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Artículo Thursday briefing: This Facebook selfie helped police convict a woman of killing her best friend News


Thursday briefing: This Facebook selfie helped police convict a woman of killing her best friend



Other top stories include a tragic bus fire in Kazakhstan, Kevin Spacey being investigated by police over third accusation of sexual assault, and cocaine found in fresh pineapples

Anna Freeman

18 Enero 2018 13:47

Hello, this is Anna getting you caught up on today's top stories.

Schoolboy error - A Canadian woman has been convicted of killing her friend after police discovered the murder weapon, a black fashion belt, used in a picture of the pair on Facebook. Cheyenne Rose Antoine, 21, pleaded guilty on Monday to killing Brittney Gargol, then 18, in March 2015. Gargol was found strangled to death near a landfill in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, with Antoine's belt near her body. Antoine was sentenced to seven years for manslaughter.

Life-saving technology - Two teenage boys were rescued by a brand new life-saving drone in Australia while lifeguards were still training to use the device. The teens, aged 15-17, had got into difficulties off the coast of Lennox Head, New South Wales. A member of the public spotted them struggling in heavy surf about 700m (2,300ft) offshore, after which lifesavers sent the drone to drop an inflatable rescue pod, and the pair made their way safely to shore.

Disgraced actor - Kevin Spacey is being investigated by Scotland Yard, UK, over a third accusation of sexual assault. The Metropolitan police have been told that a third man was allegedly sexually assaulted by the Oscar-winning actor, this time in Westminster, London, in 2005

Tragedy in Kazakhstan - A bus caught fire in Kazakhstan on Thursday, killing 52 citizens of neighbouring Uzbekistan, the Kazakh interior ministry has said. The bus was travelling along a road in Kazakhstan’s north-western Aktau region that links the Russian city of Samara to Shymkent, a city in southern Kazakhstan close to the Uzbek border.

Environmental disaster - An oil spill from an Iranian oil tanker that sank in the East China Sea is now the size of Paris. The slick covers an area of 101 square kilometers (39 square miles), after almost doubling in size from the start of the week, according to figures released Wednesday by the Chinese State Oceanic Administration.

Drugs bust - Hundreds of kilograms of cocaine has been found concealed within pineapples shipped from South America. A joint operation between Spanish and Portuguese police resulted in the seizure of 745kg of the drug. The 10-month investigation led to nine arrests and broke up an international smuggling ring led by Colombians.