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WW2 sailor in iconic Times Square kiss photo dies aged 95

By Tom Gillespie, news reporter The US sailor who was photographed kissing a woman in Times Square while celebrating the end of World War Two has died. The black and white image of George Mendonsa and Greta Friedman, best known as “The Kiss”, is one of the most famous photographs of the 20th century. Mr Mendonsa has died aged 95 after having a seizure on Sunday, his daughter Sharon Molleur told The Providence Journal daily newspaper. He had been staying at an assisted living facility in Middletown, Rhode Island, with…

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Firefighters rescue mountain lion stuck in tree

By Ajay Nair, news reporter Firefighters have rescued a mountain lion that was stuck in a tree outside a home in the California desert. The homeowner called for help after spotting the cougar close to his home near the edge of the San Bernardino mountains. The big cat was perched on a branch about 15m (50ft) above ground. Image: The cougar was about 15m (50ft) above ground State wildlife officials tranquillised the feline before San Bernardino County firefighters lowered the animal to the ground using a rescue harness. The mountain…

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Entrance to ‘hell’ found in Midlands cave network

Hundreds of “witches’ marks” have been discovered carved into caves on the border between Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire – with some thought to signal a supposed entrance to “hell”. The marks are intended to stop evil spirits, say experts, and are thought to be the largest collection in one place in the UK. Witches’ marks are most commonly found in old churches and houses, often near windows, doorways and fireplaces to ward off from evil spirits. They are also known as “apotropaic” marks, from the Greek word apotrepein, “to turn away”.…

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Dead mayor makes it through to final round in election

One of the candidates to be the mayor of a US city has made it to the final round of an election – even though he died in December. In a three-horse primary in Edmond, Oklahoma, Charles Lamb finished second behind Dan O’Neil, who described it as “sort of awkward”. Mr Lamb, who had been mayor since October 2011, put his name forward for re-election before he died. When he passed away, it was too late to remove his name from the ballot or to add anyone else. Were he…

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