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Thousands of spiders congregate on Texas man’s trash bin

WT24 Desk A Texas resident shared video of the harrowing sight that greets him every time he takes out the trash — thousands of spiders on his garbage bin, UPI reports. The video shows the man shaking the bin, causing thousands of spiders to scatter from their cluster on the back side of the trash receptacle. “They are there every ...

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Firefighters baffled to receive Amazon package of lingerie

WT24 Desk Firefighters at a Wisconsin station were left scratching their heads when an Amazon package that arrived with no sender information turned out to contain a piece of lingerie, UPI reports. The Menomonie Professional Firefighters Union said in a Facebook post that an Amazon package arrived at the Menomonie Fire Department’s station this week without any sender information or a receipt inside. ...

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Exotic snake abandoned at McDonald’s restaurant in England

WT24 Desk Animal rescuers in Britain were called to a McDonald’s eatery to rescue an exotic snake abandoned at the fast food restaurant, UPI reports. The RSPCA said animal collection officer Shane Lynn was dispatched to the McDonald’s in Middlesbrough, England, when the corn snake was found abandoned in a plastic take-out container at the side of the restaurant. “They ...

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Connecticut man wins his second $100,000 lottery jackpot

WT24 Desk A Connecticut man collected a $100,000 lottery jackpot just over a year after he collected the same amount from the same drawing game, UPI reports. Bruce Rosa of Stamford told Connecticut Lottery officials the numbers he picked for the July 5 Cash5 drawing were connected to the numbers he used to win a $100,000 jackpot in the April 27, 2018, ...

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2 planes collide at Amsterdam airport

EasyJet and KLM flight collided while reversing from gates WT24 Desk Two planes have collided at Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport, causing hours of delay for hundreds of passengers, The Guardian reports. An easyJet Airbus A320 bound for London and a KLM Boeing 737-800 heading to Madrid were both reversing away from their gates – a process called pushback – when they collided on ...

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Runners break record for most runners linked to complete a marathon

WT24 Desk A group of runners from the U.K. have broken the Guinness World Record for most runners linked to complete a marathon, UPI reports. The runners, who make up Team CRW, broke the record on Sunday while running to raise funds for charity organization Cancer Research Wales during an event in Tenby, Wales. Guinness World Records uploaded photos to Twitter of Team ...

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Oldest woman in the US turns 114

Harlem throws bash for woman WT24 Desk Alelia Murphy has lived to see 114 birthdays, but this year’s celebration may top them all. To honor the oldest living person in the United States, officials in Harlem, New York, threw her a neighborhood-wide birthday bash on Friday with a unique gift: From now on, the community will recognize July 6, her ...

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Bear opens van doors ‘like a person’ in Tennessee

WT24 Desk A surprised witness who spotted a bear in Tennessee recorded video as the animal easily opened the doors of a parked minivan, UPI reports. The video, recorded outside a house in Gatlinburg, shows the bear standing outside the parked vehicle while the woman films from the safety of her own vehicle. The woman expresses astonishment as the bear ...

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Traditional healer lynched in Assam for raping 2 girls

The lynching took place in Sitoi Adong village on Thursday when a mob attacked Hussain Ali, a resident of Raikata in neighbouring Hojai district, police said. WT24 Desk A 45-year-old traditional healer, who allegedly raped two including a minor, was lynched by a mob of mostly women in West Karbi Anglong district of Assam, police said on Friday, The Hindustan ...

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UK lawyer jailed for abusing Air India cabin crew found dead

The video of 50-year-old Simone Burns on board a Mumbai-London Air India flight went viral and was played in the Isleworth Crown Court during the April hearing when she was sentenced to six months in jail. WT24 Desk A senior UK-based international human rights lawyer who repeatedly hurled expletives and spat at Air India staff last year has committed suicide, ...

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