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Police ordered to pull their weight as Indonesia fights obesity An Indonesian province has put 50 overweight police on a crash program of aerobics, swimming and jogging, telling them they'd better shape up for the job.
Reuters | Jul 26, 2019 06:43 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Man chases dog on London railway, adding to commuter heat misery London commuters were fuming after a man lost control of his dog at a railway station and chased it down one of the capital's busiest stretches of track, adding to transport delays on Britain's hottest July day on record.
Reuters | Jul 25, 2019 8:06 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Flying Frenchman's hoverboard bid to cross Channel scuppered by fuel mishap A French inventor failed in his attempt to cross the English Channel on a jet-powered hoverboard on Thursday when he was knocked into the water as he landed on a boat-mounted refueling platform, his technical team said.
Reuters | Jul 25, 2019 09:54 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
French hoverboard pioneer attempts Channel crossing A French man on a jet-powered hoverboard of his own design started an attempt to cross the English Channel between France and Britain on Thursday.
Reuters | Jul 25, 2019 07:18 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Bad driving leads to $140 million drug bust in Sydney A clumsy driver led police to a A$200 million ($140 million) drug bust in Australia after he crashed a van laden with 270 kg (600 lb) of methamphetamines into a patrol car parked outside a police station in suburban Sydney.
Reuters | Jul 23, 2019 06:43 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Zip-wire calamity to wild rugby tackles: The comedic face of UK's Johnson Dangling helplessly from a zip-wire while waving British Union Jack flags, Boris Johnson and his attempt to publicize a party in one of London's parks became one of the most memorable non-sporting moments of the 2012 Olympic Games.
Reuters | Jul 22, 2019 02:22 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
The Latest: Hong Kong police use tear gas on protesters Hong Kong police have thrown tear gas canisters at protesters after they refused to disperse. Hundreds of thousands of people took part in a march Sunday to call for direct elections and an independent investigation into police tactics used during earlier
Yahoo! News | Jul 21, 2019 2:53 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Tom Homan tells Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez anyone who commits a crime will be separated from their child Scherie Murray, Republican challenger to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, weighs in on an exchange between former acting ICE Director Tom Homan and AOC.
Yahoo! News | Jul 21, 2019 02:04 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Court upholds 'Pharma Bro' Martin Shkreli's conviction A federal appeals court upheld the securities fraud conviction against former drug company CEO Martin Shkreli, known as "Pharma Bro," on Thursday, along with a $7.3 million forfeiture of assets. A judge sentenced Shkreli to seven years in prison last year
Yahoo! News | Jul 18, 2019 4:53 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
U.S. demands Iran free seized ship, vows to protect Gulf oil lifeline The United States on Thursday demanded Iran immediately release a vessel it seized in the Gulf and a U.S. military commander in the region said the United States would work "aggressively" to ensure free passage of vessels through the vital waterway. Respo
Yahoo! News | Jul 18, 2019 1:23 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend