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Saturday December 7th, 2019 evening edition

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India rape victim dies after being set alight on her way to court.

A 23-year-old rape victim who was set on fire by a gang of men, which included her alleged rapist, has died in a New Delhi hospital, the doctor treating her said.

The woman was on her way to board a train in Unnao district of northern Uttar Pradesh state to attend a court hearing on Thursday over her rape when she was doused with kerosene and set on fire, according to police.

The attack, the second major case of violence against women in the past two weeks, has sparked public outrage in India.

Having been subsequently jailed, the alleged rapist was released last week after securing bail, police officer SK Bhagat said in Lucknow.

'If you saw her body, you will never sleep again': despair as India rape crisis grows Read more.

On Friday, Indian police shot dead four men who were suspected of raping and killing a 27-year-old veterinarian near Hyderabad city. »

Unpaid $8.41 property tax bill cost Michigan man his house

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Rafaeli bought the suburban Detroit house in 2011 for $60,000 and, after the purchase, he underpaid his property tax balance that year, court documents state.

His plan was to build a home on the property, but the 2008 recession led to struggles keeping up on property tax payments, according to court documents.

Officials in Oakland County were allowed to sell those properties under a 1999 Michigan law passed to help reduce residential blight in the state due largely to unpaid property tax bills. »

Trump complains about light bulbs making him look orange and people flushing toilets 15 times in rambling monologue

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Donald Trump has complained about new light bulbs which supposedly make him look orange and flushing toilets, during a rambling monologue.

The new bulb is many times more expensive and I hate to say it, it doesn’t make you look as good,” Mr Trump said.

He then introduced Mike Pence, the vice president, who did not address any of his complaints about light bulbs or toilets. »

Boeing faces $3.9M fine for installing faulty parts on 737 planes

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced Friday that it is fining Boeing more than $3.9 million for installing faulty parts on approximately 133 of its 737 jets.

The FAA also said that Boeing was made aware of the issues by suppliers and still certified the jets as airworthy.

The fine comes as Boeing faces lingering scrutiny over its fleet of 737 MAX jets after two crashes between October 2018 and March 2019 killed 346 people. »

Great White Sharks Are Completely Terrified of Orcas

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The sharks happily munched on young elephant seals in the waters around the island, which they regularly do between September and December.

But when a pod of orcas entered the waters for just a couple of hours, the sharks high-tailed it out of there and most didn’t return that season.

In 2017, five corpses of great white sharks washed up on the beaches of South Africa, all with their livers almost surgically removed. »