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Cuba-to-Florida swimmer: 'You're never too old'

35 years after first trying, Diana Nyad completes Cuba-Florida swim, braving treacherous currents<p>Senior swimmer Diana Nyad stepped onto dry sand in Key West on Monday after swimming more than 100 miles through treacherous waters from Cuba, at last achieving a goal she has pursued for 35 …

This isn’t Photoshopped of the Day: Miss Korea 2013 Contestants

Are your eyes being racist? Or do these women actually look eerily similar? This surreal GIF compilation showing all of 20 contestants for this year’s Miss Korea beauty pageant has gone viral on Reddit, mostly for their remarkably similar facial features. Now, before you start blaming own your eyes for being racist, this perceived resemblance among the contestants were also echoed by several ex-pats and natives living in the country, leading to a lengthy debate over the ever-growing trend of …

Bird flu spreads to Taiwan, as more signs of human-to-human transmission emerge

Taiwan just reported the first confirmed case of the bird flu H7N9 to have spread outside of mainland China. The patient is a 53-year-old man who had recently returned from Shanghai and Suzhou, along China’s eastern coast.<p>However, more than simply indicating the avian flu’s expanding geography, the …

Bird Flu

High School English: Essential Teen Movies Based on Literature

We’re not going to talk about THAT movie. You know, the one where Kirsten Dunst shoots Angel-Boy from X-Men: Last Stand in the leg with a bow and …

Women Mistaken for Chris Dorner (and Shot at by LAPD) Will Get $4.2 Million

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Margie Carranza, 47, and her 71-year-old mother, Emma Hernandez, had more than 100 rounds of bullets …

Now is your chance to tell the TSA what you think of 'nude' full-body scanners

After being ordered by a DC circuit court to hold public rulemaking hearings for its Whole Body Imaging scanners more than a year ago, the TSA has finally opened the screening policy for public comment. As of today, the TSA has received more than 600 public comments, and online comments will be …

China earthquake: experience could not save those too slow or too small

Hours after they dug out Wang Qiong's body they buried her again on a mountain slope close by what remained of her home: a heap of rubble and heavy …

Kenya police find record haul of smuggled ivory

<i>By James Macharia, Reuters</i><p>"This is a big catch, the biggest ever single seizure of ivory at the port of Mombasa," said Kiberenge Seroney, the port's police officer in charge of criminal investigations.<p>"We fail to understand where one gathers the courage to park such enormous quantities of ivory, …