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Thousands pack narrow alleys in Cairo for Egypt's mega-Iftar
Thousands pack narrow alleys in Cairo for Egypt's mega-Iftar

Princess Kate's cancer diagnosis highlights balancing act between celebrity and royals' private lives
Princess Kate's cancer diagnosis highlights balancing act between celebrity and royals' private lives

Millions in India are celebrating Holi. Here's what the Hindu festival of colors is all about.
Millions in India are celebrating Holi. Here's what the Hindu festival of colors is all about.

Construction site found at Pompeii reveals details of ancient building techniques – and politics
Construction site found at Pompeii reveals details of ancient building techniques – and politics

Laurent de Brunhoff,
Laurent de Brunhoff,

Shopkeeper on a tiny Scottish island hatches a charitable solution to his chocolate Easter egg blunder
Shopkeeper on a tiny Scottish island hatches a charitable solution to his chocolate Easter egg blunder

U.K. cracks down on synthetic opioid 10 times stronger than fentanyl causing overdoses in Europe
U.K. cracks down on synthetic opioid 10 times stronger than fentanyl causing overdoses in Europe

Metal detectorist looking for World War II relics instead finds medieval papal artifact
Metal detectorist looking for World War II relics instead finds medieval papal artifact

Plan to recover
Plan to recover "holy grail" of shipwrecks holding billions of dollars in treasure is approved over 3 centuries after ship sank

Government funding deal includes ban on U.S. aid to UNRWA, a key relief agency in Gaza, until 2025, sources say
Government funding deal includes ban on U.S. aid to UNRWA, a key relief agency in Gaza, until 2025, sources say

Wales' election of its first Black leader means no White man runs a U.K. government for the first time ever
Wales' election of its first Black leader means no White man runs a U.K. government for the first time ever

There's so much electronic waste in the world it could span the equator – and it's still growing
There's so much electronic waste in the world it could span the equator – and it's still growing

Delta pilot gets 10 months in jail for showing up to flight drunk with half-empty bottle of Jägermeister
Delta pilot gets 10 months in jail for showing up to flight drunk with half-empty bottle of Jägermeister

U.K. food delivery driver who bit customer's thumb
U.K. food delivery driver who bit customer's thumb "clean" off over pizza dispute pleads guilty

U.K. food delivery driver who bit customer's thumb
U.K. food delivery driver who bit customer's thumb "clean" off over pizza dispute pleads guilty

U.S. drops from top 20 happiest countries list in 2024 World Happiness Report
U.S. drops from top 20 happiest countries list in 2024 World Happiness Report

Ancient chariot grave found at construction site for Intel facility in Germany
Ancient chariot grave found at construction site for Intel facility in Germany

Banksy has unveiled a new mural that many view as a message that
Banksy has unveiled a new mural that many view as a message that "nature's struggling"

When is the first day of spring in 2024? What to know about the vernal equinox
When is the first day of spring in 2024? What to know about the vernal equinox

Paris Olympics lifts intimacy ban for athletes and is stocking up on 300,000 condoms
Paris Olympics lifts intimacy ban for athletes and is stocking up on 300,000 condoms

Woman walking with male companion dies after being chased down by bear in Slovakia
Woman walking with male companion dies after being chased down by bear in Slovakia

Princess Kate sightings fail to quell speculation about her health after photo editing scandal
Princess Kate sightings fail to quell speculation about her health after photo editing scandal

Man falls to his death from hot-air balloon in Australia, leaving pilot and passengers
Man falls to his death from hot-air balloon in Australia, leaving pilot and passengers "traumatized"

Russian woman kidnapped near U.S. border in Mexico is freed, officials say
Russian woman kidnapped near U.S. border in Mexico is freed, officials say

The history of Irish emigration, and the pride of the Emerald Isle
The history of Irish emigration, and the pride of the Emerald Isle

Haiti's long history of crises, and its present unrest
Haiti's long history of crises, and its present unrest

Abandoned slate mine in Wales now world's deepest hotel
Abandoned slate mine in Wales now world's deepest hotel

Icelandic volcano erupts yet again, nearby town evacuated
Icelandic volcano erupts yet again, nearby town evacuated

Sewage seeps into California beach city from Mexico, upending residents' lives:
Sewage seeps into California beach city from Mexico, upending residents' lives: "Akin to being trapped in a portable toilet"

William calls Kate the
William calls Kate the "arty one" amid photo scandal, as he and Harry keep their distance at Princess Diana event

See the heaviest blueberry ever recorded. It's nearly 70 times larger than average.
See the heaviest blueberry ever recorded. It's nearly 70 times larger than average.

