Napoleon expert admits chopping up lover in Russia

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Mon, 11 Nov 2019 07:15:29 +0000

A prominent Saint Petersburg-based Napoleon expert has confessed to murdering his young lover and former student and dismembering her body in a grisly crime that sent shock waves across Russia. Oleg Sokolov, a 63-year-old history lecturer who received France’s Legion d’Honneur from Jacques Chirac in 2003, was arrested Saturday on suspicion of murder after he […]

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Hong Kong police open fire, wounding protester

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Mon, 11 Nov 2019 07:07:45 +0000

Hong Kong police opened fire and hit at least one protester on Monday, witnesses and media reports said, as chaos erupted across the city a day after officers fired tear gas to break up demonstrations that are entering their sixth month. Police fired live rounds at protesters on the eastern side of Hong Kong island, […]

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Killer claims his life sentence is served after he briefly died

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Sat, 09 Nov 2019 04:51:38 +0000

An inmate serving life for murder in the US state of Iowa offered a novel legal appeal, saying he should be released because he “died” four years ago. The Iowa Court of Appeals was unmoved, however, by Benjamin Schreiber’s bid for freedom ruling that the argument — however original — was “unpersuasive.” Schreiber, who was […]

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Old McDonald’s: Aussie mates show off burger bought in 1995

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Fri, 08 Nov 2019 05:42:34 +0000

SYDNEY (AFP) – A McDonald’s burger allegedly bought in 1995 and kept in an Australian shed for years has never decomposed, according to two men who now refer to the quarter-century Quarter Pounder as their “mate”. Casey Dean, 39, and Eduards Nits, 38, claim they ordered the Quarter Pounder with cheese from a McDonald’s outlet […]

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Orangutan with human rights settles into new Florida home

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Fri, 08 Nov 2019 05:17:07 +0000

A 33-year-old orangutan granted legal personhood by a judge in Argentina is settling into her new surroundings at the Center for Great Apes in central Florida. Patti Ragan, director of the center in Wauchula, Florida, says Sandra is “very sweet and inquisitive” and adjusting to her new home. She was born in Germany and spent […]

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Croatian football player kicks chicken to death mid-game

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Thu, 07 Nov 2019 04:36:12 +0000

A Croatian animal rights group said Wednesday it would file charges against a local footballer who kicked a chicken to death during a semi-professional match over the weekend. The incident took place on Sunday when a brood of chickens ran onto a pitch in eastern Croatia. One of the players, Ivan Gazdek from the home […]

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Pirates kidnap 9 Pinoy seamen

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Tue, 05 Nov 2019 04:48:09 +0000

Nine Filipino sailors who were waiting in the harbor of the port of Cotonou in Benin have been abducted by suspected pirates, port authorities said Sunday. “The Autonomous Port of Cotonou regrets to inform you that Saturday morning, November 2, 2019, an act of piracy took place in the harbor area,” authorities said in a […]

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Girl, 7, shot while trick-or-treating in Chicago

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Fri, 01 Nov 2019 08:02:48 +0000

A 7-year-old girl out trick-or-treating in a bumblebee outfit was critically injured Thursday night during a shooting on Chicago’s West Side. Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford says the girl was shot in the lower neck area Thursday and was taken by paramedics to Stroger Hospital. Chicago police say a 30-year-old man was shot in the […]

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US woman found dead with 8-foot python around her neck

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Fri, 01 Nov 2019 07:59:28 +0000

An Indiana woman found with an 8-foot-long (2.4-meter-long) python wrapped around her neck had apparently kept snakes at the residence, which was filled with snakes and outfitted for a collection of the reptiles, police said Thursday. Laura Hurst, 36, was found unresponsive Wednesday night on the floor of a home in the northern Indiana town […]

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Crisis-wracked Chile pulls out as APEC, climate meet host

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Thu, 31 Oct 2019 04:54:12 +0000

  SANTIAGO, Chile (AFP) – Chile pulled out of hosting two major international summits on Wednesday as it struggled to restore order after more than ten days of civil unrest that left at least 23 dead. President Sebastian Pinera said “common sense” dictated the decision to withdraw from the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit and the […]

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