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Dragon boat accident leaves 17 dead

Image caption The rescue effort went on into the night. Seventeen people have died in a dragon boat accident in southern China thought to have been caused by strong current. One of the long, narrow boats packed with paddlers overturned on Saturday and another arriving at the scene also capsized, TV pictures showed. In total, almost 60 people were tipped into the water, on a stretch of a river in the city of Guilin. A rescue effort went on into ... Full story

Hot temperatures made these birds shrink

Researchers found that zebra finches that developed in hotter months were smaller than others. (iStock). Biologist Simon Griffith began his research career in his home country of Britain studying sparrows on Lundy Island, off the coast of England, “a particularly cold and windy place, where the sparrows would spend weeks huddling inside the barns to keep out of the horrible weather.”. When he moved to Australia in 2003, he embraced the warm ... Full story

White Sox pitcher Danny Farquhar has brain hemorrhage caused by a ruptured aneurysm

Chicago White Sox reliever Danny Farquhar was in stable but critical condition Saturday, a day after suffering a brain hemorrhage while in the dugout during a game. Farquhar passed out during the sixth inning Friday night after getting two outs against Houston. He was helped by team medical personnel and on-site EMTs. He regained consciousness before being taken to a hospital by ambulance. The White Sox announced that additional testing ... Full story

This is the best time to break up with your partner

If you're in a relationship, be warned. It's break up season. This is according to a new study of 1,600 users on Australian dating website RedHotPie, which found that break ups were likely to spike around Christmas. 71 per cent of women and 56 per cent of men would rather break up with their partner if they're "not that into them", than introduce them to their family during the festive season. Relationship expert Dr Nikki Goldstein told ... Full story

Tributes flow for former Wallaby Rob Horne after shock retirement

Tributes have poured in from around the world for 34-Test Wallaby Rob Horne, who has been forced to retire at the age of 28 with nerve damage in his right arm. Horne is reportedly still without feeling in the limb after a clash with Leicester No.8 Sione Kalamafoni seconds into his first game as stand-in captain for the Northampton Saints in the English Premiership on April 14. Career ending: Rob Horne is stretchered off during the Aviva ... Full story

The Story of Goth in 33 Songs

From Bauhaus to Jenny Hval, these tracks are to die for Full story

DPRK – A view from the flipside - CGTN

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) is back in the international headlines – not for a missile launch or yet another nuclear test though.‍ In fact, it is just the contrary. Full story

Miguel Andujar making it hard for Yankees to take him out of lineup

For much of the offseason, it seemed like Miguel Andujar was on his way to being the starting third baseman in The Bronx. Instead, a spring training trade brought Brandon Drury to the Yankees and suddenly, Andujar was no longer the third baseman of the present — or maybe even the future. But with Drury out with migraines and blurred vision since April 7, Andujar has been given a second chance. Lately, he’s made the most of it. Andujar’s ... Full story

A's Manaea no-hits Red Sox to end their 25-year streak

OAKLAND (UNITED STATES) (AFP) -. Oakland ace Sean Manaea tossed the first no-hitter of the 2018 season, getting some help from an overturned call in the A's 3-0 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Saturday night. Manaea masterful performance saw the left hander strike out 10 batters and walk just two as he clinched the no-hitter by getting Red Sox designated hitter Hanley Ramirez to bounce into a forced out at second in the ninth inning. "Oh ... Full story

Prince Charles to succeed queen as Commonwealth head

LONDON -- Prince Charles has spent a lifetime waiting to be king, the job he was born to do. On Friday the 69-year-old heir to the British throne got another position to wait for -- he was approved as the next head of the 53-nation Commonwealth of the U.K. and its former colonies. Commonwealth leaders meeting in London confirmed in a statement that the next chief of the group "shall be His Royal Highness Prince Charles, The Prince of Wales." ... Full story