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June 13, 2014 6:50 PM Bachelor Party's Sobering Discovery

Plenty of crazy things can happen at bachelor parties, but celebrants in New Mexico had the sobering discovery of a prehistoric stegomastodon skull that is estimated to be 3 million years old. Antonia Gradillas and his buddies celebrating a pal's upcoming wedding were hiking around Elephant Butte Lake State Park about 150 miles outside of Albuquerque 16

June 13, 2014 7:29 AM Guan Eng: Two more airports if Kedah gets one

GEORGE TOWN: If Kedah gets another international airport in Kulim, Penang wants two more, demanded Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng here today. After all, boasted Lim, Penang had been the largest recipient of foreign direct investments (FDI) in Malaysia between 2010 and 2013 valued at RM19.7bil. Moreover, claimed Lim the Penang International Airport in Bayan 36

June 11, 2014 12:09 PM Spanish MPs pave way for future king

Spanish politicians have overwhelmingly approved the abdication of King Juan Carlos despite noisy anti-royalist protests, paving the way for the first royal succession in post-Franco Spain. Nine days after Juan Carlos called an end to a 39-year reign that guided Spain from dictatorship to democracy, MPs on Wednesday approved by a wide margin a law that would 42

June 10, 2014 4:08 AM Sony touts exclusive content, retains indie crown and shows off Uncharted 4 at E3 2014 press conference

During Sony’s E3 press conference today the company reminded gamers of its supremacy when it comes to the indie gaming scene, placed an emphasis on exclusive content and showed of a small amount of exclusive titles. While far from the resounding victory of last year’s E3, Sony still had a decent show that included big titles like Destiny and Uncharted 34

June 9, 2014 10:46 AM Poll shows king's abdication a boost for Spain's royals

MADRID: Popular support for Spain's scandal-hit royal family has climbed since 76-year-old King Juan Carlos announced his abdication a week ago, a survey showed Monday. Despite an outbreak of anti-royalist protests following the king's June 2 abdication announcement, most Spaniards favour the monarchy and welcome their 46-year-old future king Felipe 45

June 2, 2014 3:47 PM Higgins's tribute to Spain's king

Mr Higgins praised the monarch for bringing his country together in the 1970s following the end of the dictatorship led by General Francisco Franco. "Spain and Ireland enjoy deep cultural and political affinities, historical and contemporary. I can personally attest to the very special empathy that exists between our nations and our peoples," the President 37

June 1, 2014 11:34 PM Sabah's cowboy town - One Man's Meat

Lahad Datu has gained notoriety, and may be a harbinger of what lies in store. THE coffee shop talk about the 4.45am Lahad Datu shooting on Wednesday is that it involved soldiers, Bugis bouncers, Tator bar girls, a karaoke outlet, a convenience store, a poisoned dagger, stabbing and an M16. As news broke that a soldier was killed in the east coast Sabah 31

May 23, 2014 5:51 AM New Zealand’s kiwi is an African Immigrant not African

New Zealand national mascot Kiwi isn’t an Australian native, but an African. On Friday, Researchers from Australia’s University of Adelaide found that kiwi was genetically closed to the extinct giant elephant bird that lived in east coast of Africa. One more study from the Museum of New Zealand, Te Papa Tongarewa, said the same that Kiwi and 2.3-meter 23

May 22, 2014 11:12 PM Kiwi is not from Australia after all, study finds

The tiny, flightless kiwi doesn't share its closest ancestors with the Australian emu as previously thought, but with the massive Madagascan elephant bird which weighed in at up to 275kg and stood as high as three metres. New DNA research at the University of Adelaide, published in the journal Science on Friday, overturns previous thinking on the ancestry 53

May 22, 2014 10:35 PM Kiwi DNA link spurs rethink of flightless birds

A report published Friday in the journal Science says DNA testing indicates the chicken-size kiwi’s closest relative is the elephant bird from Madagascar, which grew up to 3 meters (10 feet) high and weighed up to 250 kilograms (550 pounds) before becoming extinct about 1,000 years ago. The authors say the results contradict earlier theories that the kiwi and other 50