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S.Africa's top poacher-hunting pooch flies into battle

- Barking and snarling in his cage, "Killer" -- South Africa's most successful poacher-catching canine -- looks ready for another helicopter mission tracking down armed hunters who slaughter rhinos for their horns.

Horrible Cruelty: Video of man kicking kitten in air, killing it

A shocking video of a man kicking a kitten like it is a soccer ball, lining up to do so and kicking it into the air, killing it, has emerged. The graphic footage is not pretty and not everyone will be able to stomach it.

Lonmin likely to cut 6,000 jobs in South Africa

Johanesburg - Lonmin, the world's third largest platinum producer, said Friday it was set to cut 6,000 jobs in South Africa due to falling prices and high costs, dealing another blow to the country's fragile economy.

Study finds exercise can reduce symptoms of Alzheimer's Disease

There has been a lot of hopeful news at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference in Washington, and on Thursday came news of the benefits of exercise for patients. A study found exercise makes patients feel better and improves memory.

'Blood Lions' exposes South Africa's canned hunting industry

A new documentary sheds light on the highly controversial but perfectly legal practice of commercially breeding lions for 'canned hunts' in South Africa.

Spy cams on rhinos will catch poachers

A new camera is being used to fight poaching and, if it works, rhinoceros poachers could end up being caught in the act.

32 boys dead in South African initiation season

Johanesburg - Traditional rite-of-passage ceremonies in South Africa left 32 boys dead and more than 150 hospitalised, local authorities said Tuesday, as the annual initiation season drew to a close.

Surf pro fights off S.Africa shark attack in shock TV footage

Johanesburg - An Australian surfing champion has fought off a huge shark during a competition in South Africa, escaping the terrifying scene without injury to the relief of his shocked mother who feared she had lost another son.

Why is a woman hanging sex toys on power lines all over Portland?

It is uncertain why she's doing it, it's even uncertain if it is her doing it, but what is certain is someone is hanging sex toys on power lines - dozens - all over Portland. They're being seen by all ages and a young woman has claimed responsibility.

Navy officer dies of wounds from Chattanooga lone-wolf attack

A fifth member of the U.S. military has died as a result of being shot in the lone-wolf attack on two military facilities in Chattanooga, Tenn. Thursday. A Navy Petty Officer died Saturday from wounds sustained in the attack.

More than 150 injured in S.Africa train crash: Medics

Johanesburg - At least 150 people were injured when two trains collided in south Johannesburg on Friday evening, South African officials said, adding that there were no confirmed fatalities.

Five S. Africans held over 'propaganda videos' to be freed in China

Johanesburg - Five South African citizens who were detained in China one week ago after being accused of watching "propaganda videos" will be released shortly, the South African government said Friday.

Doctors confident of Desmond Tutu's recovery

Cape Town - South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu is expected to spend at least a third night in hospital where he is being treated for a persistent infection, his daughter said Thursday.

South African female miners break ground for their gender

Rustenburg - Deep underground, where huge conveyer belts haul rocks to the surface, 33-year-old mother of two Bernice Motsieloa represents the quiet revolution transforming the macho culture of South African mining.

New cancer research uses 2 viruses to find and kill cancer cells

A novel method of fighting cancer being studied in Canada may be the big breakthrough the world has been waiting for. It is early but by using two viruses researchers may be able to target and kill off cancer cells while leaving healthy cells alone.

Sex and happiness: Study finds more sex don't mean more happiness

A study newly released in the 'Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization' suggests having more sex is not the way to finding more happiness that you might think it would be. Indeed, the study found more sex may lead to less happiness? What?!

Theatre patron jumps on Broadway stage — to charge his cell phone

New York City - More often the problem with cell phones at a theatre performance revolves around an audience member forgetting to turn one off. But at a July 2 Broadway show the problem was altogether different as an audience member jumped on stage - to charge his cell.

Op-Ed: My friend Walter, alcohol and drug addiction and good people lost

I worked at a drug and alcohol treatment center on a small island near Vancouver not long ago. It was not the best but nor was it the worst. There were compassionate counselors but the administration caused more confusion than was helpful.

After a clean kill, African game-hunters defend the right to shoot

- Adri Kitshoff aims her gun at the antelope and pulls the trigger. Killed in an instant, the animal collapses to the ground.The hunter rests her chin on the gun and closes her eyes in a silent prayer of thanks that the animal did not suffer.

Prank video as terrified Paris Hilton told plane is crashing

It's not certain where an Egyptian TV show thought the humor was but they went ahead with a prank on Paris Hilton, convincing her the small plane she was in was about to crash. They even had an actor in on it thrown off the plane as it neared water.
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