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Tot taped to wall

CLEVE­LAND: A wo­man has been ar­rested af­ter tap­ing her tod­dler to a wall so she could do the house­work — and stream­ing it live on so­cial me­dia. Shayla Ru­dolph, 18, was ar­rested on an ab­duc­tion charge and her son was taken into cus­tody by child ser­vices. Po­lice said they re­ceived a tip about a live Face­book stream of a wo­man se­cur­ing her son to a wall and tap­ing his mouth shut for about 15 min­utes. The video shows Ru­dolph us­ing clear pack­ing tape to tape her son to the wall and tape his mouth. She can be heard telling her son he has “the best mummy in the whole wide world” as he tries to cry.

‘El Chapo’ ex­tra­dited

MEX­ICO CITY: Drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guz­man has been ex­tra­dited from Mex­ico to the US. Guz­man was handed over to US au­thor­i­ties af­ter the Supreme Court and a court of ap­peals re­jected his bids to avoid ex­tra­di­tion. He was one of the world’s most wanted drug king­pins un­til he was cap­tured last year. Six months ear­lier, Guz­man had es­caped from a high-se­cu­rity Mex­i­can prison through a 1.5km-long tun­nel con­structed by his hench­men.

Assange of­fer stands

LON­DON: Wik­iLeaks fugi­tive Ju­lian Assange says he is stand­ing by his of­fer to go to the US now Chelsea Man­ning is be­ing re­leased. Speak­ing from the Ecuadorean em­bassy in Lon­don, where he has been holed up since 2012, the Aus­tralian said there would be “many dis­cus­sions” on his fu­ture be­fore Man­ning leaves prison in May. It is the lat­est in a series of back­flips from Assange and comes af­ter his lawyer Barry Pol­lack said Man­ning’s clemency didn’t meet Assange’s con­di­tions for ex­tra­di­tion. On Wed­nes­day Barack Obama granted clemency to Man­ning, who was jailed for 35 years in 2013 for leak­ing clas­si­fied doc­u­ments to Wik­iLeaks.

Jus­tice dies in crash

RIO DE JANEIRO: Brazil­ian Supreme Court Jus­tice Te­ori Zavascki has died in a smallplane crash just weeks be­fore he was to rule on a cor­rup­tion case that could im­pli­cate high­rank­ing politi­cians in sev­eral Latin Amer­i­can coun­tries. While the cause of Thurs­day’s crash off a pop­u­lar Brazil­ian coastal town had not been de­ter­mined, Zavascki held such an im­por­tant role in the sprawl­ing “Car Wash” in­ves­ti­ga­tion into a multi­bil­lion­dol­lar bribe scheme at the state oil com­pany Petro­bras that many Brazil­ians as well as in­ter­na­tional groups voiced fears of pos­si­ble foul play and de­manded a full in­ves­ti­ga­tion. Fed­eral po­lice said late Thurs­day that they were launch­ing an in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

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