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Chinese baby is born with 15 fingers, 16 toes — but no thumbs

It's a condition that is rare but there is surgery to solve the problem of having extra digits. A baby in China has a lot of extra digits, 11 of them in fact, and yet neither of the infant's palms has a thumb.

Handcuffed Indiana suspect manages to steal police car and escape

You can't keep a good man down, or in this case you can't keep a handcuffed robbery suspect in the back seat of your police car unattended. Why? Well, .he just might find a way to steal the cruiser and cause thousands of dollars in damage.

In effort to fight public 'pee-ers' new coating sprays urine back

People urinating on public buildings - let's be honest, it's almost always men — are leaving behind more than their urine. That's unpleasant enough but there's also the issue of smell. Well, there may be something to be done about it.

At last Trump admits Obama born in U.S. — then starts Clinton lie

There has been some bizarre turns of events in the U.S. election. Like Donald Trump mocking a disabled reporter and boasting about the size of his penis. Or a sick Hillary Clinton stumbling into the back seat of a van. There's plenty more.

World Suicide Prevention Day: Male suicide rate 3.5 times higher

September 10 was World Suicide Prevention Day and at last the epidemic rate of male suicides is being noted. Men are three to four times more likely to take their own lives, a stat that holds true in the U.S., Canada, the U.K. and other countries.

Op-Ed: Birther Donald Trump finally believes Obama born in USA — maybe

It has been a long time coming but, if his campaign manager and Rudy Giuliani can be believed, Donald Trump at long last believes that U.S. President Barack Obama was born in America. Which is where Obama was in fact born.

Over 10 percent of Earth's wilderness lost in under 20 years

A study from a university in Canada has found that during the past two decades the Earth has lost, thanks to humans, 20 percent of its wilderness. It's being called an alarming rate of loss and it continues unabated.

Op-Ed: Trump again denies the fact he supported the invasion of Iraq

Many untruths Donald Trump utters come from his attempts to cover up his own behaviour, such as claiming he did not mock a reporter with a handicap when a video clearly showed that he had. Some just come from bald-faced lies.

Queen's Freddie Mercury would be 70, has asteroid named after him

The International Astronomical Union is throwing some of that crazy little thing called love at the late-Freddie Mercury to mark his 70th birthday. One of the more sparkling stars in rock history, the British singer now has an asteroid named after him.

Video of 3 black bears, a Mom and her cubs, swimming in L.A. pool

You probably wouldn't want to join them but it's kinda cool to watch them. Three black bears, a mother and her two cubs, found their way into a suburb in the L.A. basin and went for a swim — in a pool.

Irish cabinet agrees to appeal EU's Apple tax ruling

Dublin - Ireland's government on Friday agreed to appeal against an EU ruling ordering Apple to pay the country 13 billion euros ($15 billion) in back taxes and said parliament would be recalled early to debate the issue.

Men more likely to develop cancer, far more likely to die from it

A study just released in the U.K. confirms what's long been known, that men are more likely to develop cancer than are women. The study also shows men are far more likely to die of cancer, in large part because they delay seeking treatment.

Multi-billion Apple windfall puts Ireland in unusual bind

Dublin - The European Commission's demand for Apple to pay Ireland some 13 billion euros in back taxes has put the country in the strange position of refusing the windfall for fear of scaring away valuable investment.

Juno flyby: NASA flies spacecraft closest ever to Jupiter

NASA has just flown a spacecraft closer to the windswept, gaseous planet of Jupiter than one has ever gone before. The Juno spacecraft is already sending back images from its successful flyby.

Norway politician plays 'Pokemon Go' during Parliamentary hearing

The' Pokemon Go' craze is getting a little out of hand, no? In Norway some are answering yes to that question after the leader of a major political party was caught playing it during a parliamentary hearing.

Irish immigration turns positive for first time in seven years

Dublin - More people came to live in Ireland in the year to the end of April than emigrated for the first time since 2009, with thousands of Irish citizens returning to the Emerald Isle, official figures showed on Tuesday.The state agency reported a 14.

Europe Olympics chief Hickey 'temporarily' stands down from roles

Dublin - Patrick Hickey, the head of the Olympic Council of Ireland, temporarily stood down from all Olympic roles after his arrest over illegal ticket sales, the OCI said Wednesday.

Electric cars could replace 90 percent of current U.S. vehicles

A new study out of the U.S. has determined electric vehicles, with their current charging limitations, could replace and do an equal job to 90 percent of the gasoline-powered vehicles on the road in that country today.

Alzheimer's Disease: Study finds existing drug may cure dementia

There have been many encouraging studies on Alzheimer's Disease and other dementia in recent years, but a new study out of the U.K. could be the most promising yet. The study found that an existing drug may be applied to Alzheimer's to great effect.

Police pull UFO over in Ireland to discover a publicity stunt

Gorey - The next time you hear talk about publicity stunts, be sure to mention this one from Ireland that's almost literally out of this world.
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