Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Former Public School Boy Admits Girlfriend's Murder; World at a Glance

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Former Public School Boy Admits Girlfriend's Murder; World at a Glance

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.A FORMER public school boy has been arrested for murder after his girlfriend was found battered to death in a Thai holiday resort.

Paul Chetwynd-Talbot gave himself up to police investigating the killing of school teacher Debra O'Hanlon whose remains were found in their rented room in Phuket. He has admitted to the killing, say detectives. Ms O'Hanlon, 31, from Northamptonshire, had suffered a broken neck, stab wounds in the head, and bruises covering her face and body, police said. The couple are thought to have rowed over money. Describing the murder scene, police colonel Suwit Othong said: "There was blood all over the room and hand prints made in blood on the walls."

Small town mourns its war dead

. NINETEEN US marines killed in Iraq over two days were all reservists from a battalion based in a small Ohio town. In one of the heaviest blows suffered by a single unit, 14 from the 3rd Battalion, 25th Marines, were killed by a roadside bomb yesterday. On Monday, five others died while on sniper duty.

The unit is from Brook Park, a Cleveland suburb of 21,000.

Resident Eleanor Matelski, 69, said: "Tell Bush to get our soldiers out of there now. This is getting to be ridiculous."

Near the gates of the marines' base residents piled red roses, American flags, handwritten notes of condolences and white crosses for the victims.

The attacks took place near the north-western city of Haditha, 160 miles away from the capital Baghdad.

The latest attacks have brought the US death toll to more than 1,800 since the start of the Iraq invasion.

Picture of the day

. SIX boys perform handstands at a gymnastic training centre at Bozhou in east China yesterday. The children are being taught the value of discipline, the spirit of hard-work and how to become tolerant of hardship by gymnastic training during the summer holiday. …

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