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Cancer patient takes ambulance wheel after driver’s heart attack

A late-stage cancer patient has saved the life of an ambulance driver who suffered a heart attack, by taking the wheel of his vehicle and driving him to hospital, French medical officials said. Christian Nayet, a 60-year-old cancer sufferer from the northern town of Berck-sur-mer, rescued the driver on April…

Letter sent by Alfred Dreyfus after false conviction for treason set for auction in Paris

A letter written in prison by Alfred Dreyfus, the Jewish army captain whose dismissal more than a century ago on trumped-up charges of spying triggered a protracted national crisis in France, is to be sold at auction in Paris. Written to the interior ministry in 1895, a month after he…

Rand Paul confirms interest in White House run

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) said at a breakfast meeting Wednesday morning that he’s considering a run for the White House in 2016. “We’re considering it and won’t make a decision before 2014,” he told an audience at The Christian Science Monitor‘s breakfast series, according to quotes published in The Hill.…

Letter to Obama with ‘suspicious substance’ being tested for ricin

A letter address to President Barack Obama was being tested for the poison ricin on Wednesday. A law enforcement source told CNN that the letter was “very similar” to a letter sent to Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MS) that tested positive for ricin on Tuesday. The Associated Press was also told…

International Energy Agency warns: Lack of progress in clean energy could be catastrophic

Progress towards the use of cleaner fuel technology has stalled, with production of the world’s energy as “dirty” now as it was two decades ago, the International Energy Agency said Wednesday. Two-thirds of greenhouse gas emissions come from the energy sector and the lack of change should “serve as a…

Republican support of expanded background checks collapses in Senate

The U.S. Senate will not include expanded background checks in its new gun safety bill Wednesday. According to NBC News, Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) warned that the measure does not have enough votes in the Senate to pass. “We will not get the votes today,” he said, explaining that certain…

Margaret Thatcher polarizes opinion even in death

Thousands lined the route of Margaret Thatcher’s funeral procession on Wednesday to pay their respects to a prime minister who had a profound impact on Britain, but others turned their backs on her coffin in bitter protest. The woman who ruled Britain for 11 years has aroused strong passions even…

Pentagon requests more funding for Israel’s ‘Iron Dome’

The Pentagon has requested $220.3 million in 2014 to bolster Israel’s “Iron Dome” missile defense system despite broader cuts to US military spending, according to budget documents. The US Missile Defense Agency also is asking for an additional $175.9 million in fiscal year 2015 for Israel’s homegrown missile defense network,…

Pink diamond sells for nearly $40 million at U.S. auction

A 34.64-carat pink diamond has sold at auction in New York for nearly $40 million, setting a new record for Christie’s auction house. Dubbed the “Princie Diamond,” the gem is “one of the largest and finest pink diamonds in the world,” with a “fabulous provenance,” Christie’s jewellery chief Francois Curiel…

French executives on trial over faulty breast implants

France launched one its biggest-ever trials on Wednesday as five managers from company PIP faced charges of selling faulty breast implants that sparked a global health scare. More than 5,000 women registered as plaintiffs in the case, which sees the defendants including PIP founder Jean-Claude Mas charged with aggravated fraud…

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