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British cyclist shot dead by hunter in French Alps

British cyclist shot dead by hunter in French AlpsA British mountain biker has been shot dead in the French Alps after he was mistaken for an animal by a local hunter. Marc Sutton, 34, originally from south Wales, died on Saturday evening after being struck by a single bullet while cycling in thick woods near the ski resort of Les Gets. The 22-year-old gunman, who has a firearms licence, was with a group of around 20 other hunters when the tragedy occurred. He had to be admitted to hospital after suffering from deep shock following the incident. Mr Sutton, a chef, had lived in the Alps for a number of years and owned and ran a restaurant with his girlfriend near the village of Morzine. Marc Sutton was a keen and experienced mountain biker  Credit: Facebook Amie Henderson, 38, a friend and neighbour of the of the couple told the Telegraph: “This is a very tight-knit expat community and we are all deeply shocked. There is anger too because every year there are hunting accidents.” Ms Henderson, who runs a local magazine for holidaymakers called Morzine Source, added: “Marc had a lot of friends in the area. We’ll all miss him.” Another local wrote on Facebook:  "This is absolutely devastating. Everyone in our community will be affected by last night’s accident. So very sad for Marc and everyone with him." Les Gets – locator map A source involved with the police investigation said: "He died instantly after being hit with a single bullet. The accident happened on Saturday evening in thick woods. The shooter went into deep shock when he realised what he had done." The source added: "He was riding a mountain bike on a popular and well used track, but it was difficult to get to and would not have been busy as darkness approached. The hunter may have mistaken him for an animal.” Marc Sutton with his partner Jo Watts Credit: Facebook But local prosecutor for the Thonon-Les-Bains region said: "Couldn't be confused with game, as he had a coloured helmet and a coloured mountain bike", suggesting the weapon might have gone off accidentally. It is understood local police are treating the matter as aggravated manslaughter for which the gunman could be prosecuted and jailed. “He was riding a mountain bike on a popular and well used track, but it was difficult to get to and would not have been busy as darkness approached. The hunter may have mistaken him for an animal.” Marc Sutton was shot dead on Saturday evening The Foreign Office said it was in contact with the local authorities and was ready to provide assistance to the man's family. It is the latest in a series of hunting accidents in which people have been killed or severely wounded. Last year a 59-year-old hiker was shot dead by a hunter in the Drôme and a 13-year-old boy died when he was accidentally shot by his grandfather. In 2017 a woman who had been sitting in her garden was killed after a stray hunter's bullet passeds through her garden hedge. In 2016, there were 18 fatal hunting accidents reported in France.



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Black Bear Mauls California Hunter Who Shot It With Bow And Arrow

Black Bear Mauls California Hunter Who Shot It With Bow And ArrowA California man who was hunting bear ended up being the hunted when he was



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Candidate accused: Trump loyalist Duncan Hunter may show a criminal indictment isn’t the end of the campaign road

Candidate accused: Trump loyalist Duncan Hunter may show a criminal indictment isn’t the end of the campaign roadCalifornia Republican Duncan Hunter takes a page from the Trump playbook to try to distract voters from the federal charges against him.



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Duncan Hunter Calls Campaign Fund Abuse Charges 'Pure Politics' and Says His Wife Handled Their Finances

Duncan Hunter Calls Campaign Fund Abuse Charges 'Pure Politics' and Says His Wife Handled Their FinancesHunter and his wife pleaded "not guilty" to charges of campaign fund abuse



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Rep. Duncan Hunter Blames Wife For Campaign Spending Under Inquiry

Rep. Duncan Hunter Blames Wife For Campaign Spending Under InquiryRep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.), who has been indicted on corruption charges



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GOP Rep. Duncan Hunter, Wife Indicted On Campaign Finance Fraud Charges

GOP Rep. Duncan Hunter, Wife Indicted On Campaign Finance Fraud ChargesU.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) and his wife, Margaret Hunter, were



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Corruption indictment of US Rep. Duncan Hunter at a glance

Corruption indictment of US Rep. Duncan Hunter at a glanceSAN DIEGO (AP) — U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter and his wife Margaret used more than $ 250,000 in campaign funds for personal expenses including groceries, fast food meals and golf trips and lied about it in campaign filings, prosecutors said Tuesday. Here are details of some of the payments described in the 48-page indictment filed in federal court:



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Amateur fossil hunter finds rare teeth from ancient mega-shark on Australian beach

Amateur fossil hunter finds rare teeth from ancient mega-shark on Australian beachA rare set of teeth from a giant prehistoric mega-shark twice the size of the great white have been found on an Australian beach by a keen-eyed amateur enthusiast, scientists said on Thursday. Philip Mullaly was strolling along an area known as a fossil hotspot at Jan Juc, on the country's famous Great Ocean Road some 100 kilometres (60 miles) from Melbourne, when he made the find. "I was walking along the beach looking for fossils, turned and saw this shining glint in a boulder and saw a quarter of the tooth exposed," he said. "I was immediately excited, it was just perfect and I knew it was an important find that needed to be shared with people." He told Museums Victoria, and Erich Fitzgerald, senior curator of vertebrate palaeontology, confirmed the seven centimetre-long (2.7 inch) teeth were from an extinct species of predator known as the great jagged narrow-toothed shark (Carcharocles angustidens). The shark, which stalked Australia's oceans around 25 million years ago, feasting on small whales and penguins, could grow more than nine metres long, almost twice the length of today's great white shark. Fossil enthusiast Philip Mullaly holds a giant shark tooth Credit: WILLIAM WEST/AFP "These teeth are of international significance, as they represent one of just three associated groupings of Carcharocles angustidens teeth in the world, and the very first set to ever be discovered in Australia," Mr Fitzgerald said. He explained that almost all fossils of sharks worldwide were just single teeth, and it was extremely rare to find multiple associated teeth from the same shark. This is because sharks, who have the ability to regrow teeth, lose up to a tooth a day and cartilage, the material a shark skeleton is made of, does not readily fossilise. Mr Fitzgerald suspected they came from one individual shark and there might be more entombed in the rock. So he led a team of palaeontologists, volunteers, and Mr Mullaly on two expeditions earlier this year to excavate the site, collecting more than 40 teeth in total. Most came from the mega-shark, but several smaller teeth were also found from the sixgill shark (Hexanchus), which still exists today. Museums Victoria palaeontologist Tim Ziegler said the sixgill teeth were from several different individuals and would have become dislodged as they scavenged on the carcass of the Carcharocles angustidens after it died. "The stench of blood and decaying flesh would have drawn scavengers from far around," he said. "Sixgill sharks still exist off the Victorian coast today, where they live off the remains of whales and other animals. This find suggests they have performed that lifestyle here for tens of millions of years."



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Hunter burned, homes evacuated in Oklahoma wildfires

Hunter burned, homes evacuated in Oklahoma wildfiresOKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma turkey hunter was found alive but badly burned Friday after spending the night trapped by one of two wildfires raging in northwestern Oklahoma that forced about 1,400 people from their homes.



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Hunter College files eviction lawsuit against dropout who refuses to move out of dorm room

Hunter College files eviction lawsuit against dropout who refuses to move out of dorm roomA college has been forced to take legal action after a former student has refused to move out of her dorm room for two years. Lisa S Palmer, 32, enrolled in classes at Hunter College in New York to pursue a geography major in 2016 – but dropped out of classes shortly after moving into the dorms. According to an eviction lawsuit filed by the school, the former student refuses to move out of Room E579 in the college’s co-ed dormitory, located on 25th street – and has ignored numerous notices informing her her occupancy has been terminated.



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