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Comcast labels customer 'A-hole' in new low for the company

For a long time, Comcast has been notorious among its customers for poor customer service, but in its latest stunt the giant telecom company proves its detractors correct and proves that the company is the problem, not its customers.

Report: Co-pilot was flying AirAsia plane when crisis began

Jakarta - The co-pilot was at the controls when an AirAsia jetliner went out of control over southeast Asia in December, crashing into the Java Sea and killing all 162 people aboard, unnamed flight officials said.

Boko Haram launches new assault on key Nigeria city Maiduguri

Kano - Boko Haram fighters on Sunday launched a fresh attempt to take over the strategically crucial northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri, a brazen attack on a state capital just two weeks before national elections.

Warming oceans triggering population explosion of marine animals

Along the Central and Northern California coastline, observers are seeing an explosion of bright pink, inch-long sea slugs in the tide pools. Scientists are saying the "population boom" of these sea slugs this far north was predicted in 2011.

Lions suffering from ‘dog disease’

The disease, commonly known to affect dogs, called canine distemper is more widespread among animal species than previously thought. This includes many lions.

After 150 years, the H.L. Hunley ready to reveal its secrets

Charleston - It has taken 15 years of careful, painful restoration, but conservationists and historians are finally on the brink of discovering what sank the H. L. Hunley, the first submarine in history to sink an enemy warship.

'Flying horse' UFO spotted over Mexico's erupting Colima volcano

Mexico - A horse-shaped UFO, reminiscent of the Greek mythological Pegasus, was captured on video hovering over the Colima volcano, one of Mexico's most active, located 300 miles west of Mexico City.

Op-Ed: Greek markets plunge as Grexit appears more likely

Athens - German chancellor Angela Merkel has ruled out any write off of Greek debt, claiming that banks and creditors have already made substantial cuts. At the same time she insisted that she wants Greece to stay in the Eurozone.

Op-Ed: School vouchers and 'school choice' may be thorny issue for Bush

Austin - George P. Bush, Jeb Bush's son and rising political star in Texas, attended a "school choice" rally in Austin and argued that citizens should be able to remove their kids from public schools and put them in charter and private schools. It's a bad move.

Tackling tropical tick disease by stopping cell hopping

Researchers have determined how a sometimes deadly tropical parasite, transmitted by ticks, turns healthy cells into cancer-like invasive cells. It is hoped that the new understanding will pave the way for a treatment.

UN warns refugee camps in South Sudan approaching breaking point

The United Nations is warning that refugee camps in South Sudan are approaching their breaking point as more flee the violence in the Nuba Mountains. This warning comes as fresh fighting in the troubled region has increased.

Egypt frees jailed Australian reporter Greste

Cairo - Egypt freed and deported Australian journalist Peter Greste on Sunday after more than 400 days in detention, following global condemnation of his jailing on charges of backing the Muslim Brotherhood.

Fund for pensioner mugged outside home raises £215k in three days

A donation fund set up to help a disabled pensioner who was mugged outside his own home has drawn over £160,000 from gracious members of the public wishing to help the victim.

Simpress, a printing service company, will be acquired by Samsung

Samsung will be acquiring Simpress, Brazil's largest printing service company. The acquisition will be announced on Monday.

Greek finance minister says eyeing new debt deal by 'end May'

Paris - Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis on Sunday said he wanted to reach a new agreement with international creditors on his country's debt burden "by the end of May".

Fierce fighting rages for key Ukraine town

Debaltsevo - Battles raged Sunday between government forces and pro-Russian rebels for control of a strategic transport hub as the death toll mounted in east Ukraine following the collapse of ceasefire talks.

Two Canadians first to climb treacherous Horseshoe Falls ice wall

There's something about winter that brings out the courage, and brazen competitive foolishness, of Canadians. They show it in hockey, on skis and in climbing ice walls. Yes, Canadians Will Gadd and Sarah Hueniken climbed a wall of ice.

Hollande, Merkel, Poroshenko urge 'immediate' Ukraine ceasefire

Paris - French President Francois Hollande, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Sunday called for "an immediate ceasefire" in eastern Ukraine, the French presidency said, a day after the latest truce talks collapsed.

Op-Ed: Canadian government introduces new powers to counter terrorism

Ottawa - On Friday, the federal Canadian Conservative government of Stephen Harper introduced legislation giving new powers to the Canadian Security and Intelligence Service along with a number of other measures designed to counter terrorist threats.

Millions of gallons of BP oil found on ocean's floor

While Gulf Coast residents are feeling pretty good about the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, thinking it's now less harmful than originally thought, scientists have found almost 10 million gallons of BP's oil, sitting on the bottom of the Gulf.
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