10 shipwrecks dating from 3000 BC to the World War II era found off the coast of Greece
10 shipwrecks dating from 3000 BC to the World War II era found off the coast of Greece

First male top-tier professional soccer player to come out as gay proposes to partner on home pitch
First male top-tier professional soccer player to come out as gay proposes to partner on home pitch

U.K. high court rules Australian computer scientist is not bitcoin founder
U.K. high court rules Australian computer scientist is not bitcoin founder "Satoshi Nakamoto"


"Drinking bird" science class toy plays integral role in new clean energy idea, study shows

AI expert says Princess Kate photo scandal shows our
AI expert says Princess Kate photo scandal shows our "sense of shared reality" being eroded

50 killed in anti-sorcery rituals after being forced to drink
50 killed in anti-sorcery rituals after being forced to drink "mysterious liquid," Angola officials say

Newly discovered giant turtle fossil named after Stephen King character
Newly discovered giant turtle fossil named after Stephen King character

Newly discovered giant turtle fossil named after Stephen King character

Newly discovered giant turtle fossil named after Stephen King character
Visualization of the newly discovered giant turtle Peltocephalus maturin. JÚLIA D'OLIVEIRA

Researchers who found a giant freshwater turtle fossil discovered in Brazil have named it Peltocephalus maturin after a character in one of Stephen King's novels.

The fossil was "among the largest freshwater turtles ever found," researchers said in the release of their findings on Wednesday in the British journal Biology Letters.

"Only a handful of them have crossed the 150 cm threshold in the past," researchers said.

Bone samples found by gold miners in the Taquaras quarry in Porto Velho, Brazil, were sent to the Center for Applied Isotope Studies...more



 

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Fri, March 15, 2024 4:42pm
 
50 killed in anti-sorcery rituals after being forced to drink "mysterious liquid," Angola officials say

50 killed in anti-sorcery rituals after being forced to drink mysterious liquid, Angola officials say

About 50 people have died in Angola after being forced to drink an herbal potion to prove they were not sorcerers, police and local officials said Thursday. The deaths occurred between January and February near the central town of Camacupa, according to Luzia Filemone, a local councilor.

Police confirmed that 50 people had died.

Speaking to Angola National Radio broadcaster, Filemone accused traditional healers of administering the deadly concoction.

"More than 50 victims were forced to drink this mysterious liquid which, according to traditional healers, proves whether or not a person practices witchcraft," she...more



 

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Fri, March 15, 2024 11:26pm
 
AI expert says Princess Kate photo scandal shows our "sense of shared reality" being eroded

AI expert says Princess Kate photo scandal shows our sense of shared reality being eroded

The European Parliament passed the world's first comprehensive law regulating the use of artificial intelligence on Wednesday, as controversy swirled around an edited photo of Catherine, the Princess of Wales, that experts say illustrates how even the awareness of new AI technologies is affecting society.

"The reaction to this image, if it were released before, pre-the big AI boom we've seen over the last few years, probably would be: 'This is a really bad job with editing or Photoshop,'" Henry Ajder, an expert on AI and deepfakes, told CBS News. "But because of the conversation about Kate Middleton being absent in the public eye and the kind of...more



 

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Fri, March 15, 2024 11:45pm
 
"Drinking bird" science class toy plays integral role in new clean energy idea, study shows

Drinking bird science class toy plays integral role in new clean energy idea, study shows
Scientists are testing the efficacy of the "drinking bird" figurine as a generator. DEVICE

Scientists in Hong Kong and China have proposed a creative way to generate renewable energy —using a classic "drinking bird" figurine that may feel like a throwback to high school physics class.

They outlined their approach in a new study published Thursday in the online journal Device. With a "drinking bird" as a generator, the scientists said they were able to successfully harness energy created through the natural process of water evaporation and convert it into electricity. According to the study, this "drinking bird" system was ultimately able...more



 

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Fri, March 15, 2024 11:50pm
 
U.K. high court rules Australian computer scientist is not bitcoin founder "Satoshi Nakamoto"

U.K. high court rules Australian computer scientist is not bitcoin founder Satoshi Nakamoto
Britain's high court Thursday ruled Craig Wright (above) did not invent bitcoin. For eight years, Australian computer scientist has claimed he was the man behind "Satoshi Nakamoto," the pseudonym that masked the identity of the cryptocurrency's creator. LUCY NORTH/PA IMAGES VIA GETTY IMAGES

Who is Satoshi Nakamoto? A ruling from Britain's high court Thursday has at least narrowed down who Satoshi is not.

