Man denies kidnapping, raping & butchering teenager before stuffing her into a freezer
>A man accused of kidnapping and raping a teenage girl before slitting her throat and stuffing her body in a freezer in south London has denied murder.
>Mujahid Arshid, 33, pleaded not guilty at the Old Bailey via videolink after Celine Dookhran, 19, was found dead in July, in what prosecutors have described as a gruesome “honor killing.”
>Her body was discovered in a freezer in a £1.5-million ($2-million) house in Kingston.
Rough sleeping among elderly people doubles in 7 years - official stats
>The number of elderly people sleeping rough in the UK has risen by 100 percent in the past seven years, according to new official statistics.
>A report by the Local Government Association (LGA) reveals that people over the age of 60 are now twice as likely to become homeless, with the figure rising from 1,210 in 2009 to 2,420 last year.
>Meanwhile, overall homelessness figures have risen by 42 percent during the same period, soaring from 41,790 to 59,260, according to government statistics.
Brexit: EU 'to prepare' for future trade talks with UK
>The EU is to begin preparing for its post-Brexit trade negotiations with the UK, while refusing to discuss the matter with the British government.
>An internal draft document suggests the 27 EU countries should discuss trade among themselves while officials in Brussels prepare the details.
>The draft text could yet be revised.
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