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Doomsday Clock moved up and now sits at 3 minutes before midnight

The metaphorical Doomsday Clock, created by and kept up by The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, has been moved. It is now the closest it's been to midnight in three decades, moving up Thursday to 3 minutes to midnight.

Op-Ed: Manny mouthing more hype but Mayweather vs. Pacquiao still likely

Here's this: Manny Pacquiao and his camp are not simply engaging in hype when they take shots at Floyd Mayweather, when they are accusing him of ducking the fight every boxing fans wants to see. They're also engaging in, frankly, self-serving bullshit.

Defrocked priest to be jailed for sexual assaults on children

A defrocked priest found guilty of 32 counts of sexually abusing Inuit children between the years 1978 and 1982 apologized in a courtroom at his sentencing hearing today. As he did so, dozens of victims and members of their families cried out.

During Israel bus attack 13-year-old 'threw my bag at terrorist'

The attack on a Tel Aviv bus Wednesday that saw a dozen persons stabbed could have been worse. When the attacker tried to get at more in the back the wounded driver slammed on the brakes, knocking the man off-balance and enabling others to get off.

Nine or more people stabbed on Tel Aviv bus in 'terrorist' attack

A man was shot, wounded and taken into custody in Tel Aviv, Israel after as many as nine or more people were stabbed on a city bus, including the driver. The incident happened Wednesday on the Maariv bridge.

Op-Ed: Mayweather patiently waits for contract, Pacquiao mouths off

There is nothing from any official involved in negotiations that suggests Floyd Mayweather is balking at signing to fight Manny Pacquiao on May 2. The only suggestions that Mayweather won't sign are coming from none other than Pacquiao himself.

Zambians vote in special presidential election

Johanesburg - Zambia goes to the polls Tuesday in a tightly contested race to elect a president after a ruling party power struggle following the death of Michael Sata in office last year.

5-year-old charged no-show fee after missing birthday party

Things are changing, no? Parents of a five-year-old boy found an official looking invoice/note in their son's bag when the boy returned from kindergarten last week. A bill for having missed a classmate's birthday party.

Mandela's former aide sparks South Africa race row

Cape Town - Nelson Mandela's former personal assistant, Zelda la Grange, has apologised after sparking an online race row with comments that white people were being made to feel unwelcome in South Africa.

African leaders mull action against Hutu rebels in DRC

Johanesburg - African heads of state will meet later this month to decide how to disarm Rwandan Hutu rebels ravaging the troubled east of the Democratic Republic of Congo who have refused an ultimatum to surrender.

Alzheimer's Disease study: Early detection coming, maybe cure

Yet another new discovery in the treatment of Alzheimer's Disease has been made, one to help with early detection. It joins other recent advancements that collectively promise to improve the lives of victims.

Lives of 2 babies were spared by Edmonton mass murdererer

Edmonton police say that 53-year-old Phu Lam, who killed seven in one home, then killed another in a different home before killing himself, spared the lives of two small children. They say the children were there when he killed the family of seven.

Experts say AirAsia flight landed safely in Java Sea, then sank

There are conflicting opinions on what happened to make AirAsia Flight QZ 8501 end up on the bottom of the Java Sea, killing all 162 onboard, but some believe it first landed safely on the water. That opinion is shared by a few.

New Years Day celebration tragedy, 36 killed in Shanghai stampede

At least 36 people are dead and 42 others are injured after a New Year Eve celebration in Shanghai, China went terribly wrong. Overcrowding in Chen Yi Square appears to have lead to revelers having no place to go and a stampede erupted.

Floyd Mayweather offers Miguel Cotto $40 million for rematch

They have already fought and Floyd Mayweather kept his unbeaten streak alive against Miguel Cotto. A rematch? A report from El Vocero de Puerto Rico says that a rematch is on the table and that the Mayweather camp has made an offer.

Bodies from AirAsia flight being recovered, parts of plane found

The dead and the debris of AirAsia Flight 8501 were being brought on board search and rescue ships Tuesday as the fate of the plane is no longer in doubt. Bodies were found in the Java Sea near where parts of the Airbus A320-200 are being recovered.

Shark attack: Australian teen spears shark after it kills boy

A 17-year-old teen in Western Australia was killed by a white pointer shark Monday and the shark then went for his friend. That boy had a spear gun and stuck it in the shark's mouth and fired. The shark swam off, alive but with a spear in its mouth.

FDA approves new pill in fight against Alzheimer's Disease

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a new combination pill for those with moderate to severe Alzheimer's Disease. It is thought combining the two pills involved will better treat the illness than taking each medication separately.

AirAsia denied altitude change before it was lost; debris spotted

Minutes before disappearing off the radar screen, one of the two pilots flying AirAsia Flight QZ8501 requested that they raise its altitude but was told they could not. The plane disappeared off the radar screen within five minutes of making the request.

Pitbull-Rottweiler badly mauls 16-day-old baby, dog put down

A 16-day-old baby girl is in hospital in Victoria, B.C. after being mauled badly by the family's pitbull-Rottweiler pet dog. The Victoria Times-Colonist reports the girl has non-life threatening facial injuries that may require plastic surgery.
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