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Sophie Lionnet death: Couple admit burning French nanny's body

A couple who deny murdering a French nanny have admitted they tried to dispose of her body by burning it. The charred remains of Sophie Lionnet, 21, were discovered in the garden at a house in Southfields on 20 September. Police were initially unable to identify the body but later confirmed it was Ms Lionnet, originally from Troyes in north-east France. Sabrina Kouider, 34, and her partner Ouissem Medouni, 40, pleaded guilty to perverting the course of justice. At the Old Bailey, the pair, of Wimbledon Park Road, Wandsworth, south…

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Mirai botnet: Three admit creating and running attack tool

A US-based man has pleaded guilty to creating a giant botnet that was used to disrupt access to much of the web in October 2016. The Mirai malware also caused havoc later last year when it was used to stop people’s internet routers working. Paras Jha has admitted working with others to infect more than 300,000 devices and using them to carry out distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks and other criminal activity. He has yet to be sentenced. Two other people – Josiah White and Dalton Norman – have…

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Tinder cringe: Why are we still so embarrassed to admit we've found love online?

 The first time I entered into a relationship of any significance with someone I’d met on a dating site, he insisted we construct an elaborate backstory – complete with mutual friends, missed connections, and other tales of suspicious derring-do – to unload on anyone who dared to ask us “Where did you meet?” Evidently, the horror of admitting that – as two time-poor, relatively socially anxious people – it made sense to date online, was just too awful to comprehend. Despite its popularity, there still lingers a sense that dating online is a last…

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