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Giant rat wins animal hero award for sniffing out landmines

Giant rat wins animal hero award for sniffing out landmines

LONDON — A rat has for the first time won a British charity's top civilian award for animal bravery, receiving the honour for searching out unexploded landmines in Cambodia.
Orders for big-ticket manufactured goods ticks up just 0.4%

Orders for big-ticket manufactured goods ticks up just 0.4%

WASHINGTON — Orders to U.S. factories for big-ticket manufactured goods increased just 0.4% in August following a much larger gain in the previous month.

Neighbor calls 911 when hockey fans yell 'Shoot! Shoot!'

TAMPA, Fla. — A neighbour called sheriff's deputies on some rabid Tampa Bay Lightning fans who were screaming “shoot! shoot!" as they watched Game 3 of the Stanley Cup final on television Wednesday night.
J-pop stars ARASHI release English surprise before hiatus

J-pop stars ARASHI release English surprise before hiatus

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — Japanese pop sensation ARASHI has a big surprise for fans as they near their planned hiatus at year's end: a collaboration with Bruno Mars on their first all-English single.
Demi Lovato, Max Ehrich call off engagement after 2 months

Demi Lovato, Max Ehrich call off engagement after 2 months

LOS ANGELES — Singer-actors Demi Lovato and Max Ehrich have called off their engagement after two months.
Virus disrupting Rio's Carnival for first time in a century

Virus disrupting Rio's Carnival for first time in a century

RIO DE JANEIRO — A cloud of uncertainty that has hung over Rio de Janeiro throughout the coronavirus pandemic has been lifted, but gloom remains — the annual Carnival parade of flamboyant samba schools won’t be held in February.
N. Korea's Kim apologizes over shooting death of S. Korean

N. Korea's Kim apologizes over shooting death of S. Korean

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un apologized Friday over the killing of a South Korea official who was apparently trying to defect near the rivals’ disputed sea boundary, saying he’s “very sorry” about the incident, South Ko
Aging Norwegian king admitted to Oslo hospital

Aging Norwegian king admitted to Oslo hospital

COPENHAGEN — Norway’s 83-year-old King Harald V was admitted to the main hospital in Oslo on Friday with breathing difficulties, the Norwegian palace said. It added that he tested negative for COVID-19.

Princess Eugenie, Jack Brooksbank, expecting first child

LONDON — Princess Eugenie and her husband, Jack Brooksbank, are expecting a child next year, Buckingham Palace said Friday.
'No easy answer': Many ask what next in Breonna Taylor case

'No easy answer': Many ask what next in Breonna Taylor case

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