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Italy’s Meloni warns of broader risks posed by Ukraine conflict

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register CERNOBBIO, Italy, Sept 4 (Reuters) – Giorgia Meloni, set to lead a new Italian government with two parties once close to Moscow, warned on Sunday of the risk posed to Western nations by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, calling it the “tip of the iceberg” in a […]

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US

Pennsylvania governor candidate Mastriano posed in Confederate uniform at Army War College

Faculty at the school, where Mastriano worked at the time, were given the choice to dress as historical figures, people familiar with the photo told Reuters. While a few others appear dressed up, Mastriano is the only one in the photo dressed in a Confederate uniform, which many associate with hate and the legacy of […]

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Life Style

Convicted paedophile posed as children’s doctor on dating website

A convicted sex offender posed as a paediatric doctor and “effectively manipulated” three women into having relationships with him. Jeremy van der Sanden was subject to a sexual harm prevention order that gave police the power to monitor his devices and that he must tell police if he got a new device, or stayed at […]

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World

‘Dangerous!’ Ukraine and Russia warn of ‘big problem’ posed by sea mines in Black Sea

Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine has seen Russian troops attack the ex-Soviet state by land, air and sea. However, now both Kyiv and Moscow suggest there is a serious threat in the Black Sea due to the use of sea mines. According to the Guardian, Ukrainian waters are infested with hundreds of mines. This is […]

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World

Russia ‘already targeting’ Poland, Sweden AND Finland as Putin posed for missile strikes

Latvian Foreign Affairs Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs has warned a lot of Russian missiles are “already targeting” Sweden and Finland as the two Baltic states are welcomed into the NATO military alliance. Speaking from the NATO summit in Madrid, Mr Rinkēvičs discussed the threat posed by missiles stationed in Russia’s Kaliningrad enclave between Poland and Lithuania.  Mr Rinkēvičs told […]

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Finance

Man, 80, lost £3,600 after scammer posed as his son – Santander customers urged to beware

The WhatsApp impersonation scam had surged by more than 2,000 percent by the end of 2021. With this tactic, fraudsters send a message on WhatsApp claiming to be a family member or friend, asking for money through bank transfer. John Andrews, in his 80s, recently lost £3,600 when a scammer posed as his son over WhatsApp. […]

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UK

‘Lowest of the low’ thief posed as funeral mourner before burgling dead man’s home

Leanne Hunter, 27, has been branded “lowest of the low” after she pretended to be upset at the death of her 65-year-old neighbour David Butler. But just hours later she broke into Mr Butler’s empty home to raid the property of treasured items including jewellery, food, toiletries and £200 cash. At the funeral of the […]

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Health

Fungal infections kill more people than breast cancer, say scientists – the threat posed

Professor Warris describes how Candida affects the immunocompromised body: “It releases tiny spores into the air, which we breathe in. “If the lung is already damaged, someone is already ill, or the immune system is too weak, these spores can grow out in a kind of filament.” As a result of this filament, it is […]

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Pets

Posed pups to star in fundraising book by Ann Arbor photographer

ANN ARBOR, MI — Posed puppies and cute kittens are the stars of an upcoming book created by an Ann Arbor photographer to raise funds for a local animal shelter. Kat Ku, an Ann Arbor-based pet photographer, is releasing her book, “Tails of Ann Arbor,” later this year, with proceeds benefitting the Humane Society of […]

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Health

After 35 years, Fairfax police make arrest in case of rapist who posed as radio DJ

Thirty-five years ago, a man on the phone posing as a popular radio DJ offering a free trip to Hawaii lured a 14-year-old Fairfax County girl out of her house and raped her. Detectives had DNA evidence the perpetrator left behind and over the years, they investigated — and ruled out — more than 70 […]