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Nerve cells linked to locust swarming

Nottingham - Researchers have linked nerve cells found in desert locusts that trigger ‘gang-like' gregarious behavior when they come together in a crowd. The research informs about brain chemicals and the control of behavior.

North Korea denies Sony hacking, threatens U.S. with consequences

North Korea issued a statement Saturday demanding a joint probe with the U.S. over the Sony hacking scandal. The statement claimed the country's innocence and threatened reprisals if the U.S. refuses to investigate the hacking with them.

Man arrested in violent robbery of 101-year-old D-Day veteran

A 59-year-old Ottawa man has been arrested in connection with the home invasion of a 101-year-old Canadian army veteran. The man's photo from a surveillance camera had been broadcast by media and a tip lead police to find him.

Video: World's deepest-living fish, 26,000 ft in Mariana Trench

Aberdeen - An international team of scientists, including deep-sea biologists and geologists from the University of Hawaii and the University of Aberdeen's Oceanlab, has declared a new record for the "deepest-living fish."

Op-Ed: UK paedophile ring — Dodging the apocalypse, but for how long?

London - Is the UK a nation of little Jimmy Saviles? It might be. Recent revelations about systematic protection of high level VIPs and MPs regarding paedophilia and even murder of abused children is oozing along as slowly as the BBC’s response to Savile.

Australian mother arrested for murder of 8 children, 7 her own

The mother of seven of the eight children found murdered in a home in Manoora, a suburb of Cairns, has been arrested in their murder, and the murder of her young niece. There seems to be no motive in this crime.

Op-Ed: Whisky review #6: Glenlivet Special

Digital Journal presents its sixth whisky review and one just in time for the wintry festive season. This time up it is one of the most popular single malts in the world - Glenlivet 12 year-old.

London to have a garden bridge

London - The Mayor of London has announced plans to build a new bridge across the river Thames. This one has a unique aspect: it is to be a garden bridge.

Stonehenge dig finds 6,000-year-old encampment

Archaeologists are saying that an amazing new discovery near the ancient Stonehenge site in the UK may "rewrite British history."

Manny Pacquiao tweets Floyd Mayweather that time to fight is now

Floyd Mayweather has made statements urging Manny Pacquiao to agree to fight him and now Manny Pacquiao is making statements urging Floyd Mayweather to fight him. Is boxing's richest fight finally going to happen?

Three off-duty police officers attacked in Liverpool, one dead

Liverpool - An off-duty police officer has been killed and two others attacked in a city centre night club area in Liverpool. Police are not saying whether the attack was targeted due to the men's profession.

8 kids found stabbed in Australian home, suspect Mom talks to God

Another tragedy in Australia as on Friday morning eight children in a home were found dead and a woman was alive but had stab wounds to her chest. Some reports say all were stabbed. The police said there is no concern beyond it being a horrific tragedy.

WW II vet, 101, robbed, beat in Ottawa, police seek man in photo

A Canadian World War II veteran who fought on the beaches of Normandy on D-Day, was robbed and beaten up in his own condo on Thursday. The vet had recently been back to Normandy and spent time there with Prime Minister Harper and his wife.

Boko Haram attacks Nigerian village, kill men, kidnap 185

Islamist militants attacked a small village in Nigeria called Gumsuri last Sunday, the government said Thursday. The militants killed 35 people in the village, mostly men, and kidnapped another 185, most of those girls and woman.

Apple suppliers accused of poor treatment of workers

London - Workers in Chinese factories making Apple products are poorly treated, with exhausted employees falling asleep on their 12-hour shifts, British broadcaster the BBC found in an investigation broadcast.

British VIP abuse ring inquiry probes boys' murders

London - An inquiry into an alleged powerful ring of child abusers in the British establishment of the 1970s and 1980s is investigating the murders of three young boys, police said on Thursday.

Floyd Mayweather says if he were white he'd be a billiionaire

Whether Floyd Mayweather Jr. is the richest boxer in the world - ever, or is even one of the richest athletes, he's of the opinion that if his skin was white he'd be a whole lot richer. In fact he believes he'd be a "multi-billionaire."

British badger cull misses target

London - Fewer than half the required number of badgers have been killed in this year's controversial cull in, according to the British Government.

Parent's video of school nativity play pulled offline

Abercynon - The parents of four year-old Emmi-Rai Homes were ordered to remove a video recording of their child in school Nativity play. This was because it broke the school rules relating to child protection.

Beatle Paul McCartney: John Lennon killer the 'jerk of all jerks'

The former Beatle Paul McCartney was on a British talk show last week and let the world know, in no uncertain terms, what he thinks of the man who shot his bandmate and friend John Lennon. He said the crazed shooter was the "jerk of all jerks."
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