Alex Salmond crowdfunds legal fees after sexual misconduct allegations

(CNN)Supporters of Alex Salmond, the former first minister of Scotland, have donated large sums to a crowdfunding campaign to pay for his legal defense after sexual misconduct allegations were made against him. However, Salmond faced criticism from some quarters for asking ordinary people to contribute from their own pockets. Scottish…

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Funeral held for stabbed schoolgirl

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionLucy McHugh’s coffin was taken to Hollybrook Cemetery in a horse-drawn procession Friends and family have gathered in Southampton to pay tribute to murdered schoolgirl Lucy McHugh. Loved ones of the 13-year-old were dressed in blue and green – Lucy’s favourite colours…

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FEMA official: Puerto Rico knows more about hurricane deaths than it has told the public

(CNN)Puerto Rico appears to know more than it has let on about who died because of Hurricane Maria, a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) official told CNN. The figures, which were previously unreleased, raise new questions about the speed at which federal and territorial government officials are investigating and paying…

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Jets to land on warship for first time

Image copyright PA Image caption The 65,000-tonne carrier has already undergone exercises with helicopters Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson said the trip would “strengthen our special relationship” with US forces. Image copyright PA Image caption The Royal Navy’s £3.1bn future flagship will visit New York during its 11-week trip 65,000 Tonnes…

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State funeral held for Genoa bridge collapse victims as some families voice anger

Rome (CNN)Mourners remembered 18 of the victims of the deadly bridge collapse in the northern Italian city of Genoa at a joint state funeral service on Saturday that was reportedly boycotted by some families amid anger against the government. Mourners gave a standing ovation as a number of first responders,…

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