|Deforestation drops in Brazil's Amazon
Deforestation in the Amazon rain forest has dropped 18 percent over the past 12 months, falling to the second-lowest level in a quarter century, Brazil's environment minister said Wednesday.
|Spanish judge rules no crime in killing Ebola dog
A Spanish judge has ruled health authorities didn't commit a crime when they euthanized Excalibur, a dog that belonged to a nursing assistant who contracted Ebola last month.
|Mammoth skeleton sold for $300,000 at UK auction
A rare woolly mammoth skeleton has been bought by a private buyer for 189,000 pounds (nearly $300,000) at a British auction.
|Saudis suggest no need for OPEC output cut
Saudi Arabia's oil minister is suggesting there is no need for OPEC to cut output despite a major fall in prices that has some other cartel members hurting.
|Rare Shakespeare Folio discovered in French town
An accidental discovery in a northern French library of an original first folio of Shakespeare's plays — one of the rarest books in the world — has sent a jolt of excitement around the world of Shakespeare scholars.
|Powerful earthquake hits off northern Indonesia
A powerful earthquake has struck off the coast of northern Indonesia, but officials say a tsunami is unlikely.
|NATO sees Russia ready for Ukraine incursion
NATO's top commander says Russia still has enough troops stationed on Ukraine's border to mount a major incursion, and that it is using its military might to affect political developments inside Ukraine.
|UN concerned over escalation of violence in Libya
The U.N. Secretary General has expressed deep concern about the recent escalation of violence in Libya, including recent airstrikes on a military air base that until this week was Tripoli's only functioning airport.
|Passengers in Russia's Arctic give airliner a push
In other countries, you may be asked to give a push to a car stuck in the mud. In Russia, passengers in the Arctic came out of an airliner to the bitter cold to help it move to the runway.
|Ethiopia hopes to set world record for HIV tests
Ethiopia is attempting to set a world record for the number of HIV tests carried out in one day.