentenced in November. Beebe (37) hugged her best friend when the judge read the verdict. Malil faces 16 years to life in prison.

100mph storm hits New York

A fast-moving storm packing winds of up to 100mph has ripped through New York City, knocking down trees and power lines, tearing off roofs in one Brooklyn neighbourhood and leaving one person dead.

The victim was killed when a tree fell on a car.

The storm hit last night after the US National Weather Service issued a tornado warning.