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‘Gallant’ American jailed after floating across border into Canada

John Bennett, 25, given two-month sentence for air mattress crossing but said he was trying to protect fiancee from violent ex-boyfriend His goal was simple, he told authorities. He was hoping to protect his pregnant fiancee from a violent ex-boyfriend. There was just one, rather formidable, obstacle in his way: the Canada-US border. The solution […]

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I love theatre and Im blind. Heres how that works | Ria Adriani

Ria Andriani became blind at the age of five as the result of glaucoma. Thanks to tactile tours and audio descriptors, it hasnt stopped her enjoying theatre The Rabbits, written by Kate Miller-Heidke and adapted from a picture book by John Marsden and Shaun Tan, was one of the most popular shows to run at […]

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Carolina Panthers v Denver Broncos: NFL opening game live!

The champion Broncos take on the Panthers in a repeat of last years Super Bowl. Follow all the action with Hunter Felt Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/live/2016/sep/08/carolina-panthers-denver-broncos-nfl-live

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Landon Donovan comes out of retirement to sign for LA Galaxy

Thirty-four-year-old, hasnt played since announcing his retirement in 2014, joins MLS club until the end of the season Landon Donovan has surprised MLS by coming out of retirement to rejoin the LA Galaxy for the rest of the season. The club confirmed the news on Thursday. Donovan, the all-time Major League Soccer leader in goals […]

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Paralympics 2016 day one: Brazil’s Daniel Dias thrills home crowd live!

Seven-a-side football, swimming and athletics feature on the opening day, with Sarah Storey in action this evening. Get all the latest from Rio Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/live/2016/sep/08/paralympics-2016-day-one-from-rio-live

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Republicans struggle to explain Trump’s fondness for ‘murderer and thug’ Putin

Many senators returning from the summer recess distanced themselves from Trumps comments praising the Russian president in a national security forum One day after Donald Trump reiterated his admiration for Vladimir Putin, saying the Russian president was a better leader than Barack Obama, Republicans on Capitol Hill struggled to explain why their partys presidential nominee […]

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Up to 20 marines could face disciplinary action over Muslim recruit’s death

Raheel Siddiqui investigation could lead to criminal or disciplinary actions as marine corps finds recurrent verbal and physical abuse by drill instructors As many as 20 marines could face criminal or disciplinary actions after investigation into the death of a Muslim recruit from Michigan found a multitude of policy and procedural violations, including alleged physical […]

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Design revealed for new arts venue at the World Trade Center

The translucent marble and glass cube-shaped Ronald O Perelman Performing Arts Center will open in 2020 A design of translucent marble and glass was unveiled yesterday for a long-stalled performing arts venue at the World Trade Center. Singer Barbra Streisand is to serve as the chair of the board of the Ronald O Perelman Performing […]

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Ex-head of Argentina air force sentenced in 1978 abduction of activist couple

Omar Graffigna, 90, was sentenced for the murders of Jos Manuel Prez Rojo and Patricia Roisinblit, whose son was handed over to air force operatives The ageing former head of Argentinas air force has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for the abduction and disappearance of a married couple of young activists during this […]

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US forces attempted to rescue two hostages kidnapped in Kabul

Pentagon says Obama authorized mission to rescue American and Australian who were seized from their car, but forces were unable to locate the captives US forces in Afghanistan attempted to rescue two hostages last month, the Pentagon said on Thursday, but were unable to locate the two captives, who were professors from the American University […]

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