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Shark species can get kind of weird. See 3 of the strangest wobbegongs, goblins and vipers.
Shark species can get kind of weird. See 3 of the strangest wobbegongs, goblins and vipers.

Woman swimming off Japanese beach was swept into the Pacific, but rescued 37 hours later and 50 miles away
Woman swimming off Japanese beach was swept into the Pacific, but rescued 37 hours later and 50 miles away

Photos of Lionel Messi with 16-year-old soccer star Lamine Yamal as a baby resurface
Photos of Lionel Messi with 16-year-old soccer star Lamine Yamal as a baby resurface

Man caught smuggling 100 live snakes in his pants, Chinese officials say
Man caught smuggling 100 live snakes in his pants, Chinese officials say

14-foot crocodile that killed girl swimming in Australian creek is shot dead by rangers, police say
14-foot crocodile that killed girl swimming in Australian creek is shot dead by rangers, police say

Elephants trample tourist to death after he left fiancée in car to take photos in South Africa
Elephants trample tourist to death after he left fiancée in car to take photos in South Africa

Bahamas search crews say they've found missing Chicago woman's phone in water
Bahamas search crews say they've found missing Chicago woman's phone in water

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6 "Ninja Turtle Gang" members arrested, 200 smuggled reptiles seized in Malaysia

Novak Djokovic accuses Wimbledon crowd of disrespect after he says some fans booed him
Novak Djokovic accuses Wimbledon crowd of disrespect after he says some fans booed him

New students at Eton, the poshest of Britain's elite private schools, will not be allowed smartphones
New students at Eton, the poshest of Britain's elite private schools, will not be allowed smartphones

These cannibal baby sharks eat their siblings in the womb – and sketches show just how gruesome it can be
These cannibal baby sharks eat their siblings in the womb – and sketches show just how gruesome it can be

Massive dinosaur skeleton from Wyoming on display in Denmark – after briefly being lost in transit
Massive dinosaur skeleton from Wyoming on display in Denmark – after briefly being lost in transit

American man detained in France after
American man detained in France after "So I raped you" Facebook message can be extradited, court rules

Woman swallowed whole by a python in Indonesia, second such killing in a month
Woman swallowed whole by a python in Indonesia, second such killing in a month

France's own Excalibur-like legendary sword disappears after 1,300 years wedged in a high rock wall
France's own Excalibur-like legendary sword disappears after 1,300 years wedged in a high rock wall

The U.S. celebrates July 4, but independence from Britain is marked around the globe. Here's a look at how and when different countries celebrate.
The U.S. celebrates July 4, but independence from Britain is marked around the globe. Here's a look at how and when different countries celebrate.

Italian appeals court reduces sentences for 2 Americans convicted of killing policeman
Italian appeals court reduces sentences for 2 Americans convicted of killing policeman

Australian officials search for 12-year-old missing after reported crocodile attack
Australian officials search for 12-year-old missing after reported crocodile attack

U.S. woman accused of posing as heiress in scam extradited to the U.K. to face fraud charges
U.S. woman accused of posing as heiress in scam extradited to the U.K. to face fraud charges

Nikki Hiltz, transgender runner, qualifies for U.S. Olympic team after winning 1,500-meter final
Nikki Hiltz, transgender runner, qualifies for U.S. Olympic team after winning 1,500-meter final

Taiwan demands release of fishing vessel it says was seized by China's coast guard
Taiwan demands release of fishing vessel it says was seized by China's coast guard

British nurse Lucy Letby, convicted of killing 7 babies, found guilty of another attempted murder
British nurse Lucy Letby, convicted of killing 7 babies, found guilty of another attempted murder

Meet the diehard tennis fans camped out in Wimbledon's epic
Meet the diehard tennis fans camped out in Wimbledon's epic "queue"

Dutch volleyball player Steven van de Velde on Paris Olympics team 8 years after child rape conviction
Dutch volleyball player Steven van de Velde on Paris Olympics team 8 years after child rape conviction

India wins cricket Twenty20 World Cup in exciting final against South Africa
India wins cricket Twenty20 World Cup in exciting final against South Africa

This pink blob with beady eyes is a humanoid robot with
This pink blob with beady eyes is a humanoid robot with "living skin"

Team USA bringing its own air conditioning to Paris 2024 Olympics as athletes made it
Team USA bringing its own air conditioning to Paris 2024 Olympics as athletes made it "a very high priority"

Fossil of Neanderthal child with signs of Down syndrome suggests compassionate care, scientists say
Fossil of Neanderthal child with signs of Down syndrome suggests compassionate care, scientists say

Mount Everest's melting ice reveals bodies of climbers lost in the
Mount Everest's melting ice reveals bodies of climbers lost in the "death zone"

Boa snake named Ronaldo has 14 babies after
Boa snake named Ronaldo has 14 babies after "virgin birth"

4 bodies recovered on Mount Fuji after missing climber sent photos from summit to family
4 bodies recovered on Mount Fuji after missing climber sent photos from summit to family

Live rhino horns injected with radioactive material in project aimed at curbing poaching in South Africa
Live rhino horns injected with radioactive material in project aimed at curbing poaching in South Africa

Princess Anne, King Charles III's sister,
Princess Anne, King Charles III's sister, "recovering slowly" after concussion

A first up-close look at the U.S. military's Gaza pier project, which has struggled to get aid to Palestinians
A first up-close look at the U.S. military's Gaza pier project, which has struggled to get aid to Palestinians

Denmark to target flatulent livestock with tax in bid to fight climate change
Denmark to target flatulent livestock with tax in bid to fight climate change

What did Julian Assange do? WikiLeaks' most significant document dumps
What did Julian Assange do? WikiLeaks' most significant document dumps

4th teen girl pleads guilty in
4th teen girl pleads guilty in "swarming" killing of homeless man in Toronto

ChatGPT gave incorrect answers to questions about how to vote in battleground states
ChatGPT gave incorrect answers to questions about how to vote in battleground states

China's Chang'e 6 lunar probe returns to Earth with first-ever samples from far side of the moon
China's Chang'e 6 lunar probe returns to Earth with first-ever samples from far side of the moon

New photo of Prince William with his children released to mark his birthday
New photo of Prince William with his children released to mark his birthday

Archaeologists find 2,000-year-old wine in Spanish tomb:
Archaeologists find 2,000-year-old wine in Spanish tomb: "Oldest wine ever discovered"

Pictures show summer solstice 2024 at Stonehenge
Pictures show summer solstice 2024 at Stonehenge

Ancient cargo recovered from oldest shipwreck ever found in Mediterranean Sea, Israeli archaeologists say
Ancient cargo recovered from oldest shipwreck ever found in Mediterranean Sea, Israeli archaeologists say

Photos show Kim Jong Un and Putin sharing gifts – including a limo and hunting dogs
Photos show Kim Jong Un and Putin sharing gifts – including a limo and hunting dogs

She asked 50 strangers to figure out how she should spend her $27 million inheritance. Here's what they came up with.
She asked 50 strangers to figure out how she should spend her $27 million inheritance. Here's what they came up with.

