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U.S. Physicist: Alien nuclear bomb wiped out Mars civilization

Monmouth - A U.S. physicist claims evidence that an ancient Mars civilization was wiped out by nuclear bomb-armed aliens. He warns that evidence of a past nuclear attack on Mars raises concerns about a similar attack on Earth.

Watch terrifying animation of world's tallest 570ft rollercoaster

Orlando - Watch a hair-raising 4-minute animation presenting a realistic portrayal of the drop from the 570-foot summit of the world's tallest roller-coaster, at a speed of 65 mph, through corkscrew twists, turns, loops and inversions to ground level.

Video: Mysterious blast 'turns night to day' over Russia's Urals

Yekaterinburg - A massive explosion which lit up the sky over Russia's Urals has become the subject of speculation after the authorities declined comment on it although several locals captured it on camera. According to an eyewitness, the explosion "turned night to day."

Saudi groom divorces bride after she removes veil, shows her face

Medina - A Saudi Arabian groom divorced his bride on their wedding day after seeing her face for the first time. The groom saw his bride's face for the first time when she lifted her veil in preparation for photographs to be taken.

Study: A 10-second kiss could transfer 80 million bacteria

Amsterdam - According to a new study, kissing for only 10 seconds could transfer up to 80 million bacteria. However gross that might sound, scientists believe that sharing bacteria through kissing helps us stay healthy by boosting the immune system.

Video of father singing 'Blackbird' to dying newborn goes viral

Loma Linda - A deeply touching video shows a father singing Paul McCartney's song "Blackbird" to his dying newborn son a few days after his wife and mother of the baby died in childbirth.

Video: 'Drunk Girl in Public' experiment gives disturbing results

Los Angeles - A new viral video "Drunk Girl in Public" shows a young woman pretending to be drunk and trying to find her way home. She approaches five men and asks for help. But instead of helping, they try to take advantage of her. Only one man offered assistance.

Video: Cheating wife caught on camera with bartender by best man

A video showing the moment a "cheating wife" was caught on camera by her husband's best man has gone viral online, with over one million views in the first 24 hours after it was posted online.

FBI memo: Churchill wanted Harry Truman to 'nuke' Russia

London - A newly released secret memo from FBI archives reveals that in 1947, Winston Churchill, Britain's prime minister during the Second World War, urged the US to launch a preemptive nuclear strike against the Soviet Union to "wipe out" the Kremlin.

USDA approves low carcinogen GM potato for McDonald's supplier

Washington - The US Department of Agriculture has approved for commercial planting a new genetically modified potato being touted as having lower levels of a potentially carcinogenic substance produced when potatoes are fried.

Video: Paul Rosolie to be 'Eaten Alive' by anaconda on Discovery

A wildlife filmmaker, Paul Rosolie, 26, has announced that he will allow himself to be swallowed alive on camera by an anaconda while dressed in a custom-built, snake-proof suit for protection.

Video: Police charge 90-yr-old Arnold Abbott for feeding homeless

Fort Lauderdale - Fort Lauderdale Police have charged a charity worker, Arnold Abbott, 90, for feeding the homeless at a park in the city. Abbott was charged under a new ordinance which took effect Friday and effectively criminalizes feeding the homeless in public places.

Video: Doctors pull live South American lungfish from man's bowel

Londrina - A Brazilian man had to undergo an emergency surgery to remove from his intestine a live lungfish that entered through his anus and passed a "considerable way" up before getting stuck.

Video: ISIS fighters barter Yazidi girls on 'slave market day'

Mosul - A video has emerged online showing ISIS fighters haggling delightedly over Yazidi ethnic minority women and girls on "slave market day." According to the militants, good-looking, green-eyed or blue-eyed girls with good teeth fetch the best prices.

Video: Nik Wallenda completes Chicago skyscraper tightrope walks

Chicago - Daredevil tightrope walker Nik Wallenda, 35, completed two skyscraper high-wire walks on live TV Sunday evening: The first walk at more than 500 ft over the Chicago River, and the second blindfolded, without a safety net or a harness.

Video: Lockheed Martin Area 51 scientist confesses UFOs, aliens

Roswell - A video recently posted to YouTube shows Boyd Bushman, who claims to have worked as a scientist at Lockheed Martin, making bizarre claims of evidence that aliens have visited Earth and that he worked at Area 51 on alien spacecraft technology.

Op-Ed: Bill Cosby and the Barbara Bowman rape allegation

A woman, Barbara Bowman, has alleged that Bill Cosby, 77, abused her sexually as an aspiring 17-year-old actress. Bowman, now 47, claimed that Cosby took advantage of her youth and vulnerability when he took her under his wing as a mentor.

Graphic photo: Snake bite causes girl’s leg to shrivel, blacken

Caracas - The photo below shows a 13-year-old Venezuelan girl whose leg became severely withered and blackened after she was bitten by a venomous snake. The extreme shriveling and blackening of her leg was due to severe necrosis from the effect of the snake venom.

Video: Google VP smashes Baumgartner's stratosphere jump record

Roswell - A Google vice president, Alan Eustace, 57, broke Felix Baumgartner's 2012 parachute jump world record Friday when he dived from a balloon near the top of the stratosphere, breaking the sound barrier during a freefall that lasted four-and-a-half minutes.

Staffordshire dog Ziggy shot through head with crossbow bolt

Wansford - A two-year-old Staffordshire bull terrier named Ziggy was found wandering in woodland with a 20-inch crossbow bolt passing through the side of his head, barely missing his skull, left brain and the delicate structures of his orbital cavity.
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