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Woman told dying soldier: 'You are brave, you are loved'

A woman who tried to save the life of Cpl Nathan Cirillo after he was shot in Ottawa has revealed what she told the soldier moments before he passed away.

Lawyer Barbara Winters was at the National War Memorial when Cirillo was gunned down by Michael Zehaf-Bibeau.

Soldier Nathan Cirillo was shot dead at Canada's National War Memorial. Credit: Reuters

"I told him he was loved and that he was a brave man and that he was a good man," she told CBC radio.

"I hope that's some comfort to his parents that he didn't just bleed alone on a sidewalk."

Doctors group: Thailand death shows risk of 'cheap surgery'

The death of a British woman in Thailand highlights the dangers of 'cheap surgery' abroad, one of the UK's leading plastic surgeons has said.

Michael Cadier, president of the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, said: "This tragic case highlights how, if lured by the prospect of what is essentially 'cheap surgery', patients can be left vulnerable."

"In some cases, patients are even being treated by a person without proper surgical credentials - if any at all - which breaches all the fundamental guidelines for safe practice in cosmetic surgery in the UK," he added.

"When you go abroad in search of 'cheap cosmetic surgery', you're entrusting your life to individuals whose main concern may be their pocket - not the patient."

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Eleven arrested over rape of vulnerable woman in Liverpool

Eleven people, including a 12-year-old boy and 15-year-old girl, have been arrested on suspicion of raping a vulnerable woman in Anfield.

Police were called to a property on Ullswater Street on Wednesday, 24 September 2014.

Following investigations at the scene, detectives believe a 43-year-old woman had been subjected to a sexual assault.

Detective Superintendent Tim Keelan, said:

"This was an appalling attack on a woman in her own home and we would urge anyone who has information, which could help us bring those responsible to justice, to come forward.

"It is possible that some of those who were in the flat on the day may have talked to people, including friends or family, about what happened and if they have we would urge them to contact us.

– Detective Superintendent Tim Keelan

Ashya King parents release new photos after treatment

The parents of five-year-old cancer patient Ashya King have released images of their son after he finished proton therapy treatment in Prague.

Brett and Naghmeh King sparked an international search when they removed Ashya from Southampton hospital in August without medical consent.

The family are now preparing to leave for Spain after the youngster's condition improved.

Ashya with his mother Naghmeh King. Credit: Family handout
Doctors say Ashya is now well enough to play with toys. Credit: Family handout

Warnings after Brit dies during surgery in Thai clinic

People have been warned to properly research clinics in Thailand before having treatment following the death of a British woman.

The 24-year-old British woman died after undergoing surgery at a clinic in Bangkok. Credit: APTN

The 24-year-old stopped breathing during cosmetic surgery and later died, despite efforts to revive her.

Police said they believed similar incidents "happened often", and reiterated their belief that the surgeon did not have the appropriate qualification.

" We would like to warn people that they should examine [a clinic first]," Bangkok police chief Ittipol Piriyapinyo said.

"Like this case, this doctor did not have a specific license. We will have to look into the case again whether the act was intentional.”

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Newport farmer sentenced to four-and-a-half years in prison

Newport farm owner David Dan Doran, 42, has been sentenced to four-and-a-half years in prison for forced labour.

He pleaded guilty to forcing a missing man, Darrell Simester, to labour on a farm for 13 years without pay.

Mr Simester, 44, said he lived in a rat-infested shed for a decade and would wash himself in an animal trough after working 15-hour days.

His parents Tony and Jean described their eldest child as unrecognisable and looking more like a man in his nineties when reunited with him.

Judge: Defendant did not treat man 'much better than a slave'

The judge has begun delivering the sentence in the case of a farmer, David Doran, who forced a man to work for free over a period of 13 years.

ITV News Correspondent Rupert Evelyn reports from Cardiff Crown court:

Inclusion of sex and drugs results in extra EU charge

The EU surcharge - which would add almost a fifth to the UK's annual contribution of £8.6 billion - is intended to reflect Britain's better-than-expected economic performance relative to other EU states.

It results from an EU recalculation of national incomes dating back to 1995 and taking into account recent changes in the rules to include economic activities such as prostitution and illegal drugs.

The inclusion of black market activities such as prostitution in EU calculations has resulted in an extra bill for Britain. Credit: DPA

It is understood that British officials did not learn about the demand until last week.

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