L.A. Woman goes on trial in Russia, charged with treason over small donation for Ukraine
L.A. Woman goes on trial in Russia, charged with treason over small donation for Ukraine

Iberian lynx rebounds from brink of extinction, hailed as the
Iberian lynx rebounds from brink of extinction, hailed as the "greatest recovery of a cat species ever achieved"

Climate change made spring's heat wave 35 times more likely — and hotter, study shows
Climate change made spring's heat wave 35 times more likely — and hotter, study shows

Airfield with Taylor Swift's private jet targeted by climate activists using orange paint
Airfield with Taylor Swift's private jet targeted by climate activists using orange paint

Russia targets Americans traveling to Paris Olympics with fake CIA video
Russia targets Americans traveling to Paris Olympics with fake CIA video

Boys charged in alleged antisemitic gang rape of 12-year-old girl in France
Boys charged in alleged antisemitic gang rape of 12-year-old girl in France

Venomous snake found lurking in child's bed, blending in with her stuffed animals
Venomous snake found lurking in child's bed, blending in with her stuffed animals

Stonehenge sprayed with orange paint by Just Stop Oil activists demanding U.K.
Stonehenge sprayed with orange paint by Just Stop Oil activists demanding U.K. "phase out fossil fuels"

Freed Israeli hostage recounts ordeal in Gaza, where she says she was held in a hospital and civilian homes
Freed Israeli hostage recounts ordeal in Gaza, where she says she was held in a hospital and civilian homes

Woman jumped in hot tub to try to rescue husband who died by electrocution at Mexico resort, lawsuit says
Woman jumped in hot tub to try to rescue husband who died by electrocution at Mexico resort, lawsuit says

Ralph Lauren unveils Team USA uniforms for 2024 Paris Olympics
Ralph Lauren unveils Team USA uniforms for 2024 Paris Olympics

U.S. announces 7 POWs who died in World War II, 9 soldiers killed in Korea have been accounted for
U.S. announces 7 POWs who died in World War II, 9 soldiers killed in Korea have been accounted for

Thailand's senate passes landmark marriage equality bill
Thailand's senate passes landmark marriage equality bill

Treasure trove recovered from ancient shipwrecks 5,000 feet underwater in South China Sea
Treasure trove recovered from ancient shipwrecks 5,000 feet underwater in South China Sea

Taylor Swift says Eras Tour will end in December
Taylor Swift says Eras Tour will end in December

Elephant in Thailand unexpectedly gives birth to rare set of
Elephant in Thailand unexpectedly gives birth to rare set of "miracle" twins

Palestinian family recounts horror of Israel's hostage rescue raid that left a grandfather in mourning
Palestinian family recounts horror of Israel's hostage rescue raid that left a grandfather in mourning

History buff inadvertently buys books of Chinese
History buff inadvertently buys books of Chinese "military secrets" for less than $1, official says

Dog-eating crocodile that terrorized Australian town is killed and eaten by residents:
Dog-eating crocodile that terrorized Australian town is killed and eaten by residents: "Never a dull moment"

Bear attack in Canadian national park leaves 2 hikers injured
Bear attack in Canadian national park leaves 2 hikers injured

Bear attack in Canadian national park leaves 2 hikers injured

Bear attack in Canadian national park leaves 2 hikers injured

Multiple sections of a Canadian national park are closed after two hikers were attacked by a bear on Tuesday afternoon.

The hikers, who have not been identified, were in Canada's Waterton Lakes National Park, in Alberta. The pair were hiking from the park's Crandell Lake to Ruby Ridge, a colorful rock formation in the park. A number of trails of varying length connect the two sites, which are about two miles apart. The two encountered the bear around 2 p.m. local time, according to a statement park officials shared with CBS News.

The bear charged the hikers. Both were injured, but the hikers were able to deploy bear spray. The bear then "disengaged,"...more



 

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Dog-eating crocodile that terrorized Australian town is killed and eaten by residents: "Never a dull moment"

Dog-eating crocodile that terrorized Australian town is killed and eaten by residents: Never a dull moment
A saltwater crocodile that terrorized a remote Australian community ended up being cooked and eaten by locals. NORTHERN TERRITORY POLICE

A saltwater crocodile terrorized a remote Australian community by snapping up dogs and lunging at kids -- only to meet its end in a feast cooked up by locals. The 12-foot reptile "had been stalking and lunging out of the water at children and adults," Northern Territory police said in a statement.

"The crocodile had also reportedly taken multiple community dogs."

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Fri, June 14, 2024 1:33pm
 
History buff inadvertently buys books of Chinese "military secrets" for less than $1, official says

History buff inadvertently buys books of Chinese military secrets for less than $1, official says

A military history buff in China appears to have made an alarming discovery after picking up four discarded books for less than $1 at a neighborhood recycling station: They were confidential military documents.

The country's ministry of state security told the story in a social media post on Thursday, praising the retired man for calling a hotline to report the incident. It identified him only by his family name, Zhang, and did not say what the documents were about.

"Mr. Zhang thought to himself that he had 'bought' the country's military secrets and brought them home," the post reads, "but...more



 

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Fri, June 14, 2024 1:51pm
 
Palestinian family recounts horror of Israel's hostage rescue raid that left a grandfather in mourning

Palestinian family recounts horror of Israel's hostage rescue raid that left a grandfather in mourning
Abedelraof Meqdad, 60, gestures as he speaks with CBS News inside his home in the central Gaza Strip, June 13, 2024, five days after he says Israeli special forces burst in and interrogated him and his family amid a raid to rescue hostages. CBS NEWS

Since this weekend, when Israeli special forces carried out the mission to rescue four hostages — Andrey Kozlov, Shlomi Ziv, Almog Meir, and Noa Argamani — dramatic video of the raid shared by the Israeli military has been seen around the world. What's been less visible, however, is the aftermath of that operation, and the Palestinian civilians who survived it.

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Fri, June 14, 2024 2:40pm
 
Elephant in Thailand unexpectedly gives birth to rare set of "miracle" twins

Elephant in Thailand unexpectedly gives birth to rare set of miracle twins
Newborn elephant twins, a female (R) and a male (L), stand next to their mother Jamjuree at the Ayutthaya Elephant Palace and Royal Kraal in Ayutthaya on June 10, 2024. MANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES

Caretakers of 36-year-old elephant Chamchuri knew she was pregnant and were thrilled when she gave birth to a male calf. Then as they were cleaning up from the birth, they heard a loud thud – and were shocked to see she had given birth to another baby, a female.

Chamchuri's second calf came 18 minutes after the first on June 7, the Associated Press reported, and when she arrived, it surprised even her mother. CBS News' partner BBC reported that the...more



 

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Fri, June 14, 2024 4:16pm
 
Taylor Swift says Eras Tour will end in December

Taylor Swift says Eras Tour will end in December

It's the end of an era. Taylor Swift's long-running and history-making Eras Tour is coming to an end, the singer announced during a concert in Liverpool on Thursday.

During the show – which was the 100th of the tour – the singer said it was time to admit to herself and everyone that Eras will officially end in December.

"This has definitely been the most exhausting but all-encompassing, most joyful, most rewarding, most wonderful thing that has ever happened in my life, this tour," Swift told the crowd after saying it was blowing her mind that she was marking her 100th concert of the tour.

