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Update: 10-foot-long great white shark stranded on Santa Cruz beach dies

<i>UPDATE: The stranded great white shark has died, reports ABC7 and NBC. Researchers believe the cause of death to be a hook caught in its mouth or a nervous system infection.</i><p><i>Original story:</i><p>A 10-foot-long great white shark washed up on a Santa Cruz beach Friday evening.<p>Dozens of onlookers perched in …

A Baby With 3 Genetic Parents Seems Healthy, But Questions Remain

Last fall, the New York-based reproductive endocrinologist John Zhang made headlines when he reported the birth of a "three-parent" baby — a healthy boy carrying the blended DNA of the birth mother, her husband and an unrelated female donor.<p>The technique, called mitochondrial replacement therapy, …

Genetics

Tichelman, convicted in Google executive overdose, to be deported to Canada

American immigration officials say they're deporting a California prostitute to Canada now that she's completed a jail sentence for involuntary manslaughter for giving a fatal heroin shot to a Google executive.<p>Officials won't say when Alix Tichelman will be deported or where in Canada she'll be …

Two men may get 100 lashes after gay sex in Indonesia

Two men may be in line for up to 100 lashes of the cane after being caught having sex in Indonesia's Shariah-ruled province of Aceh. The province is …

Hacker sets off every emergency siren in Dallas

A hacker set off all 156 emergency sirens in Dallas which wailed for 90 minutes overnight.<p>The hacker tricked the system into sending repeated signals 60 times from 11.42 pm until 1.17am on Saturday morning.<p>Rocky Vaz, director of the city's Office of Emergency Management said the hacker was from …

Brief hijacking shows return of piracy to Somalia coast

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — The brief hijacking of a Lebanese-registered ship has drawn attention to the resurgence of piracy off the coast of Somalia, after five years of inactivity.<p>Pirates boarded the OS 35, a cargo ship, Saturday evening but then abandoned it Sunday before naval forces rescued the …

German army investigates 275 suspected cases of right-wing extremism

Most of the offenses under investigation relate to propaganda and racist commentary on the internet. Germany has increased resources for military …

Dalai Lama Hints At Rebirth As A Woman Outside China's Influence

The Dalai Lama traveled to the Himalayan Indian town of Tawang this week to begin days of important teachings that some observers see as a message to China that he may not be reborn within China’s satellite of influence, diluting its control over the next Dalai Lama.<p>Under Tibetan beliefs, the …

Girl Found Living With Monkeys in Indian Forest

LUCKNOW, India — Indian police are reviewing reports of missing children to try to identify a girl who was found living in a forest with a group of monkeys.<p>The girl, believed to be 10 to 12 years old, was unable to speak, was wearing no clothes and was emaciated when she discovered in January and …

Monkeys

Putin Drag Memes Are Now Illegal In Russia

An image of Russian President Vladimir Putin in drag used by protesters and internet users has been declared illegal by the Kremlin — because the …

French election: factory worker Poutou emerges as star of TV debate

A little-known candidate emerged as the star of the televised French presidential debate after challenging two of the frontrunners over their honesty and implication in fraud scandals.<p>The militant Philippe Poutou, of the New Anti-capitalist party, weighed into the far-right favourite, Marine Le …

North Africa

US cuts women's health funding to UN

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The US cut funding for a UN program for women and girls, a move that critics said was based on faulty information, could lead to greater instability in the Middle East and hurt women around the world.<p>The United States, as promised, has drastically cut funding to the United …

United Nations

Gay men go missing in Chechnya, reports say

<b>(CNN) —</b> Gay men are disappearing in Chechnya, according to a human rights activist and a leading opposition newspaper in Russia. Some are being detained; the fate of others is unknown, human rights groups say.<p>The newspaper, Novaya Gazeta, reported at the weekend that the men were detained "in …

Russia

US ground operations stepped up inside Yemen

<b>(CNN) —</b> US special operations force have stepped up ground operations inside Yemen amid growing concern that the al Qaeda affiliate there continues to actively plan attacks on western targets, including targeting commercial aviation.<p>The ground covert ground missions have the specific goal of …

Middle East
Africa

The Black Dahlia Murder

The following article is from the book <i>Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Plunges into California</i>.<p>Embed from Getty Images<p><i>A young woman is murdered, her body</i> …

Crime

Skeleton cities and snipers: the shocking photographs that show the scale of Syria's loss

In the middle of 2014, after the Syrian government had retaken the city of Homs from rebel fighters, Sergey Ponomarev stood with his camera and surveyed the damage. The photojournalist found a family who had returned to their old flat and captured the scene: in a street buried in rubble and lined …

Middle East