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SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A lawyer for the family of an unarmed Mexican man killed by police in Washington state says independent autopsy results differ in at least two key details from statements made by authorities.
Former British pop singer Gary Glitter, who shot to fame in the 1970s as a "glam-rock" star but was later convicted of child sex crimes, was sentenced to 16 years in prison after being found guilty of indecently assaulting three girls. Glitter, 70, whose real name is Paul Gadd, rose to prominence with the hit song "Rock and Roll", and became renowned for his figure-hugging shiny silver jump suits and platform shoes. "It is difficult to overstate the depravity of this dreadful behaviour," he said at Southwark Crown Court.
By Drazen Jorgic NAIROBI (Reuters) - In a world where many central bankers fret about deflation, defaults and currency break-ups, Somalia's central bank chief has a more straightforward mission: helping a financial industry that grew up in war to survive in peace. Money transfer firms which kept cash flowing into Somalia during two decades of conflict when the nation's formal financial system collapsed are now finding fewer banks abroad ready to do business with them. Regulators around the world have tightened procedures to stop funds reaching those Western and other governments call "terror" groups, such as Somalia's al Shabaab Islamists. "Somalia may live without a government but it cannot live without remittance companies," Governor Bashir Issa Ali told Reuters from Mogadishu, where the spruced up central bank is still surrounded by bombed-out buildings and the rubble of war.