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BBC’s First Female TV Newsreader Nan Winton Dies At 93

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The first woman to read the news on the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), has died at the age of 93.

The broadcaster, Nancy ‘Nan Winton’ Wigginton, was taken to the hospital on May 8 following a fall at her home in Bridport, Dorset. Her condition worsened and she passed away at Dorchester County Hospital on Saturday, May 11.

An inquest into her death was opened and closed at the coroner’s court in Bournemouth on Thursday.

Winton who started reading the 6pm news in 1960 also read the weekly news bulletins on a Sunday evening.

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She also worked as a BBC TV continuity announcer and her other work included Panorama and Town and Around, a nightly magazine show.

After stepping down from reading the news, Winton remained a television and news reporter. She was also a regular panelist on the radio panel game show Treble Chance.

According to Dailymail, on the day Winton was taken to hospital, aged 93, it was found she had fractured her femur. Surgery was carried out the next day. She later suffered failure of the heart, respiratory system and kidneys. She was taken to critical care, but died in the ward

A cause of death was given as congestive heart failure, hypertension and frailty of old age.

A full inquest is scheduled to take place on January 29 next year.

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Couple Fall From 9-Storey Building While Making Out

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A woman has been killed after falling from the ninth floor of a block of flats in Russia while having sex, but her partner survived after landing on top of her.

The woman, aged 30, was found dead at the base of an apartment block in St Petersburg on the night of July 5 during what neighbors described as a wild party.

Witnesses said they saw a television thrown from the window of the flat, after which the woman and her 29-year-old lover plunged to the ground below.

The woman landed head-first on the asphalt and died instantly, local media reported, but the man survived after his fall was broken by her body and nearby bushes.

Witnesses told local media that the partially clothed man then got up and went back to rejoin the party.

Police were called, and when they arrived the revelers allegedly threw a mop out of the windows at them.

Initial reports suggested the woman had been killed by the falling TV, but images from the scene clearly show her naked from the waist down. After interviewing witnesses, investigators concluded that the couple was having sex on a windowsill when they fell.

Two other men were in the flat when the fall happened, but are not thought to have been involved.

A murder investigation has been launched

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Mexican Billionaire Drug Baron, El Chapo, Jailed For Life In The US | PHOTOS

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Mexican Drug Lord, Joaquin “El Chapo” Loera Guizman has been jailed for life by US Court.

The notorious drug dealer is popularly known for smuggling illegal drugs – cocaine to be specific – into the US over decades.

El Chapo was guilty of drug trafficking, money laundering and the use of firearms.

Mexican Billionaire Drug Baron, El Chapo, Jailed For Life In The US (Pics)

The 62-years old Mexican speaking to the media claimed that his confinement in the US had been through psychological, emotional, mental torture 24 hours a day.

Guzmán was the oldest of seven children born into a poor family in the rural community of La Tuna in Sinaloa state, north-west Mexico.

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Two-Headed Turtle Discovered In Malaysia | PHOTOS

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Conservationists have been quite fascinated after discovering a two-headed turtle on Mabul Island, off the Malaysian part of Borneo.

The two-headed turtle which only survived a few days after being discovered was found in a nest alongside more than 90 other recently hatched green turtles on July 15.

Speaking on the discovery, David McCann, marine biologist, and conservation manager for group SJ SEAS said;

Two-headed turtle discovered in Malaysia

“The right head seems to control the front right flipper, and the left head of the front left flipper. Yet they are capable of coordinating their movements in order to walk and swim.”

“We have released around 13,000 hatchlings from the hatchery and have never seen anything like this before,” SJ SEAS chairman Mohamad Khairuddin Riman added.

Two-headed turtle discovered in Malaysia

Dicephalism is a rare form of partial twinning where there are two heads on the torso. The last time a dicephalic turtle was found was in Redang, Terengganu in 2014.

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