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  • Chantek, the orangutan who used sign language, dies at 39

    8 August 2017 3:23 AM 73

    An orangutan who was one of the first apes to learn sign language has died in Atlanta, Georgia, aged 39. Chantek lived with an anthropologist in Tennessee for about nine years and learned to clean his room, make and use tools and memorise the route to a fast-food restaurant. He spent his later years in Zoo Atlanta where he was treated for heart disease

  • Lawmakers want to take bite out of food waste with new bill

    2 August 2017 3:45 PM 67

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Two Democratic lawmakers say their food recovery proposal would help cut down on food waste in places like restaurants, schools and farms. Maine Rep. Chellie Pingree and Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal are behind the Food Recovery Act. They say they want to take a bite out of wasted food everywhere from stores and businesses

  • Stranger pours bleach on woman's face in San Francisco, cops say

    1 August 2017 11:36 PM 86

    A woman has been blinded after a stranger poured bleach on her face in San Francisco Sunday evening, according to law enforcement officials. The 57-year-old woman was sitting on a sidewalk in the city's Tenderloin neighborhood around 7:30 p.m. when a man in his 20s approached her and told her to move from the sidewalk, according to SFGate. “She was sitting

  • British Museum 'loses' £750,000 Cartier diamond ring

    27 July 2017 11:04 AM 101

    A £750,000 diamond ring, missing from the British Museum for six years, has only now been registered as lost. Thought to have been bequeathed to the museum by an anonymous donor, the Cartier ring was reported missing to the police in 2011. The loss was revealed with the publication of museum's annual accounts where its cost has been written off. A spokesperson

  • He hung out the car window, giving cops the finger. He was ‘having a bad day,’ he told police

    26 July 2017 9:25 PM 10

    A Maine man has been arrested after a bizarre incident in rush-hour traffic that he says was sparked by a “bad day.” According to WMTM, Daniel Harris, a 29-year-old man from Brunswick, Maine, was driving erratically and almost caused several accidents Tuesday as he weaved through traffic on a highway. According to witnesses, Harris was driving while

  • How Senators Voted to Consider the Republican Health Care Bill

    25 July 2017 7:15 PM 62

    Senators will now begin a period of debate, lasting up to 20 hours, on various amendments to the House version of the bill, which passed in May. After debate, they will begin a “vote-a-rama” — a period of successive votes on the offered amendments. Mitch McConnell, the majority leader, could introduce a substitute amendment that would replace all of the others

  • Salahuddin claiming Hizbul can target anywhere in India: Govt

    25 July 2017 12:28 PM 60

    New Delhi, Jul 25 (PTI) Terrorist group Hizbul Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin is reported to have made claims that his outfit has the ability to hit targets anywhere in India at any time, Lok Sabha was informed today. "Syed Salahuddin, supreme commander of the terrorist group - Hizbul Mujahideen, is reported to have made such a claim in the media

  • Whatever Jordan Spieth chugged from the claret jug tasted ‘fantastic’

    24 July 2017 12:27 AM 60

    Jordan Spieth had chugged from the claret jug before, but not like this. Two years ago, Spieth took a swig from the famous trophy on the American players’ flight home from the 144th Open Championship. No matter that Spieth finished a shot out of the three-man playoff won by his friend, Zach Johnson, that year. “I was able to drink wine out of it when Zach Johnson

  • Ronaldo to Manchester United is 'mission impossible' says Jose Mourinho

    16 July 2017 5:34 AM 106

    Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has ruled out signing Cristiano Ronaldo back from Real Madrid. However, when asked about the likelihood of the move, Mourinho said it cannot happen due to the "economic difficulty" of doing the deal. Mourinho was asked about signing Portugal captain Ronaldo after his side had beaten LA Galaxy 5-2 in the first match

  • Chris Froome regains Tour de France lead over Fabio Aru after Stage 14

    15 July 2017 4:12 PM 6

    Chris Froome retook the Tour de France overall lead from Fabio Aru as Australian Michael Matthews won Stage 14 on Saturday. Froome, eyeing his fourth Tour de France title, finished seventh in Saturday’s stage, one second behind Matthews. Aru was 30th, 26 seconds behind Matthews. Froome came into the day six seconds behind Aru after ceding the lead to the Italian