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Giant New Jellyfish Species Washes Ashore Down Under

According to researchers, we can expect a lot more of this sort of slimy event.<p>What appears to be a giant living blob washed ashore a beach in southern Tasmania, where it was discovered by a family. Turns out it is a new species of lion's-mane jellyfish.<p>Government scientist Lisa-ann Gershwin told …

Photography: African hair styles – in pictures

As author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie said in an interview last year: ‘Hair is hair – yet it is also about larger questions: self-acceptance, insecurity and what the world tells you is beautiful. For many black women, the idea of wearing their hair naturally is unbearable.’ Fellow Nigerian JD ‘Okhai …

Britain Puts Mormonism on Trial

The president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has been ordered to appear before a British court to defend the Mormon faith against …

Google refuses to pay French privacy fine, forced to post admission of guilt (update)

France and Google are playing a delicate game of brinkmanship in the courts of Europe, and it still isn't clear who'll come off worse. France fined the search company €150,000 ($200,000) last month as a penalty for failing to tell French citizens exactly what happens to their personal data. Google</i> …

Hong Kong: US bomb from World War Two defused by police

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Royal Caribbean Cruise Illnesses Tied To New Scourge, CDC Says

Health news<p>The gut bug that cut short a Royal Caribbean cruise last week and sickened nearly 700 passengers and crew is a new strain of norovirus that has become something of a scourge of the seas — and everywhere else.<p>Federal health officials on Thursday confirmed that the norovirus that infected …

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Things Get Tense When Geraldo Rivera Accuses Bill O’Reilly of Stripping Obama of His ‘Majesty’ in Super Bowl Interview

During a tense exchange on Friday’s “The O’Reilly Factor,” Geraldo Rivera accused Bill O’Reilly of stripping President Barack Obama of his “majesty” during his highly-watched Super Bowl interview.<p>(Fox News)<p>Rivera said the president wasn’t given the respect he deserves and as a result the interview …

Newly Excavated 4,600-Year-Old Egyptian Pyramid Threatened by Development

The pyramid is in the news this week after overblown reports about its "discovery."<p>Decades before the great pyramids at Giza took shape, a modest stepped pyramid arose at a site now known as Edfu. Archaeologists from the University of Chicago have been studying the 4,600-year-old stone structure …

Republicans’ destined-to-fail DIY plan to fight inequality

<b>Cathy McMorris Rodgers (ABC News)</b><p>GOP response to SOTU emphasized the need for an opportunity society, but only Obama called for collective action<p>Richard Kirsch<p>February 8, 2014 1:30pm (UTC)<p>Midway through listening to Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ Republican response to the State of the Union address …

Train derails in French Alps killing two

Train from Nice to the town of Digne-les-Bains in the French Alps derailed after apparently colliding with a boulder lying on the track<p>Two people were killed and nine wounded on Saturday when a train derailed in the French Alps after apparently colliding with a boulder lying on the track.<p>Emergency …

South Australia shark attack: man believed dead

A man is believed dead after being taken by a shark while spearfishing with friends off the South Australian coast, police have said.<p>The 28-year-old was part of a group spearfishing off Yorke peninsula, west of the South Australia state capital of Adelaide, when witnesses reported seeing a shark …

The United States Makes It Clear That It Sides With Japan Over China

After a meeting with Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida, Secretary of State John Kerry emphasized the importance of the U.S.-Japan relationship, which both countries say remains robust in spite of a bump after Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited a controversial war shrine in …

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