Three people have been killed in Ireland in accidents caused by Storm Ophelia. Two women in their 50s and 70s were killed in separate incidents when a tree fell on their car and a man in his 30s died while trying to clear a tree with a chainsaw. Meanwhile, winds of more than 96mph have left 120,000 homes without power and 130 flights cancelled from Dublin airport - and footage has appeared online showing a school's roof flying through the air in Cork.
The comedian Sean Hughes has died aged 51, his management company has said. Known for appearing on BBC Two's Never Mind the Buzzcocks, the comic's last tweet simply stated "In hospital" on 8 October. Many of his peers in the comedy and entertainment world have paid tribute to him on the website, with David Baddiel writing: "Sean Hughes was one of the best comics of our generation, and someone I spent formative days with. I can't really believe he's dead at 51."
The death toll of those who perished after a truck bomb went off in Somalia has risen to over 300, according to an ambulance service chief. Fifteen primary school children are among the dead, said Dr. Abdulkadir Adam of the Aamin Ambulance service. He added that more people have died of their wounds in the past few hours.
A Cambridge graduate has pleaded guilty to blackmailing more than 50 people into sending him abusive images of themselves and children. Dr Matthew Falder, 28, pleaded guilty to over 100 charges including sharing degrading images on the dark web.
The geophysicist, who was employed at the University of Birmingham, humiliated his victims under the name '666devil' and 'evilmind' and now faces years in prison.