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Couple With Bank Error in Their Favor Flee New Zealand

A couple in New Zealand who mistakenly received $10NZ million in their bank account two weeks ago are believed to have fled to Hong Kong in an effort to keep the money. Leo Gao and his girlfriend Cara Young asked for an overdraw to a bank account of $NZ100,000 but a mistake put ten times that amount in their account. The next day the gas station Gao runs was closed. Bank officials have recovered some of the money, CNN.

Also on the run, is a 13 year-old boy with Hodgkin’s lymphoma and his mother. The boy does not want to continue his chemotherapy treatment. His mother is a member of a Native American spiritual group called Nemenhah Band which may be influencing her belief that the boy can be cured using alternative medicine. While the family argued that the decision fell under their Constitutional right of religious freedom, a judge ordered the family to seek treatment for their son and has issued a warrant for the arrest of the mother, People.

The  space shuttle will not land today as scheduled  due to poor weather conditions, New York Times.

India’s new government was sworn in today, BBC News.

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