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Russia school shooting kills 15, including children

The death toll has risen to 15 people, including 11 children, after a man opened fire Monday at his former school in central Russia, authorities said. Authorities previously announced a death toll of seven children and six adults but did not specify if that included the suspected shooter.

Khayri Mclean: Teens in court over Huddersfield school stabbing

Two teenage boys have appeared in court charged with the murder of Khayri Mclean, who was stabbed outside his school in Huddersfield. Khayri, 15, was attacked near the entrance to North Huddersfield Trust School at about 14:55 BST last Wednesday. He died later in hospital. The boys, aged 15 and...

Case of Harry Dunn’s alleged killer to be heard at UK court for first time

The case of Harry Dunn’s alleged killer is set to be heard at a UK court for the first time.Anne Sacoolas, 45, is accused of causing the 19-year-old motorcyclist’s death by dangerous driving following a collision outside a US military base in Northamptonshire in August 2019.The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said a hearing had been scheduled at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Thursday.It has not been confirmed whether Sacoolas’s attendance at the hearing is required.The defendant had diplomatic immunity asserted on her behalf by the US government following the collision, and was able to leave the UK 19 days after the incident.In a statement confirming the court date for Sacoolas, the CPS said: “A hearing has been scheduled for September 29 at Westminster Magistrates’ Court.“We remind everyone that Mrs Sacoolas has a right to a fair trial and there should be no reporting, commentary or sharing of information online which could in any way prejudice any proceedings.”The Dunn family told the PA news agency they would not be commenting on the case until the conclusion of criminal proceedings.

Swindler Art Dealer’s Colleague Pleads Guilty in Massive Fraud

Robert Newland, a former colleague of disgraced art dealer and convicted fraudster Inigo Philbrick, pleaded guilty to a count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud last week in connection with Philbrick’s crimes, The Art Newspaper reports. “Robert Newland conspired with Inigo Philbrick to take advantage of the lack of transparency in the art market to defraud art collectors, investors, and lenders in order to finance Philbrick’s art business,” U.S. Attorney Damian Williams said in a statement. “Newland has now admitted his guilt and awaits sentencing for his role in perpetrating this extensive fraud.” Newland, the former director of Philbrick’s secondary art sales company Modern Collections, has consented to forfeit his proceeds in the wire fraud scheme—$76,000—as part of a plea deal. Newland also previously worked in sales at the mega-gallery Hauser & Wirth. Read more at The Daily Beast.

ATV accidents have killed thousands of U.S. kids

Pediatric surgeon Dr. Rony Marwan has seen way too many kids who have been seriously injured in all-terrain vehicle (ATV) accidents. "My kids are not allowed to ride in ATVs because of the horrific things I have seen," said Marwan, who works at University of Missouri Health Care in Columbia.

Building collapses outside Kenyan capital, deaths reported

A multi-story building collapsed outside Kenya's capital Monday, and rescuers are picking through the debris in search of several people reported missing.Kenya's national broadcaster reported that at least three people died. It wasn't immediately clear what caused the building to collapse in Kirigiti.Such events aren't uncommon in Nairobi and elsewhere in Kenya amid weak oversight, shoddy construction and corruption.

Chinese Authorities Arrest 93 Over Crypto-Related Money Laundering

Authorities in China's Hunan province arrested 93 people for allegedly laundering up to RMB 40 billion ($5.6 billion) using cryptocurrencies, as the country continues to crack down on crime using digital assets. China has not only cracked down on the use of crypto for illegal activities, but also on the...