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    The Telegraph

    Young British woman 'savagely' murdered in front of baby daughter in Greece

    A young British woman was strangled to death in front of her baby daughter while her husband was tied up in another room in their home in Athens. The horrific killing of 20-year-old Caroline Crouch in front of her 11-month-old daughter is highly unusual in Greece and has shocked the country. A special police task force has been ordered to investigate the murder, with a manhunt currently underway to identify the attackers.

  • Celebrity

    Kaitlyn Bristowe and Jason Tartick Are Engaged! 'It Was Really Special,' She Says

    The Bachelor franchise stars have been dating for two years

  • Sports

    Former NFL quarterback and college football record holder Colt Brennan has died at 37

    Colt Brennan, who broke the NCAA record for career touchdown passes in a single season, died on Tuesday at the age of 37.

  • Politics

    'Rationals' vs. 'radicals': Anti-Trump Republicans threaten third party

    Over 100 former Republican officials will sign a letter on Thursday declaring that if the Republican Party does not break with former President Donald Trump and change course, they will back the creation of a third party. The group is dismayed by what it says is a modern Republican Party driven by its allegiance to Trump, who continues to falsely claim the 2020 election was stolen from him. Taylor, while serving in the Trump White House, wrote an anonymous opinion piece in the New York Times in 2018 headlined: "I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration."

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    China crisis looms as population growth tumbles

    China just released the results of its latest census. And there could be a demographic crisis lurking in the data. The population of mainland China rose to 1.41 billion - a gain of 5.38% over the last census ten years ago. That's the lowest growth rate since proper surveys began in 1953. National Bureau of Statistics chief Ning Jizhe explained the problem: "The census also shows some structural discrepancies in our population development. For instance, the working-age population and the fertile female population have shrunken in scale. The ageing population has grown, and the total fertility rate decreased, and the number of births were also low."The data show a fertility rate of 1.3 children per woman in 2020.That's on a par with rapidly ageing societies like Italy and Japan.The number could signal that China already faces rapid population decline - without having first accumulated the wealth of western nations.A shrinking population will mean fewer workers, and thus lower tax revenues - limiting China's ability to pay for the growing number of elderly folk. In Shanghai one mum-to-be said she wasn't surprised by Tuesday's (May 11) figures. "I think it's normal. Property prices are high and young people are under great financial pressure now. For us to have a child, we needed a certain financial foundation, then we considered it."In 2016 China dropped a one-child policy intended to stem rapid population growth.Now there will be pressure on policymakers to ramp up incentives for couples to have more children. People are having kids later as they prioritise careers, and cite cost-of-living challenges as another reason to wait.The United Nations now predicts China's population will start declining from 2030. Some state media reports suggest the peak could come much sooner.

  • Politics
    The Week

    Ted Cruz walks out of gun violence hearing after failing to change the subject

    During a Senate Judiciary Committee on "ghost guns" (firearms made at home that lack a serial number) on Tuesday, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) tried to change the subject to a debate about police funding. "If you don't support abolishing the police, why do you keep voting for nominees who advocate abolishing the police?," Cruz asked his Democratic colleagues, referring to Associate Attorney General Vanita Gupta and Kristen Clarke, whom President Biden has nominated to run the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division. Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) responded to Cruz's attempted diversion by telling him his words were "a complete distortion of [Gupta's and Clarke's] positions" before adding that "we're not here to talk about those nominees. If you want to stay, we can do it at the end of the hearing, but right now we're gonna move on." Cruz was next seen getting up and walking out of the room, and though the timing was conspicuous, he left to attend another overlapping committee meeting. "As you well know, Senator Cruz, that is a complete distortion of their positions" -- Sen. Blumenthal (you can then see Cruz walking out of the gun violence hearing) pic.twitter.com/y9eHZFbwnY — Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) May 11, 2021 This story has been updated to include Cruz's explanation for leaving the hearing. More stories from theweek.comThe collapse of the GOP? It's just wishful thinkingMcCarthy is reportedly gambling that dumping Liz Cheney will get Trump to help make him House speakerProsecutor will reportedly seek death penalty for Atlanta spa shooting suspect

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    Fisherman Quits On The Spot When An Absolute Nightmare Emerges From The Water

    "And I am out of here," he said. "Screw that."