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'Do Not Let Moose Lick Your Car'Authorities in rural Jasper, Canada, have put up LED signs warning drivers of a very Canadian road hazard. "Do not let moose lick your car," reads the missive, which you can see here . It's no joke. It seems that moose in Alberta province have figured out they can get their...
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Denmark Faces Calls to Dig Up Just-Buried MinksJust weeks after starting to cull millions of minks to combat the spread of the coronavirus, Denmark's government is under pressure to exhume them. One mass burial site is near a swimming lake, the other near a source of drinking water, the BBC reports. In addition, gases have caused some...
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Pope Francis leaves at the end of a consistory ceremony where 13 bishops were elevated to a cardinal's rank in St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican, Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020. (Fabio Frustaci/POOL via AP)
Pope elevates 13 new cardinals then puts them in their placePope Francis has raised 13 new cardinals to the highest rank in the Catholic hierarchy during a formal ceremony marked from beginning to end by the coronavirus pandemic
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Darwin's Notebooks May Have Been StolenTwo notebooks used to illustrate Charles Darwin's theory of evolution are missing and believed to have been stolen some 20 years ago. Cambridge University Library made the announcement Tuesday, saying an "extensive search" had failed to locate the leather notebooks Darwin wrote shortly after his return from the Galapagos Islands...
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Carrie Lam: I Have Piles of Cash but No Bank AccountHong Kong's chief executive says she deals only in cash. "I have piles of cash at home," Carrie Lam said. "The government is paying me cash for my salary because I don't have a bank account." US penalties are the reason, she said. The sanctions on a dozen or so...
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Filippo Grandi, U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, visits Umm Rakouba refugee camp sheltering people who fled the conflict in Ethiopia's Tigray region in Qadarif, eastern Sudan, Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
Ethiopia says its military now controls the Tigray capitalEthiopia’s army says the military has gained "full control” of the capital of the defiant Tigray region, as Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed declares that the taking of Mekele marks the “completion” of the military offensive that started nearly four weeks ago
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Protesters march, one with a poster reading "The true virus is named Darmanin and Lallement", names of French Interior Minister and Paris police prefect, during a demonstration against a security law that would restrict sharing images of police, Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020 in Paris. Civil liberties groups and journalists are concerned that the measure will stymie press freedoms and allow police brutality to go undiscovered and unpunished. The cause has gained fresh impetus in recent days after footage emerged of French police officers beating up a Black man, triggering a nationwide outcry. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
French protesters decry bill outlawing use of police imagesTens of thousands of critics of a proposed security law that would restrict sharing images of police have participating in protests across France
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She Dove 374 Feet Without Taking a BreathThose watching the surface of the water were likely somewhat worried about Alenka Artnik, who was attempting to free dive to a depth no woman had before. But Tito Zappalá wasn't too concerned. Having taken an underwater scooter to depths of 200 feet, the safety diver watched Artnik ascend from...
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People demonstrate against police violence and an attempted restriction on abortion rights in Warsaw Poland, Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020. Nationwide protests Saturday were scheduled to coincide with Polish women gaining the right to vote 102 years ago. Weeks of protests against a high court's ruling to further restrict Abortion rights have evolved into the largest protest movement since communism fell 30 years ago.(AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
Poland: Marches oppose abortion restriction, police violenceProtesters have gathered in Warsaw and other Polish cities for a nationwide demonstration against an attempt to restrict abortion rights and the police violence that occurred in response to other recent protests over reproductive rights
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Iran's Judiciary Chief Ayatollah Ebrahim Raisi pays his respect to the body of slain scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh among his family, in Tehran, Iran, Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020. Iranian officials have blamed Israel for the killing of Fakhrizadeh who led Tehran's disbanded military nuclear program. (Mizan News Agency via AP)
Iran's supreme leader vows revenge over slain scientistIran’s supreme leader is calling for “definitive punishment” of those behind the killing of a scientist linked to Tehran’s disbanded military nuclear program
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FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020 file photo, a man waves at his camera phone during the switching-on of traditional Christmas lights in Madrid, Spain. People are waiting to see what restrictions will be in place over Christmas and the New Year as Spanish regions are continuing to adjust their various limitations against the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Paul White, File)
Europe's Christmas dilemma: risk empty chairs next year?European nations are struggling to reconcile cold medical advice with a Christmas tradition that calls for big gatherings in often poorly ventilated rooms where people chat, shout and sing together
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A health care worker, left, administers a COVID-19 test at a mobile walk-up testing site at Crandon Park, Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
The Latest: Record number of new COVID-19 cases in OklahomaOklahoma health officials are reporting a one-day record of more than 6,000 newly confirmed coronavirus cases
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