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Silicon Valley boss David Goldberg died on gym treadmill

David Goldberg and Sheryl Sandberg pictured last year Credit: Reuters

SurveyMonkey Chief Executive Dave Goldberg died after he hit his head when he fell off a gym treadmill at a holiday resort.

Goldberg went to the gym at the Four Seasons resort in Punta Mita on Mexico's Pacific coast around 4 pm local time on 1 May and was found by his brother in the evening lying on the floor with a gash to his head, a spokesman for the local state prosecutor's office.

The 47-year-old, who was married to Facebook's Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg, showed signs of life when he was found and was rushed to hospital, where he died, the spokesman added, saying his body was flown back to the United States the following day.

Another source familiar with the investigation called it a "tragic accident".

Stuart Bingham wins snooker world championship

Stuart Bingham has beaten Shaun Murphy 18-15 to win the Betfred snooker World Championship at the Crucible.

Stuart Bingham has claimed snooker's biggest prize after 20 years of trying Credit: PA Wire

The 38-year-old from Basildon defied all expectations to reach his first final in Sheffield, and pulled off a stunning victory, finishing with a break of 88 as his family looked on. Before the break was finished Bingham punched the air in jubilation.

The win made him the oldest world champion since Ray Reardon, who won in 1978 aged 45.

Asked to sum up what the title meant after 20 years of trying, Bingham said: "Everything. Twenty years as a pro. Blood, sweat, and tears, on the road, qualifying in places like Prestatyn and Malvern, places like that.

"Everything rolled into one, so many family and friends backing me, it's just been unbelievable."


Queen 'due to meet Princess Charlotte tomorrow'

Princess Charlotte is the Queen's fifth great-grandchild. Credit: PA

The Queen is due back in London tomorrow and it is thought she will meet her new great-granddaughter for the first time.

Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana was born on Saturday but the Queen has been in Yorkshire on royal duties.

The latest addition to the royal family is the monarch's fifth great-grandchild.

In the next few days William and Kate are expected to head to Sandringham where they will spend time as a family for the first few weeks of Charlotte's life.

Ian Duncan Smith: Voting Ukip is a suicide note

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Voting for the United Kingdom Independence Party is like "writing a suicide note" for eurosceptics' hopes of a referendum on Britain's membership of the European Union, Iain Duncan Smith has said.

The former Tory leader - a prominent euro-rebel during John Major's term as prime minister - issued a strong appeal to those considering supporting Nigel Farage's outfit to back the Tories instead.

Backing Ukip would allow Labour to take power and deny the people a vote on the UK's relationship with Brussels, he said in an interview with the Daily Telegraph, as the parties ramped up campaigning with two days until polling stations open.

More: Nigel Farage faces electorate on Kent walkabout


US law enforcement name second Texas gunman

The second gunman who attacked an exhibit ofcaricatures of the Prophet Mohammad in a Dallas suburb has been identified as Nadir Soofi, the room-mate of the other shooter, Elton Simpson.

The New York Times and Washington Post quoted officials as saying that Soofi and Simpson opened fire on Sunday night. Both were killed by a police officer who was providing security for the event.

HMS Bulwark ready to support EU migrants rescues

A file photo of HMS Bullwark. Credit: Reuters

The Royal Navy's flagship is ready to join efforts to ease the migrant crisis in the Mediterranean after it was held back amid "discussions" with European Union partners.

The Ministry of Defence denied earlier in the day that HMS Bulwark and three Merlin helicopters had been delayed and described the discussions as "ongoing".

Previously, it had said the 19,000-tonne assault ship was due to set off on April 26.

An MoD spokeswoman said

HMS Bulwark and three Merlin helicopters are now ready to operate in the Mediterranean, working closely with the Italian Navy, and co-ordinated via Rome.

The 19,000-tonne amphibious ship will work in tandem with the surveillance helicopters to provide a wide-ranging search and rescue capability.

– Ministry of Defence
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