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Angola sacks Africa’s richest woman

Image copyrightEPA The president of Angola, Joao Lourenco, has fired the daughter of his predecessor as head of the country’s state oil company Sonangol. Isabel Dos Santos, the billionaire daughter of former President José Eduardo dos Santos, is Africa’s richest woman. Mr Dos Santos was Africa’s second longest-serving leader until …

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Zoella apologises for offensive tweets

Image copyrightPAImage caption Zoella published her first novel in 2014 and has her own cosmetics line YouTuber and blogger Zoella has apologised for a number of old tweets about gay people and “chavs”. The posts, from 2009-12, which have now been deleted, have been called out for “fat shaming” and …

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Nine dismembered bodies found in Japan flat

Image copyrightReutersImage caption Reporters gathered outside the suspect’s home on Tuesday Japanese police have arrested a man after finding parts of nine bodies in his apartment in Zama, near Tokyo. Police found two severed heads in a cold-storage container outside the flat of the suspect, named as Takahiro Shiraishi, while …

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Japan to act on suicide websites

Image copyrightAFPImage caption Takahiro Shiraishi admitted killing nine people Japan’s government says it wants to clamp down on websites where vulnerable people can share suicidal thoughts. The move comes in response to an alleged serial murder case in which such sites were used. In October, nine dismembered bodies were discovered …

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Dorsey saddened by ‘Twitter killer’

Image copyrightGetty ImagesImage caption Takahiro Shiraishi was arrested after police found several people’s body parts in his home Twitter’s chief executive has said a case in which an alleged serial killer is said to have lured victims by searching the social network for suicidal thoughts is “extremely sad”. But Jack …

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