For eight years, Australian computer scientist Craig Wright has claimed that he was the man behind "Satoshi Nakamoto," the pseudonym that masked the identity of the creator of bitcoin. His claim was vehemently rejected by the Crypto Open...more



 

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Fri, March 15, 2024 11:58pm
 
First male top-tier professional soccer player to come out as gay proposes to partner on home pitch

First male top-tier professional soccer player to come out as gay proposes to partner on home pitch
Josh Cavallo, the first openly gay male soccer player, proposed to his boyfriend on the field at his team's home stadium in Australia. MAYA THOMPSON/GETTY IMAGES

Australian soccer player Josh Cavallo — the first top-tier male professional player in the sport to come out as gay — proposed to his partner on the field at his team's home stadium.

Cavallo, a midfielder for Adelaide United, announced Wednesday on social media that he was engaged to his fiancé, Leighton Morrell, and thanked his A-League club for its "endless support" and for helping him pop the question on the field at Coopers Stadium in South Australia....more



 

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Sat, March 16, 2024 12:03am
 
10 shipwrecks dating from 3000 BC to the World War II era found off the coast of Greece

10 shipwrecks dating from 3000 BC to the World War II era found off the coast of Greece
Researchers found 10 shipwrecks off the coast of Greece during a 4-year survey. GREEK MINISTRY OF CULTURE

Researchers have discovered 10 shipwrecks, including one estimated to be more than 5,000 years old, off the coast of Greece, along with scattered ancient artifacts from around the globe.

Using Homer's "Iliad" as a guide, an underwater archaeological team made the discoveries during a four-year survey off the coast of Kasos, a small island in the Aegean Sea, the Greek Ministry of Culture announced Wednesday.

During the underwater missions, teams found the remains of 10 doomed ships, spanning thousands of years of history — with the...more



 

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Sat, March 16, 2024 12:08am
 
See the heaviest blueberry ever recorded. It's nearly 70 times larger than average.

See the heaviest blueberry ever recorded. It's nearly 70 times larger than average.


A farm in Australia has grown the heaviest blueberry the world has ever seen. It's so big, in fact, that it could be used to play ping pong – assuming it could bounce, of course.

Guinness World Records announced the "behemoth blueberry" on Friday, saying it weighed in at 20.4 grams, almost 70 times more than an average wild blueberry. The berry is 4.2 grams heavier than the previous record, Guinness said, and is 39.31 millimeters across, roughly the size of a ping pong ball.

Farmers with the Costa Group, who provides fruit to Driscoll's and other companies, grew the blueberry over 12 months in Corindi, New South Wales, under their Variety...more



 

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Sat, March 16, 2024 12:21am
 
William calls Kate the "arty one" amid photo scandal, as he and Harry keep their distance at Princess Diana event

William calls Kate the arty one amid photo scandal, as he and Harry keep their distance at Princess Diana event
William, the Prince of Wales, attends The Diana Legacy Awards at the Science Museum in London, March 14, 2024. GETTY

Not even an event honoring the late Princess Diana could bring her estranged sons, Prince William and Prince Harry, back together this week. At the 25th annual Diana Legacy Awards, honoring young global change makers in London, the two brothers clearly kept their distance Thursday night — in both time, appearing hours apart, and in place, as they were half a world away from each other.

William, the Prince of Wales, attended in person and celebrated the 20 winners, whom he lauded as prime examples of...more



 

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Sat, March 16, 2024 12:27am
 
Sewage seeps into California beach city from Mexico, upending residents' lives: "Akin to being trapped in a portable toilet"

Sewage seeps into California beach city from Mexico, upending residents' lives Akin to being trapped in a portable toilet
Flooding through Mexico's Tijuana River brings sewage into Imperial Beach, California, which has led to 700 days of beach closures. PREBYS FOUNDATION

California resident Shannon Johnson lives a few blocks from Imperial Beach's turquoise water and waves of "perfect little curls" — but Johnson and her two young children haven't stepped foot on the sand in a year.

