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Greece's Varoufakis says debt deal 'in the offing'

Dublin - Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis said Friday it was not "too late" for Athens to reach a deal with its international creditors ahead of Sunday's referendum on bailout terms.

Prank video as terrified Paris Hilton told plane is crashing

It's not certain where an Egyptian TV show thought the humor was but they went ahead with a prank on Paris Hilton, convincing her the small plane she was in was about to crash. They even had an actor in on it thrown off the plane as it neared water.

Giant goldfish 'size of dinner plates' are becoming huge problem

You may not think a tiny goldfish could grow into a massive problem in Canadian, American and world waterways, but it can. It seems that when families no longer want Goldie they often dump the little guy into a lake, stream or other waterway.

Thousands celebrate Dublin Pride after marriage vote 

Dublin - Tens of thousands of revellers created a carnival atmosphere on the streets of Dublin on Saturday in the first gay Pride parade since Ireland became the first country in the world to vote for same-sex marriage.

Thousands celebrate Dublin Pride after marriage vote 

Dublin - Tens of thousands of revellers created a carnival atmosphere on the streets of Dublin on Saturday in the first gay Pride parade since Ireland became the first country in the world to vote for same-sex marriage.

Barack Obama sings 'Amazing Grace' at funeral of slain reverend

U.S. President Barack Obama did something no other sitting president of his country has likely done before when he sang "Amazing Grace" at the eulogy for a friend murdered last week by a racist young white man. Obama led thousands of mourners in song.

Alzheimer's: Low memory test scores may be early sign of dementia

A new study has found low scores on memory and thinking tests may be a signal a person will develop Alzheimer's Disease. Researchers found that a signal that Alzheimer's is there may be detected up to 18 years before a diagnosis of the illness.

Greece's Varoufakis says proposed debt deal 'clearly unviable'

Dublin - Greece is being put before a "clearly unviable" agreement by its EU-IMF creditors but remains committed to staying in the eurozone, Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis told Irish radio on Friday.

Two bodies found in Ireland in search for 1972 IRA victim

Dublin - Investigators searching remote farmland in Ireland on Thursday for a former Cistercian monk murdered and secretly buried by the IRA 43 years ago have found two bodies.

'Mad cow' disease detected in Ireland

Dublin - A single case of "mad cow disease" has been identified in the Republic of Ireland, from a dairy located in County Louth.

Humpback whale tangled in nets survives after dramatic rescue

A juvenile humpback whale in waters off Powell River in B.C. became tangled in the ropes of a prawn fisherman's nets over the weekend and almost died because of it. It was rescued in a lengthy operation by fisheries officials.

Two mass shootings in U.S., in Detroit and Philadelphia, one dies

The United States was again hit by gun violence on Saturday. Twenty people were shot at events in two cities but as of this writing only one has died, with one other in critical condition. Ten were shot in Detroit, and 10 were shot in Philadelphia.

Biologist worried about lonely Beluga whale in Halifax harbour

A beluga whale living in the harbour in Halifax, Nova Scotia may be from the St. Lawrence Estuary, where belugas are endangered. A marine biologist is worried about the whale and will conduct tests to determine where it came from.

California balcony in fatal collapse was dangerously overcrowded

Berkeley - An apartment balcony that collapsed near the University of California campus here, killing six young people at a birthday party, was overcrowded well beyond its structural limits Tuesday when it gave way, Berkeley officials have acknowledged.

10,000 dogs, and cats, cruelly killed at dog meat fest in China

British comedian Ricky Gervais is among those appalled by the Yulin Dog Meat Festival, and he's asking for the public's support in ending it. Each year the fest kills some 10,000 dogs and almost as many cats by barbaric manners, before eating them.

Ireland mourns balcony death students

Dublin - The Irish national flag flew at half mast and parliament was suspended Wednesday in tribute to the six young people who died when an apartment balcony collapsed during a 21st birthday party in California.

Floyd Mayweather: Thurman joins list of fighters who want Money

It's no surprise there are fighters out there who want a shot at the man, Floyd "Money" Mayweather. You wanna be the best, obviously you gotta beat the best. That phrase got to be a cliche because of one reason — it's true.

Senator hopes to end whale and dolphin captivity with legislation

A Canadian senator has introduced a bill to phase out the keeping of whales and dolphins in captivity. Capturing and keeping cetaceans is a practice in Canada that meets with ongoing controversy but if passed the bill may finally end that.

Baked Canada: Top court widens methods of using medical marijuana

The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that medical marijuana users cannot be limited to using only dried marijuana leaves to get their medicine. The country's health minister isn't happy about it but users can now get creative with how they ingest pot.

Alzheimer's Disease: Poor sleep may be trigger for dementia

New research has found that poor sleep may be the trigger that leads to Alzheimer's Disease. The sampling size was small — 26 persons were part of the study - but the results suggest a lack of REM sleep increases a protein that leads to Alzheimer's.
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