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World’s Deepest Lake Is in Deep Trouble

October 20, 2017 |

One-fifth of all non-frozen fresh water in the world is located in a single Russian lake, and experts say that lake is in crisis, AFP reports. Siberia’s Lake Baikal—the world’s deepest lake at more than 5,500 feet—is a UNESCO world heritage site, home to more than 3,…
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World’s Most Famous Racing Dogs Busted for Doping

October 19, 2017 |

For the first time in the history of the world’s most famous sled dog race, several of the high-performance animals have tested positive for a prohibited drug—but race officials have refused to name the musher involved. Several dogs tested positive for the opioid pain reliever tramadol, the governing board…
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Deadly Rockfall at One of World’s Most Famous Climbs

September 28, 2017 |

Tragedy at Yosemite National Park: A visitor was killed and another injured when a massive chunk of rock fell of the El Capitan granite monolilth, one of the world’s most famous climbs. The National Parks Service says the huge rockfall happened near the “Waterfall Route” a popular climbing route on…
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‘World’s heaviest woman’ dies

September 27, 2017 |

Eman Abdul Atti, once believed to be the “world’s heaviest woman,” died on Monday due to complications from heart disease and kidney dysfunction, according to a statement from Burjeel Hospital in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates.
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Egyptian once known as ‘world’s heaviest woman’ dies in UAE

September 25, 2017 |

Doctors say an Egyptian once known as “the world’s heaviest woman” has died in a hospital in the United Arab Emirates.
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Where are the world’s nuclear weapons?

September 25, 2017 |

Nine nuclear-capable states exist in the world, but only eight of them — all but North Korea — are believed by experts to have weapons mature and developed enough to be readily incorporated into the arsenals of their armed forces.
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The World’s Richest Woman Is Dead at 94

September 22, 2017 |

Liliane Bettencourt, the L’Oreal cosmetics heiress and the world’s richest woman, has died at her home in a chic Parisian suburb. She was 94. Bettencourt’s daughter, Francoise Bettencourt Meyers, said in a written statement Thursday that her mother “left peacefully” overnight in Neuilly-sur-Seine. Liliane Bettencourt was the only child of…
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Creator of One of World’s Deadliest Weapons Gets Huge Statue

September 20, 2017 |

The AK-47 has been called “the Coca-Cola of small arms.” It’s said to be responsible for 250,000 deaths every year and believed to have killed more people than all other modern weapons combined. On Tuesday, a 30-foot monument dedicated to its designer, Lt. Gen. Mikhail T. Kalashnikov, was unveiled…
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‘Aunt V,’ World’s Oldest Person, Dies at 117

September 18, 2017 |

The world’s oldest person has died in Jamaica. Violet Brown was 117 years and 189 days old, the AP reports. The woman known as “Aunt V” died Friday at a local hospital, where she had been treated for heart arrhythmia and dehydration. Prime Minister Andrew Holness expressed his condolences in…
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World’s Newest Chocolate Is Pink

September 6, 2017 |

A Swiss company has laid claim to inventing a new kind of chocolate—and it’s pink. “Ruby chocolate,” made from ruby cocoa beans, is being hailed as the first new type of naturally hued chocolate since the white version hit the market more than 80 years ago, Bloomber g reports….
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