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US musician Tom Petty died of 'accidental drug overdose'

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Tom Petty died in October aged 66 US musician Tom Petty died of an accidental overdose after taking various painkillers, according to a statement issued by his family. Petty “suffered from many serious ailments…most significantly a fractured hip”, the statement said. Family members say they believe he was overusing […]

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How can parents torture their children?

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionShackled siblings: What we know about their lives David and Louise Turpin stand accused of holding their 13 children in shackles at their California home. The allegations of torture seem impossible to comprehend next to the family photos circulated in the press that show the smiling group […]

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New Zealand debates access to dead sea life footage

Image copyright New Zealand Ministry of Fisheries New Zealand’s fishing industry has found itself at odds with conservationists over whether or not the public should be allowed to see the realities of commercial fishing. In the waters around New Zealand – as many countries – animals including sea birds, dolphins, penguins and sea lions are […]