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Putin’s tiger kills 15 goats in northeast China

In this file photo taken on Sunday, Aug. 31, 2008, Russia's then Prime Minister Vladimir Putin locks a collar with a satellite tracker on the tranquilized five-year-old Ussuri tiger in a Russian Academy of Sciences reserve in Russia's Far East as he took a part in the national program for preserving the population of the Ussuri tiger conducted by researchers of the Russian Academy of Sciences. AP

A rare Siberian tiger released into the wild by Russian President Vladimir Putin is keeping farmers in northeastern China on edge.

Posted: November 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Passengers in Russia’s Arctic give airliner a push

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In other countries, you may be asked to give a push to a car stuck in the mud. In Russia, passengers in the Arctic came out of an airliner to the bitter cold to help it move to the runway.
A Russian-made Tu-134 with 74 oil workers and seven crew members onboard was due to fly from the town of Igarka on Tuesday to Krasnoyarsk 800 miles (nearly 1,300 kilometers) to the south when the plane froze to the ground. It was -52 C (-61 F) outside and the passengers seemed desperate to get home.

Posted: November 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Smoking more common among poor, less educated, gays—US study

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NEW YORK — A government report says the smoking rate for U.S. adults dipped below 18 percent for the first time last year.   That’s still about the same rate found in 2012, and translates to about 42 million smokers.   The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the findings Wednesday. Smoking was more […]

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Sierra Leone official: Ebola worst could be over

American ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power speaks to media in the city of  Freetown , Sierra Leone, Monday, Oct. 27, 2014. AP

The Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone, which has been surging in recent days, may have reached its peak and be on the verge of slowing down, Sierra Leone’s information minister said Wednesday.

Posted: November 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Mexico’s left faces problems as leader quits

In this Dec. 10, 2013 file photo, Cuauhtemoc Cardenas, the son of the late President Lazaro Cardenas who nationalized Mexico's oil industry in 1938, speaks during a march against the energy reform bill at the Angel of Independence monument in Mexico City. A pillar of leftist politics in Mexico and son of a revered former president, Cardenas, has resigned Nov. 25, 2014, from the party he founded in a dispute with its leadership. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte, File)

Mexico’s left faces huge problems following the resignation of former presidential candidate Cuauhtemoc Cardenas, a pillar of progressive politics and son of the revered president who nationalized the oil industry.

Posted: November 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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