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North Korea denies Sony hacking, threatens U.S. with consequences

North Korea issued a statement Saturday demanding a joint probe with the U.S. over the Sony hacking scandal. The statement claimed the country's innocence and threatened reprisals if the U.S. refuses to investigate the hacking with them.

Australian mother arrested for murder of 8 children, 7 her own

The mother of seven of the eight children found murdered in a home in Manoora, a suburb of Cairns, has been arrested in their murder, and the murder of her young niece. There seems to be no motive in this crime.

Manny Pacquiao tweets Floyd Mayweather that time to fight is now

Floyd Mayweather has made statements urging Manny Pacquiao to agree to fight him and now Manny Pacquiao is making statements urging Floyd Mayweather to fight him. Is boxing's richest fight finally going to happen?

Boko Haram attacks Nigerian village, kill men, kidnap 185

Islamist militants attacked a small village in Nigeria called Gumsuri last Sunday, the government said Thursday. The militants killed 35 people in the village, mostly men, and kidnapped another 185, most of those girls and woman.

Floyd Mayweather says if he were white he'd be a billiionaire

Whether Floyd Mayweather Jr. is the richest boxer in the world - ever, or is even one of the richest athletes, he's of the opinion that if his skin was white he'd be a whole lot richer. In fact he believes he'd be a "multi-billionaire."

Beatle Paul McCartney: John Lennon killer the 'jerk of all jerks'

The former Beatle Paul McCartney was on a British talk show last week and let the world know, in no uncertain terms, what he thinks of the man who shot his bandmate and friend John Lennon. He said the crazed shooter was the "jerk of all jerks."

Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin fame writing new songs, seeks new band

In an interview with the U.K.'s biggest music magazine Jimmy Page said this week that he's not just about remastering old Led Zeppelin material, as he did in a project just completed. He is also, he said, still moving forward musically.

U.S. investigators: North Korea responsible for Sony Picture hack

U.S. federal investigators have claimed they've made a connection between the North Korean government and the hacking of Sony Pictures. They may, sources say, go public with their accusations in the near future.

Judge charged for planting drugs on woman who denied his advances

On Thursday, a former judge was found guilty on charges after he allegedly planted methamphetamine on a woman after she refused his sexual advances inside his chambers.

U.S.Mother charged for giving her children marijuana for ailments

A woman in Cadillac, Michigan has been charged with three counts of child abuse for giving her 10- and 12-year-old children marijuana. She says that she was giving her two boys pot to treat medical conditions.

New Zealand mulls alcohol sponsorship ban

Wellington - A New Zealand government review on Wednesday recommended French-style measures banning alcohol sponsorship of sport in a bid to curb the South Pacific nation's binge drinking culture.

The fight is on as MMA fighters file lawsuit against the UFC

A group of Mixed Martial Arts fighters are of the opinion that the Ultimate Fighting Championship has made itself into the Only Fighting Championship. Those fighters are all in the same corner now, together launching an anti-trust suit against the UFC.

Is cure for men's infertility as simple as fixing overall health?

A study released last week has found that infertility in men is often linked to other health issues. Study authors say "semen deficiencies" is why half of infertile couples don't achieve pregnancy and it can be connected to curable health issues.

Op-Ed: Sydney police had to go into Lindt cafe after shots heard inside

Shortly after news spread police had stormed the Lindt cafe in Sydney and two hostages and the gunman had died criticisms of police appeared online. But those critics did not have all the facts and were wrong to say the police had made the wrong call.

Treasure trove of dinosaur fossils found in bonebed near Edmonton

A massive trove of dinosaur remains the likes of which has rarely been discovered anywhere has been revealed in Monday's issue of the monthly 'Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences.' It details work in the Danek Edmontosaurus Bonebed south of Edmonton.

HIV positive man gets 6 1/2 years for spitting in a cop's eye

A man in Winnipeg, Canada has been given a six-and-a-half year prison sentence, just shy of the maximum of seven, for intentionally spitting in a police officer's eye knowing he might pass on his HIV infection. The judge found the man planned it.

New Zealand musician Lorde admits to being dumpster diver

At 18, the New Zealand phenomenon Lorde is famous for many things. She is a Grammy winner and platinum selling artist, but she has always managed to stay grounded and her latest revelation will assure that she stays there for a long time.

Saskatchewan dog whose frozen feet came off gets prosthetic paws

A dog in Saskatchewan, Canada, whose hind feet got frozen to the ground last year while a newborn, and came off when his mom picked him up, has now got new paws back there. And he's getting around with them just fine, thank you.

Exercise key factor of 5 to reduce risk of Alzheimer's Disease

A charity in the U.K. has reviewed previous studies on Alzheimer's Disease and concluded that five lifestyle choices are key to significantly reducing the risk of getting Alzheimer's. Exercise is likely to do the most benefit.

Man who killed John Lennon seeks forgiveness from Yoko Ono

Mark David Chapman, the man who shot Beatle John Lennon dead 34 years ago this month, has written to Lennon's widow, Yoko Ono, and asked her to forgive him. Chapman's wife says she has also written Ono.
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