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Bear bites off boy’s arm at Chinese zoo

A bear in central China has bitten off the arm of a nine-year-old boy who tried to feed it through the bars of its cage.<p>Media reports said the attack happened on Saturday afternoon at a zoo in Pingdingshan Hebin park in Henan province.<p>A doctor at the Pingdingshan Number 152 hospital said the boy …

Will Pooley told he may not be immune to Ebola as he returns to Sierra Leone

The British nurse who survived Ebola has flown back to Sierra Leone expressing fears that the world will return to indifference about the plight of Africans when the crisis abates.<p>Will Pooley is expected to touch down in Freetown on Sunday evening and will resume work on Monday in an Ebola …

Liberian leader say Ebola risks 'lost generation', urges action

DAKAR (Reuters) - The Ebola outbreak in West Africa risks unleashing an economic catastrophe that will leave a “lost generation” of young West Africans, Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf said on Sunday, urging stronger international action.<p>Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf speaks to …

Tourists back in Texas from cruise ship carrying woman monitored for Ebola

Holidaymakers often feel regret at the end of a vacation, but the prevailing sentiment was more like relief among many of the passengers who stepped off the Carnival Magic after an Ebola scare prompted a tense climax to their cruise.<p>The ship docked as normal in Galveston early on Sunday after a …

Turkish boy hurt in anti-government protests dies nine months later

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A 15-year-old Turkish boy who suffered a head injury during anti-government protests in Istanbul last June died on Tuesday after spending months in a coma, triggering renewed clashes between police and his family’s supporters.<p>Berkin Elvan, then aged 14, got caught up in street …

Swedish journalist shot dead in central Kabul

KABUL (Reuters) - A gunman shot dead a Swedish journalist outside a restaurant in a brazen attack in one Kabul’s most heavily guarded districts on Tuesday, police and embassy sources said, underscoring growing insecurity threatening next month’s elections.<p>The Swedish Embassy identified the victim …

Malaysia military source says missing jet veered to west

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia’s military believes a jetliner missing for almost four days turned and flew hundreds of kilometres to the west after it last made contact with civilian air traffic control off the country’s east coast, a senior officer told Reuters on Tuesday.<p>In one of the most …

Rhino with hacked-off horn filmed in South African safari park

Tourists in South Africa’s Kruger national park, last week filmed grisly footage of a white rhino that has had its horn hacked off.<p>The injuries are believed to have been inflicted by poachers hunting for lucrative ivory.<p>The YouTube clip, filmed on 28 February, shows the rhino stopping on the road …

Hyperspace Portal (Or Massive Black Hole...) Found In Deep Space (PICTURE)

The Chandra X-Ray Space Observatory has just photographed some kind of terrifying hyperspace portal deathship in deep space.<p>(Yes, it's true that the …

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California Mystery Disease Is Like Polio—But It's Not Polio

An unidentified disease has struck five California children, leaving them with paralyzed limbs. Doctors are investigating.<p>It's not polio—but news of five cases of a rare polio-like disease that has left five California children with one or more paralyzed limbs has riveted the public and stirred up …

Black Hole Winds Provide Clues to Early Galaxies

Startlingly powerful black hole jets are erupting in a nearby galaxy.<p>Surprisingly powerful x-ray jets blast out from a large black hole in a nearby galaxy, astronomers report.<p>Located in the M83 spiral galaxy (at 15 million light-years away, close by astronomical standards), the black hole likely …

Smell of rotting whale on truck 'unbelievable'

Motorists sickened by rotting whale driven along a busy dual carriageway<p>Motorists were left sickened after seeing a 50ft rotting whale being driven along a busy dual carriageway.<p>The giant sperm whale died when it became stranded on the Kent coast near Seasalter more than a week ago.<p>Its decomposing …

Man declared dead wakes up in body bag

Walter Williams was declared dead when workers at a Mississippi care home discovered he was alive, zipped inside a body bag<p>A man declared dead in Mississippi later woke up and began kicking at the body bag he had been zipped up in, ready for embalming at a funeral home.<p>Walter Williams, 78, was …