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Mother jailed over rape of her 12-year-old daughter

| blog, L&B World, World | December 31, 2015

Ohio mother Jeannie Mae Carpenter jailed for rape of her own daughter Credit: Belmont County Police
(Picture: Belmont County Police)

A mother has been jailed for the rape of her 12-year-old daughter.

Jeanie Mae Carpenter, from Ohio, plead guilty to helping her convicted sex offender boyfriend James John Kirksey rape the girl.

A court in Belmont heard that she held down the child as the 32-year-old raped the girl on multiple occasions.

It was unclear how long the abuse lasted.

Prosecutor Dan Dry said: ‘She reported it to a relative that mom’s boyfriend had been abusing her for the last two weeks.

‘Multiple counts of rape committed by the male, and at least one incident of rape… Read the full story

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Is this the toughest ‘find the panda’ challenge yet?

| blog, L&B World, World | December 31, 2015

Real life 'find the panda'
Real life ‘find the panda’

We’ve had the cat among the owls, the snowman and the panda plus the four-leaf clover – now it’s time for the real life version.

Hidden in this grainy sepia-coloured photograph, which was taken in August 1978, is a stuffed toy panda.

Can you spot it?

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The picture was uploaded to Facebook by Tracy Lynn Heightchew, from Louisville, Kentucky, after she saw how much people loved the snowman illustration with the hidden panda.

She found the… Read the full story

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Injured dog getting first aid from a soldier is the cutest thing you’ll see all day

| blog, L&B World, News | December 31, 2015

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Heartwarming footage has emerged showing Peshmerga soldiers in Kurdistan giving first aid to a seriously injured dog.

The animal, believed to be a working army dog, appears to have been hit by a landmine left by ISIS in Iraq.

The caring soldiers can be seen holding the dog down while one tries to bandage the dog’s paw as it wails out in agony.

It immediately springs up and looks at its paw while trying to move forward.

MORE: These photos prove how strong the bond is between soldiers and their dogs

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Sports Direct boss Mike Ashley pledges £10m to pay staff above minimum wage

| blog, L&B World, News | December 31, 2015

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File picture of High Street retailer Sports Direct (Picture: Alamy)

Sports Direct has promised to spend £10m to raise the pay of all staff above the minimum wage.

Founder Mike Ashley, who is the owner of Newcastle United, also said he wants the company to be ‘the best high street retail employer after John Lewis’.

Making the announcement in the Daily Mirror on Wednesday, Ashley said: ‘I realise this is ambitious and it won’t be easy but I believe as a FTSE 100 or even 250 company we have a responsibility to set a high moral standard.’

‘We’re putting our money where our mouth is and have notified the City we will be… Read the full story

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Iran has opened a marathon for tourists… but women aren’t allowed to enter

| blog, Iran, L&B World, World | December 31, 2015

TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY SIAVOSH GHAZI A European woman walks past the ruins of Council Hall in the ancient Persian city of Persepolis near Shiraz in southern Iran on September 26, 2014. At the foot of Persepolis, the giant sun-dried brick ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid and first Persian empire, foreign tourists pour out of buses and gaze in wonder. AFP PHOTO/BEHROUZ MEHRI (Photo credit should read BEHROUZ MEHRI/AFP/Getty Images)
Only men will be able to run (Picture: AFP/Getty)

Iran has launched its first ever marathon open to tourists, but women are barred from taking part.

Organisers hoped the race could ‘unite humanity’, but due to ‘local regulations’ only men will be allowed… Read the full story

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All 150 workers evacuated from BP’s Valhall oil rig because of drifting barge

| blog, L&B World, World | December 31, 2015

epa05084323 (FILE) A file handout photograph dated 13 May 2013 and made available by BP, showing the Valhall re-development project of BP in the North Sea. Media reports on 31 Dewcember 2015 that BP ordered the evacuation of staff from a North Sea oilfield after an unmanned barge threatened drilling platforms. 235 people working on eight platforms in the Valhall oilfield were moved to nearby facilities as a precautionary measure. A BP spokesman has confirmed that the staff are in no imiment danger and the incident is now over. EPA/KJETIL ALVSVIK / BP / HANDOUT HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES
The Valhall re-development project in the North Sea. (Picture: EPA/BP/Handout)

Workers on a North… Read the full story

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Mum told to remove solar lights from blind son’s grave

| blog, L&B World, World | December 31, 2015

A grieving mum has been ordered to remove solar lights from her blind son's grave - because they breach council rules. Heartbroken Jane Prior (pictured) left the small lights next to her son Jake's headstone "to help him see in the dark". Jake, who died three years ago aged 10, was registered blind but could tell the difference between dark and light. © WALES NEWS SERVICE
Jane says her son could tell the difference between light and dark (Picture: WALES NEWS SERVICE)

A mother has been ordered to remove solar lights from her blind son’s grave.

Jane Prior left the small lights next to her son Jake’s headstone ‘to help him see… Read the full story

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Have we got it all wrong on drugs? This leading narcotics expert certainly thinks so

| blog, Drugs, L&B World, UK | December 31, 2015

Prof David Nutt says it's 'immoral' to criminalise drugs (Picture: Getty Images/REX Shutterstock)
Prof David Nutt says it’s ‘immoral’ to criminalise drugs (Picture: Getty Images/REX Shutterstock)

David Nutt is one of the greatest minds when it comes to drugs – and he says they should be legal.

Prof Nutt is the prestigious Edmond J Safra professor of neuropsychopharmacology at Imperial College London – but it was his views on criminalisation, specifically the classification of cannabis, that led to him being sacked as the government’s drugs advisor in 2009.

He is also known for his work on Synthohol – a drink that will get you drunk for longer, with none of the negative effects of alcohol.

When we meet,… Read the full story

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Boss of law firm charged with murdering teacher at hotel

| blog, L&B World, News | December 31, 2015

INS News Agency Ltd 30/12/2015 The family of a young woman teacher who was found murdered in an hotel on Christmas Eve said tonight/last night (Wed) that their "future had been stolen." The body of blonde-haired Katie Locke (pictured) was found by police in a four-star hotel the night before Christmas, leaving her distraught family unable to celebrate the festive season. The 23-year-old, from Buckhurst Hill in Essex was discovered on December 24 in the grand and stately Theobalds Park Hotel in Waltham Cross, Herts., which is owned by The De Vere group. See copy INSlocke
Katie Locke’s body was found in a hotel in Hertfordshire (Picture: INS)

The CEO of a law… Read the full story

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Boy salutes his father who was killed in Afghanistan

| Afghanistan, blog, L&B World, World | December 31, 2015

Ryan Lemm, 4, salutes as he is carried by New York Police Department officer John McCrossen as he watches the casket of his father, NYPD officer Joseph Lemm, who was killed on duty in Afghanistan, following funeral services in the Manhattan borough of New York, December 30, 2015. McCrossen was Lemm's partner in the NYPD Warrant Squad. Lemm was one of six U.S. troops killed by a suicide bomber near Bagram air base in Afghanistan. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
Ryan Lemm, 4, salutes his father (Picture: Reuters)

A four-year-old boy saluted on Wednesday after his father was killed in action in Afghanistan.

Ryan Lemm followed his dad Joseph Lemm’s coffin as the convoy arrived at the… Read the full story

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