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Liverpool blast witness recounts trying to save suspected bomber

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A witness to the explosion outside Liverpool Women’s hospital has described how he tried to rescue the suspected bomber before he was repelled by flames. Emad al-Swealmeen was trapped in a taxi when a device that he i...

Stephen Port identified as ‘significant witness’ after first murder, inquest hears

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The serial killer Stephen Port was identified as a “significant witness” and police knew of a previous male rape allegation against him within hours of the body of his first murder victim being found, an inquest has h...

Witness feared alleged victims would sue if she testified against Malka Leifer, court hears

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An ex-school counsellor did not want to make a statement against former ultra-Orthodox school principal Malka Leifer because she was worried the alleged victims might pursue her for money, a court has heard. Leifer, 5...

‘People were hurled everywhere’: witness describes Kabul airport blasts – video

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Two suicide bombs exploded near the main entrances to Kabul airport on Thursday, reportedly killing at least 13 people, including children. Footage filmed after the blast shows what appears to be smoke rising from the...

‘Even if die I will tell the truth’: witness speaks out at Ben Roberts-Smith defamation trial

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After two full days giving evidence Mohammed Hanifa Fatih was formally excused. But he wasn’t yet finished. Staring down a computer screen into an arcane courtroom on the other side of the world; having answered, sin...

Ben Roberts-Smith: first Afghan witness tells court he saw ‘a big soldier’ kick his uncle off a cliff

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“A big soldier”, an Australian SAS trooper, kicked a handcuffed Afghan villager down a steep embankment, before the man’s body was later seen being dragged into an orchard, a court has heard in a pivotal day of eviden...

José Ramos-Horta calls on Timor-Leste to award Australia’s Witness K top honour

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José Ramos-Horta will formally request that Timor-Leste award Witness K the nation’s highest honour, praising him for exposing “Australian government perfidy, bad faith and dishonesty” in a bugging operation conducted...

Nicolas Sarkozy case: ‘paparazzi queen’ in custody over alleged witness tampering

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A French businesswoman known as the “paparazzi queen” is being questioned by police over alleged witness tampering in a case against the former president Nicolas Sarkozy. Michèle Marchand, known as Mimi, a powerful fi...

Theatre is like church: we gather to bear witness

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Fishmongers’ Hall terror attack witness describes holding dying victim

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A witness to the Fishmongers’ Hall terror attack in central London has described holding one of the victims in his arms and telling her she was loved as she lay dying. Gareth Evans, a former HMP Grendon inmate, told a...

Derek Chauvin trial: witness breaks down on stand while watching video

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Yesterday the Derek Chauvin murder trial saw more vivid and raw testimony from eyewitnesses who expressed both survivor’s guilt and helplessness over witnessing George Floyd, a 46-year-old Black man, dying under the k...

‘I believed I witnessed a murder,’ witness says at Derek Chauvin trial

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A key prosecution witness has told the trial of the former police officer accused of killing George Floyd that he called the emergency services during the incident because “I believed I witnessed a murder”. Donald Wil...