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Is this a proper usage for a semicolon?

I enjoy kayaking, hiking, tennis, volleyball, skiing; and I really want to learn how to snowboard this winter.
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Omitting “and” in a sentence

He called her, emailed her, texted her, tweeted her—all to no use. Strictly speaking, I would need to write texted her and tweeted her, but I'm omitting and to convey a rhythm and sense of ...
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Omission of “and” in headlines

What is this phenomenon called? Is it common in all English-speaking countries?