Death toll rises to 48 as California Camp Fire rages on

The death toll rose to 48 people on Tuesday as the most devastating fire in California’s history raged on. The Camp fire in Butte County destroyed more than 130,000 acres since last week, burning thousands of homes in the town of Paradise. The remains of six more victims were found on Tuesday, Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea said. Forensic teams with cadaver dogs continue to comb through the charred landscape in Paradise. Earlier in the day, Sheriff Honea has listed 228 people as missing. More than 50,000 area residents remained…

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Britain’s top prosecutor admits innocent people may be in prison

 Britain’s new top prosecutor has admitted innocent people may be in prison because of failures to disclose vital evidence. Max Hill QC, the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), said it was ‘impossible to know’ if anyone had been wrongly convicted and locked up after blunders. He said prosecutors and police had made errors in some ‘serious and sensitive cases’ which had led to the collapse of a string of rape trials. High-ranking barrister Max Hill QC defended the large fall in the number of rape charges In several cases, crucial texts,…

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Terrifying video shows woman’s desperate escape from California wildfire as flames and sparks lick car windows

THIS terrifying video shows a woman’s desperate escape from the deadly California wildfire as flames and sparks lick her car windows. Rebecca Hackett feared for her life as she drove through the Woolsey Fire in Malibu after leaving the ranch where she keeps her horses. rbcchcktt/instagram Rebecca Hackett filmed the moment she tried to flee the devastating Woolsey Fire in Malibu She can be heard through tears repeatedly saying: “Oh my god, please god. Let me out of here.” The road in front of her turns increasingly amber as she…

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Prison governor tells how Charles Bronson ‘attacked him’

Charles Bronson was seen for the first time in more than a decade yesterday when he left his trial for attacking a prison govenor Charles Bronson today insisted in court that he would not have bitten a prison governor’s nose off during an alleged attack, saying: ‘I’m a vegetarian and all’. The inmate, who is defending himself in a trial at Leeds Crown Court, made the comment while cross-examining Mark Docherty, a governor at HMP Wakefield whom he is accused of attempting to seriously harm on January 25. Jurors previously…

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Democrats flip another House seat as race called in California

The Democrats flipped another House seat in California’s 10th District on Tuesday as votes were counted after the Veterans Day holiday. Democrat Josh Harder pulled off the upset victory over incumbent Republican Jeff Denham as thousands of votes were counted in the week after Election Day. Election workers had Monday off for the holiday. Harder, a former venture capitalist, slammed Denham for his votes supporting President Trump’s tax plan and eliminating Obamacare. Denham was first elected to the seat in 2010. Share this: Copyrighted By nypost.com. Source

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Families describe terrifying search for loved ones in fire-ravaged California

Dozens of families are frantically searching for loved ones missing in the massive wildfire in Northern California, including many who lived in the now-decimated town of Paradise. Teresa Moniz pressed her hand against her head Tuesday as she scanned a list of missing persons in a church in neighboring Chico and then added to it in writing, “Albert Moniz aka Pete,” the name of her husband, who is disabled. When the Camp Fire blaze reached Paradise on Thursday, Moniz said, she was in nearby Magalia while her husband was at…

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How a row over a cup of water led to calls for a death sentence for Pakistani Christian

For a Christian Pakistani, it is far safer to be neither seen nor heard in public life. Prejudice against the tiny majority – just 1.6 per cent of the overwhelmingly Muslim population – is not only endemic in society, but enshrined in the country’s Penal Code. Asia Bibi’s ordeal demonstrates how even a ‘triviality’ can be dressed up as blasphemy against the Prophet Muhammed, leading to prison and the threat of the gallows, or the summary ‘justice’ of a murderous mob. For brave Muslims who defend Christian Pakistanis against such…

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Crooked UK Border Force official convicted for smuggling £3.8million of drugs and firearms into the UK

A CROOKED UK Border Force official has been convicted of smuggling £3.8million of drugs and firearms into the UK. Simon Pellett, 37, was arrested in France last year in a Government transit van containing cocaine, heroin, ten guns and ammunition. Press Association Simon Pellett is facing years in jail for smuggling £3.8million drugs and firearms into the UK Alex Howard, 35, of Sittingbourne, Kent, was guilty of smuggling drugs with Pellett, of Dover, and David Baker, 55, of Beckenham, South London. Kate Mulholland, of the CPS, said: “Our prosecution was…

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Britain’s new chief prosecutor signals end to CPS’ witch-hunt culture

BRITAIN’S new chief prosecutor signalled an end to the CPS’s witch-hunt culture yesterday. Director of Public Prosecutions Max Hill QC said it was not up to the CPS to secure convictions in every case presented by police. CROWN COPYRIGHT/design 102 Max Hill has said it’s not up to CPS to secure convictions in every single case presented by the police He added: “The CPS does not decide guilt or innocence — that is rightly reserved for the courts.’’ His comments follow a drop in confidence in the criminal justice system…

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Notorious criminal Charles Bronson has rejected claims he tried to bite off a prison governor’s nose

CHARLES Bronson yesterday rejected claims he tried to bite off a prison governor’s nose, telling a court: “I’m a vegetarian.” Bronson, 65, attacked Mark Docherty after he banned him from keeping snaps of his wedding to ex-Corrie actress Paula Williamson, a jury heard. Enterprise News and Pictures Charles Bronson is accused of attempting to bite a prison governor’s nose off Wakefield jail boss Mr Docherty said Bronson went for him, yelling: “I’ll bite your f*****g nose off” before being dragged off by prison guards. Bronson, who uses the name Charles…

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