Wave of ritual killings in Cameroon spark panic after 18 murders in two weeks


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Wave of ritual killings spark panic in Cameroon as 18 mutilated bodies are found in two weeks18 bodies have been found in Yaounde, Cameroon in two weeks Latest five victims, aged 15-26, were found outside a pre-school on Friday Families hide indoors and vigilantes patrol the streets looking for killers By Sara Malm PUBLISHED: 23:24 GMT, 22 January 2013 | UPDATED: 23:39 GMT, 22 January 2013 The West African nation of Cameroon has been shaken by a series of ritual killings of young people, causing panic in the capital of Yaounde. Police have found 18 mutilated bodies on the streets of the capital in the past two weeks, all believed to be linked to occult rituals. On Friday the dismembered body of 17-year-old student Michele Mbala Mvogo was found alongside four others outside a pre-school in the capital

War on speeding motorists: Drivers face more 20mph limits and extra cameras

War on speeding motorists: Drivers face more 20mph limits and extra camerasLower limits and more road humps are among guidance given to councils Calls for cameras to have wider role in 'calming traffic' as they slash fatalities the number had fallen by 75 per cent to 8,677. In the decade to 2011 alone 29 per cent of forecourts shut. This ‘increased minimum driving time required to reach the nearest forecourt’, the government report by Deloitte said

Texting while crossing the road makes you four times more likely to ignore oncoming traffic and lights


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How a text can put you on the road to injury: Study finds that using your mobile phone while walking could be deadlyPeople are four times more likely to ignore traffic and disobey lights if textingUniversity of Washington study looked at 1,000 'real-time' pedestrians One in three were using phones or doing something similarly distracting | UPDATED: 07:55 GMT, 13 December 2012 Using a mobile while crossing the road could cost your life, warn researchers. Texting while crossing the road was the riskiest activity, making people four times more likely to ignore oncoming traffic and disobey the lights, according to a new study

The "crashproof" car that Volvo say could be on British roads within eight years


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Volvo develops the 'no death' car: Vehicles which drive themselves and are totally crashproof could be on British roads in eight years Vehicle will be fitted with sensors that can detect potential collisions and take actionFirm claims 'nobody will be killed or injured in a new Volvo by 2020' | UPDATED: 07:45 GMT, 5 December 2012 Car giant Volvo is developing 'no death' cars that drive themselves and are impossible to crash – ready for launch in showrooms within eight years. The computerised vehicles will be fitted with high-tech sensors and will 'refuse to be steered' into other objects. Volvo says they will be on sale to customers by 2020, but that some of the life-saving technology will be incorporated into its vehicles even earlier – from 2014 – it says

Mary Woods : "Youd have to be Usain Bolt to cross safely": Coroner"s fury over 87-year-old killed on busy road


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'You’d have to be Usain Bolt to cross safely': Coroner's fury over 87-year-old killed on busy roadMary Woods would have taken an estimated 4.4 seconds just to get halfway across the A56 close to her home in Timperley, Greater ManchesterAn inquest heard the pensioner had little chance of making it across the road safely and was knocked down by a van She suffered multiple injuries and died two weeks later in hospital | UPDATED: 23:54 GMT, 28 November 2012 Tragic: Mary Woods, 87, died after being hit by a van on a busy dual carriageway. A coroner said she would have needed the speed of Usain Bolt to get across the road safely A woman of 87 who died after being hit by a van on a busy dual carriageway would have needed the speed of Usain Bolt to get across the road safely, a coroner said yesterday