"Every time we go by the beach they're asking, 'Is it going to be clean? When are they going to fix it?'" said Johnson, 45, a former activist with the Surfrider Foundation, who has been living in Imperial Beach, a small coastal city of...more



 

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Mon, March 18, 2024 1:17pm
 
Icelandic volcano erupts yet again, nearby town evacuated

Icelandic volcano erupts yet again, nearby town evacuated
The skyline of Reykjavik is against the backdrop of orange-colored sky due to molten lava flowing out from a fissure on the Reykjanes peninsula north of the evacuated town of Grindavik, in western Iceland, on March 16, 2024. HALLDOR KOLBEINS/AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES

Icelandic police declared a state of emergency late Saturday as lava spewed from a new volcanic fissure on the Reykjanes peninsula, the fourth eruption to hit the area since December.

A "volcanic eruption has started between stora Skogfell and Hagafell on the Reykjanes Peninsula," said a statement from the Icelandic Met Office. Live video images showed glowing lava and billowing smoke.

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Mon, March 18, 2024 2:27pm
 
Abandoned slate mine in Wales now world's deepest hotel

Abandoned slate mine in Wales now world's deepest hotel
Guests descend underground in the Snowdonia, Wales, in a journey to reach the world's deepest hotel. March 2024. CBS NEWS

The Welsh countryside offers stunning vistas, with rugged peaks framing sweeping landscapes. But from the Deep Sleep Hotel, you'll see none of that, but it's no less spectacular, and getting there is half the adventure.

At check-in, guests receive a hard hat, head lamp, boots and a mountain guide.

The journey — about 1,400 feet underground to the world's deepest hotel in the north Wales region of Snowdonia — takes nerve.

Guests descend into dark caverns, navigate flooded tunnels, zip-line across a vast abyss and squeeze through some pretty...more



 

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Mon, March 18, 2024 2:35pm
 
Haiti's long history of crises, and its present unrest

Haiti's long history of crises, and its present unrest

How could Haiti even get to the point that its capital, Port-au-Prince, is paralyzed by armed gangs? For at least part of the answer, take a look at its history. You may find it hard to believe.

The island that Haiti shares with the Dominican Republic was visited by Columbus in 1492; he called it Hispaniola, claiming it for Spain. But Haiti eventually became a fabulously rich French colony, its plantations producing much of the world's coffee and sugar.

In 1791, the enslaved Africans who worked those plantations revolted. What followed was a 13-year bloodbath. Then, on January 1, 1804, Haiti traded the French flag for its own. It became the first Black republic, and abolished...more



 

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Mon, March 18, 2024 3:08pm
 
The history of Irish emigration, and the pride of the Emerald Isle

The history of Irish emigration, and the pride of the Emerald Isle
Conor Knighton's ancestors emigrated from Ireland. CBS NEWS

The ruins of Dunamase Castle tower over County Laois in Ireland. It's been centuries since anyone lived here, but an American tour group has come to imagine what life might have been like when their ancestors called this land home. Visitor Reeda Taylor said, "To know that we've had relatives that probably rode horses out here? I mean, that's exciting. Jump those hedgerows, maybe lived in the castle. Who knows?"

More than 30 million Americans claim Irish ancestry. Worldwide, more than 70 million people have Irish roots. And yet, the current population of Ireland is only around five million people.

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Mon, March 18, 2024 3:15pm
 
Russian woman kidnapped near U.S. border in Mexico is freed, officials say

Russian woman kidnapped near U.S. border in Mexico is freed, officials say
A Mexican army soldier guards the Tamaulipas State Prosecutor's headquarters in Matamoros, Mexico, Wednesday, March 8, 2023. STR / AP

A Russian woman who was kidnapped in northeastern Mexico has been released, Russian embassy and Tamaulipas state officials said Sunday.

The woman, whose identity has not been revealed, was released without paying the ransom kidnappers sought and was taken to a police station in Reynosa, Tamaulipas state, near the U.S. border, diplomats said on social media.

She was rescued "in good health" late Saturday by a state anti-kidnapping unit, police said. They provided no details on how the rescue took place, who the captors...more



 

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Mon, March 18, 2024 3:39pm
 
Man falls to his death from hot-air balloon in Australia, leaving pilot and passengers "traumatized"

Man falls to his death from hot-air balloon in Australia, leaving pilot and passengers traumatized
A police officer walks past a trailer with a hot-air balloon basket on it after the discovery of a man's body at Yarra Bend Park in Melbourne, Monday, March 18, 2024. DIEGO FEDELE / AP

A man fell to his death from a hot-air balloon Monday as it passed over suburban Melbourne, Australia's second-largest city.