In videos captured by fans at the show, Swift said the 100th show was the first...more



 

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Fri, June 14, 2024 4:23pm
 
Treasure trove recovered from ancient shipwrecks 5,000 feet underwater in South China Sea

Treasure trove recovered from ancient shipwrecks 5,000 feet underwater in South China Sea
Nearly 1,000 pieces of treasure — including copper coins and ornate pottery from the Ming Dynasty — have been recovered from a pair of ancient shipwrecks discovered in the South China Sea, NATIONAL CULTURAL HERITAGE ADMINISTRATION

Nearly 1,000 pieces of treasure — including copper coins and ornate pottery from the Ming Dynasty — were recovered from a pair of ancient shipwrecks discovered in the South China Sea, officials said on Thursday.

The yearlong retrieval operation came after the two shipwrecks were discovered in 2022 about 5,000 feet underwater near the northwest continental slope of the South China Sea, according to...more



 

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Fri, June 14, 2024 5:03pm
 
Thailand's senate passes landmark marriage equality bill

Thailand's senate passes landmark marriage equality bill
Members of the LGBTQ community celebrate after the Thai parliament passed the final senatorial vote on a same sex marriage bill, in Bangkok, Thailand, June 18, 2024. MANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP/GETTY

Thailand's senate passed a bill Tuesday to legalize same-sex marriage, setting it on course to become the third place in Asia with marriage equality, alongside Taiwan and Nepal, and the first country in Southeast Asia.

The bill, which was passed by the lower house of Thailand's legislature in March, still needs the endorsement of the country's King Maha Vajiralongkorn, and publication in a government periodical, before it is formally passed into law.

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Wed, June 19, 2024 2:34pm
 
U.S. announces 7 POWs who died in World War II, 9 soldiers killed in Korea have been accounted for

U.S. announces 7 POWs who died in World War II, 9 soldiers killed in Korea have been accounted for

Sixteen soldiers who died in World War II and the Korean War have been accounted for, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency said Monday.

Seven of the U.S. military members accounted for were prisoners of war who died in World War II. The other nine were killed in the Korean War.

The seven prisoners of war - identified as Air Forces Sgt. Jack H. Hohlfeld, Corporal Raymond N. DeCloss, Sgt. Sam A. Prince, Tech. Sgt. Charles E. Young Jr, Air Forces Private Robert W. Cash, Private Jacob Gutterman, and Pfc. Joseph C. Murphy - were some of the thousands of service members who were captured and held as prisoners of war by Japanese forces in...more



 

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Wed, June 19, 2024 2:37pm
 
Ralph Lauren unveils Team USA uniforms for 2024 Paris Olympics

Ralph Lauren unveils Team USA uniforms for 2024 Paris Olympics
Team USA's Opening Ceremony uniforms for the 2024 Paris Olympics. RALPH LAUREN

For the last 16 years, Ralph Lauren has been the official outfitter of Team USA for the opening and closing ceremonies of the Olympics. Now, the outfits for the 2024 Paris Olympics have been unveiled.

The signature read, white and blue outfits take inspiration from the host city, according to the brand. The Opening Ceremony uniform includes a tailored blazer with red and white accents, and a striped oxford shirt. The fit is made more causal with a pair of jeans.

For the closing ceremony, athletes will wear a moto-style jacket with a Polo and white denim.

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Wed, June 19, 2024 2:47pm
 
Woman jumped in hot tub to try to rescue husband who died by electrocution at Mexico resort, lawsuit says

Texas woman jumped in hot tub to try to rescue husband who died by electrocution at Mexico resort, lawsuit says
Jorge Guillen and Lizette Zambrano GOFUNDME

An American tourist was killed and after being electrocuted in a hot tub in a Mexican beach town earlier this week, an incident that prompted the family to sue the resort for wrongful death and negligence, their lawyers said. The man's wife tried to rescue her drowning husband after he was zapped by the current but she was electrocuted herself and hospitalized with serious injuries, according to the lawsuit.

The injured woman, 35-year-old Lizette Zambrano, filed the lawsuit seeking $1 million in damages from the U.S.-based resort operators from her hometown of El Paso, Texas, on Friday, days...more



 

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Wed, June 19, 2024 3:04pm
 
Freed Israeli hostage recounts ordeal in Gaza, where she says she was held in a hospital and civilian homes

Freed Israeli hostage recounts ordeal in Gaza, where she says she was held in a hospital and civilian homes
A poster with an image of Ada Sagi, taken hostage from the Nir Oz Kibbutz during the surprise attack on Israel by the Palestinian militant group Hamas, is pictured during a press conference hosted by Defend Israeli Democracy UK, in London on October 12, 2023. HENRY NICHOLLS/AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES

Former Israeli hostage Ada Sagi, 75, who was kidnapped by the Hamas-allied group Islamic Jihad on Oct. 7 last year, said she was held in both civilian homes and a hospital in and around the city of Khan Younis in Gaza before she was released as part of an exchange for Palestinian prisoners in November 2023.

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Wed, June 19, 2024 3:34pm
 
Stonehenge sprayed with orange paint by Just Stop Oil activists demanding U.K. "phase out fossil fuels"

Stonehenge sprayed with orange paint by Just Stop Oil activists demanding U.K. phase out fossil fuels

Environmental activists sprayed several of the ancient stones of Britain's iconic Stonehenge site with an orange substance Wednesday, demanding that the next U.K. government — set to be chosen in a national election on July 5 — "sign up to a legally binding treaty to phase out fossil fuels by 2030," the protest group Just Stop Oil said.

A video released by the group showed two activists running toward the prehistoric stones of the UNESCO World Heritage Site with what looked like fire extinguishers and then spraying them with what the group said was "orange paint powder."

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Wed, June 19, 2024 4:36pm
 
Venomous snake found lurking in child's bed, blending in with her stuffed animals

Venomous snake found lurking in child's bed, blending in with her stuffed animals

It is the stuff of nightmares. A family in Australia realized one of the stuffed animals on their young daughter's bed was not actually a toy — it was a real and highly venomous snake. The red-bellied black snake slithered onto the unicorn-themed bed in Jimboomba, Queensland, and tried to blend in with some toys — but it couldn't hide for long.

A snake catcher with Snake Catchers Brisbane and Gold Coast responded to the home to remove the snake, and video of the capture has gone viral. After picking up the snake with a tool and his bare hands, the catcher allowed the reptile to slither its way into a bag.

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Wed, June 19, 2024 4:49pm
 
Boys charged in alleged antisemitic gang rape of 12-year-old girl in France

Boys charged in alleged antisemitic gang rape of 12-year-old girl in France
People attend a demonstration against antisemitism in front of Paris City Hall after three boys, aged 12 to 13, were accused of rape and antisemitic violence against a 12-year-old girl, on June 19, 2024. The sign reads "It could have been your sister." DYLAN MARTINEZ / REUTERS

Two adolescent boys in a Paris suburb have been given preliminary charges of raping a 12-year-old girl and religion-motivated violence, French authorities said Wednesday. A Jewish leader said the girl is Jewish.

The attack elicited widespread shock and concern, notably after a surge in antisemitic acts in France since the start of the...more



 

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Thu, June 20, 2024 1:30pm
 
Russia targets Americans traveling to Paris Olympics with fake CIA video

Russia targets Americans traveling to Paris Olympics with fake CIA video
Screenshot of a post on X using the fake CIA video. CBS NEWS

Russia has ramped up its disinformation operations targeting the Paris Olympics, this time with a new video that makes it appear as if the CIA is warning Americans about traveling in the city's metro. CBS News found the fabricated video, which contains a fake warning about a "high risk" of an attack, originated in Russian channels before making its way to X and Facebook, where it has racked up at least 100,000 views across platforms.

