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Meet Seven, the man who only wears red and white

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Meet Seven (yes, that’s his real name). He lives in Bangalore, India, and he wears nothing but red and white. And he drives a red and white car. And every item in his home is… Can you guess? This is the story of how one man came to show his true colours.

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Another Russian Doping Scandal » The World Anti-Doping Agency pushes to ban Russia from Tokyo Olympics after positive drugs tests had been deleted from a database at a Moscow lab

Sean Ingle »

Russia faces a four-year ban from global sport after World Anti-Doping Agency investigators found that a number of positive drugs tests were deleted from a database it extracted from a Moscow laboratory in January.

The recommendations, if approved by Wada’s executive committee in a meeting in Paris on 9 December, would likely lead to Russian athletes and teams being barred from next year’s Tokyo Olympics as well as a host of other major sporting competitions.

Wada’s compliance review committee has also recommended stripping Russia of sports events already awarded to the country “unless it is legally or practically impossible to do so” and for Russian government officials to be barred from attending sporting events for the next your years. A ban for the same period on flying the Russian flag at major competitions would also apply.

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French court rules ducks may carry on quacking

Reuters » 

The ducks on a small French smallholding may carry on quacking, a French court ruled on Tuesday, rejecting a neighbour’s complaint that the birds’ racket was making their life a misery.

The court in the town of Dax ruled that the noise from the flock of around 60 ducks and geese kept by retired farmer Dominique Douthe in the foothills of the Pyrenees, southwestern France, was within acceptable limits, broadcaster France 3 said.

“The ducks have won,” Douthe told Reuters after the court decision. “I’m very happy because I didn’t want to slaughter my ducks.”

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How coffee is prepared around the world

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If there is one thing people everywhere love, it just might be coffee—more than 2 billion cups are consumed on this planet every single day. In this installment of “Around the World,” we travel to five different countries to sample five different kinds of coffee because, frankly, someone had to do it. From café de olla in Mexico to egg coffee in Vietnam, we still haven’t met a cup we didn’t like.

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The cheapest and most-expensive vehicles to maintain and repair over a decade

Jim Gorzelany »

The 15 most-expensive vehicles to maintain and repair over a 10-year period, as estimated by YourMechanic.com:

  1. Porsche 911 sports coupe/convertible: $19,600.
  2. BMW 640i Gran Coupe midsize sports sedan: $15,700.
  3. BMW M4 high-performance luxury sports coupe/convertible: $14,900.
  4. Lincoln MKS large luxury sedan: $14,600.
  5. Infiniti Q45 large luxury sedan: $13,900.
  6. Audi A4 Allroad quattro crossover wagon: $13,700.
  7. Porsche 718 Boxster two-seat roadster: $13,700.
  8. Audi A4 Quattro midsize luxury sedan: $12,950.
  9. Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG S compact luxury sports sedan: $12,800.
  10. Dodge Grand Caravan minivan: $12,700.
  11. Chevrolet Impala full-size sedan: $12,600.
  12. Acura TL midsize luxury sedan: $12,600.
  13. Ford Mustang sports coupe/convertible: $12,550.
  14. Subaru Forester crossover SUV: $12,450.
  15. Volkswagen Passat midsize sedan: $11,700.

And these are the cheapest models to maintain and repair for a decade’s ownership, according to YourMechanic.com:

  1. Toyota Yaris subcompact hatchback: $3,289.
  2. Toyota Corolla compact sedan/hatchback: $3,247.
  3. Toyota Camry midsize sedan: $3,499.
  4. Honda Fit subcompact hatchback: $3,673.
  5. Honda Civic compact sedan/coupe/hatchback: $3,774.
  6. Scion xB compact wagon: $3,952.
  7. Nissan Versa subcompact sedan: $3,992.
  8. Honda CR-V compact crossover SUV: $4,030.
  9. Kia Rio subcompact sedan/hatchback: $4,112.
  10. Chevrolet Spark subcompact hatchback: $4,189.
  11. Hyundai Sonata midsize sedan: $4,199.
  12. Ford Edge midsize crossover SUV: $4,293.
  13. Kia Soul subcompact wagon: $4,353.
  14. Mitsubishi Mirage subcompact sedan: $4,375.
  15. Subaru Impreza subcompact sedan/hatchback: $4,462.

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