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60% of Our Giant Herbivores Are in Trouble

A new study published in Science Advances is being described as "horribly bleak," at least as far as rhinos, camels, and elephants are concerned: It finds that the majority of the planet's giant herbivores face the risk of extinction. The wildlife ecologists write that while about 4,000 species qualify...

Boko Haram Survivors: They 'Started Stoning Us'

Almost 700 women and children are finally free from Boko Haram militants after Nigerian army rescue operations last week, and their stories are beginning to emerge. Survivors describe men and older boys being murdered while families watched, Reuters reports. Then women and other children were taken into the forest. "Every...

Why China's Antarctica Presence Is Worrying Some

China took a long time to get to Antarctica, but the country is now boosting its presence there at a rate that some experts find alarming, according to the New York Times. The country has now opened a fourth research station on the frozen continent and knows where it will...

A Week Later, Nepal Rescues 101-Year-Old

Living to age 101 is a miracle most people don't see, but living to 101 and then surviving a magnitude 7.8 earthquake that has now claimed the lives of more than 7,000 people is the miracle that is Funchu Tamang, who Sky News reports was plucked from the...

HRW: Saudis Dropped US Cluster Bombs on Yemen

Even as Yemen said today that at least 20 Saudi-led troops were on the ground in the city of Aden, allegedly performing reconnaissance, Saudi Arabia's recently concluded bombing campaign against Houthi rebels there was taking a hit in the form of a critical Human Rights Watch report. As CNN reports,...

Italy: 3.7K Migrants Rescued in Single Day

Ships rescued 3,690 migrants in just one day from smugglers' boats on the Mediterranean Sea off the Libyan coast, the Italian Coast Guard said today. The agency said 17 different rescue operations were carried out yesterday after smugglers took advantage of calm seas and warm weather to move the...

Researchers Studying Arctic Ice Feared Drowned

Two Dutch researchers are presumed to be drowned while exploring an area of the Arctic where they expected to find thick ice. Marc Cornelissen and Philip de Roo were last heard from on Tuesday, when Cornelissen left a jokey voicemail about how it was so warm near Bathurst Island that...

NYU Student Arrested in North Korea

North Korea said today it has arrested a South Korean student of New York University for illegally entering the country from China last month. Won Moon Joo, who North Korea says has permanent residency in the US and lives in New Jersey, was arrested on April 22 after crossing the...

Why This Royal Baby Is 'Historic'

Britain is going wild over the princess many (including Prince Charles ) were hoping for—and as USA Today notes, the royal baby girl born this morning to Prince William and wife Kate is also making history because of her gender. Due to recent revisions to the rules of succession...

It's a Girl for Kate and William

Prince Charles got his wish : The palace has announced that Prince William and wife Kate have welcomed a baby girl. Earlier, the palace confirmed Kate had entered the Lindo wing at St. Mary's Hospital at 6am local time today with William by her side; that's the same hospital where she...

Skeptical Guy Hangs Up on Pope— Twice

The thing about being the pope is that strangers aren't going to believe it if you call out of the blue. Which is why Franco Rabuffi hung up on a man calling himself Pope Francis on April 27. And when the man called back, the ticked-off Rabuffi hung up on...

Prince Charles Reveals His Baby Bias

Is Britain getting a new princess? Prince Charles certainly hopes so. The monarchy and royal fans worldwide are keenly awaiting the birth of Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge's second child. Kate, who has said she was due around late April, now appears to be several days overdue. William...

How Nepal's Quake Hurts Sherpas

Yet another casualty of Nepal's disastrous earthquake: lost wages for Sherpas. The locals who help hundreds scale Mount Everest each year will lose out on some of the $5,000 to $7,000 plus tips they typically earn from March to June since "Everest is basically closed," as the AP...

French Soldiers Accused of Raping Refugee Children

Residents of a squalid refugee camp in the Central African Republic said yesterday that French soldiers tasked with protecting civilians had sexually abused boys as young as 9 years old, luring the children with army rations and small change when their families had nothing to feed them. The accounts given...

Military's Djibouti Base an Accident Waiting to Happen

US military pilots flying missions over Yemen and Somalia are regularly put in danger—by air traffic controllers, according to documents obtained by the Washington Post. The papers show the military's counterterrorism base at Camp Lemonnier in Djibouti, the only permanent US base in Africa, is powered by air traffic...

Saudis: We Repelled Rebel Border Attack

A cross-border attack on Saudi Arabia by Yemeni rebel forces resulted in late-night clashes that left three Saudi soldiers and "dozens" of Yemeni rebels dead, according to the Saudi Defense Ministry. A ministry statement said that a group of Yemen's Shiite rebels attacked "border posts and control points" in the...

Italian Army's New Task: Growing Cheap Weed

While the Italian military's record as a fighting force may not be completely without blemish, they're turning out to be pretty good at growing weed. Medical marijuana is legal in Italy but since it can be far too expensive to buy at pharmacies, the military was tasked with growing it...

Tiny Dinosaur Had Wings Like a Bat

A pint-sized dinosaur has a big surprise: It apparently sported a pair of bizarre wings. Dinosaurs normally used wings mostly made of feathers for flight. But the newly discovered creature evidently had wings made of skin instead, like those of a bat or some ancient flying reptiles. It's not clear...

Navy Vessels to Accompany US Ships in Gulf

Navy ships will begin accompanying US commercial ships during their transit through the Strait of Hormuz at the mouth of the Persian Gulf to ensure they encounter no interference from Iran. The new policy, which has not yet officially been announced, was adopted in response to what Washington views as...

Journalist Admits Sending Death Threat to Himself

Being a crime reporter in Colombia is a dangerous occupation, for sure, but a journalist there went a little too far in trying to protect himself. Yesid Toro went public with a death threat made against him, only to admit later that he had sent the threat to himself, reports...

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