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Sharks bite three people on the same beach in separate attacks within 24 hours

Sharks bite three people on the same beach in separate attacks within 24 hoursThree people have been bitten by sharks on the same beach in just 24 hours, with two attacks occurring within 30 minutes of each other.Multiple separate attacks were recorded over the weekend at New Smyrna Beach in Florida, an area which has been called the “shark attack capital of the world”.A 20-year-old surfer, Emily Comfort, was bitten on her left hand and wrist on Saturday, according to Volusia County Beach Safety, and taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.Approximately half an hour later, a 21-year-old surfer named Riley Petrovich was treated for a shark bite on his right foot.He refused transport to a hospital, according to officials.On Sunday, beach officials reported that 51-year-old Peter Bourbeau was bitten by what he described as a 4ft shark while standing in knee-deep water.Mr Bourbeau said he kicked the shark and it swam away.It is not known whether any of the attacks were committed by the same predator.Gavin Naylor, director of the Florida Programme for Shark Research at the Florida Museum of Natural History, told CNN that sharks are often drawn to New Smyrna Beach by bait fish which gather nearby.“If you like to surf and you surf in this particular spot, the chances are high that you have been within 10ft of a shark,” he said.“The surfers all know this. They routinely report seeing sharks in the area. While it may be news to the non-surfing community, it is widely-known to scientists and surfers.”Shark sightings are relatively common in Volusia County, where there has been 303 unprovoked attacks recorded since 1882, according to research by the Florida Museum of Natural History.That number is the highest for a county in the US.There have been 1,441 confirmed unprovoked shark attacks in the US since 1837 with the majority occurring in Florida (828 attacks), according to the museum.In 2018, the museum reported 16 unprovoked shark attacks in the state, accounting for half of all such attacks in the US last year.



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Police officer accuses McDonald's workers of taking bite out of sandwich then admits he ‘forgot he ate it’

Police officer accuses McDonald's workers of taking bite out of sandwich then admits he ‘forgot he ate it’A police officer wrongly accused McDonald’s workers of taking a bite out of his sandwich after he forgot he did it himself.The officer, known only as “DJ”, ordered a McChicken before starting work at Marion County Jail in Indianapolis and put it in a fridge for safekeeping during his shift.When he opened it up seven hours later he discovered the missing chunk and became convinced he had been targeted by the restaurant staff because of his job.“I know I didn’t eat it,” he told the WTHR local TV station. “No one else was around.“I said, ‘You know what? I am going to the McDonald’s to see if they can get that taken care of.’“I just wanted to find out who the person was and they deal with that person in an appropriate way.”Managers at the branch on Morris Street checked the schedule to see who was preparing the food when he placed his order but found no evidence to back up the officer’s claims.The truth was revealed more than a week later when Marion County Sheriff’s Office announced that the mystery biter was its own officer, “DJ”.“The investigation has determined that McDonald’s restaurant staff in no way tampered with the employee’s food,” the agency said in a statement on Friday.“The employee took a bite out of the sandwich upon starting his shift at the Marion County Jail, then placed it in the refrigerator in a break room.“He returned nearly seven hours later having forgotten that he had previously bitten the sandwich.“He wrongly concluded that a McDonald’s restaurant employee had tampered with his food because he is a law enforcement officer.” The officer formally apologised to McDonald’s for his error.



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North Korea's economy tanks as sanctions, drought bite: South Korea

North Korea's economy tanks as sanctions, drought bite: South KoreaNorth Korea’s economy shrank in 2018 for a second straight year, and by the most in 21 years, as it was battered by international sanctions aimed at stopping its nuclear programme and by drought, South Korea’s central bank said on Friday. North Korea’s gross domestic product (GDP) contracted by 4.1% last year in real terms, the worst since 1997 and the second consecutive year of decline after a 3.5% fall in 2017, the South’s Bank of Korea estimated. North Korea does not disclose any statistics on its economy.



