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Story that raised $400k for homeless man 'was a lie'

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It was a feel-good tale that swept the world. A homeless man used his last $20 (£15.60) to help a woman who ran out of petrol – with the public then raising $400,000 (£312,400) to help the good Samaritan turn his life around. But prosecutors have claimed the whole story was a complete lie: she Read More

Sterling gripped by Brexit crisis; yen enjoys safety bid

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SINGAPORE (Reuters) – The British pound struggled to stay afloat in Asian trade on Friday having suffered a tumultuous slide overnight, as investors feared political turmoil in the country could see it crash out of the European Union without a divorce deal. FILE PHOTO: British five pound banknotes.November 14, 2017. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier/File Photo Both the Read More

Sterling reels on deepening Brexit crisis; yen gains

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SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Investors in the British pound remained on edge in early Asian trade on Friday after the currency suffered a tumultuous slide overnight on fears the country could crash out of the European Union without a divorce deal. FILE PHOTO: British five pound banknotes.November 14, 2017. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier/File Photo Both the and the Read More

Trump to visit wildfire victims in California

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Donald Trump is to visit California on Saturday where he will meet people caught up in this month’s devastating wildfires, the White House has said. The US president initially blamed the blazes, which have claimed at least 58 lives, on state officials and threatened to withhold federal payments. There is no reason for these massive, Read More

Troops sift through California wildfire ruins amid fears death toll will rise

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PARADISE, Calif. (Reuters) – Firefighting crews made progress against the deadliest wildfire in California history on Thursday amid concerns that the death toll of 56 would rise as search teams work their way through the burned-out town of Paradise in the state’s north. An anthropologist (R) examines the remains of a dog found in a Read More

Troops sift through ruins as California wildfire death toll rises

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PARADISE, Calif. (Reuters) – U.S. National Guard troops fanned out to scour the ruins of the devastated town of Paradise on Thursday for remains of victims as 130 people remained listed as missing in California’s deadliest wildfire on record, whose death toll has risen to 56. An anthropologist (R) examines the remains of a dog Read More

Troops search ruins as California wildfire death toll climbs

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PARADISE, Calif. (Reuters) – U.S. National Guard troops fanned out to scour the ruins of the devastated town of Paradise on Thursday for remains of victims as 130 people remained listed as missing in California’s deadliest wildfire on record, whose death toll has risen to 56. An anthropologist (R) examines the remains of a dog Read More

Johnson & Johnson wins trial over cancer claims linked to baby powder

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A California jury has cleared US Pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson (J&J) of liability in a case involving a woman who alleged that the company’s talc-based products contain asbestos and caused her cancer. After a seven-week long trial the jury in Humboldt County Superior Court rejected claims by the woman who said her mesothelioma (a Read More

Call of Duty 'swatting' death prankster pleads guilty

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A California-based gamer faces up to 20 years in jail after admitting crimes including making a hoax call to US police that resulted in them shooting an innocent man dead. Tyler Barriss made the call after becoming involved in a dispute with other video gamers engaged in an online Call of Duty match. The 25-year-old Read More

Troops search for 130 missing in California wildfire, death toll climbs to 56

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PARADISE, Calif. (Reuters) – U.S. National Guard troops scoured the ruins of the town of Paradise on Thursday for any sign of 130 people still missing in California’s deadliest wildfire on record as authorities said the death toll had risen to 56. An anthropologist (R) examines the remains of a dog found in a bathtub Read More