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May 12, 2017

Emirates princesses accused of abusing servants

Lawyers declined to talk to reporters while the case was being heard. None of the accused appeared in court for the closed-door hearing, ending Friday. BRUSSELS — A Belgian court is hearing the case of a princess from Abu Dhabi and her seven daughters accused of mistreating around 20 servants …

Scorpion on loose delays United flight

The flight eventually got underway 3 1/2 hours late. It’s unclear whether a scorpion was found. United says Flight 1035 returned to the gate Thursday night after a scorpion “reportedly emerged from a customer’s clothing.” Paramedics examined the man and determined that he hadn’t been stung. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File) …

Dutch court rules 12-year-old boy can refuse chemotherapy

The court in Alkmaar said in a statement that the chemotherapy was part of treatment for the boy, identified only as David, following the successful surgical removal last year of a brain tumour. Print this story THE HAGUE, Netherlands — A judge in the Netherlands has ruled that a 12-year-old …

New Zealand has a plan to save their birds: Kill all the rats

Some critics argue the plan should also have targeted feral cats or worry mice numbers might explode if rats disappear. The goal has been embraced by many, although even its strongest supporters say it will require scientific breakthroughs. Others say the effort is underfunded and overly ambitious. Robbie van Dam, …

American couple climbs Mount Everest to exchange wedding vows

Schmieder contacted Churchill last year on Instagram, seeking an adventurous wedding but without a location in mind. The Sacramento Bee reports James Sissom and Ashley Schmieder married at 17,600 feet (5,364 metres) on March 16 at the Mount Everest Base Camp. Churchill had attempted a wedding at Everest in 2015, …

Was porn star’s shark attack a stunt?

Burgess’ organization will not log the incident, according to the Palm Beach Post. Cam girl Molly Cavalli is seen during a promo for CamSoda, where she goes shark diving. (YouTube screenshot) A porn star who was bitten by a shark during a video shoot is now in hot water for …