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World News: Scotlish Chopper; Amanda Knoxl; More Money for Greece?; Japan Spill; Aussie Croc

Posted: 08/25/2013 - 4 die when helicopter crashes off Scotland... Lawyer: Amanda Knox won't attend new Italy trial... EU official: Greece may get another $13.36 billion... South Africa: Mandela unstable at times... Extremists slit throats of 44 in northeast Nigeria... Death toll in Lebanon bombings rises to 47... Pakistani militants split on talks offer... China reporter detained after questioning official... Seam possible cause of Japan nuke plant tank leak... Fatal crocodile attacked suspected in Australia...

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Today in History: Paris Liberated; Young Samantha Smith; Elton John; Dirty Dancing; Aaliyah

Posted: 08/25/2013 - In 1718, hundreds of French colonists arrived in Louisiana, with some settling in present-day New Orleans. In 1944, Paris was liberated by Allied forces after four years of Nazi occupation. In 1985, Samantha Smith, 13, the schoolgirl whose letter to Yuri V. Andropov resulted in her famous peace tour of the Soviet Union, died with her father in an airliner crash in Auburn, Maine. In 1970, Elton John made his U.S. debut at the Troubadour Club in Los Angeles. The performance kicked off a brief tour and led to a recording contract with MCA. In 1987, the film "Dirty Dancing" made its world premiere in Los Angeles.

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Remote Controlled Tail for Humans

Posted: 08/23/2013 - Ever wanted a tail to express the things you dare not say? Artists at the company greyworld are launching their electronic remote-controlled tail especially for humans to show their cheeky side.

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Masked Hero To The Rescue at Tokyo Subway

Posted: 08/23/2013 - With great power comes great responsibility - or so thinks one 27-year-old Japanese, who dons a superhero costume to wait by the stairs of subway stations, lending his strength to the elderly, people lugging heavy packages and mothers with prams.

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Annual Weigh in at the London Zoo

Posted: 08/22/2013 - On Wednesday (August 21) it was time for London Zoo's keepers to find out which animals have been eating too much or not getting enough exercise during the annual weigh in.

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Russia: Military Ship Plows Into Crowded Beach

Posted: 08/22/2013 - An enormous Russian military ship plowed into a crowded Baltic Sea beach on Sunday (August 18), startling sun-tanning vacationers who seemingly had no advance warning of the ship's approach to land.

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Birth of New Star in Constellation Vega

Posted: 08/21/2013 - Astronomers in Chile have captured the violent birth of a new star some 1,400 light-years from Earth, revealing close up the energetic burst of glowing gas that power new stars.

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3 Teens Charged after Australian Player Slain

Posted: 08/21/2013 - Oklahoma prosecutors have charged two teenage boys with first-degree murder in the random killing of an Australian baseball player as he jogged on a tree-lined road.

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New Iran President: Nation Wants Foreign Policy Change; Nuclear Update

Posted: 08/18/2013 - Rouhani has pledged to follow a policy of moderation and ease tensions with the outside world... and shift away from the bombastic style adopted under his predecessor, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.... The core of Rouhani's team includes figures whose academic pedigrees run through places such as California, Washington, Paris and London... Nuclear policy remains under the control of the country's top clerics... Ex-nuke chief says Iran has 18,000 centrifuges, a number significantly higher than previously thought...

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World News: Mexico Arrests 'Key' Drug Figure; Middle East Update; Princess Diana

Posted: 08/18/2013 - Mexico detains key leader in Gulf Cartel... Government: Bomb wounds 5 policemen in Bahrain... Iraq premier warns of weapons smuggled from Syria... Status of Jerusalem a key issue at Mideast talks... Sunni leader: Hezbollah dragging Lebanon into war... UK police checking new information on Diana death... Venice mayor IDs high traffic for gondola death... Russia boat crash kills 4, injures 49...

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Russia: World's Worst Road?

Updated: 08/16/2013 - This Soviet-era "Olympic Highway" has to be in the running for one of the worst roads in the world - and you can see why.

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New Zealand Jet Pack Approved for Test Flights

Updated: 08/14/2013 - A New Zealand company trying to develop a commercially-available jetpack said their long-held ambition has come a step closer after their latest prototype was given Civil Aviation approval for manned test flights.

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Taiwan: Panda Baby and Mother Reunite

Updated: 08/13/2013 - Yuanzai, the first cub born to a pair of giant pandas presented to the Taiwan region by the Chinese mainland, recently met her mother for the first time since her birth in an encounter that illustrated the bond between mother and child.

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Norway Leader Goes Undercover as Taxi Driver

Updated: 08/13/2013 - Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg dressed up as a taxi driver and took passengers around Oslo in an unusual election campaign stunt.

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