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Wildfires force 10,000 from tourist-packed French Riviera

Firefighters evacuated thousands of campers and local residents after a wildfire broke out on France's tourist-thronged Riviera coast overnight.
The blaze was the latest of several wind-whipped fires that are ravaging forest and scrubland on the hills and slopes that spill into the Mediterranean sea between the Marseilles and the city of Nice in the southeastern corner of France.
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Human rights groups decry Philippine president's threat to bomb schools

Human rights groups asked the Philippine president Wednesday to retract a threat to order airstrikes against tribal schools he accused of teaching students to become communist rebels, warning such an attack would constitute a war crime.
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'Pharma Bro' Martin Shkreli won't stop talking, except to jury in trial

NEW YORK -- "Pharma Bro" Martin Shkreli says on social media that he's being railroaded at his securities fraud trial, but he won't be defending himself in court.
Jurors heard testimony from the government's last witness on Tuesday, a day after a lawyer for the former biotech CEO told the court that his client had chosen not to take the witness stand.
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Ohio set to end 3-year hiatus with execution of child killer

LUCASVILLE, Ohio -- Ohio is preparing to put a condemned child killer to death in the state's first execution in more than three years.
Forty-three-year-old Ronald Phillips is scheduled to die Wednesday at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville.
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Rights groups ask Duterte to retract threat to bomb schools

MANILA, Philippines -- Human rights groups asked the Philippine president Wednesday to retract a threat to order airstrikes against tribal schools he accused of teaching students to become communist rebels, warning such an attack would constitute a war crime.
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Wild New Zealand rabbits surf on sheep to escape floodwaters

WELLINGTON, New Zealand -- Three wild rabbits managed to escape rising floodwaters in New Zealand by clambering aboard a flock of sheep and surfing to safety on their woolly backs.
Sixty-four-year-old Ferg Horne says he's been farming since he left school at age 15 and has never seen anything quite like it.
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Charlize Theron planning 'Atomic Blonde' sequel or prequel

Charlize Theron is in talks to reprise her Atomic Blonde character in a sequel or a prequel, even before the action film hits cinemas.
The Mad Max: Fury Road star portrays spy Lorraine Broughton in the movie, which is released on Friday, and admits Atomic Blonde is a passion project years in the making for the actress - and she’s already keen dive deeper into her character for another film.
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'Wonder Woman 2’ gets December 2019 release date

LOS ANGELES — “Wonder Woman 2” is set to storm theatres on Dec. 13, 2019.
Warner Bros. announced the date late Tuesday.
“Wonder Woman” star Gal Gadot is set to reprise her role as Diana of Themyscira.
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'Wonder Woman 2' sets December 2019 release date

LOS ANGELES -- "Wonder Woman 2" is set to storm theatres on Dec. 13, 2019.
Warner Bros. announced the date late Tuesday.
"Wonder Woman" star Gal Gadot is set to reprise her role as Diana of Themyscira.
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Celgene Corp. to pay $280M to settle cancer drug fraud suit

LOS ANGELES -- Celgene Corp. has agreed to pay $280 million to settle a whistleblower lawsuit alleging the pharmaceutical company committed fraud promoting a drug with a notorious history that was re-purposed to treat leprosy and another therapy for unapproved cancer treatments, federal prosecutors announced Tuesday.
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Orca whale repeatedly rams fishing boat, Alaska man says

SITKA, Alaska — An Alaska man said his boat was attacked over the weekend by an orca during a salmon fishing excursion with his 14-year-old son and two other people.
Victor Littlefield of Sitka said the killer whale repeatedly rammed the boat, yanked its anchor line and slapped the boat’s bow with its tail.
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Man tied to violent Calgary gang gunned down in B.C., van set ablaze

Police say they believe the fatal shooting of a man in Chilliwack, B.C., with ties to gang activity in Calgary was a targeted attack.
Investigators say 33-year-old Yee Hung Chin, who was gunned down on Friday morning, was known to police.
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