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RNLI lifeguards rescued a boy who had been dragged…

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NASA has no money for big rockets
NASA has no money for big rockets

NASA doesn't have enough money to get its new, $12 billion rocket system off the ground by the end of 2017 as planned, federal…

As humans multiply, bugs decline and violence grows
As humans multiply, bugs decline and violence grows

As the number of humans on Earth has nearly doubled over the past four decades, the number of bugs, slugs, worms and crustaceans…

Death sentence to audience with Pope
Death sentence to audience with Pope

A Sudanese Christian woman spared a death sentence for apostasy after an international outcry, met Pope Francis in the Vatican…

MH17: 'We believe our daughter is alive'
MH17: 'We believe our daughter is alive'

The Perth-based parents of a woman believed to be an MH17 crash victim are on their way to the Ukrainian crash site, still…

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Japanese fans speak on the evolution of 'Godzilla'

TOKYO (AP) Japanese fans want it known: The radiation-breathing, skyscraper-stomping monster they call "Gojira" was born…

Russia raises key rate amid Ukraine concerns

MOSCOW (AP) Russia's central bank has unexpectedly raised its key interest rate in a bid to stem inflation and support…

UK economy grows 0.8 pct to reach pre-crisis size

LONDON (AP) Official figures show Britain's economy has surpassed its pre-recession size for the first time since the 2008…

Norway: group from Syria en route to commit terror

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) The head analyst of Norway's intelligence agency says a group of people is en route from Syria…

Jordan shoots down 'aerial target' near Syria

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) Jordan's air force shot down an "aerial target" near the Syrian border on Friday, a Jordanian military…

French president says no survivors in Air Algerie wreckage in Mali, 1 black box found

PARIS (AP) French president says no survivors in Air Algerie wreckage in Mali, 1 black box found.

Philippine soldiers clash with militants; 5 dead

MANILA, Philippines (AP) Philippine troops attacked a Muslim militant hideout on southern Basilan island, triggering a…

Towering worry: Small holes cause big jitters

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) For the developers of the world's sixth tallest building near Seoul, a mysteriously shrinking lake…

Afghan official: Taliban kill 14 Shiite civilians after stopping buses on road

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) Afghan official: Taliban kill 14 Shiite civilians after stopping buses on road.

China pork giant WH Group makes 2nd IPO attempt

HONG KONG (AP) Chinese pork giant WH Group is taking a second run at going public with a scaled-back share offering after…

German business confidence drops again

BERLIN (AP) German business confidence is down for a third month in a row amid ongoing concerns about the economic impact…

BSkyB to take over Italian, German pay TV networks

LONDON (AP) London-based satellite broadcaster BSkyB has agreed to take control of its sister companies in Italy and Germany…

Hamas tunnel threat at center of war with Israel

JERUSALEM (AP) A network of tunnels Palestinian militants have dug from Gaza to Israel dubbed "lower Gaza" by the Israeli…

German airlines cancel more Tel Aviv flights

BERLIN (AP) Germany's two largest airlines say they are not yet resuming flights to Israel even though the European Aviation…

Ukraine reports overnight rebel attacks on border

MOSCOW (AP) The Ukrainian army on Friday claimed that soldiers came under artillery fire from the Russian side of the border…

Australia readies 90 police for Ukraine crash site

SYDNEY (AP) Australia is close to finalizing a deal with Ukraine to send police and a small number of troops to secure…

Surgeons in India remove 232 teeth from teen

MUMBAI, India (AP) Dental surgeons in India's largest city say they have removed 232 small "tooth-like structures" from…

Israel hits 30 Gaza homes, kills senior militant

JERUSALEM (AP) Israeli aircraft struck 30 houses in the Gaza Strip early Friday, killing a leader of the militant Islamic…

Oil price slips below $102 a barrel

The price of oil slipped below $102 a barrel on Friday, falling for a second day after spiking on lower U.S. inventories…

Toppled crosses in China spur defiance

WUXI VILLAGE, China (AP) The battle started when a government-hired crew tore down the metal cross atop the one-room church…

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Space

Earth survived solar storm near-miss
Earth survived solar storm near-miss

Back in 2012, the Sun erupted with a powerful solar storm that just missed the Earth but was big enough to "knock modern…

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Malaysia Airlines' Syrian diversion
Malaysia Airlines' Syrian diversion

Malaysia Airlines has defended itself after confirming that it diverted a London to Kuala Lumpur flight over war-torn Syria…

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