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Winning lottery number shown on TV before ball picked in Serbia

Belgrade - The head of Serbia's state lottery resigned on Thursday following allegations of fraud during a live lottery draw this week.

Drought's impact on forests is incorrect on climate models

A new study out of Princeton University suggests the planet's forests will take longer to recover from extremes of climate than previously thought. This revelation indicates the world's forests are storing less carbon than models have assumed.

Migrants 'attacked' at sea between Greece and Turkey

Atenas - Migrants trying to sail from Turkey to Greece are increasingly reporting being attacked by gunmen trying to prevent them from reaching Europe, according to multiple sources.

Life on Pluto? An amazing, mysterious planet

The data coming in from the New Horizons spacecraft's mission to Pluto proves that the Universe is, if nothing else, full of surprises.

Iraqi Kurdistan leadership calls for PKK rebel pullback

Arbil - Kurdish rebels of the PKK should take their war with Ankara out of Iraqi Kurdistan to prevent Turkish air strikes from causing civilian casualties, the region's leadership said Saturday.

Iran heat index near record 163 degrees, fatalities reported

The Middle East has been hit with near record temperatures and humidity this week, leading to the Iraq government mandating a holiday. Iran recorded the second highest heat index on Friday. It feels-like temperature of 163 degrees Celsius.

Dozens dead as Syria army 'pushes back rebels near regime heartland'

Birut - Nearly 40 government and opposition fighters have been killed as Syrian regime forces pushed rebels back from an area bordering President Bashar al-Assad's heartland, a monitor said Saturday.

Battling HIV with novel cancer drug

The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) can be "flushed out" from hiding places in the human body by using a drug normally used to treat cancer, according to a new study.

Exiled Yemen PM, officials in Aden to lead restoration

Aden - Yemeni Prime Minister Khaled Bahah flew to the devastated port of Aden from Saudi exile Saturday, two weeks after loyalist forces ousted Shiite rebels from the city, an airport source said.

Country queen Lynn Anderson passes away at age 67

It is with heavy heart to announce the passing of country music queen, Grammy award winner and multi-million-selling artist Lynn Anderson.

Scientists: Ban live salamander imports to stop deadly fungus

Scientists in the U.S. are calling for a ban on the import of live salamanders to save their wild brethren from a deadly fungus that has wiped out their populations in the Netherlands and caused a rapid decline in salamander populations across Europe.

Some 260 PKK members killed in Turkey air strikes: Report

Istanbul - Around 260 members of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) have been killed and hundreds more wounded in Ankara's week-long campaign of air strikes against targets of the group inside Turkey and in northern Iraq, the official Anatolia news agency...

Bernabe Concepcion beats Juma Fundi via 2nd round KO

Filipino bantamweight challenger Berrnabe Concepcion opted for an early knockout win against Juma Fundi of Tanzania on Friday at the Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay City Philippines to bag the vacant WBO Oriental super bantamweight title.

Severe flooding hampers Myanmar rescue efforts, at least 27 dead

Yangon - Severe flooding across Myanmar hampered rescue efforts on Saturday as thousands sheltered at monasteries after rising waters triggered by torrential rains killed at least 27 people, officials said.

IOC dismisses Tokyo logo dispute

Kuala Lumpur - The International Olympic Committee on Saturday denied there was a legal problem over clashing logos for the Tokyo 2020 Games and one for a Belgian theatre.

Nationalisations, German probes in Greek contingency plan: Report

Atenas - Greece had a contingency plan in the event of being forced by creditors into a disorderly default, which included nationalisations and a corruption probe targeting German companies, a Greek newspaper reported Saturday.

NASA confirms discovery of exoplanet 21 light years away

Pasadena - NASA announced in a press release on July 30th that they had found the closest rocky planet outside our solar system. It's only 21 light years away.

The first ever production Bugatti Veyron no. 001 goes on sale

In August a piece of automotive history is being put up for auction - the first production Bugatti Veyron ever made, no. 001.

Man bicycling across America for charity struck by car and killed

A man bicycling across America to raise money for affordable housing died after being hit by a car in western Oklahoma Thursday morning.

Bone-like material makes for improved medical devices

Scientists have created an approach for fitting medical devices in a better way with biological systems. For this the researchers were inspired by the way bone interfaces with tissues in the human body.
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