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'Zombie' cat claws way back from the dead

A cat in Florida is on the mend after clawing his way back from the dead, surfacing five days after he was hit by a car and buried for dead, according to the Humane Society of Tampa Bay.

Vatican to offer homeless haircuts, shaves and showers

Vatican to offer homeless haircuts, shaves and showers

The Vatican will offer homeless people in Rome not only showers but also haircuts and shaves when new facilities open next month, the head of Pope Francis' charity office said.

Please help my husband - IS captive's wife

Please help my husband - IS captive's wife

The wife of a Japanese journalist thought to be held by Islamic State insurgents in Syria urged the Japanese and Jordanian governments to work for his release shortly before a deadline set by his captors expired.

Malaysia declares MH370 an 'accident'

Malaysia declares MH370 an 'accident'

Malaysia has declared the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 an accident, clearing the way for the airline to pay compensation to victims' relatives while the search for the plane goes on.

Women rally in Cairo over protester deaths

Women rally in Cairo over protester deaths

Female protesters gathered in downtown Cairo on Thursday demanding an investigation into the deaths of activist Shaimaa Sabbagh and others they say were killed by Egyptian security forces around the anniversary of the 2011 uprising.

Britain in uproar over Dippy dinosaur move

Britain in uproar over Dippy dinosaur move

One of Britain's most-loved museum exhibits, the skeleton-cast of Dippy the Diplodocus dinosaur at the Natural History Museum in London, is to be replaced, much to the distress of its many fans.

Massachusetts cleans up from flooding after blizzard

Massachusetts cleans up from flooding after blizzard

Ocean Street in the waterfront Massachusetts town of Marshfield was littered with lobster traps, downed wires and chunks of houses the day after a massive blizzard hammered New England.

Snowden files show Canada runs global Internet watch

Snowden files show Canada runs global Internet watch

Canada's electronic spy agency has been intercepting and analyzing data on up to 15 million file downloads a day as part of a global surveillance program, according to a report.

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