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German woman, 65, gives birth to 4 babies, premature but alive

A 65-year-old German woman gave birth to four babies on Tuesday in Berlin but it didn't go as hoped. The quadruplets all survived but were born premature at 26 weeks. The newborns now make Annegret Raunigk a mother of 17.

Online gambling site 888 poker looking to grow even larger

Reports have it that the popular online gambling site, 888 Poker, may soon be connected to the Bwin.Party Digital Entertainment gambling site. That's because the parent company of 888 Poker is taking a run at buying up Bwin.Party.

Ireland may become first to legalize gay marriage by popular vote

Ireland surely is not the country many, if any, would have picked to become the first to legalize gay marriage by a popular vote. Catholic and conservative Ireland? But that is the way things could shake down as the Irish vote on Friday to do just that.

Endangered rhinos in Nepal making comeback, army fights poachers

The last decade has been a good one for the one-horned rhinoceros in Nepal. Down to just 375 in the entire country by 2005, their numbers have been steadily climbing thanks to anti-poaching measures that involve soldiers.

Monkey believed extinct alive; first photo of red colobus monkey

An African monkey that has been extinct — or thought to be extinct — since the 1970s has been found to still exist. Not only that but two explorers have taken the very first pictures of it.

Study says Canadians have a shorter attention span than goldfish

I am Canadian so take umbrage at the newly-released Microsoft study that found us Canucks have a shorter attention span than...hi. Um. Yes. Shorter attention span than goldfish. Goldfish can focus for nine seconds, one full second more than Canadians.

At last Costa Concordia cruise ship gutted, ready for scrapping

It has been a long journey for the Italian cruise liner, the Costa Concordia, but at last the ship is ready to be jettisoned to the scrap heap of history. After the tragedy of Jan. 13, 2012 the vessel has finally been gutted and is ready for scrapping.

Alzheimer's study finds link between diabetes and dementia

A study from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has found a link between diabetes and Alzheimer's Disease. A high-level of blood sugar glucose increases levels of a protein called amyloid, a cause of Alzheimer's, researchers found.

Online bullying, sexting causes teen depression, anxiety, suicide

The number of teens seeking help for depression and anxiety disorders is on the rise and health officials in the U.K. believe it may be due to sexting and online bullying. A mental health group there reports more teens experiencing problems online.

Paediatricians ask Health Canada to warn consumers about nosodes

Paediatricians in Canada want strong warnings on homeopathic nosodes, remedies they note have never been shown to be effective. Homeopaths recommend them to parents as a vaccine alternative despite the lack of studies showing they work.

Yo-Yo Mayweather calls Pacquiao coward, changes mind on rematch

The nickname nowadays for Floyd Mayweather is 'Money' but might be time for a change — to Yo-Yo. Initially the winner of the superfight over Manny Pacquiao said there'd be no rematch then on Tuesday he said there would be. Today? Back to no.

Mayweather tweets that he'll give Pacquiao a rematch next year

Isn't it over? The Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao thing? Didn't they just fight? One won, the other lost? And doesn't Pacquiao have an injury that puts him out a year? And isn't Mayweather retiring soon? The plot thickens — again!

Terry Fox Day introduced by health minister in Canadian province

Manitoba Health Minister Sharon Blady introduced a bill to the province's legislature Monday that would see a day named in honor of Terry Fox, who died of cancer in 1981 after embarking on a cross-country run to raise money to fight the disease.

100 bodies dug up in remote Nepal trekker's village, more to come

The body count continues to rise over a week after the devastating earthquake in Nepal. On Monday officials found an entire village wiped out. Rescuers and volunteers only reached the small village of Langtang Sunday and what they discovered was horrific.

Op-Ed: 'Floyd Mayweather fears Manny Pacquiao' nonsense ends with win

So many times and from so many people we've heard the refrain that Floyd Mayweather was afraid to fight Manny Pacquiao. Boxing fans and boxing 'experts' alike have trotted out that tired cliche since 2009. Afraid? Really? PLACE LOUD BUZZER SOUND HERE.

Birth of Royal Baby: Kate Middleton gives birth to a baby girl

The Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, gave birth to a royal baby girl at 8:34 a.m. in London today. For parents William and Kate she is a second child, joining her brother, the 22-month-old Prince George.

Filipinos warned to save power for Pacquiao v. Mayweather fight

There have been power outages in the Philippines of late and due to concern they could occur during Manny Pacquiao's fight with Floyd Mayweather on Saturday, a special plea has been issued. People, and businesses, are being asked to conserve.

Mayweather - Pacquiao trainers spar, superfight ready for ring

The trainers for Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao did some verbal sparring at a Thursday media event in Las Vegas but the fighters themselves weren't there. They will next meet in the ring on Saturday night. Will the superfight meet expectations?

Chan, Sukumaran, 6 others executed; Australia withdraws ambassador

Australians Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran are dead. The two members of the so-called Bali 9 drug smuggling group were executed, along with six others, by firing squad Wednesday at 12:.35 a.m. Indonesian time, which was Tuesday at 1:35 p.m. EST.

Riders bare down on convention in World Naked Bike Ride

The World Naked Bike ride just keeps getting more cheeky. The world-wide event, held at different times of the year depending on a city's weather zone - naturally, warmth is welcome - has added more cites this year, with the promise of more on the way.
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