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Doctor Who fans watch 50th anniversary special

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Huge Yosemite wildfire started by hunter's campfire

<b>A California wildfire that has burnt almost 371 sq miles (960 sq km) was ignited when a hunter's illegal campfire went out of control, investigators have said.</b><p>The US Forest Service dismissed speculation the fire was started by illegal marijuana growers.<p>The blaze began on 17 August outside Yosemite …

Bay Bridge eastern span opens

Distinctive, single spire reshapes regional skyline<p>The Bay Bridge - now with a soaring, signature tower anchoring the new east span - is finally open.<p>At 10:15 p.m. Monday, Caltrans and the California Highway Patrol took down barricades at on-ramps and interchanges and let traffic flow to the bridge …

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Escape from Taliban author shot dead after returning to Afghanistan

An Indian author famous for her dramatic account of escaping Taliban-ruled Afghanistan nearly two decades ago, and who later returned to the country, has been shot dead by the hardline group after being dragged from her home.<p>It was the latest in a string of attacks and intimidation campaigns …

The Secret's Out: Obama Acknowledges Existence Of Area 51

At one time, Area 51 was one of the most famous military installations in the world — a place widely talked about, yet so secret that the U.S. government refused to confirm its existence.<p>That's why President Obama's reference to the southern Nevada base Sunday raised eyebrows. It marked the first …

The First Lab-Grown Hamburger Is Served

Beef cells cultured without killing the animal<p>Since 2008, Dr. Mark Post has been working on growing edible meat in a laboratory. Today, at an event in London, the first in-vitro hamburger has been served.<p>Muscle stem cells were taken from a cow's shoulder in a gentle biopsy and grown in calf serum, …

In love with olinguito? Feast your eyes on more cute new species

The Ecuadorean olinguito may be the first new carnivorous mammal to be found in the Americas in 35 years, but if the categories are widened a bit, you can find lots of cute critters that have been added to the tree of life in recent years.<p>For example, there's the lesula — a shy, big-eyed monkey …

Sir David Frost dies of heart attack on cruise ship

Sir David Frost, the veteran broadcaster whose television career over six decades encompassed satire, gameshows and the celebrated interviews in which Richard Nixon apologised for Watergate, has died after suffering a heart attack aboard a cruise ship.<p>The 74-year-old presenter had been due to give …

Rare New Video Captures Isolated Amazon Tribe

A quick glimpse of the Kawahira people<p>By Brazilian law, no one but a select few government workers is allowed to trespass on the land of the Kawahira, a tiny community of nomads that lives in the Amazon. They're one of the country's uncontacted peoples, indigenous groups that live in isolation from …

Pictures: Battling the Yosemite Rim Fire

Firefighters battle the massive Rim Fire, one of the largest wildfires in recent California history, which menaces Yosemite National Park.

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Bradley Manning Sentenced to 35 Years for Leaking Secrets

FT. MEADE, Md. -- Bradley Manning, the Army private convicted of leaking hundreds of thousands of classified documents to the website WikiLeaks, was …

Dolphins Have "Names," Respond When Called

Having identities may help dolphins communicate, study suggests.<p><b>We already knew that bottlenose dolphins can follow "recipes" in preparing mollusks, help other species in distress, and possibly do math. So it may come as no surprise that the marine mammals also call each other by whistles that act</b> …

Spain Train Crash Video Shows Horrific Derailment (VIDEO)

A train derailed in Northwest Spain on Wednesday, killing at least 80 people and injured over 100 more. The crash was said to be one of Europe's worst train accidents.<p>A video posted to YouTube on Thursday appears to show raw footage of the crash. Watch it above, but be aware, it's pretty terrifying.

School meals tainted with poison kill 22 children in Indian village

At least 22 schoolchildren died in northeastern India after eating free school lunches that contained a poison, a state official said.<p>More than 25 others were hospitalized in Bihar state, said Bihar Education Minister P.K. Shahi, after ingesting an insecticide that was in the food. One remains …

Bradley Manning verdict: cleared of 'aiding the enemy' but guilty of other charges

Bradley Manning, the source of the massive WikiLeaks trove of secret disclosures, faces a possible maximum sentence of 136 years in military jail after he was convicted on Tuesday of most charges on which he stood trial.<p>Colonel Denise Lind, the military judge presiding over the court martial of the …

Curiosity rover begins months-long trek to mountain on Mars

LOS ANGELES — Martian mountain, here Curiosity comes.<p>The NASA rover has officially kicked off its long-delayed road trip to Mount Sharp, a trek that involves rolling over rocky landscapes.<p>Since the Fourth of July, the six-wheel rover has driven 190 feet (58 meters) to the southwest, leaving behind …

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Rusty the red panda was lost and found on Twitter

Rusty is safe. The little red panda that went missing roughly 24 hours ago is now back home at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C. But, in the interim, he caused quite a stir.<p>The morning after Rusty disappeared, the National Zoo tweeted, "We are looking for a missing red panda, a male named Rusty. …

Barcelona are champions of Spain for the 22nd time

Thanks to a draw by Real Madrid against Espanyol, Barcelona will be crowned La Liga champions for the 22nd time and the fourth time in the last five seasons.<p>Barcelona secured the 2013 La Liga title tonight as they "sat on the couch" at home and watched Espnayol draw Real Madrid at the Estadi …

Mount Everest’s glaciers are melting - Video on NBCNews.com

>>> climate change is thought to be the culprit of melting at mount everest . the snow line has moved 590 vertical feet. the researchers presenting these findings at a conference today suspect human-generated greenhouse gases are to blame.