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Girls on film, from Twilight to Brave: Hollywood’s new young female leads

August 11, 2012

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Source: The Guardian by Ryan Gilbey Pixar’s new film, Brave, finally features a female lead. With the likes of Twilight and The Hunger Games also doing big box office, is Hollywood starting to wake up to what audiences want? Princess Merida (centre) in Pixar’s Brave. Young girls benefit from seeing characters whose gender plays no […]

Salem Twp. man kills wife, self in home with daughter, in-laws (U.S.)

August 11, 2012

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Source The Columbiana County Sheriff’s Office says Greg Hensley, 47, apparently fatally shot his wife, Tracie Hensley, 49, and then killed himself at their home on Egypt Road in Salem Township on Thursday night. A call came in to the Columbiana County 911 center at 10:16 p.m. about the shootings. Police found Tracie Hensley dead, […]

Jury urges death for man convicted of murdering wife, child after test showed he wasn’t father (U.S.)

August 10, 2012

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Source By Associated Press, Published: August 10 RIVERSIDE, Calif. — A California jury recommended the death penalty Friday for a man convicted of murdering his wife and her daughter after a paternity test showed he wasn’t the child’s father.A Riverside County Superior Court jury returned the penalty-phase verdict against Michael Barbar, 55, after he was convicted […]

Man created fake persona before killing family (U.S.)

August 10, 2012

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Source   Randall Engels   PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Randall Engels used a fake name to exchange text messages with his estranged wife in the weeks before he killed her and their two children. Yamhill County District Attorney Brad Berry revealed the new detail Thursday as his office closed its investigation into the Independence Day […]

DOG’S WORST FRIEND: Man kills dog, beats girlfriend with body (U.S.)

August 9, 2012

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Emmanuel Alfredo Tadeo pleads guilty to killing his girlfriend’s dog by breaking its neck and using the dead canine to beat her. Comments (19) By Michael Walsh / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Thursday, August 9, 2012, 8:26 PM Facebook Twitter StumbleUpon Tumblr Email Print Fulton County Police Emmanuel Alfredo Tadeo pleaded guilty to animal cruelty […]

Man accused of choking woman, killing her puppy in New Castle (U.S.)

August 8, 2012

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Man sets house ablaze; kills wife, daughter in Ganjam (India)

August 8, 2012

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Source In a shocking incident, a man on Tuesday killed his wife and a  two-and-half-year-old daughter by torching his house sprinkling kerosene over the thatch at Bhagabanpur village under Sorada police station limits in Ganjam district. The person was arrested by the local police. The person was identified as Kandha Mahankud (31) who was married […]

Man kills wife following ‘tiff over sex’, given 10 yrs in jail (India)

August 7, 2012

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NEW DELHI: A man, who stabbed his wife to death following a tiff over her alleged denial of conjugal bliss to him, has been sentenced to 10 years in a jail by a Delhi court. Additional Sessions Judge (ASJ) Sanjeev Kumar ordered jail term for 31-year-old Outer Delhi resident Amarjeet after holding him guilty of […]

Former MP kills wife, commits suicide (Kenya)

August 7, 2012

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Source Former Turkana MP Francis Ewaton Achuka [photo: Standardmedia] By Cyrus Ombati Former Turkana South MP Mr Francis Ewaton Achuka has allegedly committed suicide after killing his wife in his rural home in Turkana. The former legislator’s body was discovered in his house by neigbours who called police on Tuesday morning. Both Ewaton’s body and […]

Man kills wife, 7-year-old son (India)

August 7, 2012

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Source: Times of India PURSHURA (HOOGHLY): A 33-year-old woman and her seven-year-old son were found murdered at Adhikaripara in Purshura on Monday morning, said police. Police are looking for the woman’s husband Lakkhi Adhikari, who has gone into hiding. Sulekha Adhikari and her son Anil, a Class-II student, were found lying in a pool of […]