The video is "a fabrication, has no connection to CIA, and does not represent CIA's view," a CIA spokesperson told CBS News. U.S. officials have not warned Americans about traveling on...more



 

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Thu, June 20, 2024 1:39pm
 
Airfield with Taylor Swift's private jet targeted by climate activists using orange paint

Airfield with Taylor Swift's private jet targeted by climate activists using orange paint

Climate activists gained access Thursday to a British airport where Taylor Swift's luxury plane is stationed and sprayed private jets with orange paint, a day after Stonehenge was hit with a similar protest.

The two activists made it onto the airfield at Stansted Airport northeast of London, climate protest group Just Stop Oil said in a statement.

Essex Police said they arrested two women, aged 22 and 28, on suspicion of criminal damage and interference with national infrastructure.

The pair, named by Just Stop Oil as Jennifer Kowalski, 28, and Cole Macdonald, 22, used fire extinguishers filled with orange paint to spray two private jets, the...more



 

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Thu, June 20, 2024 1:59pm
 
Climate change made spring's heat wave 35 times more likely — and hotter, study shows

Climate change made spring's heat wave 35 times more likely — and hotter, study shows

Human-caused climate change dialed up the thermostat and turbocharged the odds of this month's killer heat that's been baking the southwestern United States, Mexico and Central America, a new flash study found.

Sizzling daytime temperatures that triggered cases of heat stroke in parts of the United States were 35 times more likely and 2.5 degrees hotter due to the warming from the burning of coal, oil and natural gas, World Weather Attribution, a collection of scientists that run rapid and non-peer reviewed climate attribution studies, calculated Thursday.

"It's an oven here; you can't stay here," 82-year-old Magarita Salazar Pérez of Veracruz, Mexico,...more



 

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Thu, June 20, 2024 2:13pm
 
Iberian lynx rebounds from brink of extinction, hailed as the "greatest recovery of a cat species ever achieved"

Iberian lynx rebounds from brink of extinction, hailed as the greatest recovery of a cat species ever achieved
An Iberian lynx walks with a rabbit in its mouth after having captured it in the surroundings of the Doñana National Park, in Aznalcazar, Spain on Thursday, April 5, 2019. ANTONIO PIZARRO / AP

Things are looking up for the Iberian lynx. Just over two decades ago, the pointy-eared wild cat was on the brink of extinction, but as of Thursday the International Union for Conservation of Nature says it's no longer an endangered species.

Successful conservation efforts mean that the animal, native to Spain and Portugal, is now barely a vulnerable species, according to the latest version of the IUCN Red List.

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Thu, June 20, 2024 2:22pm
 
L.A. Woman goes on trial in Russia, charged with treason over small donation for Ukraine

L.A. woman Ksenia Karelina goes on trial in Russia, charged with treason over small donation for Ukraine
Ksenia Karelina, a dual U.S.-Russian national detained on suspicion of treason, attends a court hearing in Yekaterinburg, Russia, June 20, 2024, in a still image taken from video. PRESS SERVICE OF THE SVERDLOVSK REGIONAL COURT/HANDOUT/REUTERS

The treason trial for L.A.-based Russian-American aesthetician Ksenia Karelina began Thursday in Russia, a court said. The case opened about three months after she was detained on a visit back to her native country in January to see her family. She's accused of donating money to Ukraine, where Russia continues a war it launched with a full-scale invasion in February...more



 

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Fri, June 21, 2024 1:04pm
 
She asked 50 strangers to figure out how she should spend her $27 million inheritance. Here's what they came up with.

She asked 50 strangers to figure out how she should spend her $27 million inheritance. Here's what they came up with.

Last year, heiress Marlene Engelhorn presented a question to her fellow Austrians: "How should I spend my 25 million euro inheritance?" Engelhorn, who comes from a European business dynasty, said she would choose 50 strangers from different demographics to brainstorm ways for her to use her money – and now, their spending plan has been released.

Englehorn sent invitations to 10,000 randomly-selected Austrians, asking them to complete a survey. She narrowed the survey participants to 50 council members and tasked them with distributing 25 million euros — more than $27 million — to those who need it, since Austria doesn't...more



 

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Fri, June 21, 2024 1:14pm
 
Photos show Kim Jong Un and Putin sharing gifts – including a limo and hunting dogs

Photos show Kim Jong Un and Putin sharing gifts – including a limo and hunting dogs
A screengrab from video aired by North Korean state TV shows the country's leader Kim Jong Un being driven around Pyongyang by Russian President Vladimir Putin, on June 19, 2024, in the Russian-made Aurus limousine gifted to Kim by Putin during their summit earlier in the day. KRT/NORTH KOREAN STATE TV

Russian President Vladimir Putin's top foreign affairs adviser Yuri Ushakov told reporters Wednesday that the Russian leader had exchanged gifts with North Korea's Kim Jong Un during their summit in Pyongyang.

Putin gave Kim a second Russian-made Aurus limousine — a hulking car the North Korean leader is said to have taken a shine to during a previous...more



 

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Fri, June 21, 2024 1:21pm
 
Ancient cargo recovered from oldest shipwreck ever found in Mediterranean Sea, Israeli archaeologists say

Ancient cargo recovered from oldest shipwreck ever found in Mediterranean Sea, Israeli archaeologists say
This photo released by Israel's Antiques Authority (IAA) on June 20, 2024 shows Jacob Sharvit, left, and Dr. Karnit Bahartan, right, with the ancient jars that were carried on the world's oldest known deep-sea shipwreck, discovered some 55.9 miles off the Israeli coastline. EMIL ALADJEM/ISRAEL ANTIQUITIES AUTHORITY/AP

A routine oil and gas survey by an energy firm has uncovered cargo from the remains of what is believed by archaeologists to be the oldest and deepest shipwreck ever discovered in the Mediterranean Sea.

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Pictures show summer solstice 2024 at Stonehenge

Pictures show summer solstice 2024 at Stonehenge
The sun sets at Stonehenge as a crowd gathers to celebrate the summer solstice in Britain's county of Wiltshire on Thursday, June 20, 2024. ENGLISH HERITAGE VIA REUTERS

The summer solstice on Thursday signals the end of spring in the Northern Hemisphere and the start of a brand-new season, one that promises more warmth and more sunlight. To mark the transition into summer 2024, the astronomical event serves as a kind of grand opening: everywhere above the equator, it will be the longest day of the year.

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Archaeologists find 2,000-year-old wine in Spanish tomb: "Oldest wine ever discovered"

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Archeologists have found an urn of wine that is more than 2,000 years old, making it the "oldest wine ever discovered," researchers said in a new study. The glass funerary urn was found in a Roman tomb in Carmona, Spain, that archeologists first uncovered in 2019.

A team of chemists at the University of Cordoba recently identified the wine as having been preserved since the first century, researchers said in a study published June 16 in the Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports. The discovery bested the...more



 

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New photo of Prince William with his children released to mark his birthday

New photo of Prince William with his children released to mark his birthday

A new photo of William, the Prince of Wales, and his three children was released Friday by Kensington Palace to celebrate the future British monarch's 42nd birthday.

The image, published on the joint social media channels of Prince William and his wife Catherine, the Princess of Wales, included the message: "Happy birthday Papa, we all love you so much!" It was signed "Cx," an abbreviation for the Princess of Wales, who's often referred to as Princess Kate.