The hot-air balloon took off from Melbourne's northern suburbs early in the morning and was in the air for about 30 minutes before the man fell from the basket.

His body was found in a residential area that Victoria state police closed off to traffic. The balloon landed safely many miles from where the man's body was...more



 

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Mon, March 18, 2024 3:43pm
 
Princess Kate sightings fail to quell speculation about her health after photo editing scandal

Princess Kate sightings fail to quell speculation about her health after photo editing scandal

British tabloids reported Sunday that Catherine, the Princess of Wales, was spotted in public for the first time since she disappeared more than two months ago for what Kensington Palace said was an unspecified abdominal surgery and recovery. The sightings, one of which was later portrayed by a grainy video clip, come amid ongoing controversy over Kate's well-being and whereabouts.

The Sun tabloid newspaper said Kate was seen at a farm shop near her family's home in Windsor, west of London, on Saturday, quoting onlookers as saying she appeared "happy, relaxed and healthy."

On Monday, the celebrity site TMZ posted a short video...more



 

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Tue, March 19, 2024 12:08pm
 
Woman walking with male companion dies after being chased down by bear in Slovakia

Woman walking with male companion dies after being chased down by bear in Slovakia
Rescue crews discovered a woman's body beneath a ravine in central Slovakia on Friday. They believe she fell to her death while being chased by a brown bear. MOUNTAIN RESCUE SERVICE SLOVAKIA

A woman from Belarus died in Slovakia Friday after being chased by a bear through dense forest and mountainous terrain, officials said.

The 31-year-old was walking with a companion, identified as a 29-year-old man from Belarus, through a portion of the Low Tatras mountain range on Friday evening when they encountered the bear and each ran in opposite directions, according to the Slovakian Mountain Rescue Service.

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Tue, March 19, 2024 12:26pm
 
Paris Olympics lifts intimacy ban for athletes and is stocking up on 300,000 condoms

Paris Olympics lifts intimacy ban for athletes and is stocking up on 300,000 condoms

The intimacy ban that had been in place for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics has been lifted for the 2024 Paris Olympics, and the Olympic village, where the athletes stay during the event, will be stocked with 300,000 condoms, Laurent Michaud, director of the village, told Sky News.

In an interview about the upcoming games, which will be held in the French capital from July 26 to Aug. 11, Michaud said they are preparing for 14,250 residents at the village and are aiming to have 300,000 condoms for the athletes.

Rules on intimacy went into effect for the 2020 Olympics that were held in Tokyo, Japan in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. To help prevent the...more



 

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Tue, March 19, 2024 12:33pm
 
When is the first day of spring in 2024? What to know about the vernal equinox

When is the first day of spring in 2024? What to know about the vernal equinox

Spring has almost sprung; The vernal equinox, the official start date for the season in the Northern Hemisphere, arrives today. The 2024 spring equinox will occur at exactly 11:06 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, March 19.

But why does the day mark the start of spring and why only in the Northern Hemisphere?

What is an equinox?
There are only two equinoxes a year: vernal and autumnal. They happen when the sun is directly overhead at noon, creating nearly equal portions of day and night in a 24-hour period. The word equinox itself is derived from the Latin words aequus and nox, or equal night.

It usually falls on March 19, 20, or 21. A spring...more



 

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Tue, March 19, 2024 12:55pm
 
Banksy has unveiled a new mural that many view as a message that "nature's struggling"

Banksy has unveiled a new mural that many view as a message that nature's struggling
A new Banksy painting is seen on the wall of a building in London, Monday, March 18, 2024. ALASTAIR GRANT / AP

Elusive artist Banksy has unveiled a new mural in London that many are seeing as a message on environmental conservation.

The mural is in North London's Finsbury Park, appearing behind a heavily pruned tree as the world welcomes the first day of spring. Behind the tree, Banksy painted a person seemingly spray painting green back onto the tree's limbs. The artist shared images of the artwork on their Instagram, claiming ownership.

James Peak, who created the BBC Radio 4 series "The Banksy Story," told BBC News that the color of the...more



 

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Wed, March 20, 2024 2:20pm
 
Ancient chariot grave found at construction site for Intel facility in Germany

Ancient chariot grave found at construction site for Intel facility in Germany
Archaeologists excavate the burial site of a man and two cattle. OLIVER DIETRICH / STATE OFFICE FOR HERITAGE MANAGEMENT AND ARCHEOLOGY SAXONY-ANHALT

German archaeologists discovered a complex ancient burial ground, including a chariot grave, while excavating an industrial park where construction is set to begin on a new facility for Intel, the American chip manufacturing company.

