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Global warming 'pause' due to unusual trade winds in Pacific ocean, study finds

The contentious "pause" in global warming over the past decade is largely due to unusually strong trade winds in the Pacific ocean that have buried surface heat deep underwater, new research has found.<p>A joint Australian and US study analysed why the rise in the Earth's global average surface …

Complaints over ticket sales at Sochi spoil games for some spectators

Tickets for the Winter Olympics appear to be as difficult to come by as winning a gold medal.<p>Hundreds of fans have been queuing daily at the ticket office in the Sochi mountain cluster, trying to get passes at the last minute for various sporting events.<p>But service is very slow:<p>One Russian sports …

NY cockfighting ring raid rescues over 3,000 birds

More than 3,000 birds were rescued in a three-county cockfighting takedown in New York this weekend that resulted in nine felony arrests, according to the state Attorney General's Office.<p>In a statement released Sunday night, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said it was the largest cockfighting …

Castaway Crosses Pacific Ocean Again on Way to Homeland

Castaway Jose Salvador Alvarenga crossed the Pacific Ocean again Monday — this time in a plane instead of a fishing boat — on his way home to El Salvador.<p>In the small town of Garita Palmera, a hero's welcome awaits the long-lost shark fisherman who says he spent more than a year lost at sea before …

Zoo threatened for killing giraffe

Denmark zoo says it had to kill the giraffe to avoid inbreeding.<p>BERLIN — A Danish zoo said Monday it is getting hate mail from around the world for having killed a young giraffe to prevent inbreeding, and then feeding it to the zoo's lions.<p>"I've got about 1,500 text messages and e-mails, most of …

Failed pirate trial a bad omen?

The failed prosecution of an alleged Somali pirate — and the fact that that failure could leave him living freely, and permanently, inside U.S. borders — is highlighting anew the risks of trying terror suspects in American courts.<p>Just a few weeks ago, Ali Mohamed Ali was facing the possibility of a …