Johannesburg zoo puts down sick polar bear

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The Johannesburg zoo says it has put down its only polar bear because it was suffering from liver and heart illnesses….

Hospital sends out death notices to living patients

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An Australian hospital mistakenly sent out death notices for more than 2-hundred living patients…

Brazil presidential candidate dies in plane crash

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Brazilian presidential candidate Eduardo Campos died Wednesday when the small plane…

Baby in stroller rolls on to London subway tracks

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A child in a stroller blew by tunnel wind onto London subway tracks and a woman leaping to the rescue…

Spanish priest dies of Ebola amid ethics debate

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A Spanish priest being treated for Ebola died Tuesday in Madrid despite having received an experimental drug …

US secretary of state condemns severed head image

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday described a photograph of a Sydney-born 7-year-old boy clutching the severed …

Car hits building, narrowly missing two pedestrians

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Police released CCTV footage of the moment a car crashed into a college building, almost hitting two passers-by…

Australia baby Gammy’s parents speak

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An Australian couple who sparked international outrage speaks out publicly for the first time…

Airstrikes undertaken as US re-engages in Iraq

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U.S. fighters dropped bombs on Islamic militants in Iraq Friday, the Pentagon said, carrying out President Barack Obama’s promise of military…

WHO: Ebola outbreak a public health emergency

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WHO declared the ebola outbreak in West Africa to be an international public health emergency…

Malaysia Airlines to be pulled from stock market

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Malaysia’s sovereign wealth fund announced today (Friday) that it plans to take malaysia airlines off the stock market in…

More women joining extremist groups

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More women are being recruited by terrorist organizations. Stephanie Elam reports…

US prohibits airlines from flying over Iraq

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The Federal Aviation Administration said it is prohibiting U.S. airlines and other commercial carriers from flying over…

Iraq: Islamic state on major advance

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The Islamic state’s advance is big, forcing everyone, Muslims, Christians to convert to radicalism, or die…

Monkeys take ‘selfies,’ sparking copyright dispute

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Monkey see, monkey do. But when a monkey takes a selfie, who owns the copyright…

UN chief: Gaza deaths and destruction shame world

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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon demanded an end to what he called the senseless cycle of suffering in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict…

Lawyer: Snowden can stay 3 more years in Russia

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Former NSA systems analyst Edward Snowden, who is wanted by the U.S. for leaking details about once-secret surveillance programs…

Aussie commuters tip train car to help trapped man

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Dozens of people helped rescue a fellow commuter in Australia by pushing against a train car to free the man…

Israel, Hamas accept Egyptian cease-fire plan

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Israel and Hamas on Monday accepted an Egyptian cease-fire proposal meant to halt a bruising monthlong war…

Ferry carrying hundreds capsizes in Bangladesh

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A passenger ferry carrying hundreds of people capsized Monday in central Bangladesh…

Couple abandons Down syndrome baby

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Australia’s government on Monday was considering intervening in the case of a baby with Down syndrome…

South Africa: Giraffe’s head hits highway overpass

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Those responsible for the death of a giraffe whose head struck a South African highway overpass while it was…

40 killed in Gaza; Israeli soldier feared captured

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A Gaza cease-fire quickly unraveled on Friday as violence erupted in and around a southern town in the war-ravaged strip…

Strike on Gaza school and shopping area kills dozens

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An Israeli airstrike hit a crowded Gaza shopping area and a school, killing dozens people…

Baby born after mother was killed in Israeli attack dies

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A baby girl who was born by caesarean section after her Palestinian mother was killed in an Israeli airstrike also died…

Israel hits symbols of Hamas rule; 128 killed

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Israel unleashed its heaviest air and artillery assault of the Gaza war on Tuesday, leaving at least 128 Palestinians dead…

Top doctor dies from Ebola after treating dozens

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A leading doctor who risked his own life to treat dozens of Ebola patients died Tuesday from the disease…

Be ready for ‘prolonged’ Gaza war, Netanyahu says

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Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Israelis to be ready for a prolonged war…

Infant born by C-section after mother killed in airstrike

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A baby girl who was born by Caesarean section after her Palestinian mother was killed in an Israeli airstrike…

Japanese girl allegedly decapitates classmate

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A 16-year-old Japanese girl is accused of killing a classmate then cutting off her head and hand…