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Brazil reacts to World Cup humiliation

Brazil truly is a nation in shock today, and judging by the covers of the country’s newspapers, a lengthy period of reflection and indeed self loathing looks to be on the cards.<p>It was, declared <i>globoesporte</i>, the Disgrace of Disgraces.<p>Brazilian newspapers and websites agreed that the 7-1 hammering by …

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The World Cup in numbers

0: the number of Premier League players included in the official team of the tournament.<p>1: Just the one goal from Mario Gotze was enough to deliver the trophy to Germany.<p>1: England goalkeeper Joe Hart made only one save in two World Cup games. He conceded 4 goals.<p>2: Thomas Müller (2010 & 2014) and …

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Blatter keen to see Luis Suarez in action again

Quote of the Day<p><i>“As a footballer I feel with him that such a punishment… it hurts, it hurts.”</i><i>“But as FIFA president I have to accept the decisions that are taken by our independent committees.</i>“I do hope that this player will come back to football because on the pitch what he has shown so far… I …

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Best images from the World Cup

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Real target James Rodriguez awarded Goal of the World Cup

Colombia’s World Cup star James Rodriguez has been awarded the Goal of the Tournament in Brazil.<p>The 23-year-old’s last-16 volley against Uruguay received the majority of the votes, from over four million FIFA.com users, with Holland captain Robin van Persie‘s diving header against Spain coming …

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Why Don't Americans Eat Horse?

With much of the country and world still recoiling at the horror of having horse meat discovered in their "beef," cries for closer monitoring of our food production are deafening.<p>And to the extent that the flesh of animals that aren't cows is finding its way into food advertised as cow, that's fine.<p>…

Thousands of horses 'sold for slaughter in Irish scam'

Thousands of worthless horses not fit for human consumption have been given false passports to be sold for hundreds of euros for slaughter in Ireland, according to an investigation by an animal welfare charity.<p>It is feared that many of the animals may have been administered with phenylbutazone, a …

The Strange World of U.S. Horse Meat Regulation

After the reports of possible traces of horse meat in IKEA's famous meatballs in Europe, the U.S. Department of Agriculture was quick to point out …

2009 Horse Of The Year Rachel Alexandra In "Serious" Condition After Complications Following Foaling

Stonestreet Farm reported late Wednesday night that 2009 Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra had been taken to Rood and Riddle Equine Clinic in Lexington, Kentucky following foaling complications.<p>Rachel Alexandra foaled a filly early Tuesday morning, reported by the farm to have weighed 140 pounds, …

After the horse has been bolted

TITUS ANDRONICUS avenged himself on the barbarian queen Tamora by murdering her sons and serving them up to her in a pie. European food manufacturers …

The Reason Why We Don't Eat Horse Meat Is Purely Economical

The discovery of traces of horse meat in food products supposedly made of beef or pork has caused a scandal in Britain and, most recently, prompted Ikea to withdraw its Swedish meatballs from stores in 21 European countries.<p>The controversy is obviously about more than the mislabeling of food. The …

Dog Sledding In Northern Norway

The Lyngen Lodge offers many activities for guests. <b>We had our eyes on dog sledding</b> since we made our reservation and headed out with our guide from …

Acting Dog Gets Canned For Disobedience

It is the hit West End show that is delighting critics and the public alike.<p>But behind the scenes of <i>The Audience</i>, which stars Dame Helen Mirren as the Queen, it has not all been running as smoothly as it appears on stage, with producers forced to sack one of the cast just days before opening …

Pets

FOUND: Five-Month-Old Puppy Found Saturday

Dog escaped foster home in the Crystal Drive area Thursday afternoon.<p>UPDATE: 1:30 p.m.: As reported on Stoneham Patch's Facebook page, little …

Property clinic: what can I do about my neighbour's noisy dog?

Irwin Mitchell property litigation specialists Christopher Thomas, Jeremy Thomas and James Walters answer readers’ queries on noisy dogs, remiss landlords and the dangers of knotweed<p><i>I moved into my new home about a year ago, but the past few months have been blighted by our next-door neighbour’s</i> …

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Champ, The Happiest Dog In The World, Is A Natural Born Model (PHOTOS)

Candice Sedighan has combined her two favorite things -- photography and her dog, Champ.<p>The 20-year-old student photographer got Champ, a Golden Retriever, when he was just a puppy, according to the official Flickr blog.<p>Soon after, at the age of 13, she began photographing him. At first, she just …

Dog And Rare White Lion Cub Are Best Friends (VIDEO)

A rare white lion cub's friendship with a dog might be the cutest thing to ever happen at a zoo.<p>At Darling Downs Zoo in Pilton, Queensland, Kwanza, a white lion, and Honey, the zoo dog, have become "best friends," according to staff.<p>Their bond began when Kwanza's mother stopped producing milk, …

'Yes, He's a Happy Dog' Proven by Science

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p><i>Discovered: Humans know how dogs are feeling; health professionals are abusing propofol; massive</i> …

Justin Bieber Gave A Rare Live Performance During His Coachella Weekend

Music<p>Your trusted destination for top music news, music industry information, and concert details.<p>Hip-Hop<p>🚨 Yeezy is dropping two albums in 2018 …

Criminal charges sought in Iditarod dog death

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The asphyxiation death of a dog dropped from the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race has outraged animal rights activists who have long criticized the 1,000-mile (1,600-kilometer) race as cruel.<p>People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is urging Alaska prosecutors to file …

City to Host Public Talk-back About Dog Park Proposal

The City of Shakopee is ready to move on the city's first dog park, a plan that has been in the works since 2005.<p>After eight years of wishing and …

Supreme Court Says It's Illegal For A Police Drug Dog To Sniff Your Porch

The case, Florida v. Jardines, involved police taking a drug-sniffing dog to Jardines' front porch, where the dog gave a positive alert for narcotics.<p>The officers subsequently obtained a warrant for a search, which revealed marijuana plants, and Jardines was charged with trafficking in cannabis. …

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Pet of the Week: Mango the Cat

Awwww he's all orange and white and loveable! Who wants this cat?<p><i>Release courtesy of the Animal Rescue League of Southern Rhode Island.</i><p>Are you …

Altadena, CA Patch - Breaking News, Local News, Events, Schools, Weather, Sports and Shopping

Strong winds blasted across Los Angeles Thursday evening, downing trees, power lines and creating multiple power outages.<p>by Ashley Ludwig, patch …

Girl Scouts Seek Donations for Pet Shelter

The members of Girl Scout troop 2025 are seeking donations of food and other items for the Women's Human Society Animal Shelter as part of their …

Pa. group gives helping paw to displaced pets

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — After a fire broke out at Dorothy Phillips' apartment in Philadelphia, the Red Cross gave her a temporary place to stay. Unfortunately, the shelter would not accept her beloved dog, Max.<p>Who would care for him while she looked for a new home?<p>"As far as I'm concerned, he's one of …

The 10 Best Small Towns In America

In a time when "authentic" is a travel buzzword, these hamlets are attracting visitors with an often unexpected—and surprisingly sophisticated—array of independent and locally-minded cultural, outdoor, and culinary offerings, all minus the urban price tags.<p>The only downside to all this small town …

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