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    Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan dies at age 46

    (CNN)Dolores O'Riordan, the lead singer of the Irish band The Cranberries, died in London on Monday, according to a statement from her publicist. O'Riordan, who was 46, died "suddenly" according to the statement, but no details were given on the cause of her death. The singer was in London for a short recording session, the statement added. The Cranberries rose to global fame in the mid-1990s with a string of hits, including "Linger," "Zombie" and "Dreams." The group, from Limerick, has sold more than 40 million albums worldwide. In 2007 O'Riordan launched a solo project with her album "Are you Listening?" before reuniting with the group in 2009. That same year she also teamed up with The Smiths'

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    Trump hotels swarmed with 's***hole' reviews on Yelp

    Five days ago, the Trump International Hotel in Washington DC had an average Yelp rating of 4 out of 5 stars. As of today, that average had dropped two full stars after hundreds of reviews describing the hotel as a "s***hole" were posted with the lowest-possible one-star rating. Almost 800 reviews describing the hotel using the expletive were posted between Thursday and Monday, according to New Knowledge, a company that tracks the spread of misinformation online. The reviews follow reports that President Donald Trump had used the word "shithole" in describing African countries while discussing immigration with lawmakers last Thursday. Trump has acknowledged using "tough" language during the conversation,

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    'Assassination of Gianni Versace' ably wears 'Crime Story' mantle

    (CNN)"American Crime Story" faced a daunting challenge in following up the compulsive appeal of "The People v. O.J. Simpson." The result, "The Assassination of Gianni Versace," carves out its own distinctive approach to another high-profile, salacious murder without, perhaps inevitably, wearing the mantle quite as well. To their credit, the producers have demonstrated the format's elasticity by delving into the 1997 slaying of Versace, the famed fashion designer, as part of a killing spree by Andrew Cunanan. Working from Maureen Orth's book "Vulgar Favors," the narrative jumps around in time, filling in bits and pieces of the story out of sequence, in a manner that galvanizes attention and gradually builds in intensity. The show's point of view, however, unfolds pretty squarely from the perspective of Cunanan, a compulsive liar and hustler whose grandiose vision of himself and pangs of economic anxiety triggered his tragic behavior.

  • Eliza Dushku accuses stuntman of molestation

    Dushku, who starred in "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and other projects, wrote that Kramer "methodically" gained her parents' trust prior to the alleged molestation incident, which she wrote happened in a Miami motel room with a then 36-year-old Kramer. Dushku also alleged that after a "tough adult female friend" in whom she had confided confronted Kramer, the child actress was then injured in a stunt gone wrong, which she said Kramer was responsible for. "My life was literally in his hands: he hung me in the open air, from a tower crane, atop an office tower, 25+ stories high," she wrote. "Whereas he was supposed to be my protector, he was my abuser." CNN has reached out to Dushku for additional

  • BBC News

    Thousands of fake degrees sold in UK

    Thousands of UK nationals have bought fake degrees from a multi-million pound "diploma mill" in Pakistan, a BBC Radio 4's File on Four programme investigation has found. Buyers include NHS consultants, nurses and a large defence contractor. One British buyer spent almost £500,000 on bogus documents. The Department for Education said it was taking "decisive action to crack down on degree fraud" that "cheats genuine learners". Axact, which claims to be the "world's largest IT company", operates a network of hundreds of fake online universities run by agents from a Karachi call centre. With names such as Brooklyn Park University and Nixon University, they feature stock images of smiling students

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    'Photogratherapy' relieves woman's anxiety

    A woman has told how her depression and anxiety are helped by "photogratherapy". Melissa Bird Ednie, 45, from Biddenden in Kent, gave up work in June because of her condition. She says her state of mind completely changes when she is taking pictures.

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    Bond actress accuses Seagal of assault

    Actor and producer Steven Seagal has denied an allegation of sexual assault from former Bond girl Rachel Grant. Ms Grant, who played the character Peaceful in James Bond film Die Another Day in 2002, told the BBC she was emboldened by women sharing their stories of sexual harassment as part of the #MeToo campaign.