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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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World News: Child Victims of Python Buried; DEA Agent Killers May Walk; Drones Kill more Militants; Volcano Erupts, Kills 5

Posted: 08/11/2013 - Hundreds at funeral for brothers killed by python... Lawyer: Another suspect in American DEA killing to go free... Chinese state media: 3 Chinese citizens killed in Kabul... Suspected US drone strike kills 2 in Yemen... Israeli Drone Kills militants in Egypt... Indonesia volcano erupts, kills 5 people...

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China Bus Crash And Roll

Updated: 08/08/2013 - At least one person was killed and 23 injured on Friday (August 2) after a bus collided with a truck on a highway in Lishui City in China's southern Zhejiang Province, state media reported.

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Peru: Tiger Cub at the Zoo

Updated: 08/06/2013 - Proud keepers showed off a rare white female Bengal tiger cub that was born in a Peruvian zoo 41 days ago.

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Fleeing Piglets Bring Chaos on Chinese Highway

Updated: 08/06/2013 - It was no easy task for the police officers who tried to catch dozens of piglets fleeing on a busy highway in China after the truck carrying them overturned, state media reported on Saturday (August 3).

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Japan: Transfer Vehicle Blasts Off

Posted: 08/05/2013 - A Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) H-IIB rocket carrying cargo for the International Space Station (ISS) launched off Tanegashima, Southern Japan early on Sunday (August 4), with a special extra passenger.

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US News: Embassy Security; Legionnaires' Disease Outbreak; Plant Implosion Injures 5

Posted: 08/03/2013 - Top US officials meet to discuss embassy threat... 3 die when small plane crashes in coastal SC... Police: Driver who hit California beachgoers fled, at large... 1 dead, 1 injured in Miss. skydiving accident... Man buried when ice tunnel on Ore. mountain collapses... Legionnaires' outbreak hits Ohio retirement center... 5 spectators injured at old power plant implosion... San Fran labor talks continue as planned strike looms... Time Warner blackout of CBS continues... Powerball jackpot reaches $300M for Saturday...

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Day in History: Anne Frank, Lizzie Borden, Jesse Owens

Posted: 08/03/2013 - Today's Highlight in History: On August 4, 1944, 15-year-old diarist Anne Frank was arrested with her sister, parents and four others by the Gestapo after hiding for two years inside a building in Amsterdam. (Anne died the following year at Bergen-Belsen.) In 1735, a jury found John Peter Zenger of the New York Weekly Journal not guilty of committing seditious libel against the colonial governor of New York, William Cosby. In 1892, Andrew and Abby Borden were axed to death in their home in Fall River, Mass. Lizzie Borden, Andrew's daughter from a previous marriage, was accused of the killings, but acquitted at trial. On August fourth, 1957, the Everly Brothers introduced their upcoming single "Wake Up Little Susie" on the "Ed Sullivan Show." The song created a controversy, and some radio stations banned it.

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