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China's Chang'e 6 lunar probe returns to Earth with first-ever samples from far side of the moon

China's Chang'e 6 lunar probe returns to Earth with first-ever samples from far side of the moon
An image taken from a video animation aired on June 4, 2024 by China's state television network CCTV shows an artist's depiction of the Chang'e 6 lunar probe's ascender module, carrying rock and soil samples from the far side of the moon, leaving the lunar surface to head back to Earth. REUTERS/CCTV

China's Chang'e 6 lunar probe returned to Earth on Tuesday with rock and soil samples from the little-explored far side of the moon in a global first. The probe landed in northern China on Tuesday afternoon in the Inner Mongolian region.

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ChatGPT gave incorrect answers to questions about how to vote in battleground states

ChatGPT gave incorrect answers to questions about how to vote in battleground states

A CBS News investigation found ChatGPT gave incorrect or incomplete answers to some questions about how to vote in battleground states ahead of the upcoming U.S. presidential election. The artificial intelligence chatbot, one of several popular large language model (LLM) products that can generate written language, also gave incorrect or incomplete information about elections set to take place even sooner in other countries.

CBS News asked ChatGPT a number of practical questions that a prospective voter might have about how and where to vote, deadlines to vote and other requirements for voting in the battleground states of North Carolina, Pennsylvania,...more



 

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Wed, June 26, 2024 2:12pm
 
4th teen girl pleads guilty in "swarming" killing of homeless man in Toronto

4th teen girl pleads guilty in swarming killing of homeless man in Toronto


A fourth teenage girl accused in the fatal stabbing of a Toronto homeless man two years ago has pleaded guilty. The girl, who was 14 at the time of the incident, pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the death of 59-year-old Kenneth Lee.

Police have alleged that Lee, who was living in the city's shelter system, died after he was stabbed by a group of eight teenage girls in December 2022. At the time, police referred to the attack as a "swarming."

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What did Julian Assange do? WikiLeaks' most significant document dumps

What did Julian Assange do? WikiLeaks' most significant document dumps
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange (C) raises his fist after arriving at Canberra Airport in Canberra, Australia, June 26, 2024, after he pleaded guilty at a U.S. court in Saipan to a single count of conspiracy to obtain and disseminate U.S. national defense information. DAVID GRAY/AFP/GETTY

WikiLeaks founder Jullian Assange pleaded guilty Wednesday to a single charge of publishing U.S. military secrets in a U.S. court on the remote Northern Mariana Islands, ending his long legal battle with the U.S. government. Assange broke down in tears in the courtroom after the judge granted him his freedom, and he then boarded a flight and returned to his home country of Australia...more



 

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Denmark to target flatulent livestock with tax in bid to fight climate change

Denmark to target flatulent livestock with tax in bid to fight climate change

Denmark will tax livestock farmers for the greenhouse gases emitted by their cows, sheep and pigs from 2030, the first country in the world to do so as it targets a major source of methane emissions, one of the most potent gases contributing to global warming.

The aim is to reduce Danish greenhouse gas emissions by 70% from 1990 levels by 2030, said Taxation Minister Jeppe Bruus.

As of 2030, Danish livestock farmers will be taxed 300 kroner ($43) per ton of carbon dioxide equivalent in 2030. The tax will increase to 750 kroner ($108) by 2035. However, because of an income tax deduction of 60%, the actual cost per ton will start at 120 kroner ($17.3) and increase...more



 

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A first up-close look at the U.S. military's Gaza pier project, which has struggled to get aid to Palestinians

A first up-close look at the U.S. military's Gaza pier project, which has struggled to get aid to Palestinians
A temporary pier built by U.S. and Israeli forces to deliver humanitarian aid is seen on the Gaza coast, amid the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas, May 16, 2024. U.S. CENTRAL COMMAND HANDOUT VIA REUTERS

We are among the first media outlets invited by the U.S. Army to travel across the eastern Mediterranean Sea on a military vessel to see the pier constructed by American forces off the coast of the war-torn Gaza Strip. The Tuesday visit came just as operations resumed on the $230 million floating pier, after it was knocked out of commission by rough seas.

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Princess Anne, King Charles III's sister, "recovering slowly" after concussion

Princess Anne, King Charles III's sister, recovering slowly after concussion
Anne, the Princess Royal, the sister of Britain's King Charles III, is seen in a file photo.

The sister of King Charles III, Princess Anne, was still "recovering slowly" in a hospital in England on Wednesday after she sustained injuries believed to have been caused by being kicked or head-butted by a horse on her country estate over the weekend, her husband told Britain's Sky News after he visited her for the second day in a row.

"She'll be out when she's ready," Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence said. He visited Anne, whose formal title is Princess Royal, in the hospital for a nearly two hour long lunch.

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Live rhino horns injected with radioactive material in project aimed at curbing poaching in South Africa

Live rhino horns injected with radioactive material in project aimed at curbing poaching in South Africa
Members of the Rhisotope Project prepare to install a radioactive pellet into the horn of a rhino at a rhino orphanage in Mokopane, Limpopo district, South Africa, on Tuesday, June 25, 2024. CEBISILE MBONANI/BLOOMBERG VIA GETTY IMAGES

South African scientists on Tuesday injected radioactive material into live rhino horns to make them easier to detect at border posts in a pioneering project aimed at curbing poaching.

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4 bodies recovered on Mount Fuji after missing climber sent photos from summit to family

4 bodies recovered on Mount Fuji after missing climber sent photos from summit to family
Japan's Mount Fuji is seen covered with snow from a plane in March, 2013. Mount Fuji, at 12,388 feet, is Japan's highest mountain. TORU HANAI/REUTERS

Four bodies were recovered near the summit of Mount Fuji, Japanese media reported Wednesday, days before the summer climbing season begins.

Authorities have long warned climbers to take care when attempting to scale Japan's highest mountain, where hiking trails officially open on Monday.

The bodies of three people were found near the volcano's crater as rescuers searched for a Tokyo resident who did not come home after he climbed the mountain, national broadcaster NHK said. The man had snapped...more



 

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Boa snake named Ronaldo has 14 babies after "virgin birth"

Boa snake named Ronaldo has 14 babies after virgin birth

A 13-year-old boa snake who was thought to be male gave birth to 14 babies, even though it hasn't been in contact with other snakes in years, according to researchers at City of Portsmouth College in southern England.

Snakes are capable of parthenogenesis, asexual reproduction that's more commonly known as "virgin births." City of Portsmouth College reptile specialist Pete Quinlan hadn't realized Ronaldo the snake was pregnant, he said in a news release.

"Ronaldo had been looking slightly fatter than usual, like he'd eaten a big meal, but we never thought for a moment that he, or should we say she, was pregnant," Quinlan said.

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Thu, June 27, 2024 1:18pm
 
Mount Everest's melting ice reveals bodies of climbers lost in the "death zone"

Mount Everest's melting ice reveals bodies of climbers lost in the
A picture taken on May 16, 2010 shows the body of a mountaineer being retrieved by unseen Nepalese Sherpas during a Mount Everest clean-up expedition. NAMGYAL SHERPA/AFP/GETTY

On Everest's sacred slopes, climate change is thinning snow and ice, increasingly exposing the bodies of hundreds of mountaineers who died chasing their dream to summit the world's highest mountain. Among those scaling the soaring Himalayan mountain this year was a team not aiming for the 29,032-foot peak, but risking their own lives to bring some of the corpses down.

