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Red Bull heir travels the globe four years after hit-and-run

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Red Bull heir travels the globe four years after hit-and-run

BANGKOK – The Ferrari driver who allegedly slammed into a motorcycle cop, dragged him along the road and then sped away from the mangled body took just hours to find, as investigators followed a drip, drip, drip trail of brake fluid up a street, down an alley, and into the gated estate of one of…

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Horse and mule obey traffic rules and trot on to a California highway

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Horse and mule obey traffic rules and trot on to a California highway

That mustang in the rearview mirror turned out to be a real horse running on a Northern California highway – followed by a mule.Commuters east of San Francisco on Monday were stunned to see a white horse and a brown mule running across Interstate 680. Calgary police welcome new horse to the service 01:36 Calgary…

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Jared Kushner to testify in Russian probe after connection with Russian bank surfaces

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Jared Kushner to testify in Russian probe after connection with Russian bank surfaces

A Russian bank under U.S. economic sanctions over Russia’s incursion into Ukraine disclosed on Monday that its executives had met Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and a top White House adviser, during the 2016 election campaign.Kushner, 36, married to Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump, has agreed to testify to a Senate committee investigating whether Russia…

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New Jersey family of ‘Watcher’ house sues town to demolish home after creepy letters

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New Jersey family of ‘Watcher’ house sues town to demolish home after creepy letters

WESTFIELD, N.J. – A New Jersey family that wants to demolish their home after they claim they were stalked by an anonymous creepy-letter writer known as “The Watcher” has filed a lawsuit against their town.Derek and Maria Broaddus filed the suit against the town of Westfield after its planning board rejected their plan to raze…

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Your favourite chocolate bars might shrink thanks to Brexit, Cadbury warns

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Your favourite chocolate bars might shrink thanks to Brexit, Cadbury warns

Britain’s divorce from the European Union may leave a bitter taste in the mouths of chocolate lovers. According to the head of Cadbury’s U.K. operation, Glenn Caton, the famous chocolate-maker may have to shrink the size of its products, or raise prices, all thanks to Brexit. Story continues below Caton said while the company is committed…

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United Airlines barred 2 teen girls from flight for wearing leggings

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United Airlines barred 2 teen girls from flight for wearing leggings

Two teenage girls wearing leggings were barred from boarding a United Airlines flight on Sunday because they did not meet a dress code for special pass travellers, a company spokesman said amid a furor on social media.The two girls, who were travelling with a companion, would not have been turned away for wearing leggings had…

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Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny fined over anti-corruption protests

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Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny fined over anti-corruption protests

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny appeared in court on Monday, a day after being detained at a major opposition rally against government corruption that he led.Navalny was fined 20,000 roubles (US$352.20) for his role in organizing what authorities called an illegal protest. Story continues below The Kremlin, meanwhile, has lashed out at protest organizers, blaming…

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Italian police investigating after woman’s body found stuffed in suitcase floating in marina

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Italian police investigating after woman’s body found stuffed in suitcase floating in marina

ROME – Italian police are investigating the discovery of a woman’s body stuffed in a suitcase that was found floating at a marina in the Adriatic port of Rimini.Authorities carted the suitcase away in a coroners’ van for an autopsy after it was discovered Sunday by a boat owner tending to his vessel. Police were…

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US tourist killed in London attack would not have ill feelings towards attacker, family says

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US tourist killed in London attack would not have ill feelings towards attacker, family says

The family of U.S. tourist Kurt Cochran who was killed in last week’s assault on the British parliament said on Monday he would not have borne any ill feelings toward the attacker.Cochran, 54, and his wife, Melissa, were in Europe to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary and had been due to return to the United…

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8 high school students presumed dead in Japan avalanche

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8 high school students presumed dead in Japan avalanche

TOKYO – Eight Japanese high school students were presumed dead after being caught in an avalanche Monday while being trained in mountain climbing at a ski resort, authorities and media said.The avalanche occurred in the town of Nasu in Tochigi prefecture, about 190 kilometres (120 miles) north of Tokyo. Forty other people were injured, including…

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