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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.

Video: Angry Chinese woman rips ATM apart with bare hands

Shilong - A woman who was unable to get cash out of an ATM machine at a mall in China pulled it apart with her bare hands in frustration. Her efforts to force the machine to dispense cash soon attracted the attention of a crowd of shoppers at the mall.

Study: Drinking sugar-sweetened sodas could make you age faster

San Francisco - A new research study has found that people who reported regular daily consumption of 20 ounces of sugar-sweetened soda have an increased rate of DNA ageing and that the ageing effect of consuming sugary sodas was comparable to the effect of smoking.

Spider burrows into Aussie's appendix scar, up to his sternum

Bunbury - A West Australian man holidaying with friends on the Indonesian Island of Bali had hoped for exotic sightseeing experience, but ended up having a curious Indonesian spider going sightseeing in him instead.

Man sues after waking up from colonoscopy wearing pink panties

Dover - A US man is suing for intentional infliction of "severe emotional distress" and "mental anguish" after he awoke from a colonoscopy procedure at a hospital to find he was wearing pink women's underwear.

Video: Extreme head lice infestation will make your flesh crawl

A video clip posted to YouTube shows a mother removing hundreds of lice from her child's hair by drawing a fine-toothed comb through it. Prepare for skin crawling sights as this could be the most extreme case of head lice infestation you’ve ever seen.

Video: Chinese woman stripped, beaten in 'concubine culture' war

Puyang - Images showing a Chinese "adulteress" being stripped naked and beaten severely in public by an angry scorned wife and her friends are being shared online.

Vatican synod: Gays have 'gifts, qualities' to offer Christians

Rome - In what is being described as a "pastoral earthquake," the two-week synod of bishops called by Pope Francis to consider issues of "family life" released Monday a document with a radically new liberal tone, saying gays have "gifts and qualities to offer."

Video: Swede fitted with first mind-controlled prosthetic arm

Gothenburg - A 42-year-old Swede who lost his right arm over 10 years ago has become the world's first arm amputee to be fitted with a mind-controlled prosthetic arm directly connected to his bone, nerves and muscles.

Second U.S. Ebola case: Texas health worker tests positive

Dallas - Texas state health officials said in a statement Sunday that a health worker who helped to care for Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person ever diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S., has tested positive for the Ebola virus in a preliminary test.

Op-Ed: After #SalvemosAExcalibur, time for #SalvemosAWestAfrica

Monrovia - While thousands die unmourned in West Africa, the rest of the world found time for outrage, fury and grief over the decision by the Spanish authorities to euthanize the dog Excalibur belonging to the Ebola-infected Spanish nurse Teresa Romero Ramos.

#SalvemosAExcalibur: Spain kills Ebola patient's dog Excalibur

Madrid - Despite protests by animal rights groups, Spanish authorities have killed Excalibur, the mixed-breed dog belonging to the Spanish nurse who contracted the Ebola virus while treating two Spanish priests flown into the country from Liberia last month.

Laboratory-grown penises ready for testing in humans

Raleigh - U.S. medical researchers have successfully grown new penises in the laboratory from cultured human cells. They may soon be able to implant them safely on to human patients who are missing the vital organ.

Second 2014 total lunar eclipse causes 'blood moon' on Wednesday

We shall be witness to another "blood moon" on Wednesday, Oct. 8. Wednesday's total lunar eclipse will be the second and last of the year 2014.

Watch pro biker Danny MacAskill do crazy stunts on 'The Ridge'

Glasgow - Pro stunt biker and compulsive thrill-seeker Danny MacAskill has released a new video showing him perform crazy stunts on a bike along treacherously narrow cliffside paths and on rocky outcrops of the Cuillin Ridgeline in the Isle of Skye, Scotland.

Kawasaki unveils 2015 Ninja H2R, a 300-hp beast of the roads

Cologne - Kawasaki has unveiled what it is touting as the most powerful production motorcycle ever. Suffice it to say, the 2015 Ninja H2R, with a 300 hp supercharged engine, is a prime product of engineering built without consideration for fainted-hearted riders.

NASA to collaborate with India's space agency on Mars exploration

NASA and the Indian Space Research Organization, ISRO, announced Tuesday that they have signed agreements to consider areas of possible collaboration in Mars exploration and to launch a NASA-ISRO Earth-observing satellite mission.

Flight MH17: Questions U.S., Ukrainian authorities must answer

Donetsk - Emerging evidence shows that U.S. and Ukrainian intelligence services had information since earlier in the month that pro-Russian separatists possessed Buk missiles capable of shooting down jetliners, yet they did nothing to warn airlines of danger. Why?

Fears heighten as ruling in lawsuit that could kill ACA looms

Washington D.c. - The Obama administration is facing a potentially lethal threat to its healthcare reform law as a three-judge panel on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit prepares to rule on a challenge to the Affordable Care Act.

Op-Ed: Mitt Romney 2016 buzz and voters' 'remorse' over choice of Obama

Washington - Mitt Romney has become the subject of speculations about a third presidential run. Speculation has increased following a Quinnipiac poll that found that about 45 percent of voters think "the nation would be better off if Romney had become President."
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