US authorities charged a former president of the United Nations General Assembly, a billionaire Macau real estate developer and four others on Tuesday for...
Japan's Takaaki Kajita and Canada's Arthur B. McDonald won the 2015 Nobel Prize for Physics for their discovery that neutrinos have mass, the award-giving body...
California will become the fifth state in the US to give terminally ill patients the option of legally ending their lives through assisted suicide.
An 11 year-old boy in Tennessee has been charged with first degree murder in the shooting death of an 8 year-old girl who lived next door to him.
A pilot on a domestic US flight became ill and later died, with the first officer taking over the plane and diverting it to New York for emergency help.
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The US Coast guard is looking for a ship with 33 people on board which sailed through the Bahamas at the height of Hurricane Joaquin.
A Canadian scientist proposed the concept of reaching space by rocket as far back as 1861 - 30 years earlier than previously thought.
A pastor in Oregon has told how his teenage daughter survived the college massacre last week only because the gunman thought his daughter was dead.
The death toll in Guatemala landslide has hit 131 and about 300 people are still missing, three days after the steep hillside gave way in the rain.

US surfer, 14, bitten by shark

A 14-year-old boy who was surfing off the coast of Florida has survived a shark attack after punching the shark before swimming back to shore.
Roasted crickets are on the menu at the University of Connecticut and the menu boasts they're organic, not genetically modified and earth friendly.
Trade Minister Andrew Robb is withstanding pressure from the US over biologics amid claims a final agreement on the TPP could be close.
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The father of the gunman who killed nine people at an Oregon community college said the incident could have been prevented if tighter gun laws had been in place...

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Best-selling Swedish writer Henning Mankell, author of the Kurt Wallander police novels, has died at the age of 67, his publisher said on Monday.
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