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  • Cambodian growing export market for rat meat
    15848_cambodian_growing_export_market_for_rat_meat 2014-08-25 04:13:52 UTC
    A unique harvest is under way in the rice fields of Cambodia where tens of thousands of wild rats are being trapped alive each day to feed a growing export market for the meat of rural rodents. Popularly considered a disease-carrying nuisance i...
  • The Woman Who Surprised Science
    Diaalnews.com-breaking-news 2014-08-23 23:51:55 UTC
    Kim Goodsell is unlucky enough to have two very rare diseases. Her doctors blamed coincidence, but was it? She taught herself genetics to find out, and as she tells Ed Yong, no-one expected what she would discover. Kim Goodsell was running alon...
  • Nothing works in Ferguson. Here's how to fix a police force – and punish cops
    Diaalnews.com 2014-08-19 19:08:04 UTC
    It’s difficult to view citizens as partners when you’re looking at them through a Kevlar helmet and a riot shield – or when you have failed to build a culture of trust and then you add military equipment and tactics to a combustible mix of racial ...
  • Australian fisherman killed by a giant saltwater crocodile
    Diaalnews 2014-08-19 18:40:37 UTC
    A man has been killed by a giant saltwater crocodile as he was fishing with his wife in northern Australia. The man, 57, was attacked by the 4.5-metre (15ft) reptile as he waded into the Adelaide River to unsnag his line, south of Darwin. Hi...
  • First female winner for Fields maths medal
    Prof_maryam_mirzakhani-diaalnews.com 2014-08-13 18:55:14 UTC
    Maryam Mirzakhani, an Iranian maths professor at Stanford University in California, who went to school and university in Iran, has been awarded the highest honour a mathematician can attain. It will go down in history as the moment one of the l...
  • Lauren Bacall, Hollywood's Icon, Dies at 89
    Lauren_bacall-diaalnews.com 2014-08-13 21:44:21 UTC
    Lauren Bacall, the sultry presence who first hit movie screens in 1944 and then went on to play a series of sophisticated, tough-as-nails roles for the next six decades – even in real life – has died. "Ms. Bacall passed away peacefully at her h...
  • Ebola: Nigeria confirms new case in Lagos
    Ebola-_nigeria_confirms_new_case_in_lagos 2014-08-12 06:52:53 UTC
    Nigeria has confirmed a new case of Ebola in the financial capital, Lagos, bringing the total number in the country to 10. The health minister, Onyebuchi Chukwu, said the latest confirmed case was a female nurse who came into contact with a Lib...
  • Robin Williams Found Dead In His Home
    Robin-williams-diaalnews.com 2014-08-14 08:07:51 UTC
    Actor Robin Williams has died in an apparent suicide, the Marin County Sheriff's office said. In a press release, the sheriff's office said they received a 911 call from Williams' home in Tiburon, California, late this morning. He was pronounced d...
  • Yazidism: The forgotten religion facing extermination at the hands of Islamic State jihadists
    Yazidi_gathering__lalish__northern_iraq-kurdistan-diaalnews.com 2014-08-10 00:31:42 UTC
    It's an unfortunate truism that the world pays attention to largely forgotten communities only in their moments of greatest peril. This week, the world has watched as tens of thousands of Yazidis - a mostly Kurdish-speaking people who practise ...
  • Mount Sinai hospital in New York treats man for Ebola-like symptoms
    Ebola 2014-08-05 07:58:28 UTC
    An American missionary infected with Ebola while responding to the outbreak in west Africa is expected to be flown to the US on Tuesday, while doctors in New York say they are treating a patient with Ebola-like symptoms. Mount Sinai hospital in...
  • Wall Street Frets That You're Getting Paid Too Much
    15702_wall_street_frets_that_you're_getting_paid_too_much-diaalnews.com 2014-08-05 08:04:38 UTC
    Wall Street money managers are worried about two things: that they won’t get paid enough and that ordinary Americans will get paid too much. The fight over who gets what from the bonus pool is an unseemly annual rite at Wall Street firms. Last ...
  • Is it ever acceptable to wear sunglasses indoors?
    Karl_lagerfeld-lady_gaga-jack_nicholson-diaalnews.com 2014-08-05 08:03:41 UTC
    It's sunglasses weather across much of the northern hemisphere, and yet wearing them indoors is likely to make you an object of ridicule. Why? If you want people in a room instantly to judge you a colossal, thundering ninny, there's a very simp...
