Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

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Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

News Ib Brief

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'God's Banker' Calvi was murdered, says leaked Scotland Yard report Uzbekistan blocks UN inquiry ITALIAN banker Roberto Calvi was strangled by at least two people, according to a leaked report by Scotland Yard.

Calvi, dubbed God's Banker because of his close ties with the Vatican Bank, was found hanging under Blackfriars Bridge in 1982. He was assumed to have killed himself, but four people in Italy have been charged with his murder.

UZBEK President Islam Karimov told UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan he opposed a human rights inquiry into violence in the eastern part of his country in which more than 700 civilians are alleged to have been killed by security forces. Mr Annan said Mr Karimov told him "he had the situation under control and was taking measures to bring those responsible to account and did not need an international team to establish the facts".

Nurse accused of two killings A NURSE in Oxfordshire has been charged with the murders of two elderly men. Benjamin Geen is accused of killing David Onley, 77, and Anthony Bateman, 67, who died at Horton General Hospital, Banbury in January last year.

Geen, 24, was also charged with grievous bodily harm when he appeared before magistrates.

46 vehicles involved in A20 crashes AT LEAST 46 vehicles were involved in 10 separate crashes on the A20 around Dover. Police said 19 people were injured in the accidents last night. Fog is thought to have been a contributing factor as local hospitals were placed on a major incident footing. Two firefighters were treated after breathing in dust from a hazardous load. …

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