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Washington D.C. food trucks feel the bite from government shutdown

Washington D.C. food trucks feel the bite from government shutdownLooking out from her food truck over a sidewalk left empty in downtown Washington on Friday by the U.S. government’s partial shutdown, Farida Abou Draa said she felt like crying. “My business is to make people happy, to give them something to eat, to see their smiles,” said Abou Draa, 38. Food truck operators are among the many non-government workers suffering as a result of the shutdown.



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Twitter Users Bite Slate Hard Over Barking Mad Story On Sully H.W. Bush

Twitter Users Bite Slate Hard Over Barking Mad Story On Sully H.W. BushAn article by Slate magazine has been savaged by Twitter users after urging



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Progressive Democrats Took A Bite Out Of New York's Machine

Progressive Democrats Took A Bite Out Of New York's MachineBROOKLYN, N.Y. ― New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo survived a primary challenge on



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Iraq PM to visit Iran, Turkey as US sanctions bite

Iraq PM to visit Iran, Turkey as US sanctions biteIraq’s Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi is to visit top trading partners Turkey and Iran next week, an official said Saturday, days after Washington slapped new sanctions on Tehran and piled economic pressure on Ankara. Abadi “will head to Turkey on Tuesday and Iran on Wednesday to discuss economic affairs with the two countries,” the official said on condition of anonymity.



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Iran weighs response as US sanctions bite

Iran weighs response as US sanctions biteTEHRAN, Iran (AP) — As Iranians awoke Tuesday to renewed U.S. sanctions that had been lifted by Tehran's nuclear deal with world powers, the question on everyone's mind remained: What happens now?



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Mother and child die as baby poisoned through breast milk after snake bite

Mother and child die as baby poisoned through breast milk after snake biteAn Indian woman who was bitten by a snake in her sleep and unknowingly breastfed poisoned milk to her daughter has died along with the child, police said Friday. The 35-year-old woman from Uttar Pradesh state did not realise she had been bitten when she woke and breastfed her daughter. The three-year-old girl and the mother fell ill on Thursday and both died before they could reach hospital, police inspector Vijay Singh told AFP. The family spotted the snake in another room but the creature escaped. A post-mortem is to be carried out but police have registered a case of accidental death, the officer added. India is home to some 300 snake species and 60 are highly venomous, including the Indian cobra, krait, Russell's viper and saw-scaled viper. India accounts for 46,000 of the 100,000 snakebite deaths around the world each year, according to a 2011 study by the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.



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Shark bite victim previously attacked by bear and rattlesnake

Shark bite victim previously attacked by bear and rattlesnakeA Colorado man made it third time unlucky as he was attacked by a shark in Hawaii having already been mauled by a bear and bitten by a rattlesnake, all in less than four years, local media reported. Aged just 20-years-old, Dylan McWilliams was bodyboarding in the ocean off Kauai on Thursday, when what he believed to be a tiger shark between six and eight feet long took hold of his leg. The keen outdoorsman – who said he has worked as a survival training instructor – was able to swim around 30 yards back to shore, where a bystander called paramedics. "I didn't know if I lost half my leg or what," he said. McWilliams, of Grand Junction, western Colorado, received seven stitches in hospital – just months after he was given nine staples in his scalp following an altercation with a black bear at a Colorado summer camp last July. The 20-year-old received nine staples in his scalp, following a bear attack just last year in Colorado Credit: Dylan McWilliams/Facebook As he slept outdoors, McWilliams said he was awoken by the bear biting the back of his head. It then dragged him, only dropping its grip as he punched it and poked it in the eye. "I guess I was just in the wrong spot at the wrong time," he said of the attack, which caught the attention of media outlets worldwide. Dylan McWilliams is seen wrangling a snake Credit: Dylan McWilliams/Facebook The two attacks followed his first run-in with a rattlesnake during a Utah hiking trip. However, he told the Star Advertiser, the bite was not severe, and he was only ill for a couple of days. "My parents are grateful I'm still alive," he added.



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