• New Saudi king announces major government shake-up

    Saudi Arabia's new King Salman further cemented his hold on power, with a sweeping shakeup that saw two sons of the late King Abdullah fired, and the heads of intelligence and other key agencies replaced alongside a cabinet shuffle. Top officials from the Ports Authority, the National…

    AFP
  • Rare megamouth shark discovered in Philippines

    The specimen, one of less than 70 ever seen in the world, washed ashore dead, wildlife officials say.

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  • Woods stumbles with chipping in return to golf

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Tiger Woods helped attract a record, raucous crowd to the Phoenix Open on Thursday, the first big event in a week that concludes with the Super Bowl.

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  • Convicted drug dealer charged with murder of movie executive

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A convicted drug dealer was charged Thursday with the murder of a 20th Century Fox executive, who mysteriously disappeared more than two years ago and whose remains were found in a northern Los Angeles County desert area in October.

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  • Britain summons Russian ambassador after bombers intercepted

    Britain said it had summoned the Russian ambassador to London on Thursday after Russian bombers were found flying close to British airspace, saying the incident had disrupted civil aviation. The move comes after a string of similar incidents and amid tense relations with Moscow over the conflict in…

    AFP
  • Expletives and in-your-face tennis at the Australian Open

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Andy Murray's four-set win over Tomas Berdych at the Australian Open on Thursday will be remembered more for the tension between the players than the shot-making on the court.

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  • Defense chief says Russia to maintain military superiority: Interfax

    Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Friday he would not let anyone gain military superiority over Russia and that he would fulfill a plan to modernize the armed forces by 2020. Russia, hit by Western sanctions over Ukraine and a fall in oil prices, is expected to enter recession this year but…

    Reuters
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    Abandoned tuberculosis hospital (16 photos)

    These chilling images prove there is no sign of life at this abandoned tuberculosis treatment hospital. Johnny Joo, 24, captured the eerie shots of the desolate TB ward, in Perrysburg, New York. Where equipment lies gathering rust and walls are left crumbling. The photojournalist, from Cleveland,…

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  • African Golden Cat Attacks Monkeys in Rare Camera Trap Footage

    African golden cats are hardly ever photographed in the wild. But recently, scientists captured a much more dynamic scene: a golden cat crashing a party of red colobus monkeys in Uganda. The video, released yesterday (Jan. 27), may be the first footage of a golden cat hunting in the daylight,…

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  • Marshawn Lynch talks about why he doesn't talk to the media

    PHOENIX (AP) — Marshawn Lynch changed the script and fired back at his critics.

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  • Top Iraq Kurd officer among six killed in IS attack

    The Islamic State jihadist group killed a senior Kurdish commander and five other fighters on Friday in a major attack in Iraq's Kirkuk province, an officer and a doctor said. The IS assault on areas south and west of the northern city of Kirkuk began at around midnight, sparking fighting with…

    AFP
  • Texas executes man for 1996 strangling, beating death

    HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Texas man convicted of killing a 38-year-old woman nearly two decades ago while he was on parole for a triple slaying years earlier was executed Thursday evening.

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  • France: Crew tried to eject in F-16 jet crash that killed 11

    PARIS (AP) — The Greek crew of an F-16 fighter jet that crashed into parked planes at a Spanish air base, killing 11, tried to eject after a failed takeoff, the head of France's air force said Thursday.

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  • Parlier boy dies in crash involving an unlicensed driver

    About 200 people turned out to remember a 9-year-old boy who was killed while walking to school Thursday. Parlier police say thick fog and wet roads are partly responsible. But an unlicensed teen driver is potentially facing charges.

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  • Police find human remains in suitcase on San Francisco sidewalk

    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - San Francisco police on Wednesday discovered human body parts stuffed inside a suitcase that had been ditched on the sidewalk of a downtown street, officials said. Police closed off blocks around the package around 4:15 p.m. and found more remains after searching the area,…

    Reuters
  • I lost 50 lbs in 3 months – here’s how technology helped me

    America has never been as fat as it is right now. And I had never been as fat as I was seven months ago. I don’t usually discuss personal matters here on the site, but weight is a serious issue that hundreds of millions of people around the world struggle with constantly. According to a report…

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  • Underwear Checks? How Far Is Too Far When it Comes to School Discipline?

    There are days when teachers do amazing, inspiring things, such as putting their students on the path to college or dancing with them to “Uptown Funk.” And then there are times when educators decide to check their students’ underwear so they can figure out which kid has been leaving feces on the…

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