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French "spiderman" hero who saved baby from balcony joins Paris fire department

French The fire service tweeted a picture of its new volunteers saying: "24 new volunteers civic service including Mamoudou Gassama joined this afternoon the fire brigade of Paris". The undeniably fit bloke had told Le Parisien he " did not think of the risk ". During the meeting, the president had said that Gassama's skill was most suited to the job of a firefighter and provided him with an avenue ... [Full Article...]

County Fire roars through the hills above Lake Berryessa

County Fire roars through the hills above Lake Berryessa The fires, totaling 36,000 acres (about 56 sq miles, or 145 sq km), cover an area a bit larger than the city limits of San Francisco itself. An evacuation center was still operating at Lower Lake High School, at 9430 Lake Street, in the southern part of Lake County. [Full Article...]

Man allegedly places rattlesnake in neighbor's home after argument

As we read in Plohetski's story published by the Austin American Statesmen late last week, Munroe saw Saunter leaving his caravan after their "heated exchange" and confronted him about why he was inside his home. Monroe told KVUE he saw the snake curled up on the driver's side of his trailer and killed it with a machete. "Deputies observed that the snake's rattles had been removed". [Full Article...]

Notorious thief flees French jail by helicopter: Prison authority

Notorious thief flees French jail by helicopter: Prison authority The men, according to Dailymail , used smoke bombs and angle grinders on the wardens to aide their escape. But his greatest moment of notoriety came when he pulled off an astounding prison break that involved taking four guards as hostages and blasting several doors open with explosives, which quickly put him on the top of France's most-wanted list. [Full Article...]

Malaysia's 1MDB Task Force Freezes $270 Million in Bank Accounts

Malaysia's 1MDB Task Force Freezes $270 Million in Bank Accounts These accounts also involved almost 900 transactions made between March 2011 and September 2015, said the statement. The frozen accounts included those of 81 individuals and 55 companies believed to have received funds from 1MDB and involved almost 900 transactions between March 2011 and September 2015. [Full Article...]

U.S. Chamber of Commerce assails Trump, warns of global trade war

U.S. Chamber of Commerce assails Trump, warns of global trade war Today is the first day that Canada's retaliatory tariffs against USA steel, aluminum and other products went into effect. As temperatures and tensions increase, the measures targeting Can$16.6 billion (US$12.6 billion) in United States steel, aluminum and consumer goods will take effect on Sunday, when Canadians celebrate a national holiday and just days before Americans celebrate Independence... [Full Article...]

AirAsia cancels Bali flights after volcano spews ash

AirAsia cancels Bali flights after volcano spews ash In addition, the Chinese Consulate General in Indonesia reminds Chinese citizens travelling in Bali to stay away from affected areas, remain vigilant and rearrange any travel plans with their respective agents or airlines. The queue at Bali's global airport. Bali's governor said officials were working on getting visitors on their way. He said that he had also spoken to airline representati... [Full Article...]

Key GOP senator says no Roe v. Wade opponent for high court

Key GOP senator says no Roe v. Wade opponent for high court Sen. Collins, a pro-choice Catholic Republican, is under pressure to vote only for a likeminded Supreme Court justice from those who want to keep abortion legal and fear that President Trump's pick to replace Justice Kennedy could be the swing vote needed to make abortion against the law, thus overturning several Supreme Court cases including Roe v. [Full Article...]


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