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35-year-old woman stabbed to death in Chelsea

Police have launched a murder investigation after a woman was stabbed to death at an address in Stadium Street, in Chelsea.

The woman was found stabbed to death at an address in stadium street. Credit: Google Streetview

Officers were called in the early hours of this morning to reports of a woman suffering stab wounds at the address.

The 35-year-old woman was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics. Police are trying to trace next of kin.

A 48-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in custody in central London.


Cecil the lion's brother Jericho 'alive and well'

The brother of Cecil, the lion killed in Zimbabwe by an American hunter last month, is not dead, a researcher monitoring the pride has said, contradicting media reports that Jericho had been killed.

"He looks alive and well to me as far as I can tell," said Brent Stapelkamp, field researcher for the Hwange Lion Research Project, which is monitoring the lion with a GPS tag.

Cecil the lion was allegedly killed by American dentist Walter Palmer. Credit: Reuters

Yesterday, a group called the Zimbabwean Conservation Task Force, which is not an official government agency, posted on its Facebook page that Jericho had been killed.

The report was then picked up by media outlets and prompted a furious reaction on Twitter where animal lovers had already been expressing their fury at the killing of Cecil, a rare black-maned lion that was a popular tourist attraction.

Stapelkamp said readings from Jericho's GPS tag indicated he was moving around as usual and appeared to be with a female.

When I heard that report, I had a look on the computer and his movements look regular. He sent a GPS point from his collar from 8:06 p.m. (1806 GMT). Everything looks fine.

– Brent Stapelkamp, Hwange Lion Research Project

Egypt: Trial of Al Jazeera journalists adjourned for second time

Journalists Baher Mohamed, left, and Mohamed Fadel Fahmy Credit: PA

A court in Egypt has postponed the verdict in the retrial of Al Jazeera television journalists who have been charged with aiding a "terrorist organisation" for the second time.

The verdict hearing has been postponed until 29th August.

Mohamed Fahmy, a naturalised Canadian who has given up his Egyptian citizenship, and Egyptian Baher Mohamed were released on bail in February after spending more than a year in custody.

Both men deny all charges.

A third Al Jazeera journalist, Australian Peter Greste, was deported in February.

'Second piece of plane debris' found on Reunion Island

A second piece of suspected plane debris from missing flight MH370 has reportedly been washed up on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion.

According to the BBC, the wreckage believed to be a door was discovered south of the city of St Denis.

The first piece of wreckage thought to be from flight MH370 was found on Reunion Island on Wednesday. Credit: Reuters

It comes after another piece of debris thought to be a wing part was found on the same island on Wednesday.

It has been taken to military unit near Toulouse in France which specialises in analysing aviation wreckage.


Ennis-Hill: Possible doping offences must be explored

Jessica Ennis-Hill has called on the IAAF and the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) to address the problem of doping after fresh claims of cheating.

"It is never good to hear of new possible doping offences in my sport, but if we are to stop a few athletes thinking cheating is acceptable, we have to explore all information that comes to light, however damaging it is for the sport as a whole", she said.

Jessica Ennis-Hill said claims need to be explored 'however damaging it is for the sport as a whole'. Credit: PA Wire

According to the Sunday Times (£), leaked data reveals that more than a third of medals - including 55 golds - have been won in endurance events at the Olympics and world championships by athletes who have recorded suspicious tests.

It is also alleged that a top UK athlete is among seven Britons with "suspicious" blood scores, while 10 medals were won at the London 2012 Olympics by athletes who have reportedly recorded dubious test results.

Results from 800 athletes 'highly suggestive of doping'

At least 800 athletes have recorded blood-test results described by an expert as "highly suggestive of doping or at the very least abnormal",the Sunday Times reports (£).

It follows what the newspaper says is the "biggest leak of blood-test data in sporting history"

The data, which belongs to the IAAF but was released by a whistleblower, also reportedly reveals:

  • More than a third of Olympic and world championships medals - including 55 golds - have been won by athletes with suspicious doping test results.
  • It is also alleged that a top UK athlete is among seven Britons with "suspicious" blood scores.
  • Ten medals were won at the London 2012 Olympics by athletes who have reportedly recorded dubious test results.
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