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Sunday 19 November 2017

Five bodies at 'robbery' home

Police investigating a possible robbery at an Alabama home instead found five people dead.

Police Sgt Johnny Williams said officers arrived at the house a after getting a call that a robbery was in progress and discovered the five victims.

A neighbour said she believed a woman, her son and her brother had lived in the house, in Birmingham, for the last year or so.

She said she didn't know the neighbours' names, but started worrying when she saw groups of young men hanging around the house at odd hours.



Three children killed in blaze

An early-morning house fire in central Mississippi has killed three children, and a fourth is in a burn centre.

Neshoba County Sheriff's investigator Ralph Sciple said three-month-old Neldavinna Tubby, one-year-old Omarion Tubby and two-year-old Sharron Tubby died in the fire.

He said their father, Josh Tubby, and grandfather Tommy Wickson were taken by ambulance to a hospital.

A fourth child was sent to a burn centre in Georgia.



Idol star gets double billing

A former American Idol finalist is heading to Broadway with a character who, it is safe to say, is truly two-faced.

Constantine Maroulis will play the title dual role in a revival of the musical Jekyll & Hyde that will come to New York in spring next year after a 25-week national tour.

The Tony Award nominated musical features a story and lyrics by two-time Oscar winner Leslie Bricusse and music by Frank Wildhorn.



Putin targeted in new protest

Thousands of cars flying white ribbons or balloons circled central Moscow in a show of protest against Russian prime minister Vladimir Putin.

The cars -- ranging from luxury sedans and sporty convertibles to old, exhaust-spewing Soviet models -- jammed the inner lanes all along the nearly 10-mile Garden Ring, which has as many as 16 lanes of traffic.

White ribbons became an opposition symbol during protests that broke out after the parliamentary election won by Mr Putin's party in December.

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