Antique vampire-slaying kit sparks international bidding war at auction

A late 19th century vampire-slaying box kit, which sold on Thursday for £13,000 (US$15,736.49), belonged to Lord William Malcolm Hailey (1872-1969), a British peer and former administrator of British India, Hansons Auctioneers said in a news release. (Hansons Auctioneers and Valuers Ltd) A late 19th century vampire-slaying box kit, which sold on Thursday for £13,000 (US$15,736.49), belonged to Lord William Malcolm Hailey (1872-1969), a British peer and former administrator of British India, Hansons Auctioneers said in a news release. (Hansons Auctioneers and Valuers Ltd)

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Vatican shelves sexual assault probe into Cardinal Marc Ouellet

There is not enough evidence to open a formal church investigation into sexual assault allegations against a prominent Quebec cardinal, Pope Francis declared Thursday. Cardinal Marc Ouellet, an adviser to the Pope, has been accused of sexual misconduct in a class-action lawsuit filed earlier this week in Quebec Superior Court.

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