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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.

New Zealand glacier body identified after 42 years

Wellington - A New Zealand hiker's body that lay frozen in a glacier for more than four decades has been formally identified, police said Thursday.

Monster 23ft squid washed up on New Zealand beach

If you are thinking about getting some calamari, you're going to need a big freezer for this one. A gigantic 23ft (7m) squid has been found washed up on a beach near Kaikoura, on New Zealand's South Island.

Sikh abandons religious rule, removes turban to save boy's life

Auckland - A Sikh student from India studying in New Zealand is being hailed around the world as a hero after he ignored religious rule and strict tradition to help a little boy hit by a car. He removed his turban and used it to support the boy's bleeding head.

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.

Op-Ed: VW safety experiment aims at reducing drivers' speeds

Volkswagen New Zealand has launched a revolutionary new campaign to reduce speed related auto fatalities by reminding drivers how much they have to live for.

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.

Canadian camper sleeping outdoors is killed by Black Bear

A 27-year-old Canadian man was killed by a black bear early Sunday, May 10 as he slept by his campfire. The tragedy happened in the early morning by the Parsnip River near Mackenzie, a logging and lumber town in east-central B.C.

Lost New Zealand woman survives on breast milk

Wellington - A New Zealand woman told on Monday how she survived lost in rugged wilderness by drinking her own breast milk and burying herself in dirt.Susan O'Brien was taking part in a gruelling 20 kilometre (12.

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.

Black bears have close call with tourists blocking bridge

Montana Parks and Wildlife posted a video reminding tourists that although they may want to, no one should ever get too close to a bear.

Big Numbers: In U.K. 74% of men, 64% of women overweight by 2030

Time to jettison the bangers and mash? Researchers from the World Health Organization (WHO) made a rather large claim this week: the number of overweight and obese people in the U.K. is growing. So much, they warn, it could be out of control by 2030.

Two children injured when wind blows tree crashing down

Strong winds caused a huge tree to come crashing down and injuring two young children playing in park. Incident caught on video.

Celebrities speak up about Jade Helm

The Jade Helm military training exercise has caused quite a media frenzy. From conspiracy theorists to the Governor of Texas, everyone is on high alert. Now celebrities have begun to speak up about the mysterious military operation.

College student caught on video putting Windex in roommates food

A student at the University of South Carolina is facing criminal charges after she was allegedly caught on a hidden camera secretly poisoning her roommate's food.
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