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Thu, June 27, 2024 1:55pm
 
Fossil of Neanderthal child with signs of Down syndrome suggests compassionate care, scientists say

Fossil of Neanderthal child with signs of Down syndrome suggests compassionate care, scientists say

A fossil of the inner ear of a six-year-old Neanderthal child that showed signs of Down syndrome seems to indicate that the ancient, now-extinct species were compassionate caregivers, according to a new study in the publication Science Advances.

Archeologists in eastern Spain unearthed the fossil in 1989, which showed the complete inner ear anatomy of the Neanderthal child who scientists nick-named Tina. The abnormalities in Tina's ear are known only in people with Down syndrome, making the fossil the earliest-known evidence of the genetic condition.

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Team USA bringing its own air conditioning to Paris 2024 Olympics as athletes made it "a very high priority"

Team USA bringing its own air conditioning to Paris 2024 Olympics as athletes made it a very high priority
Athlete accommodation is seen in the Olympic and Paralympic Village amid preparations for the Paris 2024 Olympics in France, June 4, 2024. MOHAMAD SALAHELDIN ABDELG ALSAYED/ANADOLU/GETTY

Team USA has confirmed that it will bring its own air conditioning units for American athletes to use in their rooms in the Olympic Village at the Paris 2024 Summer Olympics. The news came after games organizers said no AC would be provided in the accommodation.

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Fri, June 28, 2024 1:54pm
 
This pink blob with beady eyes is a humanoid robot with "living skin"

This pink blob with beady eyes is a humanoid robot with living skin
This pink blob with beady eyes is a humanoid robot with "living skin." ©2024 TAKEUCHI ET AL.

A pink blob with beady eyes is gaining widespread attention online – because this newly-developed robot has what researchers call "living skin."

Professor Shoji Takeuchi of the University of Tokyo developed the alien-like machine using engineered skin attached to a humanoid robot.

Takeuchi previously created walking mini robots using 3D-printed lab-grown meat, engineered skin and biological muscle tissue. He decided to continue to develop the skin feature, which was grown in the Biohybrid Systems Laboratory at the university.

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India wins cricket Twenty20 World Cup in exciting final against South Africa

India wins cricket Twenty20 World Cup in exciting final against South Africa
Rohit Sharma of India celebrates his team's win over South Africa during the ICC Men's T20 World Cup final match between South Africa and India at Kensington Oval on June 29, 2024 in Bridgetown, Barbados. / GETTY IMAGES

India pulled off a sensational seven-run win against South Africa in a gripping final of the Twenty20 World Cup on Saturday.

South Africa, playing its first ever final of an ICC tournament, needed a run-a-ball 30 to win on the back of Heinrich Klaasen's belligerent 52 off 27 balls.

But India's pace bowlers roared back in the death overs to restrict them at 169-8.

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Dutch volleyball player Steven van de Velde on Paris Olympics team 8 years after child rape conviction

Dutch volleyball player Steven van de Velde on Paris Olympics team 8 years after child rape conviction
Steven van de Velde of the Netherlands is seen during Day 6 of the volleyball Beach World Champs Tlaxcala 2023, at Tlaxcala Plaza de Toros, Oct. 11, 2023 in Tlaxcala, Mexico. BSR AGENCY/GETTY

A Dutch beach volleyball player convicted and imprisoned eight years ago for raping an underage girl in Britain has qualified for the Paris Olympics. Steven van de Velde and partner Matthew Immers were one of two men's teams from the Netherlands that qualified for the beach volleyball competition at the Paris Games, which open on July 26 in the French capital.

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Tue, July 02, 2024 1:11pm
 
Meet the diehard tennis fans camped out in Wimbledon's epic "queue"

Meet the diehard tennis fans camped out in Wimbledon's epic queue
Fans camp in "The Queue" on the eve of the 2024 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, June 30, 2024. HENRY NICHOLLS/AFP/GETTY

Tennis fans around the world started tuning in Monday to watch the iconic Wimbledon tennis tournament as it got underway in the leafy southern corner of London where it's taken place since 1877. Millions of people will watch two weeks of grass court action on their screens — but far fewer will actually get to take in the sights and sounds in person, and being one of them is no small feat.

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Tue, July 02, 2024 2:25pm
 
British nurse Lucy Letby, convicted of killing 7 babies, found guilty of another attempted murder

British nurse Lucy Letby, convicted of killing 7 babies, found guilty of another attempted murder
A police photo of Lucy Letby after her arrest, July 3, 2018. REUTERS/CHESHIRE CONSTABULARY

Lucy Letby, a British neonatal nurse who is serving a life sentence for murdering seven babies and attempting to murder six others, was convicted Tuesday of trying to kill another infant in her care.

A jury found that Letby, 34, tried to kill a baby girl, known as Child K, in February 2016 at the Countess of Chester Hospital in northwestern England. A previous jury had failed to reach a verdict on the case.

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Wed, July 03, 2024 1:59pm
 
Taiwan demands release of fishing vessel it says was seized by China's coast guard

Taiwan demands release of fishing vessel it says was seized by China's coast guard
A screen grab captured from a video shows a Chinese vessel being monitored by the Taiwanese military as China conducts a military drill around Taiwan on May 23, 2024. TAIWAN'S MILITARY NEWS AGENCY, MINISTRY OF NATIONAL DEFENSE, R.O.C. / HANDOUT /ANADOLU VIA GETTY IMAGES

Taiwan said the Chinese coast guard boarded a Taiwanese fishing boat Tuesday before steering it to a port in mainland China, and demanded that Beijing release the vessel.

The Dajinman 88 was intercepted by two Chinese vessels Tuesday evening near the Kinmen archipelago, which lies a short distance off China's coast but is controlled by Taiwan, Taiwanese maritime authorities said in a...more



 

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Nikki Hiltz, transgender runner, qualifies for U.S. Olympic team after winning 1,500-meter final

Nikki Hiltz, transgender runner, qualifies for U.S. Olympic team after winning 1,500-meter final
Nikki Hiltz celebrates crossing the finish line to win the women's 1500-meter final on Day Ten of the 2024 U.S. Olympic Team Track & Field Trials at Hayward Field on June 30, 2024, in Eugene, Oregon. PHOTO BY PATRICK SMITH/GETTY IMAGES

American transgender middle-distance runner Nikki Hiltz qualified for the 2024 Olympic Games on Sunday with a record-breaking performance in the women's 1,500-meter final.

Hiltz finished the race in first place with a final time of 3:55.33 at the U.S. Olympic track & field trials, held at the University of Oregon's Hayward Field, surpassing Elle St. Pierre's 2021 U.S. trials record of...more



 

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Wed, July 03, 2024 2:16pm
 
U.S. woman accused of posing as heiress in scam extradited to the U.K. to face fraud charges

U.S. woman accused of posing as heiress in scam extradited to the U.K. to face fraud charges
Marianne Smyth is seen in this photo taken in 2013 in Los Angeles. JOHNAATHAN WALTON / AP

A woman accused of traveling across the U.S. claiming to be an Irish heiress and scamming several victims out of tens of thousands of dollars has been extradited to the United Kingdom, a U.S. official said Tuesday.

