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Estranged husband snuck into wife’s home and ‘lay in wait’ before killing her

An estranged husband snuck into his wife’s home and ‘lay in wait’ before stabbing her to death in her bed. Heartless Aubrey Pule Padi, 46, told an ambulance control centre call operator that his wife Tamara Padi, 43, ‘deserved it’. The monster murdered Mrs Padi while one of their two children was sleeping in the […]

Sport

Robinson, Leach and Malan awarded new-look England central contracts

England have awarded 20 men’s central contracts for 2021-22 ahead of this winter’s Ashes tour, with a revamped system in place that no longer states which format a player has been chiefly earmarked for. As has been the case since central contracts were introduced in 1999, there are winners and losers. Ollie Robinson, Dawid Malan […]

Lifestyle

Researchers find potential cognitive benefits of major Alzheimer’s risk gene

A well-known gene that increases Alzheimer’s risk, called APOE4, has now been linked with better visual working memory in older adults, finds a new study led by University College London researchers. The findings published in Nature Aging are based in study of a unique group of volunteers, who were all born in the same week […]

Business

Fall in China’s $1.3 trln land sales to test local finances, economy

Sagging demand at China’s urban land auctions amid a crackdown on borrowing by private developers risks squeezing regional finances, pressuring local governments to scramble for other income sources to fund investments and support the economy. Land sales soared to a record 8.4 trillion yuan ($1.3 trillion) in 2020, the equivalent of Australia’s annual gross domestic […]

Technology

Tinder and Lyft partner so you can send your match a ride for an IRL date

Dating app Tinder and ride-hailing company Lyft are partnering on a new feature that lets Tinder members buy a Lyft ride for a potential date. Tinder first teased the new feature in March and is now rolling it out to its subscribers as a way to “get back to making IRL connections.” Tinder members can […]

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British woman, 22, in coma after plunging off hotel balcony in Croatia

Jennifer Walsh, 22, from Edinburgh, Scotland, suffered a bleed on the brain, two skull fractures, a punctured lung and other injuries after falling off a hotel balcony in Croatia A British woman is in an induced coma after plunging from a hotel balcony in Croatia. Jennifer Walsh, 22, from Edinburgh, Scotland, suffered a bleed on […]