The site is near Magdeburg, about 100 miles west of Berlin, and plans to build two semiconductor plants on the land is meant to begin later this year. Archaeologists from the State Office for Heritage Management and Archaeology Saxony-Anhalt have been examining the area in the...more



 

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Wed, March 20, 2024 3:05pm
 
U.S. drops from top 20 happiest countries list in 2024 World Happiness Report

U.S. drops from top 20 happiest countries list in 2024 World Happiness Report

Unhappy news for Americans: The United States is no longer among the 20 happiest countries in the world, according to new data from Gallup and its partners.

In the newly released 2024 World Happiness Report, the U.S. dropped out of the top 20 on the list for the first time in the report's 12-year history. The U.S. now ranks at No. 23, compared to No. 15 last year.

The researchers say this is driven in part by a decline in how Americans under 30 feel about their lives.

"In the US, happiness or subjective wellbeing has decreased in all age groups, but especially for young adults," Gallup managing director Ilana Ron Levey told CBS News in an...more



 

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Wed, March 20, 2024 3:14pm
 
U.K. food delivery driver who bit customer's thumb "clean" off over pizza dispute pleads guilty

U.K. food delivery driver who bit customer's thumb clean off over pizza dispute pleads guilty

An English woman who was filling in for a friend as a delivery driver in the U.K. has reportedly pleaded guilty to grievous bodily harm more than a year after a customer says she bit off his finger during a dispute. CBS News' partner BBC News reported that 35-year-old Jenniffer Rocha bit the customer's finger "clean" off in December 2022.

According to the BBC, Rocha was acting as a "substitute" delivery driver for a friend through the Deliveroo service when the incident occurred, meaning she was performing the work under someone else's account. During her shift on December 14, 2022, 36-year-old Stephen Jenkinson of Aldershot ordered a pizza....more



 

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Wed, March 20, 2024 3:24pm
 
U.K. food delivery driver who bit customer's thumb "clean" off over pizza dispute pleads guilty

U.K. food delivery driver who bit customer's thumb clean off over pizza dispute pleads guilty

An English woman who was filling in for a friend as a delivery driver in the U.K. has reportedly pleaded guilty to grievous bodily harm more than a year after a customer says she bit off his finger during a dispute. CBS News' partner BBC News reported that 35-year-old Jenniffer Rocha bit the customer's finger "clean" off in December 2022.

According to the BBC, Rocha was acting as a "substitute" delivery driver for a friend through the Deliveroo service when the incident occurred, meaning she was performing the work under someone else's account. During her shift on December 14, 2022, 36-year-old Stephen Jenkinson of Aldershot ordered a pizza....more



 

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Wed, March 20, 2024 3:29pm
 
Delta pilot gets 10 months in jail for showing up to flight drunk with half-empty bottle of Jägermeister

Delta pilot gets 10 months in jail for showing up to flight drunk with half-empty bottle of Jägermeister

A Delta pilot who showed up drunk to a flight has been sentenced to 10 months in jail by a Scottish court.

Lawrence Russell Jr. pled guilty to reporting for duty as a pilot while exceeding the prescribed blood alcohol limit, according to a sentencing statement released by the Judiciary of Scotland. Such statements are released at a judge's discretion.

Russell, an American citizen from Georgia, was scheduled to fly a Boeing 767 aircraft from Edinburgh International Airport to New York City's JFK International Airport in June 2023. He arrived at the airport at 9:15 a.m. local time, about 90 minutes before the flight was scheduled...more



 

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Thu, March 21, 2024 11:49am
 
There's so much electronic waste in the world it could span the equator – and it's still growing

There's so much electronic waste in the world it could span the equator – and it's still growing
Demolished Agbogbloshie Scrapyard site, Accra, Ghana, February 8, 2023. An aerial photo shows horses foraging on a section of the now-demolished Agbogbloshie Scrapyard site — across from Old Fadama. Old Fadama and the now demolished Agbogbloshie Scrapyard site were separated by the Korle Lagoon. MUNTAKA CHASANT

All those old wires, cords, tablets, phones and other electronics aren't just taking up space in drawers and closets – they're also extensively covering the planet. A United Nations report released Wednesday states the amount of electronic waste is rising substantially faster than those...more



 

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Thu, March 21, 2024 12:01pm
 
Wales' election of its first Black leader means no White man runs a U.K. government for the first time ever

Wales' election of its first Black leader means no White man runs a U.K. government for the first time ever

Vaughan Gething was elected as the new first minister of Wales on Wednesday, becoming the first Black leader of a government in the U.K. Gething was elected to lead the government by members of the Welsh parliament in Cardiff, four days after winning the contest to be leader of Wales' governing Labour Party. He secured 27 of 51 votes in the legislature, the Senedd, where Labour is the biggest party.

