Lightning strike kills more than 300 reindeer in Norway

STOCKHOLM (AP) - More than 300 wild reindeer have been killed by lighting in central Norway in what wildlife officials are calling an unusually large natural disaster. The Norwegian Environment Agency has released eerie images showing a jumble of reindeer carcasses scattered across a small area on the Hardangervidda mountain plateau. The agency…

Drones delivering Domino's pizzas to doorsteps in New Zealand

Steven Overly, The Washington Post Exactly how much should you tip a pizza delivery drone? That's just one question likely to vex hungry New Zealanders who could soon find their Domino's Pizza order landing on the doorstep via an aerial drone. Other quandaries to ponder: What happens if it starts to rain before my food arrives? What if the

For 10 years, possibly biggest pearl was hidden under bed

MANILA, Philippines (AP) - A Filipino fisherman in western Palawan island has found possibly the world's biggest pearl, but he didn't know it. For 10 years, the 34-kilogram (75-pound) pearl was hidden in a bag under a bed. The fisherman's family would rub it with their hands before going out to sea in the belief it would bring them luck, said

At least 38 dead as strong earth quake rocks central Italy

AMATRICE, Italy (AP) - A devastating earthquake rocked central Italy early Wednesday, collapsing homes on top of residents as they slept. At least 38 people were killed in hard-hit towns where rescue crews raced to dig survivors out of the rubble, but the toll was likely to rise as crews reached homes in more remote hamlets. "The town isn't here

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Iran releases jailed Texas graduate student

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iranian authorities have released a man jailed while home from his graduate studies in Texas after nearly five years, state media reported Tuesday. The report by the government-owned IRAN daily quoted Saeed Khalili, the lawyer for…

30 August 2016 [05:27 AM]
Russian balloon more than halfway to circumnavigating globe

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) - A 65-year-old Russian adventurer was battling sleep deprivation, freezing temperatures and ice in his oxygen mask but was ahead of schedule for his record attempt to fly solo in a balloon around the world nonstop, his…

20 July 2016 [05:26 AM]
South African athlete dies while climbing Kilimanjaro

JOHANNESBURG (AP) - A South African trying to summit Kenya's Mount Kilimanjaro to mark Mandela Day has died. A statement from the Nelson Mandela Foundation says details are "sketchy" but that it appears that Gugu Zulu had problems breathing early…

18 July 2016 [06:25 AM]
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