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Asian fungus kills European salamanders, could spread

An aquatic salamander   PHOTO BY S UZANNE COLLINS, CENTER FOR NORTH AMERICAN HERPETOLOGY

A fungus from Asia has killed off large numbers of salamanders and newts in Belgium and The Netherlands and risks reaching North America unless the exotic pet trade is stopped, researchers said Thursday.

Posted: October 31st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Taiwan man mutilates girlfriend’s face in jealous rage

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Taiwan police arrested a 79-year-old man after he sliced off his girlfriend’s nose, ears and lips and flushed them down the toilet, suspecting that she was cheating on him, officials said Thursday.

Posted: October 30th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

New Ebola cases slowing in Liberia, but too soon to celebrate—WHO

Bruce Aylward, WHO Assistant Director-General, speaks to the media during a press conference about the WHO briefing on the Ebola roadmap. It outlines all actions that need to be taken by affected countries and partners to bring an end to the largest and most complex recorded Ebola outbreak in history, at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Thursday, August 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Keystone/Martial Trezzini)

The rate of new Ebola infections appears to be slowing in hard-hit Liberia, but the crisis is far from over, the World Health Organization said Wednesday.

Posted: October 30th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

100 buried alive in Sri Lanka tea region mudslide–minister

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Around 100 people were buried alive in a tea-growing region of Sri Lanka Wednesday as mudslides triggered by monsoon rains washed away their homes on a plantation, disaster officials said.

Posted: October 30th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Frenchman dies after downing 56 shots

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French police opened an investigation on Wednesday following the death of a man in his 50s after he downed 56 shots during a drinking competition.

Posted: October 30th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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