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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.
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