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Chinese city kills 5,000 dogs to control rabies

Authorities have killed almost 5,000 dogs in one Chinese city after rabies was blamed for the death of five people, China's official Xinhua news agency reported on Sunday.<p>Municipal authorities in Baoshan, in the southwestern province of Yunnan, culled 4,900 dogs and vaccinated 100,000 in its …

Ray Rice terminated by team, suspended by NFL after new violent video

Running back Ray Rice was released by the Baltimore Ravens and suspended indefinitely by the NFL on Monday, the same day a shocking video surfaced showing the NFL star knocking out his future wife with a punch in February.<p>The news release from the Ravens was terse.<p>"The Baltimore Ravens terminated …

8-limbed boy progresses well after successful operation - CNN.com

A baby born with four legs and four arms is progressing well after surgeons in Uganda successfully completed an operation to remove his extra limbs.<p>HIDE CAPTION<p>Born with extra limbs<p>Steady recovery<p>Rare condition<p>First of its kind<p>1<p>2<p>3<p>4<p><b>(CNN)</b> -- On May 27, Margaret Awino gave birth to Paul Mukisa with …

Elephant apparently crushes caretaker to death in Maine

A veterinarian with a passion for elephants died Tuesday, apparently crushed to death in "a tragic accident" by one of the giant mammals he spent his life caring for, authorities said.<p>Dr. Jim Laurita was the full-time caregiver for two elephants on his property in Hope, Maine. His rehabilitation …

One suicide every 40 seconds: World Health Organization report

Every 40 seconds someone in the world takes their own life, a global tally of more than 800,000 suicides a year, according to a landmark United Nations report on the subject.<p>The research found that suicide killed more people each year than conflicts and natural catastrophes, accounting for more …

Ferguson clashes: 2 shot, 31 arrested

Violence continued in Ferguson, Missouri, late Monday night and into Tuesday morning, as two men were shot during demonstrations and the police again used tear gas in the wake of the fatal shooting of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown.<p>During a news conference early Tuesday morning, Missouri Highway …

Caller says she has the officer's side of the Ferguson shooting

Another tense standoff developed Monday night in Ferguson, Missouri, which has seen nightly protests since unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot to death by a white police officer.<p>The renewed tensions came after the preliminary results of an autopsy that Brown's family requested were released, …

'Beyond Outraged': Michael Brown's Family Accuses Ferguson Police of Smear

The family of Michael Brown, the unarmed black teenager killed last weekend in Ferguson, Missouri, accused police Friday of trying to smear his name.<p>The family released a statement after police revealed that Brown, 18, was the primary suspect in the robbery of a convenience store minutes before he …

'Radicalized' father of Australian boy holding severed head has mental illness

A proud father's boast accompanies an image the U.S. secretary of state on Tuesday called "one of the most disturbing, stomach-turning, grotesque photographs ever displayed."<p>"That's my boy," Khaled Sharrouf wrote on Twitter alongside a photo of his 7-year-old son using both hands to hold up a man's …

ZMapp: The Experimental Ebola Treatment Explained

How tobacco may help defeat one of the world’s deadliest viruses.<p>Last Saturday in Monrovia, Liberia, neighbors stood in the street trying to block officials as the Liberian Ministry of Health brought 37 bodies of Ebola victims to a small plot of recently purchased land. In the midst of the burial, …

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