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Man’s Best Friend: Video of Dog Welcoming Soldier Home Goes Viral

Filed in Amazing Stories, Animals, Featured, World, World News by on March 29, 2012 3 Comments

A video of a soldier, who has come home from an 8-month deployment in Afghanistan, being greeted by his dog is now going viral. Nick came home to his wife Katie in Germany. Chuck, a boxer, was so eager to see his owner. The dog jumped from the back of a parked SUV when he […]

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Atlantic Sturgeon: a strange sea creature found at Folly Beach in South Carolina (Photo)

Several international news sites reported on Monday, March 26, of a strange sea creature found at Folly Beach in South Carolina turned out to be an Atlantic sturgeon. Related articles: Snakehead Fish In Maryland: Catch and Get A Reward Perfectly Preserved Woolly Mammoth found in Siberia (Video) The sea creature was washed ashore over the […]

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BMW Company to recall 1.3m cars worldwide due to battery problem

BMW is recalling more than 1.3 million cars worldwide because of a battery problem which could cause a fire. Included model on the recall are BMW 5 Series and 6 Series. as reported by international news sites, March 26, 2012. The recall affects more than 100,000 cars in the UK, 368,000 cars in the United States and about 293,000 cars in Germany, […]

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Gambian Giant Pouched Rats: cat-sized rats have returned to the Florida Keys (Video)

Filed in Animals and Nature, Featured, United States, Weird, World by on March 27, 2012 2 Comments

African giant pouch rats, also known as the Gambian giant pouch rats, were reportedly on the loose in the Florida Keys. Authorities have made efforts to eradicate them since 2009. However, the cat-sized rats still have increased its population. Concerns of these pests spreading into the mainland and destroying crops in Florida have worried Miami […]

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Former U.S Vice President Cheney gets heart transplant

Filed in Featured, Health, United States, World News by on March 25, 2012 0 Comments

Former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney was recovering on Saturday after undertaking a heart transplant at a hospital in Virginia, his spokeswoman said. Cheney, 71, who remains a prominent figure in the Republican Party, had been on a list for a heart transplant for more than 20 months, said a statement from his spokeswoman Kara […]

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International Space Station Crew forced to take shelter

Filed in Featured, Planets, Satellite, World, World News by on March 25, 2012 0 Comments

Crew members of the International Space Station (ISS) have sheltered in two Russian Soyuz crafts as a “precaution measure” ahead of an expected passage of a piece of orbital debris, NASA said. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) said on a statement that the junk is a leftover from a February 2009 collision of Russia’s defunct […]

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Japan Tsunami “Ghost Ship” drifts towards US

After being flushed out to sea by 2011 massive tsunami and earthquake, a Japanese squid-fishing boat has drifted across the Pacific Ocean and was about 120 nautical miles off British Columbia’s north coast Friday evening. The 150-foot ship was found drifting right-side-up about 140 nautical miles (260 km) from Cape Saint James, on the southern […]

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Texas Rangers introduce $26 hot dog

The Texas Rangers are pitching a new menu item designed especially for heavy hitters. When fans belly up to stadium concession areas on Opening Day April 6, they will have the option of purchasing a 1 pound hot dog priced at $26. Sportservice, the club’s concessionaire, introduced its new Champion Hot Dog on Friday. Officials […]

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NCAA Tournament Updates: Sweet 16 game results, Elite 8 games schedule

Filed in Basketball, Featured, Sports, United States by on March 24, 2012 0 Comments

Louisville, Florida,Syracuse,Ohio State,Kentucky,Baylor,North Carolina and Kansas advance to NCAA Tournament 2012 Elite 8, games begin on Saturday. NCAA Elite 8 updated bracket. Below is the NCAA Tournament Elite 8 Games Schedule March 24 & 25, 2012 Louisville (27-9) vs. Florida (23-10) Saturday, March 24, 2012 4:30 p.m. Phoenix Syracuse (32-2) vs. Ohio State (28-7) Saturday, March 24, 2012 7:05 p.m. Boston Kentucky(33-2) vs. Baylor (28-7) Sunday, March […]

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Man sentenced for Windsor Castle trespass

Filed in News, United Kingdom by on March 24, 2012 0 Comments

An Irish national has been banned from drinking in UK pubs for a year after admitting trespassing within the grounds of Windsor Castle. Robert Pennefather, 32, claimed drunkenly scaled an 8ft-high gate to get into the grounds of the royal residence in Berkshire in the early hours of November 6, 2011. London’s Westminster Magistrates’ Court […]

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Big Ben Tower could be renamed “Elizabeth”

Filed in World, World News by on March 24, 2012 0 Comments

The Big Ben Tower could be renamed Elizabeth Tower in honor of the Queen, if a motion before parliament is passed. But under plans being put forward by Tory MP Tobias Ellwood, it would be renamed ‘Elizabeth Tower’ in honor of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, a 60 years of unbroken public service on behalf of […]

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British Woman snatched by Somali Pirates Back Home

Filed in United Kingdom, World, World News by on March 24, 2012 0 Comments

The 57-year-old social worker said she was hugely relieved to be free and overjoyed to be reunited with her son, Oliver, but said her happiness was tempered by grief for the loss of her husband, David, who was killed during the abduction. Mrs. Tebbutt disclosed that she did not even realize her husband had been […]

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