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Expectant Fathers also subject to depression: study

In a study from Canada's Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre in Montreal, researchers found that men, too, can suffer depression prior to becoming a parent. The number of expectant fathers who experience depression are significant.

Fossil find: New species of ancient rodent-like large mammal

In the badlands of northwestern Mexico scientists have discovered the fossil remains of a previously unknown creature that lived many millions of years ago. The name is hard to pronounce but the creature easy to define: spunky.

Nauru says immigrants will no longer be detained

Sydney - Nauru announced Monday that asylum-seekers at an Australian immigration camp on the Pacific island will no longer be locked up, saying they will instead be free to roam around the tiny nation.

Coagulent to stop blood loss, save lives, being developed at UBC

A product that could save lives daily all over the world is being developed by researchers at UBC in Vancouver. The remarkable powder is being designed to travel through the flow of blood and stop bleeding at its source.

'Miracle down-under' — Toddler has head reattached to neck

Brisbane - In a surgical procedure that is being hailed as "miraculous," a 16-month-old child had his head reattached to his neck after suffering an internal decapitation as the result of an automobile accident.

Australia shooting 'an act of terrorism': PM

Sydney - Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said Saturday that a Sydney attack in which a 15-year-old gunman shot dead a civilian police employee appeared to have been an act of terrorism.

Two killed outside Australian state police headquarters

Sydney - Two people have died outside state police headquarters in Sydney in a reported shooting, Australian authorities said Friday.

Australia makes huge area around Uluru protected indigenous land

Sydney - More than five million hectares (12.35 million acres) of Outback surrounding Australia's famed tourist attraction Uluru, also known as Ayers Rock, was Thursday declared an indigenous protected area.

Following recent attacks, Australia wants to track sharks

Sydney - Shark experts have gathered in Australia to discuss new technologies that could help prevent shark attacks on swimmers. This follows a spate of recent shark attacks along the coast of Australia.

Feeding grey whale swims in waters near Vancouver's Stanley Park

It was the third sighting of a grey whale off the coast of Vancouver's Stanley Park since mid-August. The grey was seen Tuesday afternoon, at least by those walking upon the city's picturesque Sea Wall.

Injuries and deaths to small children from falling TVs on rise

A new meta-study published in the 'Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics' has found the number of children injured by TVs falling on them, in particular small children, is on the rise. The study looked at data from many countries.

Researchers create new pasta to combat diabetes, bad cholesterol

In the evolving world of new food creation scientists say they have developed a new "prebiotic" pasta that battles illness. It is enriched, they say, with a fibre that fights diabetes and bad cholesterol, among other health problems.

Ancient Greek shipwreck reveals remarkable artifacts from 65 BC

It is a shipwreck that has been dubbed the 'Titanic of the Ancient World' and though found at the start of the last century it remains a source of "fabulous finds." Famous for revealing the wondrous Antikythera Mechanism, it is now revealing even more.

Massive sinkhole in Australia swallows cars, entire campsite

A sinkhole in Queensland, Australia has swallowed an entire campsite. The phenomena started in the night and sleeping campers had to wake up quickly and scramble for safety. There were no fatalities.

Violence in Finland as demonstrators hurl rocks at migrants

Finnish media has reported that anti-refugee demonstrators in the town of Lahti, in southern Finland, gave a busload of migrants a rude reception. The demonstrators threw stones and hurled fireworks at them.

Australian koala 'Bear Grylls' survives high-speed car impact

Sydney - A lucky koala has been nicknamed "Bear Grylls" after sustaining just a few scratches in a high-speed collision with a car at night in southern Australia, the driver and wildlife rescuers said Thursday.

New drug for Alzheimer's Disease calms agitated patients

People stricken with Alzheimer's Disease and other dementia are often faced with bouts of agitation. During the progression of their illness they may have periods of agitated pacing, throwing objects and even physical violence. A new drug may stop that.

Australia PM Turnbull admits 'concerns' about asylum seeker camps

Sydney - Australia's new Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Wednesday admitted he had concerns about asylum seekers being held in Pacific island camps, but gave no indication of immediate change to the hardline policy.

Dad punches cougar and saves 2-year-old daughter from mauling

A family in British Columbia is happy that Dad has a pretty good right hand. If he didn't? Then a two-year-old girl, the man's daughter, may not have survived a cougar attack.

Australian PM urges Beijing to cool tensions in South China Sea

Sydney - Australia's new Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has advised China to ease off on island construction in the South China Sea if it wants a reduced US presence in the region.
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