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Whale Surfaces, Capsizes Fishing Boat off New Hampshire Coast

Varieties The incident occurred Tuesday near Odiorne Point State Park.  (file photo/The AP)

Whale Surfaces, Capsizes Fishing Boat off New Hampshire Coast

Two occupants of a fishing vessel are safe Tuesday after a whale surfaced under their boat, capsizing it off the New Hampshire shore, according to the US Coast…

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Varieties In this Aug. 17, 2023, file photo, the McDougall Creek wildfire burns in the hills West Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. - The AP

Wildfires Threaten Communities in the West

Firefighters in the West are scrambling as new wildfires threaten communities in Oregon, California and Washington, with at least one Oregon fire so large that…

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Varieties Photos and video of the aftermath showed damaged guardrails and boards covered in rock and silt near muddy pools. - The AP

Surprise Blast of Rock, Water and Steam in Yellowstone Sends Dozens Running for Safety

A surprise eruption in Yellowstone National Park shot steam, water and dark-colored rock and dirt high into the sky Tuesday and sent sightseers running for…

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Varieties Solomon was going to be taken to a vet in Staines before his owner came forward (viral social media photo)

UK: Escaped Tortoise Causes Railway Disruption

An escaped tortoise caused disruption for train services as it launched a low-speed escape attempt after trespassing on the railway. The runaway reptile,…

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Varieties Relicanthus sp, a new species from a new order of Cnidaria collected at 4,100 meters in the Clarion-Clipperton Fracture Zone (CCZ) that lives on sponge stalks attached to nodules - AFP

'Dark Oxygen' in Depths of Pacific Ocean Prompts New Theories on Life's Origins

Scientists have discovered that metallic nodules on the seafloor produce their own oxygen in the dark depths of the Pacific Ocean. These polymetallic nodules,…

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Varieties Stray dog in Istanbul's Türkiye - File/The AP

Turkish Legislators Hold Tense Debate on Bill to Control Stray Dogs

A Turkish parliamentary commission began a tense debate Wednesday on a bill to manage the country's large stray dog population that animal advocates fear…

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Varieties As much as 11 inches (nearly 28 centimeters) of rain fell overnight into Wednesday on parts of Marion County, Arkansas, in the Ozark Mountains, the National Weather Service said. (The AP)

Water Rescues Underway in Arkansas after New Wave of Storms Across US, Canada

Water rescues were underway Wednesday in Arkansas after a new wave of severe storms that have pummeled a vast swath of the US and Canada, officials said. High…

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Varieties Red Sea Film Foundation Reveals Teams Selected for 4th Edition of '48hr Film Challenge'

Red Sea Film Foundation Reveals Teams Selected for 4th Edition of '48hr Film Challenge'

The Red Sea Film Foundation has announced the teams selected for the fourth edition of the 48hr Film Challenge. Launched in June 2024, this challenge is a…

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Varieties Tourists wait for a bus under the sun in Milan, Italy, Tuesday, July 16, 2024. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

'Hellishly Hot' Southern Europe Bakes Under High Temperatures

The Italian health ministry placed 12 cities under the most severe heat warning Tuesday as a wave of hot air from Africa baked southern Europe and the Balkans…

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Varieties FILE: A member staff watches a digital display showcasing the identification photographs of British prisoners of war held abroad and foreign internees held in Britain, part of the Great Escapes: Remarkable Second World War Captives exhibition at the National Archives, in Kew, Richmond, England, Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2024. A new exhibit that opened Friday Feb. 2, 2024 at The National Archives in London uses the 80th anniversary of the so- called Great Escape by allied airmen from a German prisoner of war camp to explore escapes by captives of all kinds during World War II. (Jonathan Brady/PA via AP)

Remains of World War II POW Who Died in the Philippines Returned Home

The long-unidentified remains of a World War II service member who died in a Japanese prisoner-of-war camp in the Philippines in 1942 were returned home to…

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Varieties The fossil found next to a reservoir in the municipality of Sao Joao do Polesine - The AP

Brazilian Researchers Discover Dinosaur Fossil after Heavy Rains

A team of Brazilian scientists has discovered a skeleton of what they believe is one of the world’s oldest dinosaurs after heavy rains in the southern state…

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Varieties A brown bear and her cub play on the road in the outskirts of Sinaia, 140 km north of Bucharest, June 15, 2009. REUTERS/Radu Sigheti/File Photo Purchase Licensing Rights

Romania Seeks to Cull Nearly 500 Bears After Hiker Killed

Romania's parliament approved the culling of almost 500 bears this year in a bid to control the protected species' "overpopulation" after a deadly hiker attack…

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Varieties Spina bifida is a common congenital defect worldwide, affecting 1 in every 1,000 to 2,000 births.  - AFP

KFSHRC: Middle East's First In-Utero Endoscopic Surgery Corrects Fetal Spinal Cord Defect

King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center (KFSHRC) in Riyadh successfully performed life-changing surgery on a 26-week-old fetus correcting a…

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Varieties A handout photo taken on July 5, 2024 and received on July 16 from the New Zealand Department of Conservation shows rangers Jim Fyfe (L) and Tumai Cassidy walking beside what appears to be the carcass of a rare spade-toothed whale after it was discovered washed ashore on a beach near Taieri Mouth in New Zealand's southern Otago province. (Photo by Handout / New Zealand Department of Conservation / AFP)

World's Rarest Whale Washes Up on New Zealand Beach

The body of a spade-toothed whale -- a species so rare it has never been seen alive -- appears to have washed up on a New Zealand beach, scientists say. The…

