How Agatha Christie used her own experiences to shape her murder mysteries

Agatha Christie is the best-selling author of all time. She is said to have sold more than a billion books in English and a billion internationally. Her books are surpassed only by the plays of Shakespeare and the Bible. The late author wrote more than 80 books throughout her life, mostly crime novels. Now historian, … Read more

China’s security apparatus moves to quell Covid protests

CNN — China’s extensive security apparatus moved swiftly to quell the mass protests that swept the country, with police patrolling the streets, checking mobile phones and even calling some protesters to warn them of a repeat. In major cities, police flooded the sites of protests that took place over the weekend on Monday and Tuesday, … Read more

BBC journalist ‘beaten and kicked by police’ as protests spread across China

CNN affairs — Edward Lawrence, a journalist with the BBC, was arrested by police in Shanghai on Sunday evening at the site of the protests, according to the BBC and as captured in what appears to be mobile phone footage of the arrest. While he has since been released, a BBC spokesman has expressed deep … Read more

Kevin Johnson will be executed on Tuesday. But under Missouri law, his 19-year-old daughter is too young to testify

CNN — A federal court has denied a 19-year-old’s request to allow her to witness her father’s execution on Tuesday, when the state of Missouri will put him to death for the 2005 murder of Sergeant William McEntee. Corionsa Ramey is barred from attending the execution of her father, Kevin Johnson, because Missouri state law … Read more

Mexican authorities search for 2 missing Americans, including an NAU professor, in the Gulf of California

CNN — Mexican authorities are searching for two Americans who went missing after a kayaking trip off the coast of Puerto Peñasco in the Gulf of California, local authorities said late Saturday. It is not known when the couple is exactly went missing. Yeon-Su Kim is a forestry professor at Northern Arizona University, according to … Read more

Iran: Khamenei’s niece arrested after she called on foreign governments to cut ties with the regime

CNN — Farideh Moradkhani, the niece of Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has been arrested after calling on foreign governments to cut all ties with the Iranian government. Moradkhani was arrested on Wednesday when she went to the prosecutor’s office in response to a court order, according to a tweet from her brother Mahmoud … Read more

Brazil school shooting leaves at least 3 dead, 11 injured

CNN — At least three people were killed and 11 others injured in the Brazilian state of Espirito Santo on Friday after a gunman opened fire on two schools in the Brazilian state of Espirito Santo. The attacks took place in the small town of Aracruz, 80 kilometers north of the capital, Vitoria. The alleged … Read more

GB News reporter Ellie Costello reveals year of stalking hell at the hands of ex-Airline star Leo Jones

A GB News presenter says she endured a year of hell after being stalked by a former Airline star who appeared as a guest on her show. Ellie Costello feared for her safety and suffered “panic attacks” after Leo Jones bombarded her with creepy messages. The 29-year-old boldly revealed her ordeal after Jones, who rose … Read more

Son’s happy mother Sarah Sands fatally stabbed their pedophile abuser Michael Pleasted

The sons of a mother who stabbed their abuser to death have spoken out for the first time to defend the murder. Sarah Sands, 39, stabbed pedophile Michael Pleasted eight times in a “determined and sustained assault” while on bail for sexually assaulting her children. She was jailed for seven and a half years for … Read more

World Cup: Soccer fans inspired by Canada’s performance against Belgium

Jacob Serebrin, The Canadian Press Published Wednesday, November 23, 2022 6:24 AM EST Last Updated Wednesday, November 23, 2022 6:26 PM EST For Canadian sockcer fansThe excitement of seeing their country play in the Men’s World Cup for the first time in 36 years on Wednesday … Read more