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US Supreme Court judge Scalia dies aged 79

Justice Scalia was one of the most conservative members of the US top court Credit: Reuters

US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has died aged 79.

According to a CNN report he died in his sleep at home, having told friends he did not feel well.

Appointed by President Ronald Regan in 1986, Justice Scalia was one of the most conservative members of the US top court.

"On behalf of the court and retired justices, I am saddened to report that our colleague Justice Antonin Scalia has passed away," Chief Justice John Roberts said in a statement.

Russia accused of jeopardising peace in Syria

Russia has been accused by its western allies of jeopardising peace in Syria by bombing the wrong targets as a recently agreed ceasefires hangs in the balance.

But Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has spoken during a security conference in Munich to deny that Russian forces are bombing civilians.

ITV Political Correspondent Paul Brand reports:


Pope urges Mexican bishops to take stand against drugs

Pope Francis is making his first visit to Mexico since becoming Pontiff. Credit: Reuters

Pope Francis has called on bishops in Mexico to courageously take a stand against drugs, gangs and corruption on his first visit to the country as Pontiff.

Speaking with Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto by his side at the National Palace, Francis said social, cultural and political leaders had a duty to help citizens stand up against the drug trade, which he said "devours like a metastasis."

He told them to make it clear to drug dealers that they could not consider themselves good Catholics if their hands were "drenched in blood, but pockets filled with sordid money and their consciences deadened."

More than 100,000 people have been killed in drug violence in Mexico over the last decade - about 26,000 are missing.


Fugitive paedophile hands himself in to police

Fugitive paedophile David Chadwick, 58, has been arrested after handing himself into police.

David Chadwick surrendered to Suffolk Police in Lowestoft. Credit: Dorset Police

Chadwick was wanted by Dorset police after breaching his licence conditions. He was released from prison recently after being jailed three years ago for child sex offences.

Detectives said Chadwick had surrendered to Suffolk Police in Lowestoft and will be returned to prison.

Detective Inspector Joe Williams said: "Earlier this evening David Chadwick presented himself to police officers working in Lowestoft, Suffolk. He will be immediately recalled to prison.

"I would like to thank members of the public, as well as the media, for their assistance in this investigation."

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