• Sydney region faces ‘catastrophic’ bushfire threat

    Sydney region faces ‘catastrophic’ bushfire threat0

    For the first time, Australia’s largest city and the surrounding area faced the highest level of fire warning — with authorities cautioning that “lives and homes will be at risk”. “There is nothing built or designed to withstand the sorts of conditions that you can expect under catastrophic” conditions, said Shane Fitzsimmons, commissioner of the

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  • Baby elephant dies in fall from waterfall, another 5 die trying to save it

    Baby elephant dies in fall from waterfall, another 5 die trying to save it0

    Six elephants died while trying to save each other after a baby elephant fell from a waterfall in a Thai national park, officials said. Staff at Khao Yai National Park, about 85 miles northeast of Bangkok, found the roughly 3-year-old baby elephant drowned on Saturday. Five more dead elephants also were discovered at the bottom

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  • Mom who fell asleep on baby, killing him, freed from jail

    Mom who fell asleep on baby, killing him, freed from jail0

    London – Court of Appeal judges has freed a mother jailed over the death of her four-week-old baby after she took him with her on a drinking binge. Marina Tilby, 26, fell asleep on her son Darrian and was so drunk it took more than an hour for her to wake up after he was

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  • Child actress Mya-Lecia Naylor accidentally hangs herself

    Child actress Mya-Lecia Naylor accidentally hangs herself0

    London – A young British actress who appeared alongside Tom Hanks and Halle Berry in “Cloud Atlas” accidentally ended her own life last April, an inquest by a coroner in London has ruled. Mya-Lecia Naylor died at age 16 due to “misadventure,” the ruling reported by BBC News and The Guardian said. Naylor died by

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  • Indian man murdered for marrying someone from the wrong background0

    Pranay Perumalla strode into the wedding hall in a midnight blue suit, his face lit by a grin as he clasped the hand of his bride, Amrutha Varshini. The couple draped huge garlands of flowers around one another’s necks and relatives threw grains of yellow rice that caught in their dark hair. But even as

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