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Resilient newborn baby flung in drain to die beats odds and lives

On the surface this is a terribly sad story but there is a happiness to it. A newborn was thrown by a mother who could not cope into a drain to die but, by a miracle, days later it was found and is now crawling back to life.

Alzheimer's blood test discovers disease 10 years before symptoms

A new test for Alzheimer's Disease appears to discover the illness up to 10 years before any symptoms appear. It's a groundbreaking test that could enable treatment options to begin far earlier than ever before.

Retriever does lousy, but lovable job in dog show in Finland

This story, this video, is really an illustration of what life's about. Do you do things to make those around you happy? Or do you go for the gusto, making yourself happy and letting the chips fall where they may? The latter is what a Finnish dog did.

Dutch teen remanded after mum rescues her from Islamic State militants

Maastricht - A blonde, blue-eyed Dutch 19-year-old who was rescued by her mother after marrying an Islamic State fighter in Syria, was ordered Friday to be detained pending possible terror charges.

Canadian father of 10, a grandpa, hit in Israel synagogue attack

A Canadian man, who is also Israeli and lives in Jerusalem, was wounded in the attack on a synagogue there and is in serious condition in a local hospital. Already he has undergone more than one surgery and likely faces more.

Court says Eli the pot-bellied pet pig must go, family devastated

A court in Alberta in Canada has ruled an Edmonton family cannot keep Eli, their pet pot-bellied pig. The two little girls in the family, and Mom and Dad, are "devastated." They argued to the court that Eli was a pet, not just a pig, but it didn't work.

Study: A 10-second kiss could transfer 80 million bacteria

Amsterdam - According to a new study, kissing for only 10 seconds could transfer up to 80 million bacteria. However gross that might sound, scientists believe that sharing bacteria through kissing helps us stay healthy by boosting the immune system.

'Contagious' bird flu outbreaks on Dutch, British farms

Hekendorp - Dutch officials were on Monday checking poultry farms for a highly infectious strain of bird flu following outbreaks of similar strains of the virus in Britain and Germany.

MH17 crash video, newly released, shows plane nearly hit village

Amateur footage was released of the moments after the crash of Malaysian Flight MH17, shot down in July in Ukraine. The video, taken from a cellphone by a local, shows how close the plane came to landing on the small village of Hrabove.

U2 cancels week-long Jimmy Fallon appearance after Bono hurts arm

U2 is a man down, and an important one, after Bono had a cycling accident and injured his arm. The Irish band made it to New York, Bono had his fall in Central Park, but the group had to cancel an appearance on 'The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.'

Ninety arrested during 'Black Pete' protests at Dutch kids' fete

Gouda - Dutch police on Saturday arrested 90 people protesting for and against the controversial "Black Pete" figure at the start of the traditional gift-giving festival of Saint Nicholas in the central city of Gouda, officials said.

G20 Summit turning into war of words as leaders attack Putin

The G20 Summit is underway in Australia and a meeting intended to focus on the economy is turning into a battleground as nations line up to take a shot at Russian President Vladimir Putin. The subject of the Ukraine is threatening to derail the meeting.

World's economic leaders gather in Australia for 2-day G20 summit

Amidst a simmering tension between two members, world economic powers are gathering today in Brisbane, Australia for the ninth meeting of the G20 summit. The agenda is not officially known but the prime topic is certain to be the world's economy.

Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett to sing together at famed Tanglewood

Lady Gaga will perform with the legendary Tony Bennett, with the Boston Symphony Orchestra at the BSO's summer home of Tanglewood in Lenox, Mass., near Boston, this summer. The two have recorded and performed together previously.

U2 singer Bono has harrowing flight as door detaches from plane

The singer for the Irish band U2 is lucky that things ended well after a door in the rear compartment of the private jet he was riding across Europe in fell off. He lost his luggage in the mishap but is happy that is all he lost.

Duck-billed dinosaur, 80 million years old, discovered in Canada

Bones of a duck-billed dinosaur have been discovered in a river in the Canadian province of Alberta, the Royal Tyrrell Museum revealed this week. Two fisherman came upon the find in September and it may be from a previously unknown species.

Netherlands opens solar-powered bike lane

Krommenie - One of the world's most densely-populated countries has unveiled a bike path with an added twist — the stretch features embedded solar panels.

Global law enforcement strikes deep into 'Dark Web'

Den Haag - A global crackdown has shut down dozens of online "dark markets" selling illegal goods and services and masking their identities using the Tor encryption network, officials said Friday.

Nocturnal tinklers fined $175 if found peeing on Dutch Palace

Amsterdam - "To pee or not to pee at night, that is the question." At least, it is for local nocturnal tinklers who have made a habit of peeing inside the darkened arches of the Dutch Royal Palace's outer wall.

Israel escapes war crimes charges over deadly Gaza flotilla raid

Den Haag - The International Criminal Court (ICC) will not launch a prosecution over Israel's raid on a Gaza-bound flotilla in 2010 in which 10 Turkish activists died, despite a "reasonable basis" to believe war crimes were committed, the chief prosecutor said Th...
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