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Boat sinks in Sudan, drowning 24 children, 1 woman
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Boat sinks in Sudan, drowning 24 children, 1 woman
Aug. 15 (UPI) -- At least 24 children and one woman in Sudan drowned when a boat taking them to a school sank near the Nile as the engine broke down amid heavy rains and wind.
Explosion at Kabul secondary school kills dozens
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Explosion at Kabul secondary school kills dozens
Aug. 15 (UPI) -- An explosion at a secondary education facility in Kabul left at least 48 people dead Wednesday, Afghanistan's Ministry of Public Health said.
Liquor importer Constellation buys $4B stake in Canadian pot grower
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Liquor importer Constellation buys $4B stake in Canadian pot grower
Aug. 15 (UPI) -- Beer and liquor importer Constellation Brands announced a $4 billion investment in Canadian marijuana grower Canopy Growth Corp. on Wednesday.
New Zealand bans foreigners from buying existing houses
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New Zealand bans foreigners from buying existing houses
Aug. 15 (UPI) -- To curb immigration and control housing prices, New Zealand has passed a law banning non-resident foreigners from purchasing properties there.
Girl, 6, buys $350 worth of toys on mom's Amazon account
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Girl, 6, buys $350 worth of toys on mom's Amazon account
Aug. 15 (UPI) -- A Utah 6-year-old used her mother's Amazon account to secretly buy $350 worth of toys and ended up donating them to a children's hospital.
Police probe video of 'Superman' motorcyclist in Texas
Odd News // 4 hours ago
Police probe video of 'Superman' motorcyclist in Texas
Aug. 15 (UPI) -- Police in Texas said a motorcyclist could face charges for performing a dangerous "Superman" stunt that was caught on camera on the highway.
JetBlue again leads J.D. Power survey of frequent-flier programs
U.S. News // 4 hours ago
JetBlue again leads J.D. Power survey of frequent-flier programs
Aug. 15 (UPI) -- JetBlue Airways' frequent-flier program rated highest in a J.D. Power survey released on Wednesday, which said many users are confused by their plan.
Interactive exhibit features artwork made from candy
Odd News // 5 hours ago
Interactive exhibit features artwork made from candy
Aug. 15 (UPI) -- An interactive art exhibit opening in New York has a unique draw -- everything on display is made out of candy.
Slovenians set Guinness record for scything
Odd News // 5 hours ago
Slovenians set Guinness record for scything
Aug. 15 (UPI) -- A total 570 people chopped grass in a Slovenian countryside to set the Guinness World Record for most people scything in one place.
U.S. retail sales in July surge past expectations
U.S. News // 5 hours ago
U.S. retail sales in July surge past expectations
Aug. 15 (UPI) -- Retail spending in the United States increased a half-percent during the month of July -- well beyond what experts predicted.
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