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  • Sea change: Satellite photos show world's fourth-largest lake disappearing
    Sea change: Satellite photos show world's fourth-largest lake disappearing

    The Aral Sea, once the fourth-largest lake in the world, is nearly gone, images released by NASA this week show.

  • 'Keeping Up With the Zimmermans': George's brother wanted to 'rebrand' him as reality TV star
    'Keeping Up With the Zimmermans': George's brother wanted to 'rebrand' him as reality TV star

    George Zimmerman's brother wanted to turn him into a reality television star. "I learn a lot from watching 'Keeping Up With the Kardashians,'" Robert Zimmerman Jr. told GQ.

  • Sophisticated 600-Year-Old Canoe Discovered in New Zealand
    Sophisticated 600-Year-Old Canoe Discovered in New Zealand

    Sophisticated oceangoing canoes and favorable winds may have helped early human settlers colonize New Zealand, a pair of new studies shows. The remote archipelagos of East Polynesia were among the last habitable places on Earth that humans were able to colonize. In New Zealand, human history only began around 1200-1300, when intrepid voyagers arrived by boat through several journeys over some generations. A piece of that early heritage was recently revealed on a beach in New Zealand, when a 600-year-old canoe with a turtle carved on its hull emerged from a sand dune after a harsh storm.

  • Britons sign away first-born children for free Wi-Fi
    Britons sign away first-born children for free Wi-Fi

    London (AFP) - Several Britons agreed to give up their eldest child in return for the use of free Wi-Fi, in an experiment to highlight the dangers of public Internet, published on Monday.

  • Boston Marathon bombing suspect's sister appears in court for alleged bomb threat
    Boston Marathon bombing suspect's sister appears in court for alleged bomb threat

    Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's sister's latest brush with the law puts a family caught up in the mystery over the 2013 attacks back in the spotlight.

  • Wall St. ends down for day, month; indexes gain in quarter

    By Caroline Valetkevitch NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks slipped on Tuesday, dragged down by energy and materials shares as economic data disappointed. Major indexes also posted losses for the month, but ended the quarter with gains. The S&P energy index was down 1.2 percent on Tuesday following a more than 3 percent drop in U.S. oil prices. The S&P materials index also fell 1.2 percent. Shares of Chevron , down 1 percent at $119.32, were the biggest drag on the S&P 500. The Thomson Reuters Jefferies CRB commodity index ended down 1.6 percent, its largest daily decline since June 2013. ...

  • New Zealand dollar sinks after central bank sells

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The New Zealand dollar sank Monday after the central bank disclosed it conducted its biggest sell-off of the currency in seven years to lower an exchange rate that is squeezing exporters.

  • Hostage tale suggests IS wary of upsetting Turkey
    Hostage tale suggests IS wary of upsetting Turkey

    SILOPI, Turkey (AP) — Turkish truck driver Ozgur Simsek was sleeping off a 1,000-kilometer (620-mile) fuel run to the Qayara power station in Iraq, he said, when he heard banging on his vehicle's door.

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