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Russian mass murder gang suspects may have killed 30 - Police

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© Photo Interior Ministry in the Rostov region
Russian Mass Murder Gang Suspects May Have Killed 30
Members of a southern Russian crime gang detained following a lethal shootout earlier this week may have murdered at least 30 people, the head of the local Interior Ministry said Thursday.

Three gang suspects were detained Monday, including a mother and daughter aged 46 and 25, and a traffic police officer who has been fired from the force, Investigative Committee spokesman Vladimir Markin said in a statement. The ex-traffic police officer's wife was later detained as a suspected accomplice as well.

A court has ordered all four to be held in custody pending trial.

Andrei Larionov, head of the local Interior Ministry, said the gang committed its first crime in the Rostov region in July 2007.

Eye 2

Snake causes power disruption, Malaysia

A snake is blamed for a one-hour power failure affecting 2,163 consumers in the Kinarut area, about 30km from here.
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The snake was believed to have crawled between the wires and had apparently caused an electrical trip in the 33KV power supply line from Papar to Kinarut.

The snake had apparently caused an electrical trip in the 33KV power supply line from Papar to Kinarut after it was believed to have crawled between the wires at about 9.25am on Sunday.

Sabah Electricity Sdn Bhd senior general manager Ahmad Fuad Kasim said a team found the dead snake hanging between the power lines.

They removed the carcass and restored power by 10.30am.

Among the areas affected were Kinarut town, Kampung Gusi, Taman Sungai Wang, Taman Rose Garden and Taman Kinarut Selatan.

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Figure who stalks Swiss woods spotted: Man gets first photo of Le Loyon

Mysterious figure
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Mysterious figure roaming Swiss woods photographed.
The mysterious figure said to roam a specific trial in the Western Swiss woods for a decade now has been caught on film. However, the photograph is of poor quality. Why is it that mysterious figures such as Bigfoot only seem to be photographed using poor quality cameras?

'I came across him near the marches,' said the unnamed amateur photographer who tracked him down. 'I approached him up to a dozen metres away.

'He had a military cape, boots and an army gas mark - an antique type, I think. He measured more than 1.90m. He stared at me then turned his back on me and left in silence.'

At any rate, the man, known locally as "Le Loyon", wears a camouflaged cloak and roams the forest trail daily. Up to this time, he had been only a legend with no photographs establishing his existence.

Now, a simply photograph of the woodland perv is not enough to prove his existence beyond a shadow of a doubt. Just ask Roger Patterson and Bob Gimlin who caught Bigfoot on film back in 1967. However, the photograph was enough to get local police involved in a quest to determine the man's identity and more importantly his intentions.

Bizarro Earth

Hospital security guard beats the hell out of kidney patient, who just tried to leave after 9-hour wait

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Quite possibly the worst doctor's visit ever.
Stamford, Conn. After waiting 9 hours for a doctor who failed to show, a kidney transplant patient claims, a Yale-New Haven Hospital security guard beat the hell out of him when he tried to leave.

Antonio Aniello and his daughter Roseanna Gjuraj, who was with him, sued Yale-New Haven Hospital and security guard Edward Viglione, in Superior Court.

Aniello was 53 when he received a kidney transplant in November 2010. Not quite a year later, on Sept. 11, 2011, his doctor told him to go to Yale-New Haven Hospital's emergency room because he was dizzy, weak and fatigued, he says in the lawsuit. His 28-year-old daughter went with him.

Testing and monitoring were inconclusive and "after nearly nine (9) hours in the ER, waiting to be seen by a kidney specialist, a representative of YNHH advised Aniello that he had been discharged," according to the complaint.

"Aniello and Gjuraj, frustrated by the long wait, lack of resolution regarding Aniello's symptoms, and the fact that despite being in the ER for nine (9) hours the appropriate kidney specialist had not arrived to examine Aniello and determine why he was experiencing dizziness, weakness and fatigue, began gathering themselves and their things to leave, all in the presence of the YNHH representatives / agents / employees."

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Warden finds 6ft snake on roadside, Colchester, UK

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Casey Harrison, Peter Ferguson, Steve Switzer and Chris Halls were called to an escaped snake.
Chris Halls was left rattled when he adder deal with a snake on the loose.