Marianne Smyth, 54, faces charges of theft and fraud by abuse of position for allegedly stealing more than $170,000 from victims she met through her work as an independent mortgage adviser in Northern Ireland from 2008 to 2010.

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Australian officials search for 12-year-old missing after reported crocodile attack

Australian officials search for 12-year-old missing after reported crocodile attack
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A search for a missing 12-year-old who witnesses say was attacked by a crocodile in a remote Australian community has entered a "recovery phase," according to the BBC.

The unidentified child was swimming in a creek in Nganmarriyanga, a small town in Australia's Northern Territory, at dusk, according to a social media post from the region's emergency services agency. The remote community is home to just over 360 people and is about a seven-hour drive from the city of Darwin, the BBC reported.

Initial reports said the child had been attacked by a crocodile, the agency said.

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Thu, July 04, 2024 2:23pm
 
Italian appeals court reduces sentences for 2 Americans convicted of killing policeman

Italian appeals court reduces sentences for 2 Americans convicted of killing policeman
Gabriel Natale-Hjorth, right, and Finnegan Lee Elder attend their appeal trial for the 2019 killing of Italian police officer Mario Cerciello Rega in Rome, on March. 8, 2024. GREGORIO BORGIA/AP

An Italian appeals court on Wednesday upheld the convictions of two American men in the slaying of an Italian plainclothes police officer during a botched sting operation but reduced their sentences. The new trial was ordered after Italy's highest court threw out their original convictions.

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Thu, July 04, 2024 2:31pm
 
Giant salamander-like predator with fangs existed 40 million years before dinosaurs, research reveals

Giant salamander-like predator with fangs existed 40 million years before dinosaurs, research reveals
The complete specimen of Gaiasia jennyae as it was found in the field. The large salamander-like animal lived about 280 million years ago in what is now Namibia. CREDIT: ROGER M.H. SMITH

Scientists have revealed fossils of a giant salamander-like beast with sharp fangs that ruled waters before the first dinosaurs arrived. The animal, researchers say, is roughly 272-million-year-old.

The findings were published Wednesday in the journal Nature. The researchers dubbed the species Gaiasia jennyae, an hommage to Gai-as Formation in Namibia, where the fossil was found, and to Jenny Clack, a paleontologist who studied how vertebrates...more



 

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Thu, July 04, 2024 3:32pm
 
The U.S. celebrates July 4, but independence from Britain is marked around the globe. Here's a look at how and when different countries celebrate.

The U.S. celebrates July 4, but independence from Britain is marked around the globe. Here's a look at how and when different countries celebrate.
Spectators watch the fireworks show on the National Mall on Independence Day, July 4, 2023, in Washington, D.C. MINH CONNORS/THE WASHINGTON POST VIA GETTY IMAGES

On July 4, the United States celebrates its independence from Britain with displays of fireworks, barbeques, shopping — and for an estimated 70 million citizens this year, travel.

The United States' celebration is held on the anniversary of the Second Continental Congress' adoption of the Declaration of Independence in 1776. But America isn't the only country that celebrates independence from Britain. Much of the global...more



 

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France's own Excalibur-like legendary sword disappears after 1,300 years wedged in a high rock wall

France's own Excalibur-like legendary sword disappears after 1,300 years wedged in a high rock wall
Engraving from Harper's New Monthly Magazine Volume LXIV December, 1881 to May, 1882 depicts the semi-legendary French knight Count Roland swinging his sword, Durandal, in battle against the Saracens at Roncesvalles. Roland died in the year 778. KEN WIEDEMANN/ISTOCK/GETTY

French police are investigating the disappearance of Durandal, a sword linked to mythology akin to the fabled British King Arthur's Excalibur, after it mysteriously vanished from the Pyrenean village of Rocamadour, where it had been wedged into a rock high off the ground for about 1,300 years.

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Thu, July 04, 2024 4:05pm
 
Woman swallowed whole by a python in Indonesia, second such killing in a month

Woman swallowed whole by a python in Indonesia, second such killing in a month
A reticulated python (Malayopython reticulatus) wriggles over a tree trunk at Hagenbeck Zoo in December 2021. AXEL HEIMKEN/PICTURE ALLIANCE VIA GETTY IMAGES

A woman was found dead inside the belly of a snake after it swallowed her whole in central Indonesia last week, police said, the second python killing in the province in a month.

Siriati, 36, had gone missing after she left her house Tuesday morning to buy medicine for her sick child, police said Wednesday, prompting relatives to launch a search.

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Tue, July 09, 2024 12:36pm
 
American man detained in France after "So I raped you" Facebook message can be extradited, court rules

American man detained in France after So I raped you Facebook message can be extradited, court rules

A French court ruled on Monday that the American man accused of sexually assaulting a Pennsylvania college student in 2013 and later sending her a Facebook message that said, "So I raped you," can be extradited to the United States.

Ian Cleary, 31, of Saratoga, California, was detained in April in the city of Metz in northeastern France after a three-year search. He has been held in custody pending extradition proceedings since his arrest.

The Court of Appeal in Metz said that Cleary can be extradited. When asked if he wished to be extradited or not, in line with French law, Cleary refused, prosecutors said in a statement...more



 

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Massive dinosaur skeleton from Wyoming on display in Denmark – after briefly being lost in transit

Massive dinosaur skeleton from Wyoming on display in Denmark – after briefly being lost in transit

A huge dinosaur skeleton has made a transatlantic journey from the United States to the Museum of Evolution in Denmark for visitors to get an up-close look.

"It was discovered in Wyoming by a rancher and some professional dinosaur hunters," Christoffer Knuth, the museum's director, told CBS News on Monday.

That was in 2017, and it took a team about five years and about 15,000 hours of work to get the Camarasaurus grandis skeleton out of the ground and into the Danish museum.

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Tue, July 09, 2024 2:52pm
 
These cannibal baby sharks eat their siblings in the womb – and sketches show just how gruesome it can be

These cannibal baby sharks eat their siblings in the womb – and sketches show just how gruesome it can be

As adults, sand tiger sharks are known for being relatively non-aggressive. But as babies, these animals engage in a cannibalistic war with dozens of siblings in which only one survives.

It's all part of a natural occurrence known as intrauterine cannibalism. Sand tiger sharks are perhaps one of the most well-known species in which this occurs. These sharks are ovoviviparous, meaning that their offspring grow in eggs in the sharks' uteri until they hatch, at which point, they emerge into the ocean.

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Tue, July 09, 2024 3:48pm
 
New students at Eton, the poshest of Britain's elite private schools, will not be allowed smartphones

New students at Eton, the poshest of Britain's elite private schools, will not be allowed smartphones
Eton College, west of London, is seen in a Jan. 10, 2024 file photo. ANDREW MATTHEWS/PA IMAGES/GETTY

Eton College, arguably the poshest, most elite boarding school in Britain, is banning incoming students from having smartphones.

Eton, located near the royal palace in Windsor, just west of London, is renowned for its academic excellence. Notable alumni include Princes William and Harry, as well as novelist George Orwell, James Bond creator Ian Fleming and a long list of former prime ministers, including recent leaders Boris Johnson and David Cameron.

