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Woman fights off leopard attack

World - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 14:29
The fight lasted half an hour and pitted a leopard against a woman armed only with farm tools in an isolated field in India.

Israel, Hamas agree to open-ended Gaza truce

World - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 14:13
After more than seven weeks of heavy fighting, Israel and Hamas have agreed to an open-ended ceasefire.

Woman finds 3ft wasp nest on bed

Science & Nature - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:44
A pest controller takes on the "biggest job of his career" when he is called to deal with a nest of more than 5,000 wasps.

Star Trek X Prize finalists named

Science & Nature - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:31
Ten groups have been chosen as finalists in a $10m (£6m) competition to develop a real-life "tricorder" - the medical scanner used in Star Trek.

Yep, Sex Box show is real

Entertainment - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:25
CNN's Lisa France explains a new show called "Sex Box" that somehow is coming soon to a TV near you.

Ashton Kutcher TV's top earning actor

Entertainment - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:24
Ashton Kutcher is TV's top earning actor, more drama for Ben Affleck, and Josh Charles goes from "Good Wife" to dad!

VIDEO: Taps run dry amid California drought

Science & Nature - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:14
California has been hit by its worst drought in a century and many say the problem is only going to get worse.

VIDEO: Buddleia: Gardener's friend or foe?

Science & Nature - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 12:02
BBC Newsnight's Stephen Smith visits Dover to assess how much of a threat buddleia is to native species

The easy way to become king

World - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 12:00
Don't like the country you live in? Why not create your own, as many people have done. We uncover the parallel world of "micronationalism."

Man who fixed soccer confesses

World - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 11:03
Convicted match fixer Wilson Raj Perumal boasts to CNN of fixing World Cup games adding: "I was on the bench and telling players what to do, giving orders to the coach."

Compensation for Fukushima suicide

World - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 10:57
Four years after the meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, questions about the lingering physical and mental health toll of the disaster persist.

Look at me! 21 selfies of the week

World - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 10:37

Concerns grow over Iceland volcano

Science & Nature - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 08:47
Overnight earthquakes raise fears that magma from Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano could be heading towards another large volcanic system, scientists say.

Japanese MP denies meth charges

World - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 08:28
A Japanese lawmaker facing drug charges punishable by death has pleaded not guilty in a Chinese court, Chinese state media reports.

Front line in cancer battle

World - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 07:59
Doctor Lieping Chen has discovered a protein that helps shield cancer from the immune system.

Sniffing out the allergy epidemic

Science & Nature - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 02:49
Why so many of us are developing allergies

VIDEO: How sheepdogs control unruly flocks

Science & Nature - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 01:06
A farmer explains his relationship with his sheepdog, after researchers help unravel the mystery of how the animals do their job.

A sheepdog's 'two rules' for success

Science & Nature - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 00:33
Scientists produce a simple mathematical model that explains how a single sheepdog can herd a large number of sheep.

Officials: American fighting for ISIS killed in Syria

World - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 23:07
An American named Douglas McCain was killed last weekend in Syria, where he was fighting for ISIS, two U.S. officials told CNN.

Obama OKs spy flights over Syria, official says

World - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 21:28
U.S. President Barack Obama has authorized reconnaissance flights over Syria as ISIS militants continue to gain ground in the war-ravaged nation, a U.S. official told CNN.
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