Gething, the son of a Welsh father and a Zambian mother, said Wales is now "the first nation anywhere in Europe to be led by a Black person."

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Government funding deal includes ban on U.S. aid to UNRWA, a key relief agency in Gaza, until 2025, sources say

Government funding deal includes ban on U.S. aid to UNRWA, a key relief agency in Gaza, until 2025, sources say

The deal on a massive appropriations bill reached between Congress and the White House will include a ban on all direct U.S. funding for the main humanitarian agency operating in Gaza, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees, until March 2025, three sources with knowledge of the negotiations confirmed to CBS News.

The White House did not mention the cut in aid when it voiced broad support Tuesday for the deal in principle reached with Congress, which President Biden pledged to sign immediately if passed.

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Australian man dies after being bitten by highly venomous snake while trying to remove it from child care center

Australian man dies after being bitten by highly venomous snake while trying to remove it from child care center
This photo taken on September 25, 2012 shows a deadly Australia eastern brown snake -- which has enough venom to kill 20 adults with a single bite -- in the Sydney suburb of Terrey Hills. WILLIAM WEST/AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES

An Australian man has died after being bitten by a highly venomous snake while trying to remove the serpent from a childcare center in an effort "to keep the children safe," local media and emergency services said Wednesday.

Paramedics in the northeastern state of Queensland were called out Tuesday afternoon and found the man in critical condition.

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Thu, March 21, 2024 12:23pm
 
Plan to recover "holy grail" of shipwrecks holding billions of dollars in treasure is approved over 3 centuries after ship sank

Plan to recover

More than three centuries after the legendary San Jose galleon sank off the coast of Colombia while laden with gold, silver and emeralds, the nation has officially approved a plan to recover the wreck and its treasures, officials announced this week.

Dubbed the "holy grail" of shipwrecks, the 316-year-old wreck has been controversial since it was discovered in 2015, because it is both an archaeological and economic treasure -- estimated to be worth billions of dollars.

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Metal detectorist looking for World War II relics instead finds medieval papal artifact

Metal detectorist looking for World War II relics instead finds medieval papal artifact
Jacek Ukowski holding a fragment of the papal bull. MUSEUM OF THE HISTORY OF THE KAMIE? LAND

A man using a metal detector to search for World War II relics found a medieval artifact in Poland, a local museum said.

The Museum of the History of the Kamie? Land announced the "unbelievable" find on Tuesday. According to the museum's news release, a man identified as Jacek Ukowski found a piece of a "medieval leaded pope's bull."

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U.K. cracks down on synthetic opioid 10 times stronger than fentanyl causing overdoses in Europe

U.K. cracks down on synthetic opioid 10 times stronger than fentanyl causing overdoses in Europe
Alex Krotulski, 32, associate director and forensic toxicologist, holds a nitazene powder sample at the Center for Forensic Science Research and Education, Oct. 20, 2023, in Willow Grove, Pennsylvania. JOE LAMBERTI FOR THE WASHINGTON POST/GETTY

As authorities clamp down on fentanyl distribution and the amount of heroin produced in Afghanistan decreases under the Taliban, criminal enterprises have turned to a deadly alternative. Some health agencies in Europe are reporting a rise in deaths and overdoses from a type of synthetic opioid that can reportedly be hundreds of times stronger than heroin and up to forty times stronger than...more



 

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Shopkeeper on a tiny Scottish island hatches a charitable solution to his chocolate Easter egg blunder

Shopkeeper on a tiny Scottish island hatches a charitable solution to his chocolate Easter egg blunder
Dan ap Dafydd, owner of the Sinclair General Stores on Scotland's remote Orkney Islands, poses for a photo with a few of the many, many chocolate Easter eggs he mistakenly ordered. COURTESY OF DAN AP DAFYDD

It was a pretty routine order for Dan ap Dafydd. The shopkeeper on Scotland's remote Orkney Islands was just trying to get ahead of the looming Easter holiday rush by ordering chocolate eggs six months in advance. But when the order arrived, he faced a hare-raising dilemma.

