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charged a 68-year-old woman with
murder yesterday, weeks after she
was arrested on suspicion of poisoning
her husband, one of at least six men
who have died while in a relationship
with her over the past 20 years.
Chisako Kakehi has denied
responsibility for the deaths.
Kyoto district prosecutors indicted
Kakehi in the death of her 75-year-old
husband, Isao. He died in December
2013, a month after they married.
Police found cyanide in his body and
arrested Kakehi last month.
Kyodo News agency said
investigators found traces of cyanide
in a small packet buried in dirt in a
plant pot that Kakehi had attempted
to throw away, but have not
determined if or how she obtained the
Police have said they suspect
insurance claims or inheritance money
could be the motive in the killings.
Other cases are still under
investigation. Cyanide was also found
in the blood of a 71-year-old partner
who died in 2012---a death initially
attributed to heart failure. (AP)
Japan 'black widow' charged in ex-partner death
A Palestinian minister has died
after a confrontation with Israeli
troops at a protest in the West
Palestinian medics said Ziad Abu
Ein had died from complications
related to tear gas exposure.
But several witnesses said the
minister had been hit and shoved
by soldiers. One said he had been
hit in the chest by a tear-gas can-
ister fired by them.
Israel s Defence Minister Moshe
Yaalon expressed regret for the
minister s death in a statement.
The Israeli military (IDF) said it
was investigating the incidents
surrounding Ein s death.
Israeli and Jordanian experts
would attend a post-mortem
examination, the IDF said. It has
also proposed setting up a joint
team with the Palestinians to
investigate Abu Ein s death.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-
moon called for an investigation
into the death and urged "all sides
to exercise maximum restraint and
Following the incident dozens
of Palestinians reportedly gathered
at the scene, near the village of
Turmusaya, setting fire to tyres
and throwing stones.
Palestinian President Mahmoud
Abbas held a Palestinian Liberation
Organisation (PLO) meeting in
Ramallah following news of the
death of the minister, whom he
called a "martyr".
Abu Ein, a minister without
portfolio, was among dozens of
foreign and Palestinian activists
taking part in a protest against
They had planned to plant olive
tree saplings on a patch of land
near the Jewish settlement of
Shiloh, which Palestinians believe
has been earmarked for annexation
In the course of the protest, they
came into confrontation with a
group of about 15 Israeli soldiers.
Before he collapsed, Ziad Abu Ein
said he had been assaulted by
He was the multimillionaire who
left the High Court in handcuffs after
Britain s most acrimonious divorce
But the dramatic life of Scot Young
has ended in tragedy after it emerged
he has died after plummeting four
storeys from the window of his luxury
London penthouse and impaling himself
on iron railings.
Young suffered horrific injuries after
falling 18 metres from the window of
his 3 million pound (NZ$6 million)
rented home in Marylebone on Mon-
Metropolitan Police said the death
of the bankrupt property tycoon was
not being treated as suspicious.
The 52 year-old s apparent suicide
comes a year after he was jailed for six
months at the conclusion of a bitter
High Court divorce battle with his ex-
wife for refusing to reveal details of his
Michelle Young, 49, won a 20 million
pound (NZ$40.3 million) payout after
a six-year courtroom fight, but declared
the sum a "disgrace."
She insisted her ex-husband, who
built a substantial property empire, was
a "fixer for the super-rich" and worth
at least 2 billion pounds (NZ$4 billion).
A judge ruled he had hidden 45 mil-
lion pounds (NZ$90.6 million) from
the court. Ms Young also disclosed that
her ex-husband had previously
attempted suicide during their court
battle and had been checked into the
Priory Clinic in London for treatment.---
New Zealand Herald
LIMA---The environmental group
Greenpeace has apologised to Peruvians
upset by its stunt at the world-famous
Nazca lines, which authorities say
harmed the archaeological marvel.
The apology early yesterday followed
a senior official s announcement that
Peru would seek criminal charges
against Greenpeace activists who
allegedly damaged the lines by leaving
footprints in the adjacent desert.
Greenpeace regularly riles govern-
ments and corporations it deems envi-
But Monday s stunt timed to coincide
with UN climate talks in nearby Lima
may have backfired.
In a statement, Greenpeace said it
was "deeply concerned about any
offence" Peruvians may have taken.
Activists had laid a message in fabric
letters promoting clean energy beside
the figure of a hummingbird.
The drawings etched into Peru s
coastal desert are a UN World Heritage
site dating from 500 AD. (AP)
Palestinian minister Ziad Abu Ein, left, scuffles with an Israeli border policeman near the West Bank city of
Ramallah, yesterday. Ziad Abu Ein, 55, a minister without portfolio, died shortly after an Israeli border
policeman shoved and grabbed him by the throat during a protest in the West Bank. It was not clear what
caused his death.
Palestinian minister dies
at West Bank protest
UK tycoon impaled on iron
railing after four-storey fall
Greenpeace apologises for Peru stunt
A man holding the Mexican flag is led away by security after attempting to
get on stage with Nobel Peace Prize winners Malala Yousafzai from Pakistan
and Kailash Satyarthi of India during the Nobel Peace Prize award ceremony
in Oslo, Norway, yesterday. The Nobel Peace Prize was shared between
Malala Yousafzai, the 17-year-old Taliban attack survivor, and the youngest
Nobel Prize winner ever, and Indian children's rights activist Kailash Satyarthi
in a ceremony in Oslo yesterday. AP PHOTO
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