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article imageTopFinds: Girl, 5, swims with sharks, finding the God Particle

By David Silverberg     Jul 6, 2012 in Internet
A five-year-old girl is filmed swimming with sharks in the Bahamas. The discovery of the 'God particle' sends shockwaves in the science community. The U.S. Air Force is embroiled in a sex scandal. These are the top stories from across the world.
As we do every week, we've collected the top news stories and compiled them on one page. Digital Journalists reported on Iran news, informative entertainment updates, videos going viral and much more.
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Israel beaches face invasion of jellyfish (Includes interview) by Darren Weir
Every summer millions of Israelis and tourists head to the beaches along the Mediterranean coast looking for relief from the blazing Middle Eastern heat but a growing menace is keeping them out of the water.
Strong storm rips through Virginia following record-setting heat (Includes first-hand account) by Leigh Goessl
Two are dead and millions are without power in Virginia this morning after a powerful storm ripped through the area late last night.
Jazz returns to Bourbon Street (Includes interview) by Aili Maria
New Orleans' Bourbon Street is returning to its original music one club at a time as rhythms of authentic New Orleans jazz float through the summer air.
Review: 'Spec Ops The Line' surprises gamers by retelling a classic story (Includes first-hand account) by Stan Rezaee
It's not the well crafted game play or the creative story that makes 'Spec Ops: The Line' one of the biggest surprises of the year, but being the first game in the series that is actually good.
Review: Toronto's 'Dream' full of high energy, mixed performances (Includes first-hand account) by Jeff Cottrill
Shakespeare in High Park marks its 30th season this year with the comedy that launched this annual Toronto tradition in 1983, “A Midsummer Night's Dream”, but the new production takes many unusual risks – many of which pay off.

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photos from the Elephant Orphanage at Pinnawalla  Sri Lanka
photos from the Elephant Orphanage at Pinnawalla, Sri Lanka
Velo Grablje is one of Croatia s most picturesque villages.
Velo Grablje is one of Croatia's most picturesque villages.
Multicultural mosaic of people during Canada Day events at Waterfront Park  North Vancouver  Canada.
Multicultural mosaic of people during Canada Day events at Waterfront Park, North Vancouver, Canada.
Toronto s Pride Parade: a celebration and joyful protest
Toronto's Pride Parade: a celebration and joyful protest
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In the Media

Video of 5-year-old swimming with sharks sparks YouTube outrage by JohnThomas Didymus
A Connecticut couple David and Elana Barnes have been widely criticized after they posted online a video of their 5-year-old daughter, Anaia, swimming with sharks in the Bahamas.
Woman charged after 19 kids left home alone in hot, filthy house by Arthur Weinreb
According to police, the parents of a blended Kentucky family left the children by themselves for more than a week in a house that had no food and no air conditioning. Police also discovered nine dogs and a cat in the feces-strewn home.
Ex-FBI agent Leonardi said she saw angels at 9/11 crash site by JohnThomas Didymus
A former FBI employee who was one of the personnel sent to guard the September 11, 2001 Flight 93 crash site, claims in a book she wrote after she retired from the FBI, that she saw a legion of angels at the scene.
Iran drafts bill to close Strait of Hormuz by Anne Sewell
Iran is planning to close the Strait of Hormuz to oil tankers traveling to countries supporting economic sanctions against the Islamic Republic.
Scientists 99.994% sure they've found 'God particle' by JohnThomas Didymus
Researchers at the European Organization of Nuclear Research (CERN) working with the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) say they now have strong evidence of existence of the long sought after "God particle" or Higgs boson.
Suitors beware: Pastor's 10 commandments for dating his daughters by JohnThomas Didymus
A Florida pastor, Doug Giles, has put out "Ten Commandments" for young men who want to date his daughters. Pastor Giles warns would-be suitors, "Don't even think about it," unless you are ready to obey his Ten Commandments.
A buxom bandit robs service station in Queensland
A buxom bandit robs service station in Queensland
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Video: Watch the 'Buxom Bandit' rob service station in Queensland by JohnThomas Didymus
A busty blonde is on the run after she held up a gas station with a blade in Gold Coast, Queensland on Monday. The young woman in her 20s, however, made enough amateurish blunders to ensure that she wouldn't be on the run for long.
Homeless man scams Orlando-area hotel guests by Arthur Weinreb
The scam was straightforward and brilliant in its simplicity. A 30-year-old Orlando area homeless man is in the Orange County Jail facing a charge of grand theft.
Do Canadians care if Quebec separates? by Arthur Weinreb
According to two recent polls, almost half of Canadians outside the province of Quebec couldn't care less if La Belle Province separates from the rest of Canada.
At least 31 victims identified in latest Air Force sex scandal by Brett Wilkins
The U.S. Air Force has identified at least 31 victims of a growing scandal involving the sexual abuse of female trainees by male instructors.
Graphic video: Man thrown out of third-floor window in Syria by Paul Iddon
A video uploaded onto YouTube and Liveleak depicts members of the Syrian Islamist al-Nour militia executing a "collaborator" by throwing him out a third-storey window.
Jessica Sanchez, Philip Philips talk about their upcoming albums by Leo Reyes
Tom Cruise with Katie Holmes; May 9  2006
Tom Cruise with Katie Holmes; May 9, 2006
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Just about a day before rejoining their colleagues in season 11 of "American Idol" for the July 6 start of their nationwide concert tour; Philip Philips and Jessica Sanchez talk about their respective debut albums
Cruise blindsided by Holmes Divorce Petition by M.D. Anderson
Sterling, accurate, world news organizations—The Chicago Tribune, The Los Angeles Times, The Huffington Post, The Guardian, People, E! News, ABC News and NBC Nightly News—confirm that Ms. Holmes has filed for divorce, seeking full custody of Suri.
Op-Ed: Schultz signing with Oilers hurts Canucks not one whit by Marcus Hondro
The decision of the highly-touted 22-year-old unrestricted free agent defenceman, Justin Schultz, to forgo his home-province team, the Vancouver Canucks, and sign with the youthful Edmonton Oilers isn't going to hurt the Canucks. Not now it isn't.

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Hemingway's pernicious influence by Steve Hayes
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I watched the film clip below with a great deal of amusement. Over the last couple of years I have encountered so many...

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