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Jackie Chan’s Son Jaycee Arrested For Marijuana

The 32-year-old son of actor and kung fu star Jackie Chan, Jaycee Chan has been arrested in Beijing on drugs charges, as authorities clamp down on celebrity offenders. Police say they detained Jaycee, who is originally from Hong Kong and also an actor, as well as Kai Ko, a 23-year-old Taiwanese actor, during a raid on Thursday in Dongcheng district, the ...

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Nine Things To Know About The Ebola Virus

Hundreds of people are dead as the worst Ebola virus outbreak in history sweeps through West Africa. It began as a handful of cases in Guinea in March but quickly spread to neighboring Sierra Leone and Liberia. Here are nine things to know about what the World Health Organization calls “one of the world’s most virulent diseases.” 1. Why does ...

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Actor Robin Williams Dead After Committing Suicide

Oscar-winning actor and comedian Robin Williams apparently took his own life at his Northern California home Monday, law enforcement officials said. Williams was 63. “He has been battling severe depression of late,” his media representative Mara Buxbaum told CNN. “This is a tragic and sudden loss. The family respectfully asks for their privacy as they grieve during this very difficult ...

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Tony Stewart Hits & Kills Driver in Sprint Car Race

NASCAR star Tony Stewart struck and killed 20-year-old race car driver Kevin Ward Jr. during a sprint car race last night. Stewart spun Ward out during the Canandaigua Motorsports Park sprint car race in upstate New York on Saturday and Ward angrily got out of his car and stepped into the track. Stewart’s vehicle struck Ward and sent him sliding ...

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Colorado Hits a New Record For Ganja Sales

Colorado marijuana dispensaries sold an estimated us$24.7 million of recreational marijuana in June, according to tax figures released yesterday by state Department of Revenue. The figure makes June the most successful month for dispensaries on record since January, when marijuana became legal for recreational use in the state. Marijuana sales in the state have been surprisingly strong. A recent study ...

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World Bank Pledges US$200mil To Fight Ebola

The World Bank Group has pledged US$200 million in emergency funding to help Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone contain the spread of Ebola. The death toll from the West Africa Ebola epidemic now stands at 887. The Work Bank says the money will be used to help communities cope with the economic impact of the crisis, and improve public health ...

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South China Earth-Quake Death Toll Rises To 398

Rescuers dug through shattered homes yesterday looking for survivors of a strong earthquake in southern China’s Yunnan province as the death toll rose to at least 398 people, with more than 1,800 injured. About 12,000 homes collapsed when the quake struck Sunday afternoon in impoverished Ludian county, around 370 kilometres (230 miles) northeast of Yunnan’s capital, Kunming, China’s official Xinhua ...

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100 Missing After Bangladesh Ferry Capsizes

An overcrowded passenger ferry, the Pinak 6, sunk today in the Padma River near the Bangladeshi capital of Dhaka. The police chief of Madaripur, the town where the ferry took off from, has stated that there were around 170 to 200 passengers on board the ferry. However, surviving passengers estimated that there were at least 350 passengers on board, and ...

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West Africa Ebola Death Toll Climbs To 887

Authorities in Nigeria on Monday announced a second case of Ebola in Africa’s most populous country, an alarming setback as the total death toll from the disease in several West Africa countries shot up by more than 150 to 887. Most of the newly reported deaths occurred in Liberia, where on Monday night a special plane to evacuate a second ...

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Nearly 100 Dead — Mostly ‘Terrorists’ — in China ‘Terror Attack’

Nearly 100 people, most of them “terrorists,” were killed in an attack last week in China, state media reported Today. A total of 37 civilians were killed, and police “gunned down 59 terrorists,” Xinhua reported, bringing the death toll to 96. A gang wielding knives and axes attacked civilians, a police station and government offices and smashed vehicles in a ...

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