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Varieties (FILES) The view from the Grand View Point Outlook in the Canyonlands National Park near Moab, Utah on April 24, 2018. (Photo by Mark Ralston / AFP)

3 Hikers Die in Utah Parks as Temperatures Hit Triple Digits

Three hikers died over the weekend in suspected heat-related cases at state and national parks in Utah, including a father and daughter who got lost on a…

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Varieties ​​​​​​​ It's located at the Sea of Tranquility, just 250 miles (400 kilometers) from Apollo 11's landing site. - The AP

Scientists Find Cave on the Moon that Could be Used to Shelter Future Explorers

Scientists have confirmed a cave on the moon, not far from where Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed 55 years ago, and suspect there are hundreds more that…

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Varieties Giant male panda Xiao Liwu eats a meal of bamboo before being repatriated to China with his mother Bai Yun, bringing an end to a 23-year-long panda research program in San Diego, California, US, April 18, 2019. Picture taken April 18, 2019. (Reuters)

A Giant Panda Gives Birth to Cub in a Dutch Zoo

A giant panda has given birth to a cub at a Dutch zoo, in a boost to the captive population of the vulnerable mammals. Ouwehands Dierenpark announced Friday…

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Varieties  Britain's King Charles III (R) meets British actor Idris Elba and young people during an event for The King's Trust to discuss youth opportunities, at St James's Palace in central London on July 12, 2024. (AFP)

King Charles III to Visit Australia and Samoa as He Recovers from Cancer

King Charles III is preparing to visit Australia and Samoa in October, an itinerary that will span 12 time zones and test the monarch’s stamina as he recovers…

Varieties Tourists visit the archaeological site of Ancient Corinthe holding umbrellas, to protect themselves from the strong sun, Greece, 14 July 2024. EPA/VASSILIS PSOMAS

Greece Fears Water Shortages after Warmest Winter Ever

After Greece's warmest winter and earliest heatwave on record, authorities are sounding the alarm over the risk of dire water shortages in the heat of the…

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Varieties The park said Winston was euthanized Saturday after veterinarians determined his condition was declining.(file photo/The AP)

Winston, Beloved Gorilla at San Diego Zoo Safari Park, Dies at 52 After Suffering Health Problems

Winston, a western lowland gorilla who was a favorite attraction at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, has died at the age of 52 after suffering multiple health…

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Varieties A wedding reception on Sunday wrapped up the monthslong celebrations as the youngest son of Mukesh Ambani, Asia’s richest man, married his longtime girlfriend with a price tag running into the millions. - The AP.

Extravagant Wedding Celebrations for the Son of Asia’s Richest Man Conclude With a Reception

A wedding reception on Sunday wrapped up the monthslong celebrations as the youngest son of Mukesh Ambani, Asia’s richest man, married his longtime girlfriend…

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Varieties The Princess of Wales arrived at the All England Club on Sunday and was greeted by a standing ovation from the Center Court crowd as she took her seat in the Royal Box - The AP

Princess Kate Seen at Wimbledon in Rare Public Appearance since Cancer Reveal

The Princess of Wales arrived at the All England Club on Sunday for the Wimbledon men's final, only her second public appearance since announcing she was…

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Varieties Kenya has 54,430 hectares (134,500 acres) of mangroves remaining - The AP

Some Kenyans Combat the Threat of Logging with Hidden Beehives

Dressed in protective clothing and armed with a smoker, Peter Nyongesa walked through the mangroves to monitor his beehives along the Indian Ocean coastline. …

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Varieties Brian Austin Green, Shannen Doherty and Ian Ziering of BH 90210 speak during the Fox segment of the 2019 Summer TCA Press Tour at The Beverly Hilton Hotel, Aug. 7, 2019, in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Shannen Doherty, ‘Beverly Hills, 90210’ Star, Dies at 53

Shannen Doherty, the “Beverly Hills, 90210” star whose life and career were roiled by illness and tabloid stories, has died at 53. Doherty died Saturday,…

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Varieties File photo of Saudi Arabia's flag.

Saudi Biology Team Wins Four Global Awards at International Biology Olympiad 2024

The Saudi biology team has won four global awards at the 35th International Biology Olympiad 2024, held in Astana, Kazakhstan, between July 7 and 14. 320…

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Varieties FILE - Citizens and activists confront police during a demonstration against Venice Tax Fee in Venice, Italy, Thursday, April 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, File)

Venice Nets $2.2 Million in Day-tripper Tax Pilot

Venice on Sunday wraps up a pilot program charging day-trippers an entrance fee, more than 2 million euros ($2.2 million) richer and determined to extend the…

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Varieties FILE - The Titanic leaves Southampton, England, April 10, 1912, on her maiden voyage. (AP Photo, File)

1st Titanic Voyage in 14 Years is Happening in Wake of Submersible Tragedy. Hopes Are High

The company that owns the salvage rights to the Titanic is undertaking its first expedition to the ship's wreckage in years, and those involved in the mission…

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Varieties FILE - Anant Ambani, left, and Radhika Merchant pose for photographers during their pre-wedding ceremony in Mumbai, India, Friday, July 5, 2024. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade, File)

Son of Asia's Richest Man Gets Married in the Year's Most Extravagant Wedding

The youngest son of Mukesh Ambani, Asia’s richest man, married his longtime girlfriend early Saturday in what many dubbed the wedding of the year, attended by…

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Varieties The river Seine will host the opening ceremony of the summer Paris Olympics. Emmanuel DUNAND / AFP/File

French Sports Minister Swims in Seine ahead of Olympics

French Sports Minister Amelie Oudea Castera took the plunge and swam in the River Seine on Saturday, in a publicity moment that French authorities hope will…

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