Mr Halls, a Colchester Council zone team operator, was called to Northern Approach after receiving reports of a snake found by the roadside.

When the team arrived at the scene early on Friday morning near to Straight Road, it wasn't clear if the 6ft snake was alive or dead.

But quick-thinking Chris, who is terrified of snakes, managed to put the reptile in a garden waste bag and tied it using a black bin bag and took it to Colchester Zoo.

There, experts identified it as a North American Pine constrictor snake, a common pet.

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Disco the snake handed into nightclub after being found in street in Dumfries, Scotland

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Disco: The corn snake was found in Dumfries on Tuesday night.
A snake was handed into a nightclub after being found slithering along a street.

The animal, which has been nicknamed Disco by Scottish SPCA workers, was found in Friars Vennel in Dumfries.

A man who discovered the cornsnake alerted bar staff at Chancers in nearby Munches Street on Tuesday night.

Staff at the club contained the snake in a jug before taking him to a nearby police station in the early hours of Wednesday.

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Households on foodstamps rise to new record high: more Americans live in poverty than the population of Spain

Cumulative SNAP
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There was much discussion of Friday's "disappointing" non-farm payrolls goal-seeked, seasonally adjusted, X-13-ARIMA conceived jobs "number." The conclusion was that it showed an economy which one year after the start of QEternity was growing nowhere near where the Fed has projected and hoped it would be at this time. But in addition to the BLS jobs number, there was another just as important number that was released on Friday: the monthly foodstamp (SNAP) participation update. There was no discussion of this particular number and for good reason. If the NFP number was at least meant to show some economic stability, if subpar, the monthly foodstamp update shows month after month that the greatest depression is nowhere near ending for millions of American living in poverty (83% of SNAP households have gross income at or below 100% of the poverty guideline ($19,530 for a family of 3 in 2013), and these households receive about 91% of all benefits. 61% of SNAP households have gross income at or below 75% of the poverty guideline or $14,648 for a family of 3 in 2013).

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Poor people depending on food banks to survive only have themselves to blame, says British Minister for Education

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Education Secretary Michael Gove
Families become so poor they are forced to turn to food banks because of their own 'decisions', Michael Gove has claimed.

The Education Secretary argued that people who find themselves unable to buy essentials, including food and school uniforms have themselves to blame for being unable 'to manage their finances'.

The remarks were condemned by Labour and 'insulting and out of touch'.

More than half a million people across Britain have turned to food banks to stave off hunger, according to charities.

Ministers have previously argued that a surge in demand has in part been fuelled by jobcentre staff being allowed to refer the unemployed to food banks for help.

Cuts to benefits, frozen or falling wages and rising living costs have been blamed in part for some people struggling to make ends meet.

Mr Gove was challenged over reports that one in four parents are having to borrow to pay for school uniforms and some food banks were distributing uniforms to struggling parents.

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Siberian 'forest boy' found after 16 years in wilderness

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Members of an electoral voting commission drive a snowmobile to villagers in the remote Siberian village of Shor-Taiga on December 1, 2007. Russian authorities have found a young man living alone in a Siberian forest after having apparently spent most of his life living there in a hut with his parents, local officials said Tuesday.
Russian authorities have found a young man living alone in a Siberian forest after having apparently spent most of his life living there in a hut with his parents, local officials said Tuesday.

Locals near the town of Belokurikha found the man, who told the local prosecutor that he was born in 1993 and had lived in the forest since 1997, when his family decided to leave society.

But his parents left him alone in the hut in May before he finally went to a nearby village to ask for help when the summer ended, the authorities said.

Che Guevara

UK man wins court case against BBC for 911 cover up

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Tony Rooke refused to pay a TV license fee because the BBC intentionally misrepresented facts about the 9/11 attacks, he alleged. It is widely known that the BBC reported the collapse of World Trade Center Building 7 over 20 minutes before it occurred. WTC 7 was a 47-story skyscraper that was not hit by a plane on 9/11 but collapsed at free-fall speed later that day.

So Rooke said the BBC had to have had prior knowledge to a terror attack making them complicit in the attack. He presented the BBC footage to the judge along with a slew of other evidence, and the judge agreed that Rooke had a reasonable case to protest. Rooke was found not guilty and he was not fined for failure to pay the licensing fee.