  • Germany's super-shy super-rich
    Karl_albrecht_and_the_shop_that_began_the_aldi_empire-diaalnews.com 2014-07-29 16:21:22 UTC
    Nobody could accuse the richest people in Germany of flaunting their wealth, quite the opposite. With the death of Karl Albrecht, there was no announcement for nearly a week, and not until the small, private funeral was over. He and his brother...
  • California wildfires destroy 10 homes
    Two_california_wildfires_destroy_10_homes 2014-07-28 06:14:27 UTC
    <strong>Two fast-moving wildfires in California have destroyed 10 homes and have forced the evacuation of hundreds more, US officials say.</strong> In the Sacramento region, a fire has spread to cover an area of about 4,000 acres, while another...
  • Ebola outbreak: Sierra Leone escaped patient dies
    Ebola_outbreak-_sierra_leone_escaped_patient_dies 2014-07-26 22:32:39 UTC
    A Sierra Leone woman who fled hospital after testing positive for the Ebola virus has died after turning herself in, health officials have told the BBC. Her family had forcibly removed her from a public hospital on Thursday. Since February, ...
  • Kids, guns and the American way
    American_way-diaalnews.com 2014-07-25 20:42:21 UTC
    In February, a nine-year-old Arkansas boy called Hank asked his uncle if he could head off on his own from their remote camp to hunt a rabbit with his .22 calibre rifle. “I said all right,” recalled his uncle Brent later. “It wasn’t a concern. Som...
  • India doctors remove 232 teeth from boy's mouth
    15657_india_doctors_remove_232_teeth_from_boy's_mouth-diaalnews.com 2014-07-24 20:40:01 UTC
    Doctors in India have extracted 232 teeth from the mouth of a 17-year-old boy in a seven-hour operation. Ashik Gavai was brought in with a swelling in his right jaw, Dr Sunanda Dhiware, head of Mumbai's JJ Hospital's dental department, told the...
  • Just be happy: Old Man Throws Down Crutches to dance
    Old_man_throws_down_crutches_to_dance-diaalnews.com 2014-07-22 06:18:32 UTC
    If you think all the fun ends once you get to a certain age, you're wrong. An old man with crutches has proven through an awesome video (seriously, it's amazing) that age is nothing but a number, and if you want to express yourself with a dance b...
  • Why is Rumi the best-selling poet in the US?
    Rumi-diaalnews.com 2014-07-19 16:29:37 UTC
    <strong>This 807-year-old Persian mystic and dervish has a massive following in the US and around the world. Jane Ciabattari explains his enduring influence.</strong> The ecstatic poems of Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi, a Persian poet and Sufi mas...
  • World celebrates 1st Mandela Day since icon´s death
    Nelson-mandela-diaalnews.com 2014-07-18 06:17:02 UTC
    JOHANNESBURG: People around the world celebrating "Mandela Day" Friday for the first time since the iconic South African leader´s death by doing good deeds on what would have been his 96th birthday. For the past five years millions have volunt...
  • Facts: More Guns, More Mass Shootings
    Untitled_2 2014-07-17 21:28:03 UTC
    In the fierce debate that always follows the latest mass shooting, it's an argument you hear frequently from gun rights promoters: If only more people were armed, there would be a better chance of stopping these terrible events. This has plausibil...
  • Qatari Soccer move to Europe
    Qatari_soccer_move_to_europe-diaalnews.com 2014-07-15 17:08:34 UTC
    EUPEN, Belgium — In the southeast corner of Belgium, there is a town of about 20,000 that is known, to the extent it is known at all, as a key battleground during the Battle of the Bulge and, more recently, as the center of the tiny slice of this ...
  • Bully wildfire and marijuana cultivation in California
    E1d96819-cdd3-461f-a6ce-6d8864fc62e0-620x372 2014-07-13 15:18:01 UTC
    A 27-year-old man who was allegedly at an illegal marijuana plot is suspected of starting a wildfire that has burned more than 4.5 square miles of forested land in northern California. The man, whose name was given as Freddie Alexander Smoke II...
  • 'Forgotten' US smallpox vials found in cardboard box
    _76132856_76132808 2014-07-09 06:54:50 UTC
    The virus, believed dead, was located in six freeze-dried and sealed vials, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It is said to be the first time unaccounted-for smallpox has been discovered in the US. The diseas...
  • Tips are not optional, they are how waiters get paid in America
    Applebees_receipt_460 2014-07-09 06:34:25 UTC
    I was a waitress at Applebee's restaurant in Saint Louis. I was fired Wednesday for posting a picture on Reddit.com of a note a customer left on a bill. I posted it on the web as a light-hearted joke. This didn't even happen at my table. The no...