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Cecil the Lion's Brother Feared Dead; Reports Are Conflicting

Those outraged by the death of Cecil the lion have one big question today: How's Jericho? That would be Cecil's brother, and there's conflicting reports about his well-being. A senior official with Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe tells CNN that he was shot dead by an illegal hunter. "It is...

Ancient Cat Paw Prints Found on Roman Roof Tile

It's now a safe bet that people have been swearing at cats for 2,000 years. Officials at the Gloucester City Museum in England have found an ancient roof tile with the telltale paw prints of a feline being somewhere it wasn't supposed to be, reports the Telegraph. They can...

Boy With Cerebral Palsy Inspires in Triathlon Finish

His name is Bailey Matthews. He's an 8-year-old boy in UK who has cerebral palsy, and images of him completing a triathlon have gone viral, reports CBS News and Today.com. Bailey ditched his walker near the finish line and got there on his own, despite falling twice. The Doncaster...

Japan Releases Digital Version of Hirohito's Surrender Speech

The short speech that has reverberated throughout Japan's modern history since it was delivered by Emperor Hirohito at the end of World War II has come back to life in digital form. Hirohito's "jewel voice"—muffled and nearly inaudible due to poor sound quality—was broadcast on Aug. 15, 1945,...

Report: bin Laden's Relatives Die in Jet Crash

A private jet crashed as it attempted to land in southern England yesterday afternoon, and with it took the lives of some of Osama bin Laden's relatives. The Saudi ambassador to the UK confirmed the news and tweeted his condolences, but did not identify the dead. Police say the plane...

How Taliban Kept Leader's Death Secret for 2 Years

The Taliban has confirmed that leader Mullah Omar is dead, and it appears he has been so for two years now. How did the Taliban pull it off for so long? A report in the New York Times helps explain: The reclusive Omar steadily reduced the number of Taliban members...

Surfer Who Punched Shark Encounters Another

Mick Fanning might want to consider a nice second career as, say, a librarian. The surfer and Earth's best-known shark-boxer no sooner returned to the water for his first surf in his native Australia than he had to quickly leave it: As the Courier-Mail reports, Fanning says he sighted a...

Experimental Ebola Vaccine Could Grind Virus to a Halt

An experimental vaccine tested on thousands in Guinea exposed to Ebola seems to work and might shut down the epidemic in West Africa, according to interim results from a World Health Organization study out today. "If proven effective, this is going to be a game-changer," said WHO director Dr. Margaret...

Archaeologists Find Historic Synagogue Ruined by Nazis

The Great Synagogue of Vilna dated all the way back to the 1600s and was what the Jerusalem Post calls one of "the most historic and treasured landmarks of European Jewry." But that synagogue, in the Lithuanian capital of Vilnius, was all but destroyed by the Nazis during World War...

Professor Predicted This Debris Scenario Last Year

While the world reels at news that debris washed ashore on Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean may be from missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, there's one person who's not surprised. Charitha Pattiaratchi, an oceanography professor at the University of Western Australia, created models last year that showed how currents...

Beijing Is Handed an Olympic First

It's almost like pollution-free countries don't have a shot anymore: The choice for the 2022 Winter Olympics came down to China vs. Kazakhstan, and China was today awarded the games, which Xi Jinping vowed would be "fantastic, extraordinary, and excellent," reports the Guardian. The Beijing Games would "boost exchanges and...

Palestinian Toddler Killed in Blaze Blamed on Jewish Extremists

Firebombs exploded in two West Bank homes this morning, igniting a blaze that killed an 18-month-old Palestinian boy and severely wounded his 4-year-old brother and parents in what Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu quickly labeled "an act of terrorism in every respect," reports NBC News. Jewish settlers are suspected, notes the...

Temple Ends Centuries-Old Mass Slaughter of Animals

The killing of Cecil the lion made this a depressing week for animal-rights supporters. Here's a counter-punch: A Hindu temple in Nepal has ended a centuries-old mass slaughter of animals that takes place every five years, reports the Wall Street Journal. Twice a decade for nearly 250 years, pilgrims would...

In Rare Execution, India Hangs Man Tied to Mumbai Bombings

The accountant who served as the "middleman" in the 1993 Mumbai bombings that killed more than 250 people and injured more than 700 was hanged this morning—his 53 rd birthday—at a prison in India, the New York Times reports. Yakub Memon, who raised funds for the attack, made...

Wrecked Suitcase Found Near Possible MH370 Debris

One of the biggest aviation mysteries of all time may be one step closer to being solved after what could be debris from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 washed ashore on an island in the Indian Ocean. Now reports from a French-language news site say that a gardener on Reunion Island...

How a Neurosurgeon Brought Down Napoleon

As Napoleon Bonaparte's forces moved toward Moscow in the autumn of 1812, Russian General Mikhail Kutuzov burned his own city, fled east, and left Moscow open to invaders. But what some supposed were the actions of a madman instead proved visionary, as Napoleon's troops couldn't handle the early and brutal...

Cops: Man Stabs People at Gay Pride Parade—Again

An Ultra-Orthodox Jew stabbed six people at a gay pride parade today in Jerusalem, and the suspect turned out to be a familiar face—he'd just gotten out of prison for doing the same thing a decade ago, reports the Jerusalem Post. Police say Yishai Shlissel began randomly stabbing people...

Rio's Olympic Waters Contaminated With Human Feces

Athletes competing in next year's Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro will be swimming and boating in waters so contaminated with human feces that they risk becoming violently ill and unable to compete in the games, an AP investigation has found. An AP analysis of water quality revealed dangerously high...

Judge Grills Airline Lawyers Over His Lost Luggage

Anyone whose luggage has been lost by an airline now has a patron saint in the form of Justice Peter Smith in Britain. When lawyers for British Airways showed up in his court to argue a $4.6 billion price-fixing case, Smith had smaller fish to fry: He wanted to...

Plane Debris Washes Ashore, Eyed for Links to MH370

Debris has washed up on an island in the Indian Ocean and is raising hopes that the fate of the Malaysian passenger jet that vanished last year might finally be known—though it wouldn't be the first false alarm. A French aviation expert tells the Telegraph that plane wreckage washed...

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