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UK Man Becomes First Convicted In Britain Of Making 3D-Printer Gun

LONDON:  A 26-year-old man has become the first person in Britain to be convicted of making a firearm with a 3D printer that was capable of firing a lethal shot, police said on Wednesday. Components for the weapon were discovered during a drugs raid on a home in central London …

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US Cops Seize “Attack” Squirrel High On Meth During Drug Raid

Washington:  Police in the US state of Alabama made an unusual seizure this week during a drug raid: a squirrel high on methamphetamine. The apartment’s occupant wanted to make sure his caged “attack squirrel” was sufficiently aggressive so he fed it animal methamphetamine, the Limestone County’s sheriff’s office told The …

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People Ignored Rules To Take Selfies With Bear. Officials Shot Him Dead

The young black bear was starting to grow comfortable around his new human friends. The 100-pound male, believed to be around 2 or 3 years old, knew he could often find trail mix, sunflower seeds and cracked corn left for him along a highway near Henry Hagg Lake in northwestern …

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Saudi Crown Prince Knew Of “Criminal Mission” Targeting Khashoggi: Report

A special U.N. investigator on Wednesday called for further investigation of high-level Saudi officials, including Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, in the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Agnes Callamard, a human rights expert who is a special rapporteur for the Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, released …

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Indonesia Muslim Group Slaps Fatwa On Popular Mobile Game PUBG

Jakarta, Indonesia:  A hugely popular but brutal online game was slapped with a fatwa Wednesday by an Indonesian Muslim group who say it insults Islam and makes addicted players violent. The religious edict, issued in conservative Aceh province, comes after officials in Iraq and Nepal banned PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) over …

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MH17 Plane Crash Investigators Name 3 Russian Suspects, 1 Ukrainian

Nieuwegein:  International investigators said Wednesday they were issuing arrest warrants for three Russians and one Ukrainian suspect over the downing of flight MH17 in 2014. The Dutch-led probe said it was going to prosecute Russian nationals Igor Girkin, Sergey Dubinskiy and Oleg Pulatov as well as Ukrainian Leonid Kharchenko. (Except …

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Netherlands To Put 4 On Trial For Murder Over Malaysian Flight MH17 Crash

Nieuwegein:  Dutch prosecutors are to put four people on trial for murder next year over the shooting down of flight MH17 over Ukraine, in which 298 people were killed, relatives said on Wednesday. The court case over the crash of the Malaysia Airlines plane will start in the Netherlands in …

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3 Russians, 1 Ukrainian Charged With Murder In MH17 Plane Crash Case

Nieuwegein:  International investigators on Wednesday charged four people with murder over the 2014 shooting down of flight MH17 above rebel-held eastern Ukraine in which 298 people were killed. The Dutch-led team said it was going to prosecute Russian nationals Igor Girkin, Sergey Dubinskiy and Oleg Pulatov, and Ukrainian Leonid Kharchenko …

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Australia Court Rules Sperm Donor Be Recognised As Legal Father

Sydney, Australia:  A man who donated sperm so his gay friend could have a baby more than a decade ago must be recognised as the girl’s father, Australia’s High Court ruled Wednesday. The court said because the man was listed on the birth certificate and had an “extremely close” relationship …

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Gun That Vincent Van Gogh “Shot Himself With” Sells For $182,000

Paris, France:  The revolver with which Vincent van Gogh is believed to have shot himself sold for 162,500 euros ($182,000) at a Paris auction on Wednesday — nearly three times the estimate. Billed as “the most famous weapon in the history of art”, the rusty 7mm Lefaucheux revolver was bought …

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