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SMS Scharnhorst, c. 1908
SMS Scharnhorst, c. 1908
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  • British serial rapist Joseph McCann receives 33 life sentences, having been convicted on Friday at London's Old Bailey of "37 charges of rape, sexual assault, kidnap and false imprisonment," his victims ranging from 11 to 71 years old. (Sky)

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  • A boat carrying refugees capsized near Nouadhibou, off the coast of Mauritania, in one of the deadliest maritime disasters this year, leaving 58 people dead and many more who tried to swim to shore in need of treatment. The boat had departed The Gambia on 27 November 2019. It was heading towards the Canary Islands when it approached the Mauritanian coast to get fuel and food. The boat had been carrying between 150–180 people when it capsized, most of them aged between 20 and 30. (The Guardian)
  • A gas explosion in Szczyrk, Poland causes a three-story building to collapse and kills 8 people (tvn24.pl)

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