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More than 100 police are hunting a man who lives in the woods over a chainsaw attack on a health insurance firm in Switzerland

More than 100 Swiss police officers are hunting an alleged chainsaw attacker who injured five people at the offices of a health insurance company on Monday morning.

Officials in Schaffhausen, a mid-sized town near the German border, are searching for Franz Wrousis, a 51-year-old whom they described as an aggressive man who mainly lives in the woods.

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Chuck Blazer, former Fifa official turned informant, dies aged 72

American former executive committee member was a central figure in the Fifa corruption scandal

Chuck Blazer, the controversial and flamboyant American former Fifa official, has died, according to his lawyers.

The cause of his death, at the age of 72, is not yet clear, but in 2013 he told a court he had rectal cancer, diabetes and coronary artery disease.

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How Normal Guy Mark Zuckerberg Arranges All Those Candid Encounters With Real Americans

In his new, obsessively documented mission to gather (and probably, in some way, monetize) the authenticity of Common People, Facebook’s putty-faced CEO is doing exactly what common people do: showing up to places uninvited, unannounced, and demanding absolute secrecy from strangers.

As Amy Dudley, one of Zuckerberg’s handlers and a former aide to Tim Kaine and Joe Biden, explained to The Wall Street Journal in a new article about the tour’s organization:

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Trump Mocks Mika Brzezinski; Says She Was ‘Bleeding Badly From a Face-Lift’

WASHINGTON — President Trump lashed out Thursday at the appearance and intellect of Mika Brzezinski, a co-host of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” drawing condemnation from his fellow Republicans and reigniting the controversy over his attitudes toward women that nearly derailed his candidacy last year.

Mr. Trump’s invective threatened to further erode his support from Republican women and independents, both among voters and on Capitol Hill, where he needs negotiating leverage for the stalled Senate health care bill.

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Bungee instructor’s ‘poor English’ led girl to jump without rope

Spanish bungee jumping instructor’s “poor English” contributed to the 2015 death of a Dutch teenager who leaped from a bridge before her rope was attached, a judge has said, ruling his employer will face prosecution.

Vera Mol, 17, died in August 2015 when she jumped from a viaduct on a highway in Cantabria as part of a group trip organised by a local adventure sports company.

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100-year-old crime boss beats the odds, is released from prison

Geriatric gangster John “Sonny’’ Franzese — the oldest guest of the federal prison system — is a free man at the age of 100.

The Colombo family underboss was rolled out of the Federal Medical Center in Massachusetts in a wheelchair Friday and headed to the home of his daughter in Brooklyn, Newsday reported.

At the age of 93, he was sentenced to eight years in prison for shaking down the Hustler and Penthouse strip clubs in Manhattan.

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Jennifer Lawrence’s airplane nightmare as engines fail during flight

Jennifer Lawrence is reportedly doing well despite being involved in a terrifying airplane ordeal over the weekend.

The Hunger Games star and style icon was on a flight to New Jersey when the vessel was forced to make an emergency landing in Buffalo, New York after both engines failed.

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