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Graphic showing the Heracles inexpectatus silhouette next to an average height woman and common magpie. (Canterbury Museum)
August 08, 2019 - 2:37 am
(NEW YORK) -- The fossils of a parrot that was the size of a small child and with an appetite so voracious it may have eaten other parrots have been discovered. The bird, named Heracles inexpectatus, stood at 3 feet tall and weighed around 15.4 pounds when it roamed the Earth some 19 million years...
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August 07, 2019 - 7:40 pm
(WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. and Turkey reached an agreement on Wednesday to create a safe zone in northeastern Syria in order to secure the territory once held by the Islamic State. The deal was reached days after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned that the Turkish military was about to...
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August 07, 2019 - 12:58 pm
(NEW YORK) -- A dengue epidemic has been declared in the Philippines in the wake of more than 600 deaths and over 146,000 cases of the disease having been recorded in 2019 alone – a 98 percent increase from the previous year. Dengue – one of the fastest-spreading mosquito-borne diseases in the...
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August 07, 2019 - 6:10 am
(GILLAM, Canada) -- Canadian police sent divers into a river over the weekend to search for signs of two teenage boys who are suspected of killing three people, as a nationwide manhunt enters its third week. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said in a statement that its officers discovered "several...
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August 07, 2019 - 5:47 am
(NEW YORK) -- In the year since the Saudi and Emirati coalition in Yemen bombed a school bus and killed 41 children , the conflict in Yemen has killed or injured nearly 1,000 more children, according to a humanitarian organization. At least 335 children have been killed and another 590 injured,...
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August 06, 2019 - 4:06 pm
(WASHINGTON) -- In a dramatic escalation of his administration's pressure campaign against Venezuela's Nicolás Maduro, President Donald Trump has imposed a full embargo on the socialist president's government. The executive order, signed late Monday, freezes all Venezuelan assets in America's...
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August 06, 2019 - 4:02 pm
(BERLIN) -- Once upon a time, there was a wealthy woman named Maria Sophia von Erthal. Born in 1725 in the castle of the Medieval German town of Lohr am Main, she was a baroness and the sister of bishops. But she went on to be known culturally as the possible inspiration for the fairy tale "Snow...
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August 06, 2019 - 12:50 pm
(PAISLEY, Scotland) -- One of the two United Airlines pilots who was arrested on suspected intoxication just before his flight departed appeared in court Tuesday, while the other has since been released, officials said. Glendon Gulliver, 61, appeared in Sheriff Court in Paisley, Scotland, and was...
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August 06, 2019 - 6:06 am
(MONTREAL) -- Canadian police sent divers into a river over the weekend to search for signs of two teenage boys who are suspected of killing three people, as a nationwide manhunt enters its third week. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said in a statement its officers spotted a damaged aluminum...
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August 06, 2019 - 5:48 am
(NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.) -- A millionaire with a $100,000 reward on his head because he absconded while awaiting trial for his wife's murder has been caught in Mexico and returned to California authorities. Peter Chadwick, 55, of Newport Beach, Calif., fled in January 2015 after posting a $1.5...
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