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A man has been convicted of raping and murdering a female friend who had trusted him to walk her home safely, before hiding her body in a brook. Wesley Streete, who towered over his slightly-built victim, Keeley Bunker, dumped her body face down in a stream in a nearby park before trying to conceal his crime by covering her with branches on September 19 last year. He repeatedly lied about what had happened to the 20-year-old after they returned to their home town of Tamworth following a night out in Birmingham to celebrate her birthday, changing his account at least four times before the trial. Streete initially claimed to have left Ms Bunker to walk home alone before later alleging at trial that he "accidentally killed her" during consensual sex in Wigginton Park. Jurors at Stafford Crown Court took just over eight hours to convict the 20-year-old on Wednesday. Streete, of no fixed address but previously of St Austell Close, Tamworth, was also convicted of two other counts of rape, three counts of sexual assault and a charge of sexual activity with a child against three other victims, said to have happened in previous years. He will be sentenced on Friday. Ms Bunker's sister had described her as "one of the most vibrant, caring and beautiful souls this world has ever seen". The victim's uncle, Jason Brown, later discovered her partially-submerged body during a huge search effort involving family, friends and police. Finding her body by torchlight, he told jurors how he saw hair and "an arm with a bracelet on", and started shouting: "No!" A nearby witness described Mr Brown's cries of alarm as "the most horrendous scream or shout I've ever heard in my life".
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Zendaya admits that despite her efforts, she doesn't consider herself an activist, explaining that she is "up in the bleachers, not on the field."
- Politics Esquire
It can tell us a lot about the state of the modern conservative movement and political Christianity.
- Health Yahoo Style UK
'When COVID-19 kicked off we worked flat out, we didn’t have time to worry about aches and pains.'
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Ship Called ‘Trump D’ Moored in Ukraine Brought Triple the Explosives of ‘Floating Bomb’ That Blew Up Beirut
An American-owned cargo ship named after the president of the United States docked in a Ukrainian port has just offloaded 10,000 metric tons of the same chemical substance that nearly leveled the city of Beirut this week, according to the Liveuamap news source. The hangar in Lebanon only had 2,750 metric tons of ammonium nitrate, which caused catastrophic damage to the Lebanese capital. Sea ports administration of Ukraine says that almost 10 000 tonnes of ammonium nitrate that is being stored at pier 1 and 2 of Yuzhi port near Odesa is totally safe cause of "Big-bags" pic.twitter.com/rxftR5TbKB - Liveuamap (@Liveuamap) August 7, 2020The ship docked in Ukraine, which was previously named Seabreeze before a Florida company registered as Pilin Fleet Management LLC purchased it in 2018, and renamed it Trump D, was registered by Marine Traffic tracking website in the Yuzhi port near Odessa on Friday.Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal has now ordered “relevant checks” on the storage condition of the substance, which is primarily used for agricultural fertilizer or high-powered explosives after port officials claimed it was safely stored in “big bags.” Video that was published yesterday, both with photos became viral in Ukraine pic.twitter.com/AXeRvBJs6g - Liveuamap (@Liveuamap) August 7, 2020Photos online suggest that the ammonium-nitrate powder was also stored in similar “big bags” in the port of Beirut when it detonated, likely sparked by a nearby fire Tuesday afternoon. The Trump D was placed under investigation three months ago by Ukrainian prosecutors in Crimea after the previous owners were suspected of stealing sand from the Crimean coast. That investigation has since been closed without charges. The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine issued a statement ordering authorities to ensure that the ammonium nitrate is securely stored and to “carry out extraordinary measures for government supervision” for work safety and “security against manmade disasters and fires.” Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.