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Stockport woman 'killed dad and buried his body in a garden'

A man whose body was found buried in a garden was allegedly killed by his daughter years ago, the BBC understands. Greater Manchester Police said a woman made a confession at Cheadle Heath police station on Sunday. On Tuesday, remains believed to be of Kenneth Coombes, were found in a garden in Matlock Road, Reddish, near Stockport. A 63-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of murder. ‘Shocking and strange’ A police spokesman said the man had not been formally identified but his family had been informed and was being…

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British IS recruiter Sally-Anne Jones 'killed by drone'

British IS recruiter Sally-Anne Jones was reportedly killed in a US drone strike in Syria in June. Jones, 48, who had no previous military training, joined so-called Islamic State after she converted to Islam and travelled to Syria in 2013. The BBC’s security correspondent Frank Gardner said she had been a useful propaganda agent for IS on social media and her death would be “significant”. Her death was first reported by The Sun. Jones, from Chatham in Kent, had been used to recruit Western girls to the group and posted…

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MOAB strike: US bombing of IS in Afghanistan 'killed dozens'

Media playback is unsupported on your device A US military strike with a weapon known as the “mother of all bombs” (MOAB) killed 36 IS militants and destroyed their base, the Afghan defence ministry says. The most powerful non-nuclear bomb ever used by the US in combat was dropped on IS tunnels in Nangarhar province. No civilians were affected by the explosion, the ministry said. Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai condemned the attack as “an inhuman and most brutal misuse of our country”. A video released on the US army’s…

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