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Ronda Rousey takes a shot at Floyd Mayweather — and lands it

Ronda Rousey is making huge strides in the sporting world, increasing her stature, her earnings potential and her place in the world of mixed martial arts. Rousey is also becoming a good quote.

65-year-old German woman births 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.

Tools 3.3. million years old found in Kenya, oldest on record

A discovery of 3.3-million-year-old crude stone tools in Kenya has archeologists rethinking humankind's past. Hominids (that would be us) were thought to have invented tools 2.6 million years ago so the find raises the stature of an earlier relative.

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.

Life sentences for killers of Austrian nun in S. Africa

Johanesburg - A South African court on Friday sentenced two men to life in jail for the rape and murder of an 86-year-old Austrian-born nun who was strangled with an electric typewriter cord.

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.

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.

S. Africa opposition elects first black leader

Port Elizabeth - South Africa's main opposition party, the Democratic Alliance, on Sunday elected its first black leader, a major step in its bid to present itself as an alternative to the ruling African National Congress (ANC).

S.Africa strike season looms after attacks on migrant workers

Johanesburg - South Africa's annual season of labour strikes often turns violent, but a recent wave of deadly xenophobic attacks has heightened fears that this year's protests could fuel further aggression towards migrant workers.

Women gangrape man at gunpoint for sperm

South Africans are responding with shock and disbelief on the news that three women reportedly raped a man at gunpoint and harvesteed his semen in a cooler box. The South African police are looking at all angles including the possibility of witchcraft.

Yo-Yo Mayweather calls Pacquiao coward, changes mind on rematch

The nickname nowadays for Floyd Mayweather is 'Money' but might be time for a change — to Yo-Yo. Initially the winner of the superfight over Manny Pacquiao said there'd be no rematch then on Tuesday he said there would be. Today? Back to no.

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.

Mayweather tweets that he'll give Pacquiao a rematch next year

Isn't it over? The Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao thing? Didn't they just fight? One won, the other lost? And doesn't Pacquiao have an injury that puts him out a year? And isn't Mayweather retiring soon? The plot thickens — again!

Terry Fox Day introduced by health minister in Canadian province

Manitoba Health Minister Sharon Blady introduced a bill to the province's legislature Monday that would see a day named in honor of Terry Fox, who died of cancer in 1981 after embarking on a cross-country run to raise money to fight the disease.

100 bodies dug up in remote Nepal trekker's village, more to come

The body count continues to rise over a week after the devastating earthquake in Nepal. On Monday officials found an entire village wiped out. Rescuers and volunteers only reached the small village of Langtang Sunday and what they discovered was horrific.

Op-Ed: 'Floyd Mayweather fears Manny Pacquiao' nonsense ends with win

So many times and from so many people we've heard the refrain that Floyd Mayweather was afraid to fight Manny Pacquiao. Boxing fans and boxing 'experts' alike have trotted out that tired cliche since 2009. Afraid? Really? PLACE LOUD BUZZER SOUND HERE.
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