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'Violent' Madonna stalker escapes from hospital

A man who was convicted of stalking and threatening pop star Madonna has escaped from a psychiatric hospital. Robert Dewey Hoskins was sentenced to 10 years in jail in 1996.

(BBC) Los Angeles - A man who was convicted of stalking and threatening pop star Madonna has escaped from a psychiatric hospital, police in Los Angeles say.

Robert Dewey Hoskins was sentenced to 10 years in jail in 1996. After leaving prison he spent time in another hospital, before being arrested last July and sent to the facility in Norwalk that he escaped from on Friday. Police describe as having "very violent tendencies' and say he is not to be approached.

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Major Russian Advance, Pakistan Mosque Toll Rising, Bear On Mars

Rescue teams are scrambling to extract people trapped in the rubble after a suicide bombing struck a mosque in the city of Peshawar in Pakistan. The death toll of the attack, one of Pakistan's bloodiest in years, has risen to 92

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Welcome to Tuesday, where Russian forces reportedly advance in southeastern Ukraine, the death toll in yesterday's mosque attack in Pakistan rises to 92 and NASA snaps a beary odd photo on the red planet. Meanwhile, Aytug Özçolak in independent online Turkish news site Diken looks at the economic evidence of the chumminess between Russia’s Putin and Turkey’s Erdogan.

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