Oregon college shooting suspect Chris Harper-Mercer is seen in an undated photo taken from his Myspace account.  Photograph: Reuters

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Cathriona White, from Co Tipperary, who was found dead at her LA home on Monday. The beauty therapist was a former partner of actor Jim Carrey. Photograph: Splash News

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 US actor Paul Walker  died in a car crash in California, USA, on  November 30th, 2013. His daughter is suing Porsche over the incident. Photograph: Emilio Naranjo/EPA.

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Detail from Stephen Shore’s photo of a Chevron gas station in LA

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Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne leaves Turpan, north west China where he paid a private visit to the ancient ruins of the Silk Road settlement Yar City dating back three thousand years.   Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

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Ireland, Co Kildare: €500,000, Brock Delapp
Take Five for €500,000

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Jackie Collins was  known for her vibrant novels about the extravagance and glamour of life in Hollywood. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

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Republican presidential hopefuls Donald Trump (left) and Jeb Bush high five during the Republican presidential debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California. Photograph: Frederic J Brown/AFP/Getty Images 0:35

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The fountains of the Bellagio light up in the middle of the Las Vegas strip

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