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From private island to private jet: What is 'billionaire' Jeffrey Epstein's net worth?

From private island to private jet: What is 'billionaire' Jeffrey Epstein's net worth?Assessing Jeffrey Epstein's net worth and how he got his wealth is elusive. Here's what we know and don't know.



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12 people were evacuated from a tiny island when storm surge from Tropical Storm Barry flooded the only road off the island

12 people were evacuated from a tiny island when storm surge from Tropical Storm Barry flooded the only road off the islandThe Coast Guard received a report of a dozen people in distress on the Isle de Jean Charles around 4:30 a.m. Saturday.



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Wildfire on Hawaiian Island of Maui Forces Thousands to Evacuate

Wildfire on Hawaiian Island of Maui Forces Thousands to EvacuateA wildfire spreading through Hawaii's Maui island forced thousands of residents and tourists to evacuate on Thursday, according to local officials.



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Employees on Jeffrey Epstein's private island compound say they had to stay out of sight of the financier and were never allowed in his office

Employees on Jeffrey Epstein's private island compound say they had to stay out of sight of the financier and were never allowed in his officeJeffrey Epstein, who was charged with sex trafficking on Monday, bought Little St. James Island off of St. Thomas more than two decades ago.



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Hawaii's Maui Island wildfire forces evacuations

Hawaii's Maui Island wildfire forces evacuationsThe 3,000 acre brush fire in Maui’s central valley was uncontrolled Thursday night, Maui Mayor Mike Victorino told a news conference. A National Weather Service satellite photo showing smoke hanging over the island was posted on local media and social media sites. The brush fire was reported about 10:30 a.m., local time, and steady winds of up to 20 mph fanned the flames, officials said.



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Long Island Mother Allegedly Admitted to Killing Twins with Her 'Bare Hands'

Long Island Mother Allegedly Admitted to Killing Twins with Her 'Bare Hands'A mother allegedly admitted to killing her twins with her "bare hands" before attempting suicide by cop, court documents and officials revealed Friday.



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Long Island man becomes 11th to die on Dominican Republic vacation

Long Island man becomes 11th to die on Dominican Republic vacationA pizzeria owner from Long Island has apparently become the 11th American tourist to die in nearly a year after or during a visit to the Dominican Republic.



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Holiday island mourns after bus crash kills 29 German tourists

Holiday island mourns after bus crash kills 29 German touristsCaniço (Portugal) (AFP) – Portugal and Germany mourned on Thursday after 29 German tourists died when their bus tumbled down a slope and crashed into a house on the tourist island of Madeira. Trendtour said the bus had been hired by a local operator and crashed off the road “for a reason still unknown”.



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Duterte Stakes Rare Claim, Tells China to ‘Lay Off’ Thitu Island

Duterte Stakes Rare Claim, Tells China to ‘Lay Off’ Thitu Island“I’m trying to tell China, Pag-Asa is ours,” Duterte said, calling Thitu Island by its local name. The president’s comments came hours after his Foreign Affairs Department said the presence of about 275 Chinese vessels near Thitu Island is “illegal” and violates Philippine sovereignty.



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Philippines calls Chinese ships 'illegal' near disputed island

Philippines calls Chinese ships 'illegal' near disputed islandThe Philippines on Thursday branded as “illegal” the recent presence of hundreds of Chinese ships near a disputed island in the South China Sea — a rare public rebuke of Beijing by Manila, which has backed off their once tense territorial standoff. Control over the South China Sea is a point of regional contention because trillions of dollars of goods pass through it, and rich petroleum reserves are thought to sit deep beneath its waters. Under President Rodrigo Duterte, however, Manila has largely set aside its previously confrontational stance on China’s claims in favour of seeking trade and investment from Beijing.



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