Hello, I'm Marion Marshall with the BBC News. USmedia reports said the disgraced financier JeffreyEpstein has been found dead in his jail cellapparently after killing himself. He was charged lastmonth with trafficking dozens of underage girls forsex and had been due to stand trial next year. Hedenied the charges. Epstein was once friends withBill Clinton, Donald Trump, Britain's Prince Andrew and many other wealthy and influentialpeople. Chris Buckler reports from Washington. Jeffery Epstein was a multimillionaire and aprominent figure in wealthy social circles in the US. He founded and ran his own financialinvestment company. But a decade ago, he pleaded guilty to state prostitution charges inFlorida and there had been controversy surrounding the plea deal he reached then with theUS Attorney's office in Miami. In July, he was arrested and charged with further sex traffickingcharges involving dozens of underage girls. He was being held at the Metropolitan CorrectionalCenter in Manhattan and three weeks ago, he was found in his cell with what appeared to beself-inflicted marks on his neck. Since then, he had been on suicide watch.
Demonstrators are holding a large rally in Moscow to demand free elections, the fourth bigprotest in a month. It has been authorized, but the police are warning protesters not to goahead with an unapproved march through the city centre afterwards. Our correspondent inMoscow is Sarah Rainsford. Police have warned anyone who intends to take their protestsbeyond here, these authorized spots, they could be arrested. They could face criminalprosecutions. So there's been a whole series of strict warnings against people heading intothe city center with their protests and I think that's because these rallies have really taken theauthorities here by surprise. And I think the scale of the the anger generally here is worryingfor those in charge in Moscow and right up to the Kremlin.
Southern separated forces in Yemen appeared to have made major gains against pro-government soldiers after four days of fighting in Aden, until recently the two forces had beenfighting together as part of the Saudi-led coalition against the Houthi rebels. More fromSebastian Usher. The separatist fighters have concentrated their attacks on symbols of thegovernment which normally controls Aden as its temporary capital, but still operates at leastpartly in exile. These include the presidential palace where the president Abdrabbuh MansurHadi is not in residence and the area where the interior minister lives, although he too is notthere. The separatists say they've seized military barracks belonging to the presidential guard, some of whom seemed to have surrendered. Civilians are taking cover from mortars and trapnow that some have been killed in the fighting. The violence undercuts for government'sclaims to authority, but also showing the fragility of the Saudi-led coalition against the Houthirebels. World news from the BBC.