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  • WORLD

    Watch scientists dissect a 770-pound squid

    It was a calm morning in Antarctica’s remote Ross Sea, during the season when the sun never sets, when Capt. John Bennett and his crew hauled up a creature with tentacles like fire hoses and eyes like dinner plates from a mile below the surface.

  • WORLD

    Gaza widow offers insight into world of spies

    The 48-year-old Palestinian woman’s husband was shot to death in 2012 by militants in the Gaza Strip for spying for Israel. A mother of seven, she herself was jailed by Gaza’s Hamas rulers for aiding and abetting a spy – her husband.

  • WORLD

    US man held for alleged attempt to swim to N Korea

    South Korean border guards arrested an American man who they believe was attempting to swim across a river to rival North Korea, a South Korean defense official said Wednesday.

  • WORLD

    Death rate for children under 5 has plunged

    In a break from the recent slate of doom-and-gloom reports of catastrophes, wars and destruction, a United Nations report released Tuesday says the number of children under 5 who die each year fell by 49 percent between 1990 and 2013, from 12.7 million to 6.3 million, saving 17,000 lives every ...

  • WORLD

    Chinese increasingly protest projects that threaten environment

    China is a country with gargantuan environmental problems, deep distrust of government and a population that is increasingly wired through mobile devices. Put that together and it’s no surprise that large street protests are breaking out against waste incinerators, chemical plants and other...

  • WORLD

    Military says mortar fired from Gaza hits Israel

    The Israeli military says a mortar round fired from Gaza hit southern Israel for the first time since the end of the Gaza war last month.

  • HEALTH

    Liberia president praises US for Ebola help pledge

    People critically ill with Ebola languishing in an ambulance for hours as paramedics seek a place for them. Treatment centers filling up as soon as they are opened. The situation is so dire in Liberia that its president welcomed a U.S. pledge to send troops and treatment centers, but said much more...

  • HEALTH

    15 Syrian children die after getting vaccinations

    At least 15 children died after receiving vaccinations in rebel-held parts of northwestern Syria, while the death toll from two days of government airstrikes on a central city climbed to nearly 50, a heavy toll even by the vicious standards of the country's civil war, activists said.

  • NATION/WORLD

    Suicide bombers kill 15 at north Nigerian college

    Two suicide bombers killed at least 15 students Wednesday at a government college in Nigeria's northern city of Kano, police and emergency officials said.

  • NATION/WORLD

    Polish fears of Russia run high on war anniversary

    It was an unexpected question from a woman hoping to sell me her Warsaw apartment: "Are you sure you want to buy now, when war could be coming?"

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