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Royal Caribbean makes ‘world’s largest cruise ship’ available for booking

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On Tuesday, Royal Caribbean International announced that it had opened bookings for the first voyages aboard its new ship, Wonder of the Seas, which will set sail from Shanghai and Hong Kong in 2022.  Wonder of the S...

The world’s next skateboard star is a 6-year-old Australian girl riding ramps double her size

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While her kindergarten classmates spend their free time playing with blocks and running around outside, Paige Tobin has been busy dropping into 12-foot high skateboard ramps, amassing a burgeoning online fanbase, an...

World’s longest bunny stolen from former Playboy model: police

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Darius, the Continental Giant rabbit, was reportedly stolen from his home in Stoulton, U.K., on Saturday night, West Mercia Police said Monday. Darius is the current record holder for the longest rabbit alive, measur...

Katie Ledecky wins 200 free with world’s fastest time

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Ledecky touched first in 1 minute, 54.40 seconds in the outdoor pool Friday. She was well ahead of three-time Olympian Allison Schmitt, who was second in 1:58.04. Ledecky’s time tied Schmitt’s U.S. Open record set in...

Japanese doctors perform world’s first living donor lung transplant to a Covid-19 patient

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A Japanese woman whose lungs were severely damaged by Covid-19 has received what doctors say is the world's first lung transplant from living donors to a recovered coronavirus patient. Kyoto University Hospital sai...

Qatar Airways says it operated the world’s first fully vaccinated flight during the pandemic 

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In a press release, the international airline identified its historic flight as QR6421, which is notably an Airbus A350-1000 aircraft.  The flight departed from Hamad International Airport in Doha, Qatar, and complet...

Woman with the world’s longest nails cuts them after nearly 30 years

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The Texan who had the world's longest nails grown by a woman can finally open a door without fear after cutting them. Ayanna Williams of Houston broke the Guinness World Record for the world's longest fingernails in...

Russia registers world’s first Covid-19 vaccine for animals

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As governments across the globe scramble to secure Covid-19 vaccine doses for humans, Russia has registered the world's first coronavirus vaccine for animals, state media outlet TASS reported Wednesday. The vaccine ...

How Meghan Markle stared down one of the world’s most powerful institutions

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A generation ago -- or even a decade or two ago -- what happened on Sunday night was unthinkable: A royal taking on the monarchic "institution" and exposing its intolerant and unkind underbelly. In an interview wit...

Age 118, the world’s oldest living person will carry the Olympic flame in Japan

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Tokyo At 118 years old, the world's oldest living person is preparing to carry the Olympic torch this May in Japan. Kane Tanaka, who has twice survived cancer, lived through two global pandemics and loves fizzy drink...

World’s oldest DNA sequenced from a mammoth that lived more than a million years ago

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A tooth from a mammoth that roamed the Siberian steppe more than a million years ago has yielded the world's oldest DNA sequence. It's the first time that DNA has been recovered from animal remains more than a mill...

Jackie Weaver, Britney Spears and a local coup d’état: A breakdown of the world’s worst Zoom call

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London Was the Zoom meeting of the century called illegally? Had all participants read and understood the standing orders? And, most importantly, did Jackie Weaver have the authority to kick Handforth Parish Council'...

‘Shift’ to plant-based diets is key to saving world’s wildlife

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The global food system is the primary driver of biodiversity loss and species extinction, and a shift to plant based diets is needed to curb the damage being done to nature, according to a new report. Biodiversity, ...

World’s first face and hands transplant gives New Jersey man a second chance at life

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It's been more than two years since Joe Dimeo could smile. In July 2018, Dimeo, 20 at the time, fell asleep at the wheel of his car on Route 22 in New Jersey. He lost control, and the car hit the curb, flipping over...

A newly discovered chameleon less than an inch long could be the world’s smallest reptile

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The smallest known reptile in the world can fit on your fingertip. It's known as Brookesia nana, or "nano-chameleon," and it's a blotchy brown lizard that usually doesn't surpass an inch in body length. Before 2012...

Chinese-Canadian alleged drug kingpin, accused of running one of the world’s biggest methamphetamine cartels, is arrested in Amsterdam

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A Chinese-born alleged drug kingpin accused of presiding over a multi-billion dollar narcotics operation has been arrested by Dutch authorities. Canadian national Tse Chi Lop was detained at Amsterdam's Schipol Inte...

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