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Caribbean air sparks early spring blast of warm air in U.K. Special

The United Kingdom is readying for a fresh breath of warm spring sunshine this weekend, as temperatures head towards the mid-60s Fahrenheit.

Museum calculates weight of its Stegosaurus dinosaur by 3-D scan

Late last year a team of scientist at London's Natural History Museum finished the job of putting back together Sophie the Stegosaurus dinosaur. Now they've figured out how much she weighed.

Muslim holidays to become days off for New York school children

New York City public school officials announced on Wednesday their school district will begin observing two Muslim holidays. There will be no school on the two holidays to be observed, starting in the 2015-16 school year.

Study: Getting gout lowers chances of Alzheimer's by 24 percent

Researchers in Massachusetts released a study in which they found gout, an inflammatory arthritic condition, lowers the risk of developing Alzheimer's Disease by 24 percent. Gout is caused by rich diets leading to a build-up of uric acid.

Recovering Ireland appeals for diaspora to come home

Dublin - Ireland's government this week launched a new programme called "Global Irish" designed to attract thousands of emigrants who left during the financial crisis to return.

Russian bombers disrupted planes in Irish airspace

Dublin - One plane was diverted and another delayed to avoid two Russian bombers that flew through Irish-controlled airspace without warning in February, the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) said on Tuesday.

Photo of weasel riding upon back of flying woodpecker goes viral

An amateur photographer in the U.K. was delighted when his nature photo went viral Tuesday. Spreading across the Internet is his shot of a weasel riding atop a flying woodpecker.

Air pollution damages cognition, memory, in brains of children

The Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology in Spain published results from their new study Tuesday and they are disturbing. They found that the brains of kids who go to school in heavy-traffic areas are being damaged.

Op-Ed: Justin 'piece of s**t' Bieber begs Seth Rogen to roast him

There are of course a lot of haters out there who say mean things about the embattled Justin Bieber. But he's shown he can be a rather cheerful fellow who can make sport of himself. For example, his recent attempts to lure Seth Rogen into roasting him.

Report says air pollution killing thousands in Europe each year

The European Environment Agency (EEA) released a major report Tuesday slamming the continent's slow movement on air pollution and predicting thousands more premature deaths in Europe as a result. The report also said many positive steps have been taken.

Protein linked to Alzheimer's discovered in brains as young as 20

In a study released today, researchers at Northwestern University in Illinois found traces of the protein amyloid in patients as young as 20. The abnormal protein is a cause of Alzheimer's Disease and other dementia.

Third orca calf born to endangered killer whale pods in 2 months

The endangered southern resident killer whale population has grown again with the birth of the third orca calf in the past two months. This calf was born to the 'L' pod, the other two were born to the 'J' pod.

Manny Pacquiao arrives in L.A. as Floyd Mayweather disses him

Manny Pacquiao touched down in L.A. on Sunday morning and was whisked away in a Cadillac Escalade while waving to scores of fans who met him at the airport. Meanwhile, Floyd Mayweather Jr., his opponent on May 2, has already began taking shots at him.

Pacquiao likes underdog role but Mayweather favorite for reason

While Floyd Mayweather Jr. is the early betting favorite to beat Manny Pacquiao on May 2 and keep his unblemished record it is not by much. And more pundits and former fighters seem to feel Mayweather has the edge, but again not by much.

Woman to be sentenced for performing dangerous butt enhancements

A woman from Newmarket, Ontario will be sentenced on March 26 for injecting silicone into the buttocks of numerous women. The women had answered her ad and were looking to enhance their buttocks.

Op-Ed: Basketball player in Philippines dumped for Manny Pacquiao insult

Are they sensitive in the Philippines? Too sensitive? Maybe when it comes to insulting a national hero such as Manny Pacquiao they are. An American basketball player lost his job in the country's pro league after comments about Pacquiao.

Canadian judge tells woman to remove hijab or leave courtroom

The CBC in Canada has obtained a recording of a judge in a Quebec courtroom telling a Muslim woman to remove her hijab if she wants her case heard. The woman was appealing to the court to get her impounded car back.

Baby born without heartbeat for 8 minutes is now doing well

The Daily Mail in the U.K. had a heartwarming story this week about a now-healthy five-month-old baby boy, who came into this world without a heartbeat. He was for all intents and purposes dead for the first eight minutes of his life.

Man arrested with 400 pounds of marijuana chocolate bars

Chocolate is something a lot of people like and marijuana is something that, well, some people like. A California man appears to have gotten the bright idea to put the two together. The problem? He got caught doing it in the wrong state.

Dramatic footage as sinkhole swallows up South Korean couple

A truly awful, experience for a couple in South Korea this week — there's no other way of putting it but to say the Earth swallowed them up, collapsing and taking them away. But they survived.
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