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Actress Palmer pregnant again

EastEnders actress Patsy Palmer is pregnant.

Palmer (below), who already has three children, first appeared as Bianca Jackson in the BBC soap in 1993. She returned in 2008 to reprise the role after a decade away.

Bianca rekindled her relationship with Ricky Butcher, played by Sid Owen, and the characters remarried this year.



Eleven dead in China rampage

Eleven people were killed and more than a dozen injured after a drunken man went on a rampage behind the wheel of a tractor in northern China.

Reports say 38-year-old Li Xianliang was drinking when he killed a customer yesterday at a coal depot where he worked driving a shovel loader.

Li then drove his loader down an adjacent road, smashing into cars, buses, motorcycles, trucks and roadside shops.



Jailbreak killers remain at large

The search for two convicted murderers who escaped from prison in Arizona continues, while a third escapee was back behind bars following an early-morning shootout.

Early yesterday, a police officer spotted Daniel Renwick (36) in Rifle, Colorado, some 670 miles from the medium-security Arizona State Prison.

The officer pursued Renwick, gunshots were exchanged, and the convict was taken into custody.

Police said the two men who remain at large -- Tracy Province (42) and John McCluskey (45) -- should be considered dangerous.



Forest fire after airplane crash

A large cargo plane has crashed in Alaska, bursting into a fireball that sparked a forest fire.

Denali National Park spokeswoman Kris Fister said there are fatalities, but it was unclear how many because "the plane pretty much disintegrated."

The fire was challenging responders, who didn't know who owns the aircraft, which went down near the park's northern border about 3.15pm yesterday.


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