October 31, 2020

Albania manhunt after gang target plane in ‘€10m heist’

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From BBC A suspected gang leader was shot dead after a dramatic raid on an Austrian airlines plane on the runway at Tirana airport in Albania. Passengers waiting for the Airbus plane to leave Mother Teresa airport near the capital saw the gang approach security police wielding AK-47 rifles. They are then thought to have […]

Northern Iowa awaits thousands of cyclists as RAGBRAI returns

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By Alexandra Connor From The Gazette Estimated 10,000 riders poised for 411-mile RAGBRA For T.J. Juskiewicz, 10,000 bike riders trekking from the Missouri River to the Mississippi River over the course of seven days is “a uniquely Iowa event, popularly know as RAGBRAI. With 44 years under its belt, RAGBRAI is documented as the “oldest, […]

Good luck charms

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15 unexpected good luck charms from countries around the world By Jacob Shamsian and Diana Yukari, INSIDER From Business Insider maneki neko japan Thousands of “Maneki-neko,” or beckoning cat figurines, at a shrine in Tokyo.AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi In different countries, various types of symbols, talismans, charms, and amulets have become symbols for good luck. They […]

Ellis Island immigrants 100 years ago

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Incredible colorized photographs show the immigrants who passed through Ellis Island 100 years ago By Sarah Jacobs From Business Insider ThePaperTimeMachine_06_Ellis_Island_Italian_Woman_1900s_FC Augustus Francis Sherman/New York Public Library/Dynamichrome In the early 1900s, Ellis Island served as the United States’ largest immigration station, processing up to 12 million immigrants between the years 1892 and 1954. One amateur […]

Dramatic daylight heist takes place right outside Albanian capital

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From Wn.com Five gunmen took off with large sacks of cash after sticking up armored vans close to Albania’s main international airport while drivers nearby filmed the heist on their mobile phones on Thursday, according to Reuters. Police said the gunmen used two vehicles to run into the armored vans before shooting out their tires […]

‘Gangster’s moll’ who spent £75,000 of drugs money asked to pay back £800

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By Julian Robinson For Mailonline ‘Gangster’s moll’ who spent £75,000 of drugs money on flash wedding, Caribbean holidays and a Mini Countryman during four year spending spree is asked to pay back just £800 Natasha Hugh spent £78,000 on wedding, dental work and luxury holidays But a judge at Cardiff Crown Court has ordered her […]