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Young mum urgently needs stem cell donor of West African descent

Black Britons living with blood cancer face a less than 20% chance of finding the best possible donor match, and a 23-year-old mum urgently needs a blood stem cell donation from someone matching her tissue type. May Brown, who lives in Dorset, has suffered a relapse of her leukaemia, and doctors have told her she needs a donation as soon as she goes into remission which they hope will be soon. Beverley De-Gale, African Caribbean Leukaemia Trust (ACLT) co-founder, said: Due to May s unfortunate relapse, her search for a matched stem cell donor is even more urgent than before. If you are of West African descent, I urge you to step forward while encouraging your family and friends to do the same. Join the stem cell register today by providing a cheek swab to help potentially save May s life. (ACLT) May s family are appealing for donors, and not just for her. May said: Please register today as a potential blood stem cell donor. Do it, if not for my sake, but for the sake of my little girl. She is only two years old and needs her mummy. Your selfless act of registering could ultimately save my life and those of other people suffering from blood cancer or blood disorders. To join the stem cell register, go here [1] . Irish Examiner Ltd. All rights reserved References ^ here (aclt.org)

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Pictured: Inside Nice terrorist Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel’s lair which may reveal clues about reasons behind lorry …

This is the lair where the Nice terrorist [1] plotted the deaths of dozens of people by using a lorry to run over them. A computer screen can be seen directly in front of the door, sitting on a small wooden table with a collection of papers scattered across it. Both the computer and the papers are sure to form part of the investigation as officers attempt to find out if and how the killer was radicalised – or what brought him to commit such a horrific crime. Experts are expected to be brought in to download data from the computer and see what information 31-year-old Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel [2] stored on it and what websites he had visited. A collection of drugs is seen inside the flat A computer and some papers are thought to be holding a number of clues Police officers used explosives to enter the flat just hours after he launched the massacre on an unsuspecting public. Read More Video loading [3] Watch this video again Watch Next Click to play Tap to play The Live Event you are trying to watch is either unavailable or has not started Please refresh this page in your browser to reload this live event video Getty Images Police stand guard outside the flat as investigators scour it for clues REUTERS French investigating police carry evidence bags after they conducted a search at the apartment and a truck Black blast marks can be seen on the wall and frame of the door where officers blew the lock of the door clean off. Read More Armed police stood guard outside the apartment as investigators scour the home for clues as to what could have provoked the French-Tunisian to launch his bloody rampage. Pictures from the scene show an officer standing inside the flat as the orange front door hangs open. A computer screen can be seen directly in front of the door, sitting on a small wooden table with a collection of papers scattered across it. L’appartement du terroriste pr sum de Nice pass au peigne fin ce matin pic.twitter.com/n6Qp15NmIA [4] Catherine Marciano (@clmarciano) July 15, 2016 [5] Apr s la perquisition du domicile du terroriste au camion, la m me rue bloqu e 150 m tres plus loin pic.twitter.com/QWaj1SqH7O [6] Catherine Marciano (@clmarciano) July 15, 2016 [7] Both the computer and the papers are sure to form part of the investigation as officers attempt to find out if and how the killer was radicalised – or what brought him to commit such a horrific crime. The walls of the flat appear to be bare – aside from a mirror mounted next to the computer screen – while the wall holding the door frame seems to be cracked. Another photo shows a pair of blue gloves on the floor – although it is not clear if these were found in the flat or left by investigators. Video loading [8] Watch this video again Watch Next Click to play Tap to play The Live Event you are trying to watch is either unavailable or has not started Please refresh this page in your browser to reload this live event video Police are also examining the back of the lorry used to kill dozens of people during an evening of mayhem. Investigators can be seen picking items up in the hope they may help explain what sparked the deaths of 84 people. Bouhlel’s ID card was found in the truck and shows he is a 31-year-old French man of Tunisian descent. A number of his relatives are being quizzed by police today. Read More He was known to police in connection with common law crimes such as theft and violence. Investigating sources said his last appearance in court was as recently as March, when he was found guilty of violent conduct. Reuters Police are also examining the inside of the lorry Reuters The back was thought to be holding more weapons and ammunition As reported by Nice Matin, he worked as a delivery driver. The attacker was not known to the intelligence services, suggesting he has not previous background in terrorism offences. The fact he was not on the watch list will be of grave concern as an investigation into last year s Paris attacks identified multiple failings by France s intelligence agencies. At least 84 people were killed in the massacre last night – including 10 children. Video loading [9] Watch this video again Watch Next Click to play Tap to play The Live Event you are trying to watch is either unavailable or has not started Please refresh this page in your browser to reload this live event video A further 18 people are currently fighting for their lives and dozens more are being treated for lesser injuries. The horror began as thousands of people stood on the Promenade des Anglais to watch fireworks celebrating Bastille Day. The lorry managed to continue for around a mile only the road before it came to a halt – at which point armed officers swarmed the vehicle and fired numerous bullets into it. Nice terror attack References ^ Nice terrorist (www.mirror.co.uk) ^ Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel (www.mirror.co.uk) ^ Neighbour of suspect in Nice attack says he was “frightening” as police search his home (www.mirror.co.uk) ^ pic.twitter.com/n6Qp15NmIA (t.co) ^ July 15, 2016 (twitter.com) ^ pic.twitter.com/QWaj1SqH7O (t.co) ^ July 15, 2016 (twitter.com) ^ Moment police shoot and kill terrorist attacker in Nice (www.mirror.co.uk) ^ Hero biker clings to side of Nice terrorist attack lorry (www.mirror.co.uk)