"I thought just 80 individual eggs were coming, but in reality I ordered 80 cases, and that was 720 eggs," ap Dafydd, owner of the Sinclair General Stores,...more



 

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Laurent de Brunhoff,

Laurent de Brunhoff, Babar heir who created global media empire, dies at 98
French cartoonist Laurent de Brunhoff presents his children's book La victoire de Babar, featuring Babar the Elephant, for the 60th anniversary of the famous character. His father, Jean de Burnhoff, created Babar in 1932. PASCAL LE SEGRETAIN/SYGMA VIA GETTY IMAGES

"Babar" author Laurent de Brunhoff, who revived his father's popular picture book series about an elephant-king and presided over its rise to a global, multimedia franchise, has died. He was 98.

De Brunhoff, a Paris native who moved to the U.S. in the 1980s, died Friday at his home in Key West, Florida, after being in hospice care for two weeks, according to his widow, Phyllis Rose.

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Construction site found at Pompeii reveals details of ancient building techniques – and politics

Construction site found at Pompeii reveals details of ancient building techniques – and politics
A view of the room of an ancient domus during archaeological excavations in the ancient archeological site of Pompeii, Italy, in this handout photo obtained by Reuters on March 25, 2024. PARCO ARCHEOLOGICO DI POMPEI/HANDOUT VIA REUTERS

A construction site in Pompeii that was being worked on until the eruption of Vesuvius has been discovered, unlocking hidden details about the construction – and politics – in the ancient city. Archeologists excavating Pompeii, a city that was buried under lava in 79 AD, found a house that was under construction when the disaster happened, according to Italy's Ministry...more



 

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Millions in India are celebrating Holi. Here's what the Hindu festival of colors is all about.

Millions in India are celebrating Holi. Here's what the Hindu festival of colors is all about.
People take part in the celebrations to mark Holi, the Hindu spring festival of colors at Assi Ghat in Varanasi on March 25, 2024. NIHARIKA KULKARNI/AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES

Millions of Indians in parts of the country's north and central regions celebrated the Hindu festival of Holi on Monday.

The festival of colors, as it's known as, marks the end of winter and the arrival of spring and is celebrated on the last full moon day of the Hindu lunisolar calendar month of Falgun.

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Princess Kate's cancer diagnosis highlights balancing act between celebrity and royals' private lives

Princess Kate's cancer diagnosis highlights balancing act between celebrity and royals' private lives

The announcement by Catherine, the Princess of Wales, of her cancer diagnosis and treatment has led to a reckoning about how members of the royal family are treated and covered in the media, and about how much privacy they can expect to enjoy as some of the world's most recognizable individuals.

CBS News royal contributor and royal biographer Tina Brown said seeing Kate, as the princess is commonly known, deliver her news in the video announcement released Friday was "absolutely heartbreaking."

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Thousands pack narrow alleys in Cairo for Egypt's mega-Iftar

Thousands pack narrow alleys in Cairo for Egypt's mega-Iftar
People pack a crowded street in northern Cairo's Matareya neighborhood for an annual mega-Iftar on the 15th day of Ramadan, March 25, 2024, in Egypt. CBS NEWS/AHMED SHAWKAT

The narrow streets and alleys of a working-class neighborhood in Egypt's capital hosted thousands of people Monday who came together to break their Ramadan fast at the longest dinner table in the country. It was the 10th time that northern Cairo's Matareya neighborhood had hosted the annual Iftar meal on the 15th day of Ramadan, and it was the biggest so far.

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A man fired by a bank for taking a free detergent sample from a nearby store wins his battle in court

A man fired by a bank for taking a free detergent sample from a nearby store wins his battle in court

The Tokyo District Court typically garners headlines for high-profile cases, parsing issues such as whether married couples should be allowed to use separate surnames, privacy battles over the "right to be forgotten," and gender discrimination in academia. But a bizarre lawsuit this month led the court into more prosaic territory.

It could be dubbed the case of the Freebie-Lover vs. the Angry Store Owner.

As chronicled in Japan's Asahi Shimbun newspaper, the saga began just before opening hours at a shopping mall in Nagano Prefecture. On his way to work, an unidentified bank branch assistant manager happened to spot a...more



 

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