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3 men arrested after cyclist injured by booby trap on path

3 men arrested after cyclist injured by booby trap on path

Three men authorities say set up a booby trap on a walking and bike path in Portland, Oregon, that injured a female cyclist have been taken into custody. KOIN-TV reports that 23-year-old Justin J. Jones, 27-year-old Antonio R. Tolman-Duran and 21-year-old Dakota E. Murphy were arrested...

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Southern California fire burns mobile homes, Malibu mansions

Southern California fire burns mobile homes, Malibu mansions

Two people were found dead and scores of houses from the celebrity mansions of Malibu to the mobile homes of seniors in the suburbs burned in a pair of wildfires that stretched across more than 100 square miles of Southern California, authorities said Saturday. The two bodies were found...

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Exiled Chinese author in Hong Kong urges 'courage' to defend free speech

Exiled Chinese author in Hong Kong urges 'courage' to defend free speech

Dissident Chinese author Ma Jian hit out at threats to freedom of speech Saturday saying it was the "basis of civilisation" after a struggle to find a venue to host his talks at Hong Kong's literary festival. The venue battle fuelled growing concerns that semi-autonomous Hong Kong's...

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Russia summons Austrian ambassador over spy scandal

Russia summons Austrian ambassador over spy scandal

Russian foreign minister on Friday said he was "unpleasantly surprised" by Austria's recent arrest of a suspect in espionage in favour of Russia. Austria had to contact Russia officially for their concerns regarding possible threats to its national security, Sergey Lavrov said at a news...

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