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Charles Manson: Murderer and cult leader dies after 47 years in prison

Charles Manson, one of the most notorious criminals in America, died this week. He was the mastermind behind the 1960s Hollywood murders that killed seven people, including pregnant actress Sharon Tate, the wife of director Roman Polanski. Manson died of natural causes aged 83, after spending close to fifty years behind bars. We look back at this dark chapter in recent US history.


But first, the fate of an Argentinian submarine and its 44 crew members still hangs in the balance. It went off the radar a week ago, but the crew's friends and family are refusing to give up hope.

And could being Amish be the secret to a longer life? A genetic mutation discovered in people from the Old Order Amish group in Indiana seems to counter the protein responsible for ageing.

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