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Hannah Graham's parents 'devastated by loss of beautiful daughter'

The parents of murdered teenager Hannah Graham have said they are "devastated by the loss of our beautiful daughter".

In a statement John and Sue Graham thanked police, emergency workers and hundreds of volunteers who searched for Hannah, whose remains were discovered five days ago.

"Please continue to hold these families in your thoughts and prayers," they added.

Police had already charged 32-year-old Jesse Matthew Jr with her disappearance.

The Albemarle County Commonwealth Attorney's Office said they could now bring further charges against Matthew.

He is further charged in connection with the disappearance of another woman, Morgan Harrington, whose body was discovered in 2010.

Asda faces action from thousands over equal pay

Asda is accused of paying its female staff up to £4 less than their male counterparts. Credit: PA

Supermarket giant Asda is facing legal action from up to 19,000 women over equal pay.

Law firm Leigh Day said the claims were launched after investigations revealed some store employees were being paid less than colleagues doing the same job in its distribution centres.

The pay difference between shop workers, who are mainly female, and warehouse workers, who are mainly men, could be as much as £4 an hour.

If the claimants are successful, they could be entitled to six years' worth of back pay in compensation.

Michael Newman, a discrimination and employment law expert at Leigh Day, warned the implications of these legal claims were "enormous for Asda and many other supermarkets in the UK".

The challenge is thought to be the largest challenge of its kind in the private sector and could act as a "test case" for other retailers.

An Asda spokesman said they would "robustly defend" the claims.

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High school shooter named as freshman Jaylen Ray Fryberg

A student who opened fire at a high school has been named as Jaylen Ray Fryberg, NBC News reports, citing law enforcement sources.

Jaylen Ray Fryberg has been named as the shooter. Credit: Facebook

The American football player was a first year described as 'happy and popular' by fellow students and had recently been named 'Homecoming Prince'.

"Everybody knew him. Everybody liked him," Bryce Vitcovitch, a member of the school's football team, told NBC station KING of Seattle. "This is just a huge shock to everybody. For the most part, he was a really happy kid."

On his social media profiles Jayden appears to have been shattered after recently breaking up with his girlfriend.

US nurse shares hug with Obama after surviving Ebola

One of the two US nurses who have survived the Ebola virus after contracting the disease from a dying patient has shared a hug with Barack Obama after meeting the president at the White House.

Nina Pham had been transferred to a specialist treatment centre in Maryland, near Washington DC, after initially being treated in Texas.

Ms Pham's meeting with Mr Obama came hours after she was released from hospital after being publicly declared virus free.

Her colleague Amber Vinson was also declared free of Ebola earlier today after receiving treatment in Atlanta.

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Scottish Labour leader Johann Lamont resigns

Labour leader Ed Miliband and Scottish Labour leader Johann Lamont. Credit: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Leader of the Scottish Labour Party Johann Lamont has resigned.

A Labour source said: "She realised it was time for a change in Scotland. She has put the party first. Ed regards her as an honourable woman who has served party well and we hope will serve the party again in the future."

Remains found in US confirmed to be UK-born student

Human remains found in rural Virginia are those of British-born missing student Hannah Graham, US police have confirmed.

The University of Virginia student, 18, had been missing since September 13. Credit: Charlottesville, Va., Police Dept.

Thousands of volunteers had searched for the University of Virginia student, who lived in Fairfax in the state, since her disappearance in September.

Her remains were found last weekend on an abandoned property near the university campus in Charlottesville.

Local man Jesse Matthew Jr., 32, has been charged in her disappearance.

'Smart drugs' worth £200,000 seized in Midlands raid

A batch of so-called smart drugs worth £200,000 - including substances never tested on humans - has been found in the largest seizure of apparent intelligence-enhancing drugs in the UK.

Around 20,000 units of 13 different "cognitive enhancers" were taken in the raid on a lock-up in the Midlands after a tip off via Norwegian customs.

The drugs have been targeted at students because they aid concentration and ward off sleep.

A spokesperson for the medicines regulator that carried out the raid confirmed a man had been cautioned. He added:

This is a recent and very worrying trend. The idea that people are willing to put their overall health at risk in order to attempt to get an intellectual edge over others is deeply troubling.

– Alastair Jeffrey, the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency's head of enforcement

While it would be legal to possess the seized drugs, it is illegal to sell or supply prescription-only or unlicensed medicines.

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