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Op-Ed: That 'Mayweather afraid of Pacquiao' crap is finally put to rest

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.

Breakthrough test can predict all cancers 13 years before onset

A joint Northwestern University and Harvard research team has found a method of cancer screening it says can predict 13 years in advance if you'll get the disease. Future testing will determine cancer with certainty, the group believes.

Filipinos warned to save power for Pacquiao v. Mayweather fight

There have been power outages in the Philippines of late and due to concern they could occur during Manny Pacquiao's fight with Floyd Mayweather on Saturday, a special plea has been issued. People, and businesses, are being asked to conserve.

Mayweather - Pacquiao trainers spar, superfight ready for ring

The trainers for Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao did some verbal sparring at a Thursday media event in Las Vegas but the fighters themselves weren't there. They will next meet in the ring on Saturday night. Will the superfight meet expectations?

Crappy diet: Thief in India fed bananas to expel stolen necklace

A thief in India — alleged, yes, but they've really got this guy with the goods — is being fed bananas and a special liquid diet in an effort to get him to expel a necklace. It's there on the x-rays and is making its way through his system.

S.African police arrest three for rape, murder of nun, 86

Johanesburg - South African police said Tuesday they had arrested three people for the rape and murder of a 86-year-old nun of Austrian origin nearly two weeks ago.

One dead, 90 injured in S.Africa train crash: Officials

Johanesburg - A train driver was killed and at least 90 other people injured Tuesday when two crowded commuter trains collided in Johannesburg, South African officials said, adding that emergency teams had cut one woman free from the wreckage.

Australian man's leg bitten off in shark attack, fights for life

A 26-year-old Australian man who was surfing in Port Lincoln national park is now fighting for his life after a shark attack. His injuries, including having a leg bitten off, are life-threatening and he's been airlifted to a hospital in Adelaide.

Scientists are now capable of de-extinction of woolly mammoth

The entire genome of the extinct woolly mammoth has now been sequenced and for the first time science has a blueprint, a step-by-step guide or manual, on how to assemble one. There are no plans to do so — yet.

S.Africa suspends parliament to fight xenophobia

Cape Town - South Africa's parliament will be suspended from next week to enable lawmakers to return to their constituencies to spread the anti-xenophobia message, in the wake of deadly attacks on African migrants.

Discrimination a daily struggle for immigrants in S.Africa

Johanesburg - Immigrants fleeing a wave of deadly xenophobic violence in South Africa have described how fear drove them to try to hide their nationalities even before the attacks began.

Johannesburg marchers condemn attacks on immigrants

Johanesburg - Several thousand demonstrators marched through central Johannesburg on Thursday to protest against a spate of deadly attacks on immigrants, after further raids by the authorities on suspected gang hideouts.

Zuma vows action over immigrant attacks as army deployed

Johanesburg - President Jacob Zuma on Wednesday pledged to tackle xenophobia in South Africa as troops were sent in to support police in a crackdown against attacks on immigrants that have left at least seven people dead.

S.Africa's Zulu king caught up in xenophobia blame game

Cape Town - In his royal leopardskin regalia, Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini conjures up Hollywood images of his once-feared tribe and the legendary warrior-king Shaka, his direct ancestor.

Happy Birthday, Hitler? Russian police raid Hitler birthday bash

Moscow police have raided what they said was a birthday party celebration for the deceased leader of Nazi Germany, Adolf Hitler. While police detained some 40 persons at the Hitler birthday bash, only 17 were charged. The charges? Petty hooliganism.

South Africa deploys army to quell anti-immigrant attacks

Johanesburg - South African soldiers deployed overnight Tuesday to tackle gangs hunting down and killing foreigners after at least seven people died in a wave of anti-immigrant violence, AFP photographers witnessed.

South Africa to deploy army over anti-immigrant attacks

Johanesburg - South African soldiers will be deployed to quell anti-immigrant violence that has killed at least seven people in several weeks of unrest, Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula said Tuesday.

Zulu king denies inciting S.Africa anti-immigrant attacks

Durban - Zulu king Goodwill Zwelithini on Monday denied whipping up xenophobic hatred in South Africa after he was accused of triggering violence that has left at least seven people dead and forced thousands from their homes.

Study: Alzheimer's brain shrinkage slowed by Omega 3s, Vitamin B

The authors of a study on Alzheimer's Disease and other dementia presented at a conference last week say they've made a major breakthrough in treating the illness. The study shows vitamins halt the brain shrinkage that leads to memory loss.

S. Africa violence echoes deadly 2008 precedent

Johanesburg - The spate of attacks on foreigners in South Africa that has claimed the lives of at least seven people is chillingly reminiscent of even deadlier violence in 2008 that killed 62 and sent thousands seeking refuge.
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