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Two women were allegedly sexually assaulted while queueing to see the Queen’s lying in state, a court has heard

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Adio Adeshine, 19, allegedly exposed himself and pushed into the mourners from behind as they waited in line at Victoria Tower Gardens on Wednesday evening after Westminster Hall opened its doors to the public.

He is said to have gone into the River Thames in an attempt to evade police officers before coming out and being arrested.

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Adeshine was remanded in custody on Friday after appearing at Westminster Magistrates’ Court charged with two counts of sexual assault and two counts of breaching a sexual harm prevention order.

Queues to see the late monarch have stretched for miles through central London over the past few days as people travel from all corners of the UK to pay their respects.

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The public queue to attend the Queen’s lying in state has started moving again after a 40-minute pause when it reached full capacity.

However, mourners have been urged not to join the line until at least 4pm on Friday by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS).

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Officials stopped people joining the queue entirely at around 11.35am at the entrance to Southwark Park in south-east London due to overwhelming demand.

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Traore officially appointed Burkina Faso President

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Captain Ibrahim Traore was appointed as the president of Burkina Faso on Wednesday, according to an official statement, after the country’s second coup in less than nine months.

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Traore has been appointed as “Head of State, Supreme Head of the Armed Forces”, according to the official statement read out on national television by spokesman Captain Kiswendsida Farouk Azaria Sorgho.

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[Breaking] Seoul: North Korea fires another missile toward sea

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South Korea says North Korea has launched a ballistic missile toward its eastern waters.

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South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said the launch was made Thursday morning but gave no further details like how far the weapon flew.

The launch came two days after North Korea fired an intermediate-range missile over Japan for the first time in five years in an apparent response to U.S. military drills with South Korea and Japan.

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Barack, Michelle Obama celebrate 30 years of marriage

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Ex-President Barack Obama and wife Michelle Obama are celebrating 30 years of marriage in the sweetest way.

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The former president and first lady each shared Instagram posts about their special day and paid tribute to each other.

In his Instagram post, President Obama shared a carousel of photos of the two on the beach as well as a throwback image of the couple on their wedding day.

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“Miche, after 30 years, I’m not sure why you look exactly the same and I don’t,” he wrote. “I do know that I won the lottery that day — that I couldn’t have asked for a better life partner. Happy anniversary, sweetheart!”

Michelle Obama shared a similar series of images on Instagram as well.

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“Happy anniversary to the man I love!” she wrote in the caption. “These last 30 years have been an adventure, and I’m grateful to have you by my side. Here’s to a lifetime together. I love you, Barack Obama!”

In her memoir “Becoming,” the former first lady wrote that she first met her future husband when she was assigned as his mentor at the law firm Sidley Austin LLP in Chicago.

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She said that she was initially too focused on her law career and wasn’t interested in dating, but that his insistence changed her mind.
She wrote that he first kissed her at a Chicago ice cream shop.

“When we stopped for ice cream and he got the sense that I was starting to open up, he played it real smooth,” she told “Good Morning America” anchor Robin Roberts in 2018.

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“He just leaned in for a kiss. And that really was it. You know, from that kiss on… it was love. And he was my man.”

The two became engaged in 1991 and eventually married on Oct. 3, 1992, in Chicago. They have two children together, Sasha and Malia Obama.

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