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Watch: Jewelry shop owner fights off would-be thieves armed with sledgehammers

With the name Heist, a Californian jewelry store may seem like an obvious target for a burglary, but the shop’s owner foiled a group of would-be thieves’ plan when he fought back.
On Thursday afternoon, a man in a hooded sweatshirt storms into the Heist Jewelry store in Santa Monica and smashed one of the display cases with a sledgehammer.
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Who Framed Roger Rabbit animator Richard Williams dead at 86

Richard Williams, a Canadian-British animator whose work on the bouncing cartoon bunny in Who Framed Roger Rabbit helped blur the boundaries between the animated world and our own, has died. He was 86 years old.
The Oscar-winning artist died from cancer at his home in Bristol, England, on Friday, his daughter Natasha Sutton Williams said Saturday.
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New York City subway scare suspect taken into police custody

New York City police say they've apprehended a man suspected of placing two devices that looked like pressure cookers in a subway station.
Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea tweeted Saturday morning that a man seen holding one of the rice cookers in surveillance video was taken into custody.
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Baby dugong that captured hearts dies in Thailand

An eight-month-old dugong nurtured by marine experts after it was found lost near a beach in southern Thailand has died of what biologists believe was a combination of shock and ingesting plastic waste, officials said Saturday.
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How soccer is helping young immigrants feel at home in Canada

OTTAWA -- Omran Alahmad has played soccer every week since his arrival in Ottawa almost four years ago, much the way he did as a boy growing up in Syria.
Alahmad, 18, travelled through Jordan to come to Canada in 2015 with his parents and five siblings, but he was determined that it wouldn't mean giving up on the sport he's played since he was just three years old.
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Iranian tanker to leave Gibraltar soon despite U.S. pressure

GIBRALTAR -- The shipping agent for an Iranian supertanker caught in a diplomatic standoff says the vessel is ready to depart Gibraltar on Sunday or Monday, as the U.S. made a last-minute effort to seize it again.
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Kim expresses 'great satisfaction' over North Korea weapons tests

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of -- North Korea said Saturday that leader Kim Jong Un supervised another test-firing of an unspecified new weapon, seen as an attempt to pressure Washington and Seoul over slow nuclear negotiations and their joint military exercises.
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Canadians killed in Afghanistan honoured at re-dedication ceremony of cenotaph

OTTAWA - More than 150 Canadians killed during the war in Afghanistan are being remembered in a special ceremony in Ottawa this morning.
The ceremony, which is being attended by hundreds of family members of those who died, involves the re-dedication of a cenotaph built during the war in honour of the fallen.
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Sudanese protesters ink final transition deal with army

Sudan's army and the country's pro-democracy movement have signed a final power-sharing deal at a ceremony in the capital, Khartoum.
Saturday's agreement paves the way for a transition to civilian rule following the military overthrow of President Omar al-Bashir in April after months of protests.
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Debris cleared, emergency crews leave site of explosion in London, Ont.

LONDON, Ont. - Emergency crews have left the scene of an explosion in London, Ont., this morning and more residents are allowed to return home.
A statement from the city says debris has been cleared on the streets and sidewalks after Wednesday night's blast, which was caused by a vehicle slamming into a home and hitting a gas line.
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Sudanese protesters to sign transition deal with army

In this Sunday, August 4, 201 file photo, Gen. Mohammed Hamdan Dagalo, the deputy head of the military council, right, and protest leader Ahmad Rabie hold up a signed power-sharing agreement at a ceremony in the capital Khartoum, Sudan.
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Airstrikes in Syrian rebel stronghold kills family of 7

BEIRUT -- Syrian government and Russian airstrikes pounded the southern edge of a rebel stronghold in the country's northwest on Saturday, killing at least seven members of one family, activists and a war monitor reported.
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Sudanese protesters sign final power-sharing deal with army

CAIRO -- Sudan's pro-democracy movement signed a final power-sharing agreement with the ruling military council on Saturday at a ceremony in the capital, Khartoum.
The deal paves the way for a transition to civilian-led government following the military overthrow of President Omar al-Bashir in April.
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