• 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…

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  • 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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  • Chief: Not clear how officer was hurt when teen was killed

    DENVER (AP) — A Denver police officer involved in the deadly shooting of a 17-year-old girl may have been injured trying to get out of the way of a stolen car the teenager was driving, the police chief said Thursday.

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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…

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  • Russia says nuclear arms to keep military edge over NATO, United States

    By Thomas Grove MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's top general said on Friday a strong nuclear arsenal will ensure military superiority over the West as Moscow forges ahead with a multi-billion dollar plan to modernize its forces by 2020. Russia, facing a likely recession because of a fall in oil prices…

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  • 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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  • 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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    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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  • 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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  • 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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    Japanese journalist, Kenji Goto, held hostage by Islamic State militants (19 photos)

    Jordan said on Thursday it was still holding an Iraqi would-be suicide bomber as a deadline passed for her release set by Islamic State militants who threatened to kill a Jordanian pilot unless she was handed over by sunset. An audio message purportedly from a Japanese journalist also captured by…

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  • Ukrainian forces face drones, electronic jamming: US

    Ukrainian troops are struggling to counter artillery fire and electronic jamming by pro-Russian militants, who are flying drones to target the Kiev government forces, a top US general said Thursday. The Ukrainian army's communications are hampered by the electronic warfare carried out by the…

    AFP
  • Delta Air Lines pilot locked out of cockpit for Las Vegas landing

    A Delta Air Lines Inc jet ended its flight from Minneapolis to Las Vegas on Thursday with its captain locked out of his cockpit, the airline said. The pilot, who was not identified, left the cockpit prior to the final landing approach of Delta Flight 1651 but "was not able to re-enter the flight…

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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…

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  • The funniest thing you’ll see today: Tennis star Novak Djokovic faces off against an M1 Abrams tank

    Tennis legend Novak Djokovic has stared down Federer and Nadal… but he’s never faced a foe quite as fearsome as this. YouTube user timtimfed has created a hilarious video in which a digital Vietnam-era M1 Abrams tank is edited in with footage of Djokovic playing a match at the Australian Open. The…

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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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