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Minnesota dog elected mayor 3 times

by: Samantha Crook, Newsy Updated: Aug 24, 2016 – 10:39 AM Duke (Twitter/Kayzewolf) [1] A Minnesota dog has been elected mayor three times [2] . The 9-year-old Great Pyrenees was first elected as a write-in candidate [3] in the small town of Cormorant, Minnesota, in 2014, beating out his the human competition. “Three years ago, it happened by accident; it was a write-in vote. You pay a dollar and you can vote,” said David Rick, Duke’s owner. “How (did) you feel after that election?” a reporter asked Richard Sherbrook [4] , a former mayoral candidate who ran against Duke. “Well, it was really depressing at first, but I’m getting over it real good,” he told TV3 . Sherbook later said that he would ” back the dog 100 percent,” and that Duke is “a sportsman and he likes to hunt — he’ll really protect the town.” [5] > > Read more trending stories [6] Duke’s honorary position [7] in a town of about 1,000 people isn’t completely unprecedented in the state. Another small town in the state — Dorset, Minnesota — has had some unconventional mayors as well: preschool-age children [8] . Rick told WDAY [9] that Duke won the election in a landslide. “Everybody voted for Duke, except for one vote for his girlfriend, Lassie,” he said. “I don’t know who would run against him because he’s done such great things for the community,” said Cormorant resident Karen Nelson, who added that the dog stays ” pretty busy working at the farm.” [embedded content] Meet the major of Cormorant, Minnesota: Duke! Congrats on the landslide victory for your third consecutive term! pic.twitter.com/S3guk3eD3Z [10] [Paws In Spanish] (@Kayzewolf) August 23, 2016 [11] 2016 Cox Media Group. References ^ Duke (Twitter/Kayzewolf) (www.wpxi.com) ^ three times (www.usatoday.com) ^ write-in candidate (www.kiss925.com) ^ Richard Sherbrook (abcnews.go.com) ^ told TV3 (www.youtube.com) ^ > > Read more trending stories (www.wpxi.com) ^ honorary position (www.independent.co.uk) ^ preschool-age children (www.today.com) ^ WDAY (www.wday.com) ^ pic.twitter.com/S3guk3eD3Z (t.co) ^ August 23, 2016 (twitter.com)