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After an international tribunal invalidated Beijing's claims to the South China Sea, Chinese authorities have declared in no uncertain terms that they will be ignoring the ruling.

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The unassuming hero of Jonas Karlsson's clever, Kafkaesque parable is the opposite of a malcontent. Despite scant education, a limited social life, and no prospects for success as it is usually defined, he's that rarity, a most happy fella with an amazing ability to content himself with very little. But one day, returning to his barebones flat from his dead-end, part-time job at a video store, he finds an astronomical bill from an entity called W.R.D. He assumes it's a scam. Actually, it is more sinister-- and it forces him to take a good hard look at his life and values.

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The season for blueberries used to be short. You'd find fresh berries in the store just during a couple of months in the middle of summer.

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VIDEO: Brawling Senior Citizens, Kapp And Mosca, At Football Reunion

Nov 29, 2011

Five days later, video of two 70-plus year old guys trading blows on stage during a Canadian Football League alumni luncheon in Vancouver is still getting clicks and still drawing lots of attention from the cable news networks, blogs and websites.

In case you haven't heard, as The Vancouver Sun explained, it seems that former quarterback Joe Kapp and long-retired defensive lineman Angelo Mosca still don't seem to like each other very much.

Kapp, who would go on to quarterback the Minnesota Vikings of the NFL, played for the B.C. Lions of the Canadian league in the early '60s. Mosca was with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. In the 1963 Grey Cup game (the league's championship), Hamilton beat B.C. 21-10 and Mosca became famous (or infamous) for what his rivals say was a late hit on Lions running back Willie Fleming.

Friday at the reunion, the pugnacious Kapp tried to give the equally feisty Mosca some flowers. Mosca didn't like them being waved in his face. He swatted at Kapp's hand. Kapp slapped Mosca's arm. Mosca started swinging his cane. And then things really got wild, with Kapp punching Mosca in the face — sending Mosca tumbling.

There are many copies of the video on the Web. Here's the most-viewed as of now. Note: Mosca does tell Kapp where he can put the flowers, and as you can imagine it's not a vase. So if you don't want to hear a common expletive, don't click play.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports today that Kapp says he apologized to Mosca afterward and says he's not proud of what happened. "I did not start it," Kapp told the newspaper. "I never started a fight in my life. Quarterbacks are supposed to be smarter than that. And I didn't start this one."

From Hamilton, though, TheSpec.com quotes Mosca as saying Kapp was needling him well before the fight. Prior to the luncheon, according to Mosca, "I said 'how are you doing?' He says 'go (expletive) yourself.' "

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