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24-carat art project sparks gold rush on beach in England


If you go down to the beach at Folkestone, England today, you might find a pleasant surprise. German artist Michael Sailstorfer has buried 30 gold bullion bars beneath the sand there.

Ebola survivor urges ZMapp manufacturer to speed up drug production


A Liberian health worker who recovered from Ebola after receiving an experimental drug is urging the manufacturer to speed up its production and send it to Africa,

Michael Sam, NFL's first openly gay player, cut by Rams


The St. Louis Rams confirmed Saturday that Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted in the NFL, was cut after failing to make the team out of training camp.

'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' draft released


An unused chapter of 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' has been released — 50 years after Roald Dahl's much-loved children's novel was first published.

Smog rules should be up to 20 per cent stronger says U.S environment agency


The Environmental Protection Agency's staff has concluded that the government needs to tighten smog rules by somewhere between 7 and 20 per cent.

Lev Tahor heads to Guatemala City after being cast out of village


Members of an ultra-Orthodox Jewish group were forced out of a village in western Guatemala after disputes with indigenous residents over cultural and religious differences.

Lev Tahor: An inside look as Jewish sect on move again


A few months after moving from Canada to a remote part of Guatemala to find religious freedom, the group of ultra-orthodox Jews have been forced out of their homes in a bitter conflict with hostile villagers.

Gaza reconstruction could take 20 years, UN-backed construction authority says


An international organization involved in assessing post-conflict reconstruction says it will take 20 years for Gaza's battered and neglected housing stock to be rebuilt following the war between Hamas and Israel.

UN peacekeepers rescued after clash with Syrian rebels in Golan Heights


Thirty-two UN peacekeepers were rescued from Islamist militants who had fired on their post on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights on Saturday, the United Nations said.

Syrian rebels attack Filipino peacekeepers in Golan Heights


Syrian rebels holding dozens of Fijian UN peacekeepers hostage attacked Filipino troops in the Golan Heights on Saturday, Philippine officials said.

Ukraine pleads EU for stronger response to Russia's 'aggression and terror'


European Union leaders on Saturday were poised to impose new sanctions against Russia as Ukraine's president warned the conflict with Moscow threatens peace and stability for Europe as a whole.

Ukraine claims fighter jet shot down as new EU sanctions loom for Russia


Intense fighting between Pro-Russian separatists and Ukrainian government troops continued Saturday as EU leaders were set to meet to discuss further economic sanctions against Russia.

Why the U.S. won't call it a Russian 'invasion' of Ukraine


U.S. President Barack Obama treaded carefully when asked whether Russia’s recent actions in Ukraine should be considered an invasion, an indication of how the White House continues to judiciously avoid the use of the word fearing its geo-political ramifications.

Why the U.S. avoids calling Russia's actions in Ukraine an 'invasion'


U.S. President Barack Obama treaded carefully when asked whether Russia’s recent actions in Ukraine should be considered an invasion, an indication of how the White House continues to judiciously avoid the use of the word fearing its geo-political ramifications.

Libya's interim government quits as militias accept UN ceasefire call


Libya's interim government submitted its resignation to the newly elected parliament it said on Friday, raising the possibility that a more inclusive government will be formed, while militias in the capital accepted a UN call for a ceasefire.

UN peacekeepers detained in Syria believed to be in 'good health'


The plight of dozens of UN peacekeepers in Syria remained "very, very fluid" Friday, the secretary-general's spokesman said, as talks aimed at their release stretched into a second day.

Boston Marathon bombing suspect wants trial pushed to 2015


Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzohkhar Tsarnaev are asking to delay his trial until at least September 2015.

IMF board stands behind chief Lagarde amid French corruption probe


The executive board of the International Monetary Fund expressed confidence Friday in IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde after receiving a briefing on a French corruption probe in which Lagarde is being investigated.

Werner Franz, last surviving crew member of Hindenburg, dies


Werner Franz, believed to be the last surviving crew member of the German airship Hindenburg that crashed 77 years ago in New Jersey, has died.

NATO chief needs resources to respond to recent 'wake-up call'


On the eve of next week's NATO Summit in Wales, the alliance's outgoing Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen tells CBC Radio's The House an 'unstable security environment' means member countries like Canada must increase defence spending and help the alliance adapt to 'profound' changes.


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