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Wed, July 10, 2024 2:03pm
 
Novak Djokovic accuses Wimbledon crowd of disrespect after he says some fans booed him

Novak Djokovic accuses Wimbledon crowd of disrespect after he says some fans booed him
Novak Djokovic addresses the crowd on Centre Court wishing them a "good night" following victory against Holger Rune. MIKE HEWITT / GETTY IMAGES

Novak Djokovic accused the Wimbledon crowd of "disrespect" on Monday after he said some fans booed him during his match against Holger Rune.

After defeating Rune, the world's No. 15- ranked men's player, the Serbian superstar took issue with certain spectators in the stands at Centre Court. "To all those people who have chosen to disrespect a player, in this case, me, have a good night," the world's no. 2-ranked men's player and 24-time Grand Slam champion said following the match.

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Wed, July 10, 2024 2:15pm
 
6 "Ninja Turtle Gang" members arrested, 200 smuggled reptiles seized in Malaysia

6 Ninja Turtle Gang members arrested, 200 smuggled reptiles seized in Malaysia
This photograph taken on November 18, 2021, shows a leopard tortoise (Stigmochelys pardalis babcocki) at "La ferme tropicale" in Paris. JOEL SAGET/AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES

Malaysian authorities have arrested six members of an international crime ring known as the "Ninja Turtle Gang" and seized about 200 smuggled tortoises and turtles, a wildlife official said Tuesday.

Abdul Kadir Abu Hashim, director-general of Malaysia's wildlife and national parks department, said four Cambodians and two Malaysians were arrested during a July 2 raid on a house in Kuala Lumpur by police and wildlife officials.

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Wed, July 10, 2024 2:34pm
 
Bahamas search crews say they've found missing Chicago woman's phone in water

Bahamas search crews say they've found missing Chicago woman's phone in water

Authorities in the Bahamas say that they've recovered an iPhone they believe belongs to a Chicago woman who went missing there about three weeks ago, though officials admitted Monday they have not as of yet been able to open it to access its contents.

Taylor Casey, 41, was last seen in the Bahamas on June 19. Her family says Casey, who has been practicing yoga for 15 years, was attending a yoga retreat "to fulfill a long-term goal of deepening her practice."

Police in the Bahamas were first alerted to Casey's disappearance by the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat, which asked them to investigate after Casey failed to attend morning...more



 

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Wed, July 10, 2024 2:39pm
 
Elephants trample tourist to death after he left fiancée in car to take photos in South Africa

Elephants trample tourist to death after he left fiancée in car to take photos in South Africa
African bush elephant (Loxodonta africana) walking on red dirt road in the Pilanesberg National Park, North West Province, South Africa, in January 2022. ARTERRA/MARICA VAN DER MEER/UNIVERSAL IMAGES GROUP VIA GETTY IMAGES

Elephants trampled to death a Spanish tourist at a South African wildlife reserve after he left his vehicle and approached a herd to take photographs, police and local government authorities said Tuesday, marking at least the third such fatality on the continent in less than four months.

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Wed, July 10, 2024 3:25pm
 
14-foot crocodile that killed girl swimming in Australian creek is shot dead by rangers, police say

14-foot crocodile that killed girl swimming in Australian creek is shot dead by rangers, police say

Rangers have shot dead a 14-foot crocodile in northern Australia after it killed a 12-year-old girl while she was swimming with her family last week, police said Wednesday.

The girl's death was the first fatal crocodile attack in the Northern Territory since 2018 when an Indigenous woman was killed while gathering mussels in a river. The attack has rekindled debate on whether more should be done to curb the crocodile population in the Northern Territory, where the protected species has increasingly encroached on human populations.

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Wed, July 10, 2024 3:44pm
 
Man caught smuggling 100 live snakes in his pants, Chinese officials say

Man caught smuggling 100 live snakes in his pants, Chinese officials say

A man has been caught trying to smuggle over 100 live snakes into mainland China by cramming them into his trousers, according to the country's customs authority. The unnamed traveler was stopped by customs officers as he sought to slip out of semi-autonomous Hong Kong and into the border city of Shenzhen, China Customs said in a statement Tuesday.

"Upon inspection, customs officers discovered that the pockets of the trousers the passenger was wearing were packed with six canvas drawstring bags and sealed with tape," the statement said.

"Once opened, each bag was found to contain living snakes in all kinds of shapes, sizes and colors," it added.

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Thu, July 11, 2024 3:19pm
 
Photos of Lionel Messi with 16-year-old soccer star Lamine Yamal as a baby resurface

Photos of Lionel Messi with 16-year-old soccer star Lamine Yamal as a baby resurface
This photo taken in September 2007 shows Lionel Messi helping bathe Lamine Yamal, with Yamal's mother Sheila Ebana. AP PHOTO/JOAN MONFORT

Photos of Lionel Messi with 16-year-old soccer sensation Lamine Yamal as a baby have resurfaced as they've enjoyed international success on the pitch this week.

On Tuesday night, Messi, who led Argentina to a World Cup title in 2022, took his national team to the final of the Copa America after beating Canada 2-0 in a game that featured his first goal of this year's tournament. Just hours earlier, Yamal, the teenager from Spain, became the youngest player ever to score in the European Championship when he netted a goal...more



 

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Fri, July 12, 2024 12:16pm
 
Woman swimming off Japanese beach was swept into the Pacific, but rescued 37 hours later and 50 miles away

Woman swimming off Japanese beach was swept into the Pacific, but rescued 37 hours later and 50 miles away
In this photo released by Japan Coast Guard, a woman is airlifted by a coast guard helicopter off Nojimazaki, Chiba prefecture, Japan Wednesday, July 10, 2024. / AP

A Chinese woman who was swept out to sea while swimming at a Japanese beach was rescued 37 hours later after drifting in a swimming ring more than 50 miles in the Pacific Ocean, officials said Thursday.

Japan's coast guard launched a search for the woman, identified only as a Chinese national in her 20s, after receiving a call Monday night from her friend saying she had disappeared while swimming at Shimoda, about 125 miles southwest of Tokyo.

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Fri, July 12, 2024 3:05pm
 
Shark species can get kind of weird. See 3 of the strangest wobbegongs, goblins and vipers.

Shark species can get kind of weird. See 3 of the strangest wobbegongs, goblins and vipers.
This image shows the head of a goblin shark with its jaws extended. DIANNE BRAY / MUSEUM VICTORIA

When someone says "shark," the first images that come to mind for many people are rather typical – great whites, bull sharks and tiger sharks. But there are some species lurking beneath the sea that look a little, well, different from their cousins.

Most people think of the aforementioned species because of shark attacks. Although they rarely happen – there were just 69 unprovoked bites worldwide in 2023 according to the International Shark Attack File – attacks by great whites, bull sharks and tiger sharks are...more



 

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Fri, July 12, 2024 3:56pm
 
Archaeologists unearth 4,000-year-old temple and theater in Peru

Archaeologists work on what's believed to be part of a 4,000-year-old ceremonial temple, found buried in a sand dune of northern Peru, in Lambayeque
Archaeologists work on what's believed to be part of a 4,000-year-old ceremonial temple, found buried in a sand dune of northern Peru, in Lambayeque PERU'S PONTIFICAL CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY/HANDOUT VIA REUTERS

Archaeologists have uncovered the remains of what appears to be a 4,000-year-old temple and theater in coastal Peru.

The discovery was made at the archaeological site La Otra Banda, Cerro Las Animas, located near the city of Chiclayo off the northern coast of Peru, according to a news release from the Field Museum in Chicato. ...more



 

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