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Study finds talking with teens about sex leads to safer choices

The word from an author of a report on the sexual practices of teenagers is that "Parents really matter, and they're influential." According to the report setting rules and communicating with teens about sex works.

Why David Haye won't get a shot at Tyson Fury

Former heavyweight champion David Haye has made known his intention to face newly-crowned heavyweight king Tyson Fury along with some challengers who are lining up for a lucrative payday following Fury's victory over Wladimir Klitschko last Saturday.

Miner BHP commits to Brazil clean-up as huge lawsuit looms

Sydney - BHP Billiton renewed its commitment Monday to do all it can to help following the deadly collapse of a waste water dam in Brazil, with the mining giant and partner Vale facing a huge lawsuit.

Drug trial of Metformin to begin, may increase lifespan to 120

The idea of living in a healthy body as long as 120 years has to be appealing to virtually everyone. But it's impossible, no? No, actually, it may not be, scientists say, and a drug has been approved for trial that could be a longevity breakthrough.

Breathtakng drone video shows 2,000 beluga whales in Arctic

CBC News in Canada obtained a wonderful drone video of over 2,000 beluga whales in the waters of Nunavut's Cunningham Inlet. The spectacular footage was shot by a 24-year-old adventure tour guide, who describes it as a beluga "party."

High-strength marijuana is increasing cases of psychosis: study

A newly-released study from London has found high-potency marijuana is of great danger to the brain. Skunk cannabis is the name of the high potency marijuana studied — there are many others — and the results reveal it may be leading to psychosis.

Man attacking spider mistaken for domestic violence incident

Sydney - Police expected to find a man threatening to kill someone. Instead they witnessed a man's relentless pursuit of a spider.

Sea Shepherd warns Japan against resuming whaling

Sydney - Environmental activist group Sea Shepherd warned Japan on Sunday against resuming "research" whaling in the Antarctic and called on the Australian government to intervene.

ISIS fueling soldiers with drug that makes them feel unstoppable

ISIS has allegedly been supplying its militants with a drug that makes them feel unstoppable. The drug Captagon creates an euphoric state where the user feels no pain, unbelievable strength and will not sleep for days.

Will Trump's newest verbal attack push away disabled voters?

Donald Trump is the current front runner in the 2016 U.S. presidential race. He is no stranger to controversy but current allegations of verbal abuse have created a media frenzy. Has he pushed himself into a corner by what some call flagrant verbal abuse?

Australia fire death toll at 3 as damage tops $44 mln

Adelaide - Australians were counting the cost of bushfires Friday, with officials saying a volunteer firefighter died from a suspected heart attack while battling an eastern blaze and a southern inferno razed at least 35 homes.

Canadian 'dinosaur' discovered in 1845 rebranded as a Dimetrodon

A fossil found in Canada two centuries ago believed to be from a dinosaur has now been found to be a creature called a Dimetrodon. These large beasts actually pre-date dinosaurs by many millions of years.

Australia firefighters battle deadly inferno

Adelaide - Firefighters on Thursday searched burnt-out cars and homes after a devastating "Armageddon-like" blaze in Australia left two dead and 16 in hospital after raging across a 40-kilometre (25-mile) front.

David Haye to face Mark De Mori in return fight on Jan. 16

After almost four years of inactivity, former heavyweight champion David Haye of Great Britain will return to the ring on January 16 against Mark de Mori of Australia at the O2 Arena (Millenium Dome), Greenwich, London.

Man who called himself Phuc Dat Bich admits name was a hoax

This story is a bit of a mind phuc, if you will pardon the word. An Australian man of Vietnamese roots posted an account on Facebook of his ongoing trials and tribulations due to his name: Phuc Dat Bich. But he now says the whole thing was a hoax.

Australia to use drones to track sharks from the air

Sydney - Testing of aerial drones to track the movements of sharks in Australian waters began Wednesday as the government admitted there was "no easy way" to protect swimmers from the predators.

Australia PM says no global support for troops on the ground in Syria

Sydney - Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said Tuesday there was no global support for a US-led ground force to destroy the Islamic State group, which he called fundamentally weak with "more Twitter accounts than fighters".

New report finds climate change will increase world poverty

A newly published report from the World Bank Group finds climate change will dramatically increase the number of the world's impoverished people. Published as an eBook, the news it heralds is bad but it is also, the report says, preventable.

'Blue dragon' is a sight to behold — But its sting is potent

A blue dragon sea slug washed ashore in Queensland, Australia recently, and Lucinda Fry, a Facebook user captured the sea creature on video as she took a closer look.

At least 12 on Australian terror watchlist

Sydney - Australian officials said Monday they were aware of 12 men or boys in the community who they believe could commit an act of terror, as Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull convened a national security meeting.
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