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Police call bizarre 8-man Anchorman-style machete fight ‘unbelievable’

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Eight men armed with machetes battled it out after three cars were all involved in a crash.

Police were called to the scene on Car Bank Avenue in Atherton, Greater Manchester, England when people witnessed men brawling on the streets with massive knives, according to UK Sky News.

While police did find one man with small injuries and the cars involved in the crash, all other men involved in the fight vanished. A silver Fiat Stilo, a black Vauxhall Astra and a blue Vauxhall Omega were all abandoned after those involved ran from law enforcement.

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Police are searching for anyone who witnessed the incident or saw the men running from the scene of the accident.

Detective Sergeant Craig Hurst said: “This is an unbelievable incident on the streets of Atherton. I know the community will be alarmed but we are putting all our efforts into finding those responsible. There will be extra police in the area and anyone with any concerns can speak to our officers. Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to get in touch as soon as possible.”

A similar fight broke out between the warring news stations in the Will Ferrell classic “Anchorman.” Eight men also began that fight as well, though it eventually grew much larger.

In absence of a video from the UK fight, here is the “Anchorman” one below:

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Google tightens political ads policy in effort to stop abuse

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Google on Wednesday updated how it handles political ads as online platforms remain under pressure to avoid being used to spread misleading information intended to influence voters.

The internet company said its rules already ban any advertiser, including those with political messages, from lying in ads. But it is making its policy more clear and adding examples of how that prohibits content such as doctored or manipulated images or video.

"It's against our policies for any advertiser to make a false claim -- whether it's a claim about the price of a chair or a claim that you can vote by text message, that election day is postponed, or that a candidate has died," Google ads product management vice president Scott Spencer said in an online post.

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Pope Francis begins Asia tour with visit to Buddhist temple

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Pope Francis will visit one of Thailand's famed gilded temples Thursday to meet the supreme Buddhist patriarch, on the first full day of his Asian tour aimed at promoting religious harmony.

The 82-year-old pontiff is on his first visit to Buddhist majority Thailand, where he will spend four days before setting off to Japan.

His packed schedule a day after touching down in Bangkok includes a meeting with the king and the prime minister before leading an evening mass expected to draw tens of thousands of people from across Thailand, where just over 0.5 percent of the population is Catholic.

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Hong Kong campus stalemate persists while US congress passes bill of support for democracy protesters

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Hardline Hong Kong protesters held their ground on Thursday in a university besieged for days by police as the US passed a bill lauding the city's pro-democracy movement, setting up a likely clash between Washington and Beijing.

Beijing did not immediately respond to the passage in Washington of the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act, which voices strong support for the "democratic aspirations of the Hong Kong people."

But China had already threatened retaliation if the bill is signed into law by President Donald Trump, and state-run media warned Thursday the legislation would not prevent Beijing from intervening forcefully to stop the "mess" gripping the financial hub.

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