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Stuntman found dead after magic trick in River Ganges goes wrong

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By Karina Pavlova, news reporter The body of an Indian magician who drowned when his Houdini-like escape stunt went wrong has been recovered from the River Ganges. Chanchal Lahiri, also known as Jadugar Mandrake, was tied up with ropes and steel chains for a magic trick and was lowered into the river on Sunday while Read More

3 Delhi officers suspended following public outrage over driver’s brutal beating (VIDEOS)

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Three Delhi policemen have been suspended over the brutal beating of a man in the street following a fender bender in India. Viral footage of the altercation sparked a protest and police investigation. The incident reportedly occurred after taxi driver, Sarabjeet Singh, and his 16-year-old son Balwant Singh, bumped into a police vehicle in Mukherjee Read More

Indian magician feared drowned after failed attempt to copy Houdini trick

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An Indian magician is feared dead after he attempted to emulate a famous Harry Houdini stunt by escaping from shackles while submerged underwater. Authorities were alerted and a search began after he failed to reemerge. Chanchal ‘Mandrake’ Lahiri was performing at the Hooghly River in West Bengal state when something apparently went wrong. Lahiri was Read More

Humanoid robot gets tired of merciless bullying & pulls GUN on meatbags in (prophetic?) parody VIDEO

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A disturbingly realistic video of a humanoid robot finally standing up to its abusers has gone viral, with thousands falling for it, horrified that such mistreatment of our future metal overlords might be not a very good idea. The action-packed video shows researchers brutally abusing and harassing the robot in a series of stress tests Read More

YOUR MONEY – Do the math before you pick the expensive school zone

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – For John Bohnsack, it was a classic parental dilemma: Get a small, expensive house in a high-quality school district, or pay less and get more house in a worse neighborhood. The financial planner, 34, and his wife opted for the better school district in College Station, Texas, a university town that Read More

How far is too far? UK tabloids mocked for claiming Kim fed general to piranhas

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Even the readers of several British tabloids have cast doubt on a source-based story that claimed that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un executed one of his generals in a piranha-filled tank. The eye-grabbing headline first appeared in the Daily Star. The tabloid cited “sources” as saying that Kim executed one of his generals in a Read More

And the band rolls on: Rocker, comedian, actor & vlogger run for parliament in Ukraine

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More popular performers with little to no political experience are running for public offices in Ukraine, where comedian Volodymyr Zelensky managed to win the presidency two months ago. This year life in Ukraine has had many moments of mixing politics with show business. Zelensky, a professional actor and comedian with no record of public service, Read More

Netanyahu becomes Israel’s new Justice Minister while he still faces criminal charges

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Israeli politics reached a new level of absurdity on Tuesday when Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu – who is facing three separate corruption charges – allocated the justice portfolio to himself, on top of his other ministries. The move leaves Netanyahu, who has served as Israel’s premier continuously for the last decade, in control of four Read More

From prison, ‘Pharma Bro’ Martin Shkreli sues ex-colleagues for $30 million

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Martin Shkreli, the pharmaceutical entrepreneur serving a seven-year prison term for fraud, on Friday sued three former colleagues at Retrophin Inc for more than $30 million, saying they illegally ousted him from that company in 2014. FILE PHOTO: Former drug company executive Martin Shkreli exits U.S. District Court after being convicted Read More

Businesses balk at FCC bid to block robocalls

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Some businesses are pushing back against a regulatory proposal that would allow phone companies to block unwanted robocalls. Representatives for trade bodies that lobby on behalf of debt collectors, banks, health-care providers and other businesses met with Federal Communications Commission officials last week, urging them to delay a planned June 6 vote on the matter Read More