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Thursday 14 November 2019

Woman tried to behead husband

A woman accused of trying to decapitate her sleeping husband with an electric saw has been convicted of attempted murder.

Jurors in Washington, US, also convicted 44-year-old Renee Bishop-McKean of first-degree assault for hitting the man in the head with a hatchet.

Pussy Riot partner seeks sanctions

The husband of one of the imprisoned members of the Russian punk rock band Pussy Riot is seeking US sanctions against Russian officials involved in prosecuting the musicians.

Petya Verzilov met with politicians and aides involved in drafting legislation that would target Russian officials linked to human rights abuses. Mr Verzilov is married to band member Nadia Tolokonnikova.

Man executed for killing five people

An ex-convict who confessed to killing five people at a Dallas-area car wash a week after he was fired from his job has been executed.

Robert Wayne Harris received a lethal injection after the US Supreme Court refused appeals to halt the punishment.

Bumblebee shocks scientists

Scientists tracking the flight of the bumblebee have been astonished by the power of the insects' tiny brains.

Let loose to find their way among five artificial flowers in a 0.6-mile (1km) wide field, the bees quickly learnt which routes were the most efficient. In a short time they drew up "flight plans" which allowed them to navigate around the flowers using as little energy as possible.

Thief steals $10m in luxury items

A holidaymaker returning to his home in Santa Monica found a thief had made off with more than a dozen works by artists including Piet Mondrian and Jasper Johns, five luxury watches, wine, cash and a red Porsche Carrera.

Police said in a statement that the take totalled more than $10m (€7.69m). They are offering $1,000 reward for tips leading to arrests.

Beagle survives 70ft bridge jump

A beagle has survived a 70ft fall from a New Jersey bridge.

Brandi gave her owner the slip during a walk andclimbed on to the top of the Burlington-Bristol Bridge, and then fell into the Delaware River.

Irish Independent

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