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Florida car burglar caught with his pants down

Florida car burglar caught with his pants down - BBC News ]]> ]]> More On: Panama's former president arrested in US Sacked US employee shoots five in head Woods 'found by police asleep at wheel'

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Driving gloves, closed zoos

Image copyright Getty Images Summer has only just begun but a record-breaking heatwave in the southwest corner of the US has sparked wildfires and triggered power outages.There were 15 large blazes burning in Arizona, California, New Mexico and Utah on Wednesday.And intermittent blackouts were reported in a number of southwest cities and towns as the spike in demand for electricity to run air-conditioning units overloads power systems.But what are the more unlikely ways the blistering conditions are affecting the region?Driving with oven gloves Medics warn that touching normally innocuous items like steering wheels and doorknobs may leave second- and third-degree burns.So motorists have been spotted driving with oven mittens in the triple-digit temperatures.And some businesses have been covering their door handles with materials that alleviate the heat.As well as burns, public health and emergency room personnel are prepared for extra cases of heat-related illnesses, including cramps, exhaustion and heat stroke....Man drinking water in Arizona

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When handshakes go wrong...

When handshakes go wrong... - BBC News ]]> ]]> More On: Japan passes anti-terror conspiracy law Japan's growth rate revised down Putin calls for talks over N Korea School funding row grows for Japan's PM A scandal over schools, land and nationalism in Japan Reality Check: Has North Korea become a greater threat?

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Russian defence minister's plane 'buzzed' by Nato jet

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionNato jet 'approaches' Russian minister's planeA Nato fighter jet has approached a Russian plane carrying the defence minister but was chased away by a Russian escort jet, Russian media say. They say the incident happened in international airspace over the Baltic when Sergei Shoigu was flying to the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad.Nato says it tracked three Russian jets as they did not identify themselves. It says the Nato jet was not chased away.Dozens of similar incidents have been reported in the past few years.Nato and Russia have blamed each other for aggressive intercepts in the strategically important region.The US said a Russian jet had flown within 5ft (1.5m) of a US spy plane earlier this week. American officials blamed Russia for the "unsafe" encounter on Monday - again over the Baltic. But Moscow responded by saying that the reconnaissance plane had made...image

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Venezuelan baseball season should be cancelled, manager says

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Baseball is Venezuela's most popular sport Venezuela's baseball season should be cancelled due to the country's ongoing crisis, a leading coach has said."There should be no baseball season this year," Alfredo Pedrique, a former Major League Baseball player, said during a radio interview.He said he had seen people eating out of rubbish bins, and cited the "number of children who are dying because of the lack of food and medicine".Pedrique said it was a humanitarian issue, not a political one.The baseball coach appealed to the team owners in the Venezuelan Professional Baseball League (LVBP) to support his call "out of respect for the Venezuelans who are sacrificing their lives for the freedom of this country, for the benefit of all".Baseball is Venezuela's most popular sport - outdoing football, unlike many of its neighbours in South America.The call comes days after Venezuela lost the right...Alcides Escobar #2 of Venezuela throws to first after tagging out Rob Segedin #21 of Italy in the bottom of the eighth inning during the World Baseball Classic Pool D Game 7 between Venezuela and Italy at Panamericano Stadium on March 12, 2017